Nancy Guettler, loving wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, and nurse died suddenly and unexpectedly on August 3, 2019, at the age of 70.
Nancy was born June 20, 1949, and was the daughter of Donald and Mary Jane Wurtz of Winfield, Illinois. Nancy married Michael Guettler of Cologne, Minnesota, on December 1, 1979. Together they had three children, Noah, Jonah, and Zoe.
Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Donald Wurtz, and her son Noah. Nancy is survived by mother, Mary Jane Wurtz; husband, Michael; children, Jonah and Zoe; siblings, Don Wurtz and Wendy (Josh) Markus; in-laws, Jeanne Chevalier, Stan and Mary Ellen Guettler, James and Jan Guettler; nieces, nephews, many special friends, and colleagues.
Nancy received a B.S., RN from The College of St. Catherine and a M.A. from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Nancy worked as an RN at Mount Sinai Hospital and for physicians at Medical Arts Building in Minneapolis. After starting her family Nancy was an RN for Mt. Olivet Rolling Acres, a Minnesota long-term residential home for young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In Michigan, Nancy was a dedicated school nurse for Holt Public Schools where she worked for the past 24 years.
Nancy was endlessly devoted as mother and nurse to Noah, who became severely disabled in infancy, until his death in 2017 at the age of 34.
Nancy donated many hours advising and promoting Helping Hands Respite Care, formerly known as Lansing Area Parents (LAP) Respite where she was a board member for a number of years.
Nancy enjoyed her little flower gardens in the summer and she had a year round voracious and omnivorous taste for books. She loved to watch birds with her husband and watch meteor showers with her adult children. She especially loved bumping around a weekend sale while socializing with dear friends.
Mass of Christian Burial for both Nancy and son Noah will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 26, 2019, at the Church of the Resurrection, 1505 East Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan. Visitation will be at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. Inurnment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to The Church of the Resurrection School, Helping Hands Respite Care, or University of Michigan Assisted Ventilation Clinic.