In Memory of

Nancy Ann Schlichting

October 2, 1940 - July 13, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Nancy Ann Schlichting

Nancy Ann Schlichting

Born: October 2, 1940
Died: July 13, 2020
Age: 79

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     Nancy Ann Schlichting, the daughter of Frank and Gladys (Haack) Galema, was born on October 2, 1940 in Ocheyedan, Iowa. She attended school at Excelsior School, south of Lake Park, graduating in 1958. Following graduation, she attended Worthington Junior College for 2 years. She then started working at the Dickinson County Extension Office in Spirit Lake.

     On October 26, 1963, Nancy married Ken Schlichting. Following their marriage, they lived in Melvin and Nancy was a homemaker and stayed home to raise her two daughters and managing household affairs. In 1980, the couple moved to Storm Lake, where she worked In Buena Vista County Extension Office. In 1987 they moved to Spencer, and Nancy worked at the Clay County Sherriff’s Office. She held the position with respect, and very near to her heart and she enjoyed all the people she had the honor of working with.

     Nancy was a feisty force of life. All that surrounded Nancy knew she was fiercely loyal, incredibly welcoming and loved by those around her beyond measure. Her warm personality and inner glow superseded all that she did, and no one escaped her charm. She would like to say, “Farewell and be well.” And probably a few words that are not fit to print. She was feisty until the end.

     Nancy’s family would like to thank the staff at St. Luke Lutheran Home for the exceptional care they provided her.

     She passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020, at the age of 79. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters: Janet and Karen. Her father made an indelible impression in her life and laid the foundation for the strong family values that she carried with her until the end. Her sisters were among her best friends.

     Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Ken of 56 years of Spencer; her daughters: Susan Schlichting of Davenport, IA and her two children: Noah and Brady and Cynthia Schlichting (Brian Carlson) of Minneapolis, MN; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.


There will be no funeral service. What she would like is that you take time to spend with your family, be safe and stay healthy. If you wish, consider a donation to your favorite charity in Nancy’s name. She was particularly fond of women’s and animal rights.

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Memorial Services will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, August 14, 2020 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

If you wish, consider a donation to your favorite charity in Nancy's name. She was particularly fond of women's and animal rights.


Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 10:12 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to you Ken and your family. It was great seeing you and Nancy at our Class Reunion last Fall. Stay well.
- Ed and Judy (Johnson) Kramme
Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 10:49 AM
“I’m so sorry Kenny to hear of Nancy’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family. Although she was my mother’s first cousin I felt like she was mine.❤️”
- Sheryl (Krick) March
Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 8:19 AM
“Kenny and family - Sending love and a big hug for your loss! We have good memories together with you and Nancy when we were raising our families!! So sorry for your loss! We will keep you and your family in our prayers and thoughts.”
- John and Maxine Elser
Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 8:19 AM
“I will always remember Nancy as a fun, engaging, and professional worker at the Sheriff's Office.”
- Tony Van Helden
Friday, July 17, 2020 at 3:07 PM
“Ken and family, so sorry to hear of your loss!!
- Natalie Tirevold
Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8:27 AM
“Nancy loved A&W ice cream cones. She will be missed, My Sympathy.”
- Diane Mozena
Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8:27 AM
“Ken & “girls”, I am deeply saddened by the loss of Nancy, but so extremely grateful I had the opportunity to cross paths with she and Ken! I will truly miss her and our visits. She is one of my favorites! ❤️”
- Sheila Tatman
Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8:26 AM
“Ken and family, so sorry for your loss. Nancy was a great lady, always enjoyed visiting with her, she will be greatly missed. ”
- Gwen and Roland Taylor
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 9:54 AM
“Dear Kenny and Family
We are so very sorry to hear about Nancy. Our thoughts and many prayers are being sent to all. So very sorry.
Love Eddie and Sue Watkins (Hugh & Lou Smiths daughter)”
- Sue Smith Watkins
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 1:48 PM
“Ken, thoughts and prayers to you for the loss of your wife. ”
- Tim & Sharon (Schott) Weishaar
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 7:28 AM
“Ken and Family
So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. I was blessed to have her as one of my secretaries at the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
Take care and God Bless!”
- Randy and Suzanne Krukow
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 1:41 PM
“Ken, so sorry for your loss. ”
- Tom W Goyette
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:12 AM
“Ken so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. ”
- Patty and Jerry jones
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 9:21 AM
“I always enjoyed visiting with Nancy when she would come into the Williams & Co office. She had a terrific sense of humor. I’m very sorry for your loss. ”
- Lori Taylor
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 9:21 AM
“I was so sad when my Mom told me today. My prayers are with all of you.”
- Kristi Hoger
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 9:21 AM
“Galen & I so enjoyed Nancy's sense of humor....thoughts and prayers to Ken and family.”
- Galen & Ann Banks
Monday, July 13, 2020 at 2:56 PM
“We are so saddened to hear of Nancys passing. I have many happy memories of getting together with Nancy and Kenny with my folks. Please accept our deep and sincere sympathy!”
- Loran, Denise and Reed Anderson
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