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Kim Slot, teacher and widow, loses battle with cancer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Northview Public Schools and the community are mourning the loss of teacher Kim Slot. Slot passed away Wednesday. She was also the widow of fallen police officer Trevor Slot.

Northview Public Schools posted this statement on their website:

"The Northview community is deeply saddened by the death of Crossroads' teacher Kim Slot on September 16. As you know, Kim suffered courageously through a prolonged battle with cancer. The Northview community will miss her more than simple words can express. She was not just our co-worker but our good friend, our neighbor and a loving Northview parent. Memories of her warmth, her spirit, her faith, her strength, her kindness and her humility will be cherished by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Arrangements are pending and will be posted here when they are received."

In a statement on Facebook, the school's football team wrote:

Please join us as we offer our thoughts and prayers to the family of Kim Slot who passed away last night," the statement reads. "
Kim was a beloved teacher at Crossroads Middle School who valiantly fought cancer and is survived by two beautiful young daughters.
We ask that you rally around this family, who has already survived so much after the death of Northview's own, fallen police officer Trevor Slot."

Officer Trevor Slot was killed in the line of duty after a bank robbery in October 2011.

The Walker Police Department released this statement Wednesday afternoon:

"The Walker Police Department was saddened to hear about the passing of Kim Slot, wife of fallen Walker Police Officer Trevor Slot. She will forever remain in our hears as a member of our law enforcement family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the girls and the Slot family at this very difficult time."

Kim Slot is survived by two young daughters. Visitation is 4pm-8pm Friday at Third Reformed Church, 2060 Michigan St. NE, and 10am-10:45am Saturday (also at Third Reformed Church), followed by the funeral at 11am. Her obituary is on the Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf website at this link.