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Nancy Svenson

Nancy Svenson, 69, Wonder Lake, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry.

She was born Jan. 26, 1944, in Waukegan to Vern L. and Dorothy J. (Musch) Barnstable.

On Feb. 1, 1975, she married Glenn Svenson at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Antioch.

She was raised and educated in Antioch and moved to Wonder Lake in 1979. She worked for 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 audio-visual department for several years.

Prior to retirement, she was a bus driver for the Special Education District of McHenry County program for three years.

She also was a dedicated 4-H leader for the Busy Three Club for nearly 10 years and a devoted member of Grace Lutheran Church, Richmond.

She enjoyed baking cakes, cake decorating and shopping.

She also enjoyed crocheting and made many afghans as gifts. She had a wonderful laugh, even during her many weeks of serious illness. She was a loving and outgoing person with 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; a son, Eric Svenson, Wonder Lake; a sister, Sue (Ronald) Redman, Bristol, Wis.; a sister-in-law, Carole (Ron) England, Palatine; a brother-in-law, Roy (Gerri) Svenson, Schaumburg; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation was Feb. 12 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, McHenry, and Feb. 13 at Grace Lutheran Church, Richmond.  The funeral was Feb. 13 at the church. The Rev.  Andrew Tyrrell officiated. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery, Woodstock.

Memorials  can be sent to the Endowment Fund at Grace Lutheran Church, 6000 Broadway St., Richmond, IL 60071.

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