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Obituary for Nancy L. Brownell

Nancy Lou Brownell, 57, passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at the Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta, Wis. She was born July 29, 1960, in rural Bangor, Wis., to Walter and Erma (Schwardt) Brownell. Nancy lived with her mother in Big Creek until she was almost 40 years old. She worked at River Front, Inc., for 30 years. Survivors include her siblings, Roger Brownell of Bangor, Gene (Karen) Brownell of Bangor, Duane (Cindy) Brownell of Bangor, Stan (Kathy) Brownell of Sparta, Joyce (Tim) Schaller of Bangor, Nancy’s care provider for the past 12 years, Elizabeth Numsen of La Crosse; nieces and nephews, Todd Brownell, Eric Brownell, Ben Brownell, Candi Rand, Danica Smith, Gavin Brownell, Landon Brownell, Brad Schaller, and Kelly Peterson; and 13 great nieces and nephews. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Arldene. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 401 16th Ave., N., Bangor. Rev. Roy Hefti will officiate. Following a time of food and fellowship, burial will be in the Portland German Lutheran Cemetery. A visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Hwy. 162 and Hattan St., Bangor, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the church. Online condolences may be sent at