Nancy Kay Forsyth, 79, of Sheldon, Minn., died at her home on January 10, 2022.
Nancy Kay Thompson was born on December 21, 1942, in La Crosse, Wis., to Maurice and Pauline (Flatten) Thompson.
Nancy grew up on the family farm in Sheldon, Minn. She attended country school in Sheldon and graduated from Houston High School and Winona State University. On June 29, 1963, Nancy was united in marriage with Dennis Forsyth at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston. Nancy taught business classes at Caledonia High School. After the three boys were born, she left teaching to raise her children. She soon started working part time during tax season at Schultz Law Office. She started Bluff Country Financial Services with partner Jean Carlson, in 1990.
Nancy was well known as an expert in many areas of income tax, teaching seminars for 20 years in 49 states, D.C., and London. In recent years, Nancy and Dennis enjoyed several trips abroad. Ireland with Larry and John and Australia/New Zealand/Fiji with Kathy were highlights. Some of her favorite memories were made on the annual trip to Leech Lake and weekends at the boathouse. She liked to play cards and played bridge for over 60 years. She attended as many events as possible for her grandchildren. She was most proud of and adored her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephew. She was a member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston and served on many boards/committees including Mound Prairie Mutual, Houston Hoedown, and Houston Chamber. Lessons that Nancy taught her family are to never give up. Not on someone or something important. Be humble, kind and generous. It’s not always necessary to say what you think. Do your best and love each other. And, life’s pleasures can be found in simple things, like sewing, flowers, birds, cows, and kids.
Nancy is survived by her husband Dennis, four children: Patrick (Nancy) Forsyth of Houston, Minn., Taylor (Tami) Forsyth of Eden Prairie, Minn., Mitch (Heather) Forsyth of Lakeville, Minn., and Danielle (Steve) Walters of Houston; 12 grandchildren: Emma, Julia, Erica, Tyler, Sam, Riley, Katie, Victoria, Aiden, Josh, Erin and Alex; a sister, Kathy DeWit of Plymouth, Minn.; a niece, Ange (Nate) McCoy of Maple Grove, Minn.; a nephew, Jesse (Amelia) DeWit of Duluth, Minn.; and a close family friend, John Marmish of Hernando, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Larry, and brother-in-law Pete DeWit.
The family prefers memorials directed to Cross of Christ Lutheran Church or Valley View Healthcare.
There will be a public visitation for Nancy from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston. At the request of the family, we ask that all in attendance wear a mask for the safety of everyone. There will be a private family funeral with burial at the Stone Church Cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Home in Houston is assisting the family with arrangements.
Please leave a memory of Nancy and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.