Guinevere Cynda Slutzkin

Guinevere Cynda Slutzkin, September 21, 1944 - March 30, 2020

On Monday, March 30, 2020, Guinevere Cynda (Cook) Slutzkin, loving wife, mother of three children, and grandmother of one grandchild, passed away at age 75 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Gwen was born on September 21, 1944 in Michigan City, Indiana to George and Florence (Robinson) Cook. On February 24, 1968, she married Michael J. Slutzkin. They raised two daughters, Tracy and Joy, and one son, Jay.

Gwen had a passion for early childhood education. She received her Masters in Education from Indiana University. She taught kindergarten and owned a daycare center for many years. Gwen was a member of Tri Kappa and volunteered for several Catholic charities.

Gwen loved spending the day at the beach, cooking, entertaining, and being with her family and friends. She was an incredible writer and enjoyed gardening, swimming, and water aerobics. She was known for her selfless giving, her beautiful infectious smile, and her kind and generous heart.

Gwen was preceded in death by her father, George, her mother, Florence, and her husband Michael. She is survived by her three children, Tracy, Joy (Dave Hatch), and Jay (Jamie), her grandson, Samuel, and her sister-in-law Lynne (Slutzkin) Fargher and husband Dr. John Fargher.

Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 am Monday, September 21, 2020, at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church. 606 S. Woodland Ave, Michigan City, IN with Rev. Kevin Huber officiating. A private burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:15 am - 11:00 am Monday at the church. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, IN is handling arrangements.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

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