Nancy Svenson, age 69, of Wonder Lake, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry.
She was born January 26, 1944 in Waukegan to Vern L. and Dorothy J. (Musch) Barnstable. On February 1, 1975, she was united in marriage with Glenn Svenson at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Antioch.
Raised and educated in Antioch, she and her husband lived for a time in McHenry after their marriage, until moving to Wonder Lake in 1979.
Nancy was employed by the State Bank of the Lakes as a teller for nearly 10 years. After the birth of her son, she was a stay at home mom for several years, until taking a job at McHenry High School-West Campus, where she was a study hall monitor and worked in the A-V department for several years. Prior to retirement, she was a bus driver for the SEDOM program for three years.
Nancy was a dedicated 4-H leader for the Busy Three Club for nearly 10 years. A woman of faith, Nancy was a devoted member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Richmond.
She enjoyed baking cakes and cake decorating. She also enjoyed crocheting, and made many afghans as gifts. Another favorite pastime was shopping. Nancy had a wonderful laugh, even during her many weeks of serious illness. A loving and outgoing person, she had a strong will and assertiveness that allowed her to get things done. She will be dearly missed by her loving family.
Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Glenn; a son, Eric Svenson of Wonder Lake; a sister, Sue (Ronald) Redman of Bristol, WI; a sister-in-law, Carole (Ron) England of Palatine; and a brother-in-law, Roy (Gerri) Svenson of Schaumburg; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, at Grace Lutheran Church, 6000 Broadway St., Richmond, IL 60071. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. in the church, with Rev. Andrew Tyrrell officiating.
Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Woodstock.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to the Endowment Fund at Grace Lutheran Church.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com.