Nancy Theis Hemann

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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.

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  1. Sorry about the loss of your mom. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Remember the wonderful memories and how great a person she was. She will still be watching over you.

  2. We are so sorry to hear about your loss! We are thinking about all of you & praying for you.

  3. I am so saddened today. Nancy was such a great person, friend, co-worker, mom, wife and faith-filled lady! She will be missed by many. My prayers are with those left behind.

  4. So sorry to hear about your loss. Nancy was a great, loving, and compassionate lady. Treasure the memories you have of her.

  5. Your mother is in a peaceful, safe, serene and out of pain place now. I so wish we could come but I just am not going to be able make it. Please know our hearts ache for your sadness. Jenny- Hope to see you soon and take extra special care.

  6. I am sorry to hear the news about Nancy. She and I go back a long ways – I have a picture of her when she was about 4 years old. Her Mother and my Mother were the best of friends. We were at a picnic East of Riceville, I believe it was on the South side of the highway – an old country school house. I went to school with her in Orchard.

    May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
    Larry Morrison
    Oklahoma City, OK

  7. I am sure Aunt Nancy is at peace, not that it makes it any easier for your family. We all know how hard it is when you lose someone. I am glad I was able to come be with you for the funeral. I feel sure you know our entire family wants to do anything we can for you. If there is something we can do, let us know.

    Keep me on your short list. I understand and want to be there for all of you. Your parents were both there for me down through the years. I loved them dearly and I owe them a debt of gratitude for helping to make me the caring person I am today. In addition, I knit and sew because Aunt Nancy took the time to teach me when I was 5.

    I am not that far from many of you and will do everything I can to assist. (The balloons were a wonderful and sentimental touch that I will always remember.)

    The little “flower girl”

  8. Liz. so sorry to hear of Nancys passing. We go back along ways allthe way to Orchard. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

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