Nancy Kacmarynski
May 24, 1954 - July 27, 2017
Biography

Funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 31, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. Burial is in Ellington Township Cemetery, Mallard. The family will greet friends from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Palo Alto County or the University of Iowa Gynecology and Oncology Departments.

Nancy Coleen Ralph was born May 24, 1954, the daughter of Leon and Caroline (Sandvig) Ralph at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Dodge, IA. She was the youngest of six daughter. Nancy graduated from Mallard High School and Iowa Lakes Community College with a degree in nursing. She served as a first responder for over 20 years. Nancy worked as a nurse, bank teller, city clerk, librarian and convenience store clerk, but her most endearing role was a full time mother, grandmother and friend. Nancy enjoyed fishing, crafts and genealogy.

In 1972, Nancy was married to Michael Lee Bergstrom and two children were born to this union. After her divorce, she married James Edward Kacmarynski in 1983 and two children were born to this union. She lived in and around Mallard most of her life.

Nancy enjoyed fishing, making crafts and researching genealogy. She also liked caring for her garden, sewing, quilting, reading and gaming. After a four year and two month battle with evil cancer, Nancy passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Nancy passed away at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Jim of Mallard; four children: Martin Bergstrom (Carla) of Mallard, Jessica Wickman (Jeff) of Mallard, Kristen Roethler (Jason) of Algona and Stephanie Schultz of Mallard; mother-in-law: Anna Mae Kacmarynski; eight grandchildren: Tyler Coakley, Austin (Mac) Bergstrom, Colton (CoCo) Wickman, Madison (Sunshine) Wickman, Ava and Piper Roethler, Lyric (Baby Cakes) Schultz and Kyson (Baby Ky) Schultz; and four sisters: Mary Jane Lavender of Fort Dodge, Linda Couter (Bill) of Pomeroy, IA, Leone Hoffman (Mark) of Eldon, MO and Zoe Shimer of Frankfort, KY.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Carol Hood.
... Read More


Mobile Check-ins: - What is this?

Services

Visitation Information

Map & Driving Directions

Date & Time

Sun, July 30, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Location

Joyce Funeral Home
2302 23rd Street
Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536


Service Information

Map & Driving Directions

Date & Time

Mon, July 31, 2017
11:00 AM


Location

Bethany Lutheran Church
703 Broadway Street
Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536


Photos

No Photos Yet
Add one now

Slideshow
View all »
Tributes
What will you miss most about Nancy?
What is your favorite memory of Nancy?
How did Nancy inspire you?
What made Nancy so unique and special?
Ginger Ernst
Jul 30, 2017

I was so sorry to hear about Nancy. She was such a sweetheart and so strong in her fight with cancer! Her smile will be missed! Will keep you in my prayers!

Ron and Richelle Larson
Jul 30, 2017

Jim, Marty, Jess, Kristen, Stephanie and family--our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Nancy was a very determined woman! She will be missed! You have our sincere sympathy!

Fred & Shirley Leuer
Jul 30, 2017

Sending our sympathy and prayers to Jim and family. Wish we could be with you Monday. We have shared so many memories together in the past.

Trisha Travis
Jul 29, 2017

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Luan Montag
Jul 29, 2017

My sincere sympathy to Nancy's family. She was one tough lady and a great person to all. 😢

Luan Montag
Jul 29, 2017

My sincere sympathy to Nancy's family. She was one tough lady and a great person to all. 😢

View all »
Videos

No Videos Yet
Add one now

Nancy Kacmarynski's online obituary has been made permanent courtesy of Obitio Online Obituaries.

Subscribe to Email Updates

Enter your email below to receive notifications each time a new tribute is added to this obituary. You can unsubscribe at any time.


What are Mobile Check-ins?

Visitors who access this online memorial from the visitation service are allowed to "check-in," signing their name to help the family record and memorialize the service attendees.

Email to Family or Friends   or   Click to Share to Facebook

Enter the email address of a friend or family member below and we'll notify them of this obituary