Nancy Kay (Pape) Wirkler, 52, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the Gospel Hall in Garnavillo. Burial to follow in Garnavillo Cemetery.
Nancy was born December 12, 1968 to Gerald and Marilyn (Dickman) Pape in Prairie du Chien, WI. She was raised on a dairy farm in Hickory Creek valley and graduated from MFL Community School in 1987. Nancy was united in marriage to Robert on February 12, 1988 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Luana. She milked cows and raised cattle with her husband for 12 years before they made the tough decision to move on to other occupations. Nancy loved children and enjoyed her years providing care to her nephew until he started school and nieces when needed. She was most recently employed at TASC in Waukon.
Nancy was a devoted wife and mother and loved spending time with her family. She was happiest outside planting flowers, bird-watching, and taking care of her animals. She enjoyed playing cards, baking, and holiday gatherings. Everyone looked forward to her pies and baked goods at family functions.
Nancy accepted Jesus as her personal savior and was born again in November of 1987. She attended church at the Gospel Hall in Garnavillo with her husband. Her faith and her family were her most prized possessions.
Nancy is survived by her husband Robert of Waukon; four children Daniel, Zachary, and Quentin of Waukon, and Kelly (Cade) Holub of Buckingham; 4 siblings Steve Pape, Dan (Janice) Pape, Darci (Paul) Engelhardt, and Julie (Eugene) Hemmersbach all of Luana; brothers-in-law John (Sherry) Wirkler of Lancaster, WI, Don (Cheryl) Wirkler of Garnavillo; 2 sisters-in-law Beverly of Garnavillo and Claudia of Balltown; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Marilyn Pape; a sister, Susan Pape; father and mother-in-law, Vern and Jeanne Wirkler; brothers-in-law David Wirkler, Paul Wirkler, and Joe Wirkler; and nephew Ryan Wirkler.
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