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Nancy Richert
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Nancy Lou Richert

August 8, 1939 – November 14, 2021

Nancy Lou Richert, 82, of Ulysses, Nebraska, died on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, while residing at Emerald Nursing & Rehab in Columbus, Nebraska.

A Christian funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church in York, Nebraska, with Pastor Mark Haefner officiating. Interment will follow at St. Paul's Cemetery, east of Gresham. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. - 8 pm, on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, with her family greeting friends that same evening from 6 p.m. - 7:30 pm at the mortuary in York.

Nancy was born Aug. 8, 1939, to Herbert F and Grace L (nee Rick) Degner in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. She was baptized on Sept. 19, 1939, and confirmed on March 29, 1953, into the Christian faith at St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wonewoc, Wisconsin. She attended Voorhis District 2 Country School, Woodland Township, Sauk County for six years and graduated from eighth grade at St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran School, Wonewoc, Wisconsin. She graduated from Wonewoc High School in 1957. In 1960, she graduated from the three-year program at Dr Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota. She received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Education from Concordia Teacher's College, Seward Nebraska in 1962. She taught in Christian Day Schools in Stanton and Omaha,Nebraska.

On Aug. 7, 1966, Nancy was united in Holy Wedlock to Robert C Richert of Gresham, Nebraska, at St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wonewoc Wisconsin. They resided all of their married life on a farm near Ulysses, Nebraska. Six children were born to this union. Robert & Nancy were active members of St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gresham Nebraska, until it was closed in 1991. They then joined Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, York Nebraska, where they continued to be active members.

Nancy taught Sunday School and was a LaLeche League Leader for many years. She was a board member and activities director of the Seward Area Christian Home Schoolers for 13 years. She was an avid gardener, preserving food for her family and generously sharing with many others.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; six children, Rachelle (William) Morris of Coon Rapids, Minnesota; Timothy (Megan) Richert, Gresham; Heidi (Robert) Brase, Alvo; Velora (Klaus) Meyer, Paderborn, Germany; David (Roxann) Richert, Gresham; and Carlin (Joyce) Richert, Gresham; and 18 grandchildren, Jacob and Andrew Morris; Christian and Micah Richert; Rebekah, Alexander, Katherina, Dietrich, and Ethan Brase; Lucas and Emmaly Meyer; Audrey, Esther, and Nathaniel Richert; and Isaiah, Malachi, Rosella, and Martina Richert; two sisters, Marilyn (Ralph) Eberhardt, Sheboygan Wisconsin, and Beverly (John) Biermeier, LaCrosse, Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herb & Grace Degner; brothers and sisters-in-law, Herbert L & Crystal Degner, and Eugene H & Irmgard Degner; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Julaine & Harry Miller, and Donna & Jack Giles.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

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Metz Mortuary in York is handling arrangements.

Published by The Columbus Telegram on Nov. 25, 2021.
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We will truely miss Aunt Nancy. She was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Ev and Marty Giles
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