Gloria Lee Slagter

December 14, 1937March 24, 2021

Gloria Nysson-Slagter, age 83 of Jenison, passed away on March 24, 2021. Gloria was known for her infectious laugh and a smile that lit up the room. Born and raised in Wyoming, MI, she loved spending time with her family and many friends.

Gloria is preceded in death by her parents John and Alyda VanArk; husbands Warren Nysson and Lloyd Slagter; and brother, Bunk VanArk. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her: sister, Sandy (Bob) Katsma; sister-in-law, Norma VanArk; daughters Nancy (Tom) Armock and Betsy (Tom) Goldsmith. Gloria was known by many names such as Grandma Glo by Warren (Kayli), Michael, and Jonathan (Kelsie) Armock; Nana by Trace, Lakynn, and Cole Goldsmith; Shama by Brennen and Ashlyn Westra; GG Glo by MaKenna, Brody, baby boy Armock (due Aug.); Go Go by Chuck, Susan, Tristen, and Ellie Martinie. She will be lovingly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and stepchildren.

Gloria’s working career spanned a variety of jobs in customer service where she was in her element working with people - notably Koeze, Emdin’s, and especially Pfeffer’s Pharmacy for over 15 years. She was a woman of prayer with a deep faith in God and compassion for others.

The family would like to thank the many nurses and staff at Sunset Reflections in Jenison, MI, for providing extraordinary care.

Visitation will be held from 12-1 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Cook Memorial Chapel (East building), 4235 Prairie St. SW, Grandville, Michigan. A private family service will follow. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial donation, in honor of Gloria Nysson-Slagter, to Alzheimer's Association - Michigan Chapter, 25200 Telegraph Rd., Ste 100, Southfield, MI 48033, The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at


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Carol Eckert

March 28, 2021

I was so sad to hear of Gloria’s passing. We used to get together frequently for all kinds of fun. Spending time with her and Lloyd at Big Star is one of our fondest memories. I still have a recipe which my husband calls Gloria’s Chicken. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. RIH Gloria!

Margaret Hedlund

March 25, 2021

I am so sorry to learn this sad news about Gloria. She and I were classmates from kindergarten through 12th grade...and friends for years far beyond that. She was always fun to be with, always ready with a smile and a laugh. I admired her for the way she faced life’s challenges. Rest In Peace, dear friend. You are fondly remembered. With my heartfelt sympathy and prayers for her family.

Connie Graham

March 25, 2021

It was a pleasure knowing Gloria at Sunset. In reading her obituary I think she had the perfect job- customer service. Just a lovely person whose smile and friendliness always made my day. Prayers to all of you.