Nancy M. Kuster, 69

Nancy M. Kuster (nee Thurber), 69, returned to her Lord on Jan. 21, 2011.

Nancy was always caring for others through her church prayer group and her service to the community. She was a great comfort to all of those around her. She knew that banana bread and prayer could make almost any situation better. Nancy was very proud of her calling to serve as past president of the Christian Women’s group at St. Anthony’s parish in Menomonee Falls.

Beloved wife and friend for 50 years to John R. Kuster. Loving and caring mom to Linda (Edward) Drezdzon, Susan (Charles) Benjamin, Mary (Robert) Grell, Michael (fiancé, Tracy Yannias) Kuster and Robert (Kelly) Kuster. Cherished "Grammy" and "Mimi" to Monica (fiancé, Jose Morales) and Robert Grell, Andy and Adam Benjamin, Melissa and Sara Drezdzon, Michael Kuster and E.J. Kuster. Special great-grandma to Wesley. Precious daughter of Gerry Thurber. Survived by wonderful relatives and friends who were so supportive in her nine-year battle with multiple myeloma.

Preceded in death by her dear father, William Thurber.

Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon on Tuesday Jan. 25, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 1025 S 7th Ave., West Bend, with the Rev. Jeff Haines presiding. Visitation will at the church only on Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, Nancy has requested donations to the Digestive Disease Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226; or the Froedtert Hospital Foundation-Cancer Center, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.

Thanks to Dr. Hari and his wonderful staff at the Froedtert Cancer Center for their care and compassion.