Mavis Muriel Hartung (1928-1996)

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Mavis Muriel Hartung Slifka
Born: 13 Apr 1928 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Died: 23 Nov 1996 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: George Balsfor Hartung
Mother: Ida Marie Robinson
Siblings: Doris Merna Hartung
Waunetta J. Hartung
Helen May Hartung
Alice Lela Hartung
Mavis Muriel Hartung
Spouse: Stanley John Slifka
Married: 18 Nov 1950 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Kathleen Ann Slifka
David S. Slifka
John T. Slifka


Petoskey News-Review, Monday, November 25, 1996:

Mavis M. Slifka, 68

Mavis M. Slifka, 68, of Harbor Springs, died Nov. 23, 1996, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.

Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Holy Childhood Church in Harbor Springs. The Rev. Frank Kordek, O.F.M., will be the celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Childhood Cemetery.

She was born April 13, 1928, in Harbor Springs, the daughter of George and Ida (Robinson) Hartung. She attended Harbor Springs schools and graduated from Pellston High School in 1946.

She married Stanley Slifka in November 1950. The couple made their home in Harbor Springs. He preceded her in death in February 1963.

Mrs. Slifka worked at the Emmet County Medical Care Facility in Harbor Springs for 25 years in the diversional activities department.

She retired in 1993.

She was a member of Holy Childhood Church and Altar Society. She especially loved and enjoyed her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen Ann Slifka, of Harbor Springs; son, David and his wife, Vickie, and their children, Erik, Ryan and Sara, of Harbor Springs; son, John and his wife, Colleen, and their children, Stephanie, Heather and Christopher, of Petoskey; three sisters, Mrs. Joe (Alice) Bodzick of Harbor Springs, Doris Swiss of Harbor Springs and Helen Coveyou of Harbor Springs.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her sister, Juanita.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Emmet Ambulance Association or Northern Michigan Bible Church.

Envelopes for memorials are available at the Schiller Funeral Chapel of Harbor Springs, where friends may call from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today, Nov. 25. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.


  • Birth: Emmet County, Michigan, Birth Record:
Number: 308
Name: Hartung, Mavis Muriel
Date of Birth: Apr. 13, 1929
Date of Record: Apr. 20, 1929
Color/Sex/Legitimacy: W, F, Leg.
Birthplace: Harbor Springs
Residence of Parents: Harbor Springs
Father: George Hartung
Birth place: Michigan
Occupation: Contractor
Mother: Ida Robinson
Birth Place: Michigan
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
SLIFKA, Stanley J. & HARTUNG, Mavis M.
Date of Marriage: 11/18/1950
Liber: 5
Folio: 13
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
SLIFKA, Mavis M.
Date of Death: 11/23/1996
Liber: 1996
Folio: 438
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Slifka, Mavis M. (Hartung)
Age: 68
Born: 4/13/1928
Died: 11/23/1996
Burial: 0/00/0000
Cemetery: Holy Childhood, Harbor Springs
Obituary: on File