Nancy Wead, age 77, of Harmony, Minn., died Monday, September 18, 2017, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, September 25, 2017, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, with burial in Greenfield Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony and after 10 a.m. Monday at the church.
Nancy was born March 13, 1940, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Vernon and Ora Mae (Sheetz) Rude. She grew up in Cedar Rapids and attended area schools. She married Emmett Nesteby on June 8, 1957; to this union six children were born. She later married Charles Wead on August 12, 2000.
Nancy was a homemaker, loved to crochet blankets, bake Christmas cookies, work jigsaw and crossword puzzles, doing crafts, fishing at the pond at the Lanesboro Park, camping with her large family, especially at Lake Hendricks, Riceville; and keeping up with her family on Facebook.
Nancy is survived by her six children: Mari (Mark) Wolfe of Decorah, Iowa, Diana (Tom) Smith of Fayette, Iowa, Sandra (Mark) Mensink of Preston, Minn., Ricky (and friend Lia) Nesteby of Red Wing, Minn., Paul (Patsy) Nesteby of Red Wing, Minn., and Steven (Michelle) Nesteby of Decorah, Iowa; 15 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her husband Charles’s two children: Julie (Don) Barnes of Harmony and Donovan Wead of Cresco. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Charles Wead and a brother, David Rude.