Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Nancy (Beyer) Warrington, 69
Nancy Caroline (Beyer) Warrington, 69, of Sheboygan, Wis. and Bonita Springs, Fla. passed away on Oct. 23, 2008 at Hope Hospice (Joanne’s House) in Bonita Springs.
She was born Nancy Caroline Beyer in Sheboygan on June 27, 1939, the daughter of the late Henry and Eleanora (Uttech) Beyer.
Nancy attended Immanuel Lutheran School in Sheboygan, Central High School (1957) and Prospect Hall Secretarial School in Milwaukee (1958). She was confirmed at Immanuel and recently returned to the church of her youth. In her career, she was always someone’s most valued assistant, including 17 years to two superintendants of Sheboygan Public Schools. She was the glue that gathered her family together and the force that brought her friends together. She made coming home for the holidays and reunions traditions that the family will cherish forever. Nancy had the unique gift of making everyone she encountered feel special with her boundless energy and clever wit. She was especially compassionate to children in her life. She talked to every child in a grocery store cart, and the neighborhood children were fixtures in her household, during and long after her own children were grown. Nancy worked hard making lives better for others by taking large roles in many charities: board member for the Manitou Girl Scout Council in Sheboygan, Bonita Springs Literacy Council, Chair of the Festival of Trees in Sheboygan, member of Maywood Nature Center, member of the Garden Club of America, Committee for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer and Hope Hospice activities in Bonita Springs, to name a few.
Aside from all these incredible gifts, one of her greatest loves was reading. She was in a book club with beloved cousins that lasted for decades. After retiring she spent limitless hours enhancing the grounds of her Sheboygan home, eventually to share it in a garden walk. She was an accomplished golfer, representing Pine Hills Country Club in Sheboygan and Bonita Bay Country Club in many tournaments. She was also an ardent bridge player, founding the duplicate bridge game in Bonita Bay community and participated in numerous ACBL tournaments. She taught Mah Jongg to many interested learners and took great interest in the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.
Nancy enjoyed so many things about her decade in Florida, but it was the friends that she and Stuart considered their family that made her complete and able to face the end of her life with unimaginable peace.
Above all, her most precious and most valued title in life was being “Nana” and now “Guardian Angel” to 10 grandchildren. They were the first thing she thought of each morning and the last thing she thought about before she went to bed. During the time before her passing she had written memoirs that she intended on completing as a gift to her children and grandchildren and even considered publishing it into a book one day.
This is not about how Nancy Warrington died, but about how she lived. And did she ever live. She was so loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends spanning the globe. The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Bettag, Cory Jepsen-Hobbs and the rest of their compassionate staff, along with Samantha and Sarah, home health care nurses for St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan.
She was the loving wife of Stuart H. Warrington. She was previously married to James Price, the father of her children; dearest mother of Jaimie Price (Tom) Schmeling, Fond du Lac, Wis. and Chad (Kimberly) Price, Marshall, Wis.; caring step-mother to Gloria (Al) Warrington-Petro, San Jose, Calif., Scott (Nancy) Warrington, Cleveland, Wis., Brian (Julie) Warrington, Lincoln, Neb. and Michael Warrington, Sheboygan. She was the beloved sister of James (Bing) Beyer, Orlando, Fla.; the doting grandmother of Kathleen, Bridgette and Macklin Warrrington, Sam Hiltner, Nathaniel Nemeth, Noah, Isabella, and Ruby Price, and Hannah and Leah Schmeling. She cherished the Sheboygan neighbor family as her own, Mike, Laurie, Patrick, Brianne, and Brady Cassidy. She was a treasured aunt, dear sister-in-law, cherished cousin, loving niece and loyal friend.
A time of visitation and support will be held at Ballhorn Chapels in Sheboygan, Wis. on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 from 4 – 7 p.m. Memorial services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 at 11 a.m. with visitation to begin at 10 a.m. at the church. Details are pending for a memorial service in Bonita Springs at a later date. If desired, please make donations in Nancy’s memory to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1634 Illinois Ave., Sheboygan, Wis. 53081 or Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, Fla. 33908.