Nancy A. Stemper

Nancy A. Stemper, 73, of Hartford, formerly of Port Washington, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at Aurora Medical Center, Hartford after a year-long battle with cancer.

She was born on March 1, 1935 in Port Washington to Charles and Elsie (Marx) Retzer.

She graduated from Port Washington High School and received a degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

For two years she taught at Marion High School in Marion, Wis.

On July 9, 1960 Nancy married Noel J., Stemper of Fredonia at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington.

They made their home in Port Washington while she taught senior English for almost 20 years at Random Lake High School.

Nancy retired in the late 1970s, and later worked in the office of Freeman Chemical Corp. in Port Washington until 1993.

After many years in Port Washington the couple moved to Hartford in 2004.

She loved her family and enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her husband, Noel; two daughters, Mary Stemper of Brookfield and Carol (Darren) Zastrow of Milwaukee; three granddaughters, Joan, Jessica and Jennifer Zastrow; a sister-in-law, Esther Retzer of Port Washington; a brother-in-law, Carl (Marion) Stemper of Tomahawk; nephews; other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by an infant son and her brother James Retzer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 2, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 200 E. Washington St., (Hwy 175) Slinger.

The Rev. Rick Stoffel will be the celebrant, and entombment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington.

Family will receive friends at the church on Monday from 5-7 p.m.

Memorials are appreciated.

Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington is assisting the family.

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