Nancy S. Steinke of Fond du Lac passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, February 22, 2016. She was born in Fond du Lac on December 29, 1950, a daughter of Vincent and Margaret (Kelly) Geelan.
Nancy was a 1969 graduate of St. Mary’s Springs Academy, earned her A.A.S. in Practical Nursing from Moraine Park and then obtained her state licensure as an LPN. As she gained experience, Nancy was granted licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator. She worked at the Rolling Meadows NursingHome (now closed), was the Administrator at Calumet Homestead Rehabilitation Center in New Holstein and the Christian Home & Rehabilitation Center in Waupun. For more than a decade, she was a partner and eventually became sole owner, of Touchstone Living Center in North Fond du Lac. Additionally, Nancy served on national committees, was a consultant, a speaker and as a board member for a non-profit organization.
She genuinely loved her profession and provided loving and compassionate care to her residents and comfort to countless families in need of her help.
Nancy was first of all a loving and devoted mother to her son Matthew and a cherished member of her family. She was a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Community and very active in many organizations; the Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #57, Eagles Aerie 270, the Fond du Lac Yacht Club, Weight Watchers and the Windhover Center for the Arts (now THELMA). She was a real estate broker, had owned a CURVES franchise in Waupun and for decades was a faithful volunteer at Walleye Weekend in Fond du Lac.
She is survived by her son, Matthew Steinke; sister, Carol Jean (Ned) Dana; 2 brothers, Jim (Kathy) Geelan and David (Mary Lynn) Geelan, all of Fond du Lac; 8 nephews and nieces, John, Shawn, Brian, Stephen, and Sarah, Michael, Peter and Zachary; and many great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; niece, Margaret Beth Geelan; 3 nephews, Patrick David Geelan, Vincent Edward Dana and David James Dana; both her maternal and paternal grandparents; and special friend, Harry Duehring.
VISITATION: Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 N. Park Ave., Fond du Lac and again on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Holy Family Catholic Church, 271 4th St. Way, Fond du Lac. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 11:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Entombment in Rienzi Cemetery and All Faiths Chapel Mausoleum will follow the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are appreciated for a memorial scholarship fund for nursing that Matt and family are establishing. Please visit www.ueckerwitt.com or call the funeral home at 920.922.5110 for more information.
Nancy will be dearly missed by Matt; her siblings and their spouses; her nieces and nephews; cousins; countless friends; associates; the Touchstone Living Center family; especially the staff and her beloved Dexter Ditter. In addition, her friends from the FDL Yacht Club and the Elks will miss her dearly. Let us always remember her wish to all…”Have a Great Day!.”
May God Grant Her Eternal Rest.