Nancy Ann Eggers (nee Goetzke)
Oct. 13, 1931 Ė Feb. 11, 2014
Nancy Ann Eggers (nee Goetzke) went to be with her Lord on February 11, 2014, after a brief illness.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Paul G. Eggers; brother, Paul (Sandy) Goetzke; children Linda (Glenn) Leidel of Oconomowoc, Karen (Tim) Rupnow of Watertown and Brad Eggers (Julie Thimmesch) of Oconomowoc; grandchildren, Jennifer Menden, Angie Pulvermacher, Andrew Rupnow, Nickolas (Courtney) Eggers, Blake Eggers (Lauren Gibson) and Travis Eggers; great-grandchildren, Isabelle Menden, Sabrina Menden and Alexander Pulvermacher; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren.
Nancy was born on the family homestead, now the 200 block of Elm Street, in Oconomowoc, on October 13, 1931. She was a lifelong member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church, attending school there and marrying the love of her life, Paul Gerhard Eggers, at St. Paulís on August 27, 1950. They built their home together on the family homestead and raised their family there. Their loving home became the focal point of their familyís and extended familyís holiday celebrations and family events. It wasnít a holiday if it wasnít at ďMom/Dadís house!
As a child, she was a Shirley Temple look-alike and her mother Margaret enjoyed dressing her to look like her. While she lost her mother when she was 25 years old, she made up for that with the loving dedication she had for her husband, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a special relationship with her special needs grandson, Andy, and focused on growing, preserving and preparing healthy organic foods for him for more than 30 years, plus providing fresh organic and canned foods for the entire family.
She was known for being an avid gardener and her passion was exemplified in how she and Paul meticulously cared for it. Her faith was always strong. She was a 58-year member of the choirs at St. Paulís and active in many church activities through the years. She was secretary for the church and for the Sunday school program for 15 years. ďMaĒ was a skilled seamstress, knitter and crocheted item maker, creating many heirloom quality pieces of clothing and other specialty items.
Services were at St. Paulís Lutheran Church, 210 Pleasant St., Oconomowoc, on Sunday, February 16.
Memorials to the family or the charity of the donorís choice are appreciated.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.