Sunday, May 2, 2010

Nancy E. (Fleeger) Herman

Nancy E. Herman (Nee: Fleeger) was born in Butler County, PA, October 22, 1943, and passed away at Wheaton Franciscan Medical Center on Sunday, May 2, 2010, surrounded by her family. She was one of four daughters born to Walter and Esther Fleeger of Butler, PA.

Nancy married James Smith in 1958 and to this marriage two daughters were born, Robin and Rena.  She later married Gene Herman in June 1967 and to this marriage another daughter was added, Regena.

Mom moved to Racine in 1961 and was employed at Pee Wee’s Restaurant.  She later began working at Greene Manufacturing, retiring from there in 1999. 

Mom was an avid Cubs fan, hardly ever missing a game.  At any given time of day, Mom would be doing her crossword puzzles.  She enjoyed going to the Animal Crackers Jazz Concerts at the Racine zoo, and traveling back east to visit family and friends.  After retirement, she enjoyed going to Florida during the winter months.

Mom had many words of wisdom -- sometimes told in the most colorful of ways.  You knew she meant business but could laugh with her about it anyway.  Mom will be sadly missed by those of us who loved her.  She will also be remembered for her strong love for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 42 years, Gene; her three daughters, Robin (Robert) Quam, Rena (Michael) Petersen, and Regena Herman, all of Racine; her step-son, David Herman of Arkansas; six grandchildren, Melissa (Rob) Meeks of Cornelius, NC, Robert Quam (fiancée Samantha Shuman) and Sarah Quam (fiancé Caleb Eeg), Nicole (Don) Motley, Erin Petersen of Milwaukee and Emelia Petersen; seven great-grandchildren, Peyton, Sam and Ethan Meeks of Cornelius, NC, Cameron and Carsen Eeg, and Macy and Eva Motley.  She is also survived by three step-grandchildren, Alicia (Brynn) Patton of Colorado, Brittany Dummitt of California and Angelina Herman of Missouri, two step- grandchildren, Ashlynn and Brody Patton.  She is further survived by three sisters, Kay Cannon of Missouri, Janet Wilson and Carol Hubbell of Pennsylvania; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jack (Maggie) Herman of Racine, Judy (Donald) Beranek of North Prairie, WI; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles.  Mom was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Esther, and her stepchildren, Steven and Christine Herman.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until time of service. 

    The family wishes to thank the staff at the Cancer Center as well as Hospice Care on Unit 2D at Wheaton Franciscan for  the kind and compassionate care given to Mom during her illness.

803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

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