Nancy Lee, 83, of Glenwood, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs. Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Glenwood. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood.
Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church, Glenwood Fire Department, or Malvern Volunteer Fire Department
Nancy Jane (Osterholm) Lee of Glenwood, Iowa, passed away on January 28, 2018, at the age of 83 years, 8 months, and 15 days, with family by her side.
Nancy, the oldest of three children of Stewart H. and Evelyn S. (Mardesen) Osterholm, was born on May 13, 1934. Nancy lived all her life in Glenwood and graduated from high school in 1952. From there, she began her 42 year career with the Union Pacific Railroad, retiring in 1994.
Nancy and James "Sam" Ellis Lee were united in marriage on August 30, 1953 in Glenwood. Their marriage was blessed with three daughters, Michelle "Mickey", Marcia, and Maricelle.
Nancy was a huge Iowa Hawkeyes fan and loved sports of every kind. Most of her life was cheering-on her younger brothers, her daughters, her grandchildren, and a lot of "adopted" children. Nancy loved to travel, as long as the last stop on the trip was Las Vegas. She always said, "I'm lucky in love and lucky at the blackjack table". Nancy was an avid reader and loved her Harlequin Romances. After Sam passed away in 2014, Nancy moved into the slow lane. She enjoyed being at home and playing "princens" with her great granddaughter.
In addition to her loving husband Sam, she was also preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law; sister-in-law Patricia Thomas; brothers-in-law, Richard Thomas and Darwin Bradley; and son-in-law Jason Qualset.
Nancy is survived by her daughters, Mickey Qualset of Bellevue, NE, Marcia (Darryl) Leu of Malvern, IA, and Maricelle Lee and friend Keith Buffin of Glenwood; grandchildren, Mallory (Nathan) Murray of Silver City, IA, Darci (Jeremy) Steele of Princeton, TX, and Darryk Leu of Malvern; great grandchildren, Evelyn Suzanne Murray and Kelton Lee Frederick Murray; brothers, Lynn (Pauline) Osterholm of Omaha, NE, and LeMar (Sharon) Osterholm of Glenwood; sister-in-law Janet Bradley of Glenwood; a host of other relatives; and many friends.
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Maricelle, Marcia & Mickey: you are in my thoughts. I'm so sorry for your loss.
My Heart goes out to all of you. Hold her memories close in your heart. She will always be with you. Prayers and Hugs.
Sending my love to Mickey, Marcia, & Maricelle. I have such Wonderful memories with Aunt Nancy. I Loved her with all my heart & feel so blessed I got to see her & Uncle Jim a few years ago. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Love, Mary Sterzer
Sending Mickey, Marcia and Maricelle our sincerest condolences. Praying that God will calm your hearts and grant you his peace as your grieve the death of your Mom. Remember with joy all the great years! Leslie Speck
Mickey , Marcia , Maricelle . So very sorry to hear of your mother's passing . She was a very Awesome lady and friend . We all are going to miss her deeply with a big void in our hearts . To you and all your families may God help comfort and help get the strength you will need to ease your pain at this very difficult time in all your lives . Rick Stivers
To the Lee girls and families, Mickey, Marcia, Meriselle.
Our families have know each other since forever. I always knew in the stands sat Sam and Nancy and my mom and dad no matter what field or court I was playing on. At least now the two biggest sports fans and friends of my family and I are up in heaven cheering. There were so many fun times we had through the years. I always knew during an argument that if I called Nancy she would settle it. So sorry for your loss, my mom will miss their frequent conversations.
Debra Holmes Feller
Nancy was a wonderful lady. Thoughts & prayers to all you girls at this difficult time. Marcia, she gave us many fun memories growing up.
Jodi (Fisher) Hallagan
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