1936 Nancy 2018

Nancy Brown

October 1, 1936 — August 9, 2018

Nancy Brown, age 81 of Appleton, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus at her home on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Nancy was born in Navarino on October 1, 1936, daughter of the late Walter and Carol (Hanson) Hillsberg. She became a child of God through Holy Baptism and was later confirmed at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Appleton. On July 2, 1955, Nancy married James K. Brown at St. Paul. The couple honeymooned at Niagara Falls. For many years, Nancy was employed as a professional secretary for AAL (Thrivent Financial).

Nancy was a longtime and active member at St. Paul, and served the Ladies Aid, LWMS, Ladies Guild, and YPS. She was also a member of the Wisconsin Association of Parliamentarians and the Professional Secretaries Association. Nancy loved to read and had many other hobbies, including gardening, quilting, knitting, and sewing. She used her gifts to benefit local charities by making baptismal napkins, quilts, mittens, and scarves. She also loved to travel, having been to such places as Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, Alaska, Hawaii, and Maine.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband: James “Jim” Brown; her daughter: Beverly (Steve) Falck; and a grandson: Jeremy (Amber) Falck.

The Christian Funeral Service for Nancy will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at ST. PAUL EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 302 N. Morrison Street in Appleton, with Rev. Kenneth Frey officiating. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the church on Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM until the hour of the service.

The family would like to express their gratitude to everyone at Heartland Hospice, especially to Shelly S., for their exceptional care. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Central African Medical Mission, St. Paul Childcare Center, Fox Valley Lutheran High School, or the American Cancer Society.

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

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St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church

302 N Morrison St, Appleton, WI 54911

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

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3131 N Richmond St, Appleton, WI 54911

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