Nancy Lorraine Nolen , 84, a resident of Florida street in Laurium passed away at her home early Thursday morning October 1, 2020.
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She was born on January 26, 1936 in Newberry, Michigan to the late Edward and Minnie ( Erickson) Mattson. She graduated from Newberry High School with the class of 1954 and then went on to graduate from Midwest Bible College in 1959 with a degree in Christian Education.
On July 31st , 1959 she was united in Marriage to the love of her life Bruce Nolen in St. Louis Missouri. The couple lived in Warsaw, Indiana while Bruce completed seminary. She moved with her husband, Bruce, to the Upper Peninsula in 1974, in order to minister at the First Baptist Church of Calumet. She was a life- long member of the church, leading the AWANA program. She also volunteered at Gitche Gumee Bible Camp.
Nancy owned and operated Keweenaw Keepsakes in Laurium until it’s closing in 2010.
She is preceded in death by her brother in law Ray Clawson
She is survived by :
Her husband: Pastor Bruce Nolen of Laurium
Her son: Ben (Ginny) Nolen of Wheaton, Illinois
Her daughters: Bonnie Johnson of Milwaukee , Wisconsin
Pennie (Jon) Mathewson of Canton , OH
11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren
Her Brother: Dale( Mary Ellen) Mattson of Florida
Her sisters: Eileen ( Warren) Demond of Michigan and Florida
Jane Clawson of Michigan
And several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Monday October 5th , 2020 at 12:00 noon in the Lake View Cemetery section 74.
Following the graveside services there will be visitation at the first Baptist church from 1:00-2:00 PM with memorial service at 2:00 PM.
Refreshments will follow the service.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com
The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.