Ann E. Slomkowski

NORTHVILLE — Ann E. Slomkowski, 57, of Northville, passed away on Aug. 25, 2016.

She was born on Sept. 25, 1958, in Cadillac, the daughter of Paul and the late Katherine Cruikshank. Ann graduated in 1980 from Central Michigan University, completing the teacher education program as their top teaching candidate. She was a high school math teacher with Plymouth/Canton schools for more than 30 years. She was a dedicated educator and always put her students’ needs before her own.

Ann and her husband, Mike, owned and operated Showcase Stables. She was a horseback riding instructor and a well-respected, national horse show judge. In 1997, Ann became the first coach of Team USA Morgan, representing the United States in South Africa. She also was known for her beautiful singing voice, for being an excellent cook and she never missed a chance to watch her son, Grant, play baseball. Ann will always be remembered for her generous and kind spirit, and for being a devoted and selfless wife and mother.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Michael; her son, Grant; her father, Paul Cruikshank; and her stepmother, Bonnie. She also is survived by countless family members, friends and students. She was preceded in death by her mother, Katherine, in 2006.

Visitation was on Monday, Aug. 29, at the Philips Funeral Home in South Lyon. A funeral service was on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at First United Methodist Church of South Lyon. Ann will be laid to rest in Cherry Valley Cemetery in Evart.