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Nancy Ann Wessel

December 20, 1938 — November 7, 2020

Nancy Ann Wessel, age 81, of Centralia, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. She was born in Breese, IL on December 20, 1938 the daughter of John and Cleopha (Erlinger) Frerker. She married Bernard Wessel on June 20, 1959 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Carlyle, Illinois and he preceded her in death on September 11, 2009.

She is survived by her daughter, Dona Wadkins of Centralia and her grandson, Andrew Wadkins of Utah; her siblings: Richard (Patricia) Frerker, Mary Agnes (Robert) Berndsen, Robert James (Marjory) Danehy, Peggy (Richard) Hellige and Lynda Louise Frerker.

In addition to her parents and husband, Nancy was preceded in death by her son, Martin R Wessel; brother, Rev. Jack Frerker; and step-mother, Agnes Danehy Frerker.

Nancy was a loving sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a generous, godly women that loved to be able to give. She did a multitude of things during her life. In addition to raising her two children, she worked and retired from the State of Iowa as an Administrative Assistant. She enjoyed singing, playing the piano, playing games, crocheting, writing poetry, cooking, and shopping, but she did not like to drive. She had a passion for clothes, shoes, purses, and kitchen gadgets. Most of all she Loved God. She will be missed.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Gospel Lighthouse Church in Odin.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Helping Hands Food Pantry at Gospel Lighthouse Church in Odin.
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