Nancy Wead

Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:08 pm

Nancy Wead, 77, of Harmony, Minn. died Monday, Sept 18, 2017, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept 25, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, with burial in Greenfield Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony and after 10 a.m. Monday, at the church.

Nancy was born March 13, 1940, in Cedar Rapids, to Vernon and Ora Mae (Sheetz) Rude. She grew up in Cedar Rapids and attended area schools. She married Emmett Nesteby June 8, 1957; to this union six children were born. She later married Charles Wead Aug. 12, 2000.

Nancy was a homemaker and she loved to crochet blankets, bake Christmas cookies, work jigsaw and crossword puzzles, do crafts, fish at the pond at the Lanesboro Park and camp with her large family – especially at Lake Hendricks, Riceville – and keep up with her family on Facebook.

Nancy is survived by her six children: Mari (Mark) Wolfe of Decorah, Diana (Tom) Smith of Fayette, Sandra (Mark) Mensink of Preston, Minn., Ricky (and friend Lia) Nesteby of Red Wing, Minn., Paul (Patsy) Nesteby of Red Wing, Minn. and Steven (Michelle) Nesteby of Decorah, IA; 15 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her husband Charles’s two children, Julie (Don) Barnes of Harmony and Donovan Wead of Cresco.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles Wead; and a brother, David Rude.

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