Nancy Pichler

Nancy Marie (Wright) Pichler, age 61, of Durand, WI, passed away unexpectantly Sunday March 21, 2021, at Mayo in Rochester MN, with her family holding her hands at her bedside.

Nancy was born December 8th 1959, in Salem WI. She was the daughter of Orville and Leona (Berger) Wright. As a young girl she grew up as a feisty sister to Jean, Bev and Rosie. She went to high school in Salem, WI.  After stopping several times to put in about 89 cents of gas at a time in her gray Mazda, she made her way to Durand, WI, to work at Prairie Inn where she tripped over the foot of her future husband, Robert Pichler. The first impression was not the best, but it was a lasting one, for nearly 40 years.  In their time together, they had three children, who became the most important pieces to the family puzzle. Mark, Amber, and Colton. Mark added Kim (Poeschel) and Grandson Dax Pichler. Amber added Jeff Fregine, Granddaughter Madelyn Fregine and Grandson Cameron Fregine.  Colton has the approval to add his soulmate Sierra McGeorge anytime. Nancy worked many jobs as a young woman, but spent most of her career working for Philips Plastics in Eau Claire. Her coworkers looked to her as the workplace mom and all loved her. She recently retired and took on the task of being a daycare provider for her grandchildren.

Nancy was a rare and unique woman. She listened without judgement, spoke without prejudice,and loved everyone unconditionally. She always put others before herself. She always made those around her feel loved and cared for. Her best moments in life were spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. She had a beautiful yard full of flowers and a unique collection of crafty items. She would work in her garden and watch the grandchildren play with such pride. She was a woman of strong faith and love for God which made her the person she was.  She will let those she loves know she is close, by leaving a penny and a dime, just like her dad did for her. She will be sadly missed by her family.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Robert Pichler; children, Mark (Kim), Amber (Jeff), Colton (Sierra); her siblings, Jean Doughtery of Durand, Beverly (George) Howen of Long Lake, Rosanne (John) Glatczak of Durand; grandchildren, Madelyn, Cameron, and Dax. She is also survived by many other special relatives. She is preceded in death by her parents, Leona and Orville; and two brothers in infancy, Kenneth and William.

A private family service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand Saturday March 27th. With a gathering of friends and family to follow.

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19 thoughts on “Nancy Pichler

  1. All friends and family are welcome to join after at 1:30 at Jeff and Amber Fregines residents.

  2. RIP dear cousin., we will all miss your smiling face..and the family get togethers. LOVE YOU SWEET GIRL.

  3. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers if there is anything I can do just let me know

  4. Nancy, You will be missed so much. You have touched so many lives. I’ll never forget the Sundays That we had growing up either at your house or our house. love and miss you girl

  5. Nancy
    You will be missed by all you made me feel so welcome when I transferred to Mag always a smile and kind words my deepest sympathy to your family. Fly high like the beautiful angel you are

  6. Nancy was my co-worker, and a great friend. I’m gonna miss her a lot, and miss her stopping at my house to chat.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you, with the sad loss of your beloved wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt, niece & friend ~ she was greatly loved and will be greatly missed!

  8. So sorry to hear of the loss of Nancy. Hugs to Bob and your family. Dave and Sally Steinke.

  9. My thoughts and prayers go out to Bob and the family. I was friends with Nancy from seventh grade and throughout high school. She was always a phenomenal high spirited person. Loved life, was always kind, loving and giving! She used to love to draw the horses and make up stories for books, so much fun to be around.
    May these Bible verses help you;
    Acts 24:15
    2 Corinthians 1:3-4
    John 5: 28-29
    Job 14: 14-15
    May the strength of God and Jesus be with you!
    Praying for you all!

  10. I will forever miss my Pichler family cohort, my sister-in-law Nancy. I will miss our phone talks; we had great laughs and cries together. Rest peacefully, Nancy.

  11. I will miss all your kind words, and conversations. You are a beautiful soul. God has received a true Angel. You will be missed by everyone you have touched. Thank you for your friendship. Thank you for being you. My god comfort all of your beautiful family and friends. Prayers for your family.

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