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DeLila Komp Nock, age 100, passed away December 10, 2013 after a short illness.
Born in Stephensvillle, Wisconsin, DeLila graduated from Oshkosh Teachers College and taught world geography for over 20 years at James Madison Junior High School in Appleton.
After retirement, her passion for dance led her to Adagio Dance Studio (TC Dance Club) where she enthusiastically participated in dancing competitions, accumulating awards and making friends with dancers of all ages and walks of life. Her Adagio family truly became an integral part of her life. During her 100th Birthday Celebration (September 30, 2013) DeLila gave one of her final performances, dancing a waltz to the music of "This is My Wish for You" with her long time teacher, mentor, friend, and dance partner, Terry Irwin.
DeLila was a member of St Mary's Church, an active participant in the Odd Lots Investment Club, and the Heritage Reading Group until the time of her death. She enjoyed sharing the cottage she and Rolly built on Archibald Lake with her children, grandchildren and their many friends.
DeLila was predeceased by her husband Rolland Nock, her sister Bernece Grey and her brother Harold Komp. She is survived by her daughters: Barbara Nock Pickthall (Tom) of Missouri City, Texas, Elizabeth Nock of Townsend, Wisconsin, and Susan Nock (Gregory Dyer) of New York City. She is also survived by grandchildren: Tom Pickthall, Jr., Linda Pickthall Crawford, and Michelle Pickthall Kareis; and great-grandchildren Savannah Pickthall , Anna Kareis, Kevin Kareis, and Barbara Kareis. In addition to her immediate family, DeLila is survived by her special "children of the heart" - Connie and Peter Roop, Terry Irwin, and Bob McKenny.
For those who wish to make memorial donations in her name, the family suggests contributions be made to the St. Joseph's Food Program, 1465 Opportunity Way, Menasha, WI 54952 or to a favorite
A Gathering to remember DeLila will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM in Peabody Hall at the Heritage/Peabody complex. (2600 S. Heritage Woods Drive. Please use the Rosewood Glen entrance at Peabody.)
The family welcomes all of DeLila's friends to this celebration and looks forward to seeing you there.
Wichmann Funeral Homes
1592 Oneida St.
Menasha, WI 54952
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Jan. 26, 2014