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Inwood Christian Reformed Church
Thursday October 24th, 2019

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Nancy Darlene Shanker

HAWARDEN, IOWA ~ Nancy Shanker, 58, of Beresford, South Dakota, formerly of Hawarden, Iowa, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

   Funeral Service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Hawarden, Iowa with Pastor Stuart Schreur officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Refreshments and a time of visitation with the family will follow the committal. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family.

   Nancy Darlene Shanker was born November 27, 1960 in St. Clairsville, Ohio, the daughter of Donald and Joan (De Vaughn) Wills. The family moved to Hawarden, Iowa when she was 8 years old and she attended West Sioux Schools.

   Nancy married Jim Miller in 1978 and they made their home in Le Mars, Iowa and had two daughters, Lisa and Misty. Nancy later married Lawrence Schumacher and they had four children together, Kimberly, Dorothy, Laura, and Donald. Nancy and Lawrence lived in Chatsworth, Iowa.

   In 2000, Nancy moved to Rapid City, South Dakota where she met her fiancé Dennis Williams. She returned to the Hawarden area two years ago because of health problems.

   Nancy enjoyed fishing, camping, and riding motorcycles. She loved the outdoors and liked gardening and planting flowers.

   She is survived by her six children, Lisa Stapleton of Alcester, South Dakota, Misty Hageman and husband Tom of Belle Fouche, South Dakota, Kimberly Nohava and husband Robbie of Hawarden, Dorothy Simms III and husband Thomas of Minnesota, Laura Harling and husband Collin of Omaha, Nebraska and Donald Schumacher of Hudson, South Dakota; her mother Joan Wills of Beresford, South Dakota; four sisters, Betty Erickson and husband Brent of Centerville, South Dakota, Donna Branson and husband David of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Cheryl Nelson and husband David of Hawarden, and Brenda Niemiec of Beresford; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

   Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Donald Wills; and niece, Rochelle De Vries.

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For Nancy's family and Dennis Williams. In am sorry for the loss of Nancy in your life. She was a trooper and fought a long battle. Hold on to all the good memories and the joys you shared with her and know that where she is right now she is free of all sickness and pain and restrictions. She is having the time of her life. My prayer for all of you is that you will find comfort and peace and smile everytime you think of Nancy. She would want that.

Terri Dutton Blanchett Oct 26 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Shanker

Michele Boomgaarden Oct 23 2019 12:00 AM

To Nancy's family and my brother Dennis. My sincere condolences and prayers for all of you in this dark moment of life. She fought a long hard battle right to the end. Several years back she made me a nice heavy quilt that I use in the winter months. It was a gift to me that I cherished then and will cherish forever. We bantered on politics and even though we didn't agree we respected each other beliefs. Right now I am sure that she is getting a fishing pole ready to catch the next meal and be bragging that she caught the first, the most and the biggest. Rest In Peace Nancy. You will always be remembered.

Alvin Williams Oct 23 2019 12:00 AM