Fagerburg, Nancy Ann (Schnackel)
Nancy Ann (Schnackel) Fagerburg of Iola, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston, Wisconsin, at the age of 64.
Nancy was born at the US Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Illinois on March 30, 1954, the first-born child of the late Pearl (Vance) and Clarence W. Schnackel. Nancy and the man she adored – Frank L. Fagerburg – married on October 15, 1977 at the American Baptist Assembly, Green Lake, Wisconsin. Frank survives. Nancy was a 1972 graduate of Forest View High School, Arlington Heights, Illinois. She studied cosmetology at Arlington Academy of Beauty Culture, Arlington Heights. She was employed more than 25 years at Centel Telephone Company as a directory assistance supervisor. Nancy and Frank made their home together in Northlake, Illinois. In 1989, they purchased a second home outside of Iola, enjoying many weekends and vacations in Wisconsin, until retiring and moving fulltime to Iola. Nancy enjoyed serving the public while working at Pick ‘n’ Save in Waupaca, but she especially enjoyed her time with the residents while working at Aurora Community Services in Waupaca. In 1978, Nancy received the gift of a kidney from her sister, Penny. The majority of the forty years that followed, Nancy enjoyed a healthy, active life. In the last several years, Nancy suffered several health issues. But she was a fighter, and through the many years of health struggles, she never complained about her health or medical treatments.
Nancy is survived by husband Frank – Iola WI; siblings, Penny Griffin – Milwaukee WI, Donna (Wayne) Argast – Summerfield FL, and Michael (Michele) Schnackel – Hudson FL; brother-in-law Stephen (Marcia) Fagerburg – Pleasant Hill IA; sister-in-law Pamela Fagerburg – Green Lake WI; brother-in-law Mark (Susan) Fagerburg – Columbus WI; nieces and nephews: Wayne (Gabbie) Argast – Belleview FL, Michael (Jessica) Griffin – Appleton WI, Candace Griffin – Milwaukee WI, Samantha Griffin – Milwaukee WI, Matt (Mary) Dubuc – Holiday FL, Ryan Dubac – Palm Harbor FL, Carrie (Scott) Wadding – Des Moines IA, Kindra (Rob) Wisniewski – Des Moines IA, Brian Fagerburg – Pleasant Hill IA, Taylor Fagerburg – Portland OR, and Graham Fagerburg – Columbus WI; great-nieces and great-nephews – Kingston Griffin, Kairo Griffin, Megan Dubuc, Dylan Dubuc, Everly Wisniewski, Elliette Wisniewski, and Henry Wadding. Nancy was preceded in death by parents Clarence and Pearl, grandparents Herman G. and Pearl V. Vance, grandparents Carl and Jean Schnackel, mother- and father-in-law Frank P. and Dorothy E. Fagerburg, great-nephew Kane M. Argast, and many aunts and uncles.
A memorial service and celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at the Hitterdahl Lutheran Church, N8808 County Rd J, Iola WI on Saturday, August 25, 2018 with Pastor Dale Wilson officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., and service at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will follow in the Hitterdahl Lutheran Church cemetery. A memorial has been established.
Nancy’s husband, Frank, extends his heartfelt thank you to the hundreds of medical teams and others who have cared for Nancy over the past 45 years, including the staff at Northwestern Hospital (Chicago), kidney specialist and surgeon Dr. Wolf, Froedtert Hospital (Milwaukee), LifeCare Hospital (Pewaukee), Kathy’s House (hospital guest house), Marshfield Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital (Stevens Point), Iola Living Assistance, and most recently, St. Clare’s Hospital (Weston), who compassionately eased the family through Nancy’s final days and hours.
A special thank you to Nancy’s sister, Penny, for the loving and generous gift of her kidney donation. Because of her gift, Nancy’s life was improved and extended. The family encourages all to consider registering for organ donation. The gift of organ donation is far-reaching, as a single donor can save eight lives and change the lives of more than 75 people. Wisconsin residents can register at donatelifewisconsin.org.
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