Nancy Theis Hemann
January 24, 1938 ~ June 18, 2009
Nancy Theis Hemann, age 71, of Riceville formerly of New Hampton, IA, died on Thursday, June 18, 2009 while being transferred from Rochester to her home. Nancy Carroll Clark was born on January 24, 1938 to Roland and Bertha (Serleth) Clark in Osage, IA. Nancy attended country school near Orchard and graduated from Little Cedar High School in 1957. She worked for North Western Bell Telephone Company in Osage as a switchboard operator. Nancy was united in marriage to Norbert Theis on February 13, 1960 at Sacred Heart Church in Osage. The couple lived in various places in northern Iowa. In 1969 they moved to New Hampton. Nancy was the secretary for 11 years at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton retiring in 2007. On June 3, 2000 Nancy was united in marriage to Gervase Hemann at St. Marys Church in New Hampton. The couple has resided near Riceville, IA since. Nancy enjoyed sewing, gardening, fishing, traveling and her family. She was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church in New Hampton, IA and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Riceville, IA. Nancy is survived by her husband Gervase of Riceville, IA; five children, David (Jennifer) Theis of New Hampton, IA, Laurel (Thomas) Sweitzer of New Hampton, IA, Steven (Peggy) Theis of Waterloo, IA, Jennifer (Joel) Bremner of Frederika, IA, Stephanie Wiltse of New Hampton, IA; three step children, Jerry (Tami) Hemann of Osage, IA, Ron (Gena) Hemann of Charles City, IA, Kathy Hemann of Clear Lake, IA; 22 grandchildren; one sister Liz Tabor of Mankato, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Norbert on April 15, 1996; two brothers Ronald and Russell Clark; one grandson Jordan Wiltse. Cemetery: Burial will be in St. Marys Cemetery at New Hampton, IA. Visitation: Visitation will be from 3-7 pm on Sunday, June 21, 2009 with a rosary at 4:00 pm and a scriptural wake service at 5:00 pm at the St. Joseph Gathering Space in New Hampton. Visitation will continue on Monday at St. Josephs Gathering Space one hour prior to the service. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:30 pm on Monday, June 22, 2009 at St. Josephs Center Holy Family Parish in New Hampton, IA with Msgr. Carl Schmitt as celebrant.