Nancy Virginia Ney, 68, of Oshkosh passed away at home surrounded by her family
after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer on January 5th, 2024 in Oshkosh Wisconsin.
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER THE SERVICE FOR NANCY HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
Funeral service will be held at Oakbrook Evangelical Church (3126 W 20th Ave) on Monday January 15, 2024, at 11:30AM with Dr. Robert Nix, President of Berean Bible Institute officiating. Burial/Interment will follow at Appleton Highland Memorial Park. A time of visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of service.
Nancy was born in Los Angeles, CA to Delbert and Diane Lange on April 4th, 1955. She grew up on the family farm in Minnesota and graduated from Pine City High School in 1973. Nancy felt from an early age that God wanted her to be a missionary and share the hope of the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ. She and her late husband met in missionary training with New Tribes Mission. They lived and ministered in the Loko tribe, on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea, from 1986 to 1999. It was such a joy to see many tribal people come to know Jesus as their personal Savior. Upon their return to the United States in 1999, Nancy got her CNA certification and worked for a number of years at the Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg, WI. She also had the pleasure of being part of the team opening the Lasata Crossings Assisted Living Center in 2010. She left in 2013 to become a full-time caregiver for her husband.
Following the death of her late husband, Nancy moved to Appleton and the Lord brought Scott Ney into her life. They were married November 14th 2015. Daily bible reading and praying together with Scott for their families, friends, and those God-arranged encounters were two daily priorities in her life. Being a mother and grandmother gave her great joy. Widows, widowers, missionaries and parents of missionaries had a special place in her heart as well. Traveling, biking and enjoying nature were hobbies that she loved doing with her husband and family.
Nancy is preceded in death by her late husband, Scott Nichols, her father, Delbert Lange, her mother, Diane Lange, her sister, Lisa Morgenweck, her brother, Larry Lange, both sets of grandparents, Fred and Ruth Nelson, and Julius and Mae Lange.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Scott Ney of Oshkosh, three children, Nathan Nichols of Waukesha, Stacy (Michael) Creech of Waukesha, Steven(Laura) Nichols of Appleton, and two step-children, Dan(Lori) Ney of Oshkosh, and Tricia (Chuck) Olson of Oshkosh, two sisters, Linda Andrews of Anchorage, Alaska, Jeanine Lange of Eagan, MN, one brother, Steven(Kim) Lange of Pine City, MN, sixteen grandchildren, Kelsey Creech, Dylan Creech, Riley Creech, Brynn Creech, Reagan Creech, Edwin Nichols, Charlie Nichols, Audrey Nichols, Elyse Nichols, Stuart Nichols, Margaret Nichols, Jadon Ney, Nathan Ney, Hannah Olson, Emma Olson, and Timothy Olson and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family is establishing organizations for memorial donations.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Belville & Associates Chiropractic Clinic, Michael D. Wachtel Cancer Center, and Compassus Hospice Care for their loving and compassionate care.
1 Thessalonians 4:13, 14, 18 (NLV)
“Christian brothers, we want you to know for sure about those who have died. You have no reason to have sorrow as those who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and then came to life again. Because we believe this, we know that God will bring to life again all those who belong to Jesus…. Because of this, comfort each other with these words.”