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Nancy A. Thode

Nancy A. Thode

December 2, 2016

NANCY ANN THODE, age 82, passed away Friday evening, December 2, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.  She was born October 9, 1934 in Ashippun (Dodge County) Wisconsin.

Nancy resided in Augusta, WI with her family for a majority of her life.   In her later years, she moved to Eau Claire, WI to live with her brother, Henry. In 2008, Nancy moved to Grace Willowbrook in Eau Claire, WI.   She was happy in her small apartment, especially after she received her small service dog, Rexie from the Dogs for the Deaf.   Rexie was her pride and joy.   She also enjoyed crocheting and putting puzzles together.    She was always a dog lover, thus she continued to visit her canine friends, Hans and Molly at her friend Lu Ann Miller’s home.

Nancy worked in housekeeping at Sunset Nursing Home in Fairchild, WI and later at Oakwood Villa in Altoona, WI until her retirement.    

Nancy is survived by nieces, nephews: Glenn (Joy) Shong, Linda (Bill) Stelzer, Susan (Steve) Albrecht, Emil Jr. (Penny) Thode, Steven Thode, Martin Jr. (Alice) Thode, Tricia (Peter) Zuba, John Thode, and James Thode, great nieces, great nephews and close family friend Lu Ann Miller (family).

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, Henry Sr. and Anna (Tadisch) Thode, brothers; Martin, Henry, Emil and sister- in- law, Mavis Thode.

Special thanks to Lu Ann Miller and family for all the years of friendship and care.    A big thanks to Nancy’s neighbors and staff at Grace Willowbrook as well as Julie O’Brian, her friend and interpreter, all of whom enriched her life for many years.  

Memorial service will take place at 1 pm on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home with Rev. Debra Boynton officiating. Memorial visitation will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 12 pm (noon) until the time of service.  Inurnment will take place at a later date in the East Lawn Cemetery in Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Nancy's name to Eau Claire County Humane Association, 3900 Old Town Hall Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.fullerspeckienhulke.com.

Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Visitation

Memorial visitation will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 12 pm (noon) until the time of services.

Service

Memorial service will take place at 1 pm on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home with Rev. Debra Boynton officiating.