Betty Slecka

Pontoon Beach |

Betty Lou Slecka, 83, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 2:11 a.m. Sat. Oct. 15, 2022, at her sister Laverne’s home while under hospice care with her family surrounding her.

She was born Oct. 25, 1938, in Poplar Bluff, MO to the late Thomas & Ida (Agee) Marlette.

On Mar. 10, 1956, she and Robert Slecka were married in Madison, IL.  He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2002.

Betty owned and operated Grandma’s Daycare for many years.  She was a member of Tri-City Park Tabernacle.  She loved to play Bingo and she along with her husband were die-hard Cubs fans.

Survivors include 3 sons: Jimmy (Lori) Slecka of Wood River, IL, Jon (Darla) Slecka of Granite City, IL, and Vincent Slecka of Pontoon Beach; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; and a sister: Laverne Hammond of Granite City.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sons: Robert “Bobby” Slecka and Louie Slecka; a granddaughter: Abigail Slecka; a sister: Patsy Naler; and 6 brothers: Bill, Louie, Donald, and Bud, Tommy, and Larry Marlette.

Visitation will be on Sat. Oct. 22, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The service begins at 11 Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.  Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory Inc

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