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Obituary for Nancy K. Pillsbury

Nancy Pillsbury, age 67, of Northfield, passed away in the loving presence of her family on Saturday, November 10, 2018, after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma. Nancy Pillsbury was born on November 30, 1950, in Windom, MN, to Howard and Lylah (Sanden) Peterson. She graduated from Ortonville High School and received her bachelor’s degree in education from St. Cloud State University in 1973. Nancy met her husband Chuck Pillsbury while they both worked at Lutsen Resort. The couple married in 1976 and made their home in Northfield. Nancy taught business education at Northfield High School for 33 years. She […]

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Nancy Pillsbury, age 67, of Northfield, passed away in the loving presence of her family on Saturday, November 10, 2018, after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma.
Nancy Pillsbury was born on November 30, 1950, in Windom, MN, to Howard and Lylah (Sanden) Peterson. She graduated from Ortonville High School and received her bachelor’s degree in education from St. Cloud State University in 1973. Nancy met her husband Chuck Pillsbury while they both worked at Lutsen Resort. The couple married in 1976 and made their home in Northfield. Nancy taught business education at Northfield High School for 33 years. She was actively involved in Northfield and Gustavus Adolphus College hockey. After her retirement in 2008, Nancy actively volunteered in the community and enjoyed traveling. She enjoyed spending time at the cabin and entertaining family and friends. Nancy always put the needs of others ahead of her own. Her generous spirit touched many hearts and changed many lives.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 42 years, Chuck; her sons, Ross (Leah) and Matt (Laura); her grandson, Hunter; and her brother Terry (Claudia) Peterson.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Richard Peterson.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 1:00 PM at Emmaus Church with Pastor Will Healy officiating. Visitation will be held at Bierman Funeral Home on Friday, November 16, 2018, from 4-7 PM and one hour prior to the service in the church. Private interment will take place at Oaklawn Cemetery, Northfield.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to either of the following:
Northfield School District c/o Nancy Pillsbury Program, 1400 Division St., South, Northfield, MN 55057
or
Checks can be mailed to Marrow on the Move Fund C/O Nancy Pillsbury 420 Delaware St. SE, MMC 480, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Checks can be made out to UMFoundation, Fund Number 21309 MOTM. Or online at https://makingagift.umn.edu/give/fund.html?fundCode=21784. Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home. biermanfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Funeral

1:00 PM - November 17, 2018


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Emmaus Baptist Church
712 Linden St N Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

4:00 PM - November 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Bierman Funeral Home
1316 Division St S Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial

Oaklawn Cemetery
1415 Wall Street Rd Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

4 Comments

  1. Cullen Nelson

    Dear Ross, Matt, and Chuck-
    Nancy was always so nice and good to all of us. I’m sorry for your loss and send condolences and prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Cullen Nelson

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  2. Linda (Bjerken) Spronk

    Our deepest sympathy to all of your family during this difficult time. Remembering your family in prayer.

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  3. Naomi

    My husband and I are truly sorry for your tremendous loss in the passing of Nancy and would like to express our condolences to the entire family. We cannot imagine the great pain and sorrow you are experiencing during this very difficult time. It is our sincere hope you find comfort in knowing that God has promised to “swallow up death forever”(Isaiah 25:8), and that he will resurrect our dear loved ones who have passed away.(John 5:28). May your many great memories help you find peace and comfort as you go through the coming days.

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  4. Joan varley

    I’m so sorry I couldn’t attend Nancy’s funeral. Know that I valued her friendship very much. I worked with her at the high school and loved hearing about her family.

    Reply

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