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Obituary: Nancie Resch

Sept. 9, 1942 – Dec. 18, 2023

Nancie Resch, age 81, a beloved wife, mother, and friend, died on Dec. 18, 2023. Nancie passed with her loving family by her side after she courageously battled an 18-month illness, myelodysplastic syndrome.

Nancie was born on Sept. 9, 1942, in Neenah, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Clarence and Eleanor Schmitzer. Nancie was a 1960 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Menasha, Wisconsin. Nancie filled her life with love, laughter, and faith. She cherished moments with those she held dear.

Nancie was the loving wife of David Resch, whom she was united in marriage on June 22, 1963. Inseparable, they created a lifetime of memories. Their journey led them from their roots in the Fox Valley to the picturesque landscapes of Door County, Wisconsin, in 1989. It was there that they expanded new chapters in their lives, surrounded by the beauty of nature, family, friends, and the warmth of a close-knit community.

Nancie was a devoted mother to three children, Dawn (Todd) Weyenberg, Chris (Kari) Resch and Beth (Carlos) Resch, to whom she provided endless joy, guidance, and wisdom. Family was at the center of Nancie’s world, and her love for her family knew no bounds. She took great pride in nurturing a strong and loving family, leaving behind a legacy of unity and connection.

Nancie’s warm and welcoming nature endeared her to many, and her circle of friends was a testament to the genuine connections she formed throughout her life. Nancie’s friendships were characterized by laughter, shared experiences, and unwavering support.

In 2016, Nancie and David embarked on a new adventure, spending the past eight winters in Fort Myers, Florida. These times were filled with sunshine, relaxation, and the welcoming hospitality to family and friends which created everlasting loving memories.

Nancie found fulfillment in a multitude of creative pursuits, with a special emphasis on channeling her artistic skills into painting, ceramics, quilting, home décor and fused glass work with her many Door County friends and family members at the Playhouse.

Nancie is survived in death by the love of her life and husband, David Resch. Her daughter Dawn (Todd) Weyenberg, Menomonee Falls, son Chris (Kari) Resch, Oshkosh, and daughter Beth (Carlos) Resch, Door County. Ten grandchildren: Ryan (Stefanie) Weyenberg, Zachary (Emma) Weyenberg, Madison (Alex) Hopfensperger, Austin (Helen) Krohn, Jake (Abigail) Resch, Benjamin Krohn, Rachel (Jonah) Matulle, Nick Weyenberg, Maxwell Krohn and Ellie Krohn. Two great granddaughters Jensyn (Zachary and Emma) Weyenberg and Charlotte (Jake and Abigail) Resch. Nancie leaves behind her loving sister Joanie Helein and brother Mike (Mary) Schmitzer. Sisters in-law Patricia Deniston, Judy (Jon) Clope, Jacque Resch and Sallie (Gary) Berg. Brothers in-law John (Vickie) Resch and Mike (Mary) Resch. She is also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Nancie was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Eleanor Schmitzer, brother James Schmitzer, sisters Kay Plier and Janet Aldridge, sisters-in-law Janice Schmitzer and Sandy Fotopoulos, and brothers-in-law William Helein, Gerald Plier, Thomas Resch, Terry Resch, Phil Deniston and Gary Aldridge.

A heartfelt appreciation goes out to Nancie’s dedicated care teams in both Door County and Florida. We would like to give special recognition for the compassionate care and support provided by her children who supported their mother and father during Nancie’s last days.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Door County (boysgirlsclubdoorco.com) and/or DOOR CANcer Inc. (doorcancer.com).

A celebration of Nancie’s life will take place on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church at 110 N 5th Ave, Sturgeon Bay. A visitation at the church will be at 9:30 am and church service will take place at 11 am. A luncheon will follow, and details will be announced at the service.