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Obituary for Nancy Hvambsal Morten
Devoted Mother, Wife, Caregiver and Friend
Nancy Bottke Hvambsal Morten, 77 died Friday, April 1, 2016 at her Trade Lake home with her family by her side.
Nancy was born October 26, 1938 in Morristown, MN to Edward and Elsie Bottke. She grew up on a small farm with four brothers and one sister. In 1959 she graduated from St. Barnabas Nursing School in Minneapolis, which started a 50 year career in Nursing and the health care field. She also held her Bachelor's Degree in Patient Care Administration from the University of Minnesota.
During her career Nancy held a variety of positions which included Staff Nurse, Director of Nursing, Teacher and Hospice Nurse. In her off time Nancy continued to promote health care programs by volunteer teaching CPR and working with Frederic's Town and Country Ambulance Service. While her career was a constant in her life; family, friends and having fun was her passion. Nancy loved to golf, fish, bowl, play cards, craft, garden and host gatherings. She was always up for a new adventure. She nurtured this adventurous spirit and has passed it onto her children and grandchildren and is something we celebrate most about her life.
Nancy was preceded in death by her first husband Burns Erling (Bumps) Hvambsal, whom she married on October 31, 1959 and four children were born.
Nancy is survived by her second husband Jim Morten; siblings Gladys (Don) Longpre, Wayne (Shirley) Bottke, Marvin Bottke (Carole); children Blake (Cathy) Hvambsal, Blaine (Nancy) Hvambsal, Beth (Dan) Rosema and Brenda Hvambsal-Lake (Dave Lake), seven grandchildren, three step-children Barry Morten, Danette Olsen, and Rene' Morten, twelve step-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces and nephews and countless friends.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 23rd, 11:00 a.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Frederic, WI with a lunch to follow. Visitation will also be held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Friday, April 22nd from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Memorials are requested in lieu of flowers. Organizations that were special to Nancy included Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Frederic Lioness Club, Maple Grove Cemetery and Regional Hospice Services. The Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic is assisting the family with arrangements. Feel free to sign the guestbook online and leave a memory.