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January 24, 1934—March 7, 2019

   OAKDALE - Nancy J. Wellenkotter, age 85, of Oakdale, Wisconsin, passed away at Rolling Hills Memory Care on March 7, 2019.

   She was born on January 24, 1934 and married Harry W. Wellenkotter on November 25, 1960. Nancy graduated from Tomah High School in 1952 and worked at several retail stores before starting to work at Northwest Telephone Company where she met her husband.

   She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and working with flowers. She also was in a homemakers group after moving to the country south of Oakdale. She protested the move to the country after Harry bought the farm but refused to leave later in life because she enjoyed the deer, birds, and other wildlife…except an occasional skunk! They lived on the farm more than 52 years. She spent the winter 13 years in Florida after Harry’s retirement and enjoyed traveling during those years.

   She will be missed by family and friends in the Tomah community.

   She is survived by her husband; three children, Theresa Edgerton (Jeff Harvey) of West Salem, Bart (Kay) Wellenkotter of Beaufort, S.C., and Sara Kendall of Kansas City, MO; three grandchildren, Maggie Kendall, Jack Kendall, and Chloe Wellenkotter; and a sister, Anne Protz of Tomah. She is further survived by her niece and nephew, Chris (Jean) Protz and Steve (Sandy) Protz.

   She is predeceased by her parents, Bernard and Henrietta Dickinson of Tomah.

   The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the dedicated staff at Rolling Hills Memory Care, Haven House, for the care Nancy received at her stay there.

   Funeral services will be held today, Monday, March 11, 2019, 12:00 p.m. at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tomah. Burial will be held at later date. Family and friends were invited for visitation Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gloria Dei Wheelchair Ministry.

   The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements.

   Online condolences are available at

Torkelson Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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