Nadine Irene (Branstner)
April 29, 1929 - Oct. 21, 2013
Nadine Irene (Branstner) Paschke-Krug passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Woodland, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. She was born April 29, 1929 in Hewitt, Minn., to August and Julia (Chase) Branstner.
Nadine went to school in Minnesota, graduating from Wadena High School in 1948. Nadine was active in her church, taught Sunday School and worked on her high school newspaper, "The Tomahawk."
Nadine married Earl Paschke on Sept. 1, 1948. Together they had seven children as they moved across the country, eventually settling in Woodland in 1962. After 25 years of marriage, Earl passed unexpectedly in 1973. Nadine was fortunate to find love a second time and married Benjamin Krug in 1976. They were also married 25 years when Ben passed in 2002.
After Earl's death, Nadine embarked on a career with the Yolo County Office of Education in Food Services, where she worked for 18 years. Nadine was proudly named CSEA Food Services Employee of the Year in 1989. She was active in her local chapter of CSEA, serving as President for a time. Nadine was active in the local Democratic Party, volunteering during campaigns, hosting functions, even running for the local school board. An avid lifelong bowler, Nadine won numerous league championships in her lifetime.
Above all Nadine's greatest passion was her family. She spent much of her time caring for her family and greatly enjoyed traveling in her retirement to visit her siblings around the country. Nadine was never afraid of a little hard work or to get her hands dirty, whether she was working the family farm as a child, building the family home on Hillcrest, building the family cabin in Truckee or just helping you paint your house. She was a loving woman who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Nadine is survived by her children, Barbara Paschke of Woodland, Ken Paschke of Esparto, Rod Paschke and wife Michelle of Woodland, Mary Cabezut of Esparto, Jim Paschke and wife Lori, of Woodland, and stepdaughter Rhonda Meyer of Redlands; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by her siblings, Verlie Miller, Alice Trosen, Lila McFarlane and husband Hugh, and Ruby Hughes of Minnesota; Orpha Carlson and husband Larry of Arizona and Bill Branstner and wife Glenda of Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Earl and Ben; children Joanne Collignon and Steven Paschke; and siblings, Bernice Branstner, Marie Folkestad, Viola Hauser, Loyd Branstner, Ivis Mitchell, Pearl Jones, John Branstner and Judith Branstner.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Kraft Bros. Chapel followed by a committal service at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 CR-22, Woodland.
The family requests that memorial donations be directed to The
or Yolo Hospice.
Published in Daily Democrat from Oct. 31 to Nov. 19, 2013
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