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Nancy Ann (Kohanski) Buech

05/08/1941 - 09/13/2022
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Nancy Ann (Kohanski) Buech passed away on Tuesday September 13, 2022.

Born in May 1941 to Helen (Tonn) and John Kohanski. Nancy was a lifelong resident of Menasha, Wisconsin. After graduating from Menasha High School in 1959, Nancy was employed by American Can as an administrative assistant. After taking several years off to be at home with her three young daughters, she went back to American Can and then on to Sun Chemicals as an office manager. She retired in 1997.

Nancy had many hobbies and interests that kept her youthful, active and physically fit. She enjoyed painting, gardening, fishing, and traveling. She kept busy during the long Wisconsin winters by attending yoga and the YMCA. Some winters were spent on Ft. Myers Beach, FL where many miles were walked on the beach. Spring and summer brought forth passion to sink her hands into the soil to gently care for her flourishing flower beds. Fall brought the harvest and a time to decorate the house for season; she made a wonderful Dutch Apple pie!

Nancy met the love of her life, Gerald R. Buech, in 1955; they were 14 and 15 years old.  They were summer “cottage kids” and had many good times on Lake Poygan. Nancy and Jerry were married in 1962. Together they raise their three daughters, Lori, Chris, and Amy. Continuing the tradition, they purchased a cottage on Lake Poygan in 1971 and spent summers there.

She will be dearly missed - Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep…

Nancy is survived by her husband of 60 years, Gerald; three daughters, Lori (Jim) Imlay, Chris (Steve) Brown, Amy Buech; 11 grandchildren: (Lori’s) Regina Pilot, Tobyn (Kaylie) Pilot, Allison Pilot, Ambrose Imlay, Joshua (Serene) Imlay, Jacob (Becca) Imlay, Kal Imlay, Rachel Imlay; (Chris’s) Gerad (Ginae) Lee, Joelle (Ryan) Jones; (Amy’s) Shaed Buech; and six great-grandchildren; as well as her two sisters, Betty Mutza and Kathie Hinske; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John Goska, Judy and Rich Marchewka, Dave and Dee Buech, Bob and Michelle Buech, Rose and Jim Luebke; along with many nieces and nephews, extended family, neighbors, and friends.

She was preceded in death by parents, John and Helen Kohanski; in-laws, Robert and Regina Buech; sister-in-law, Marilyn Goska; and brothers-in-law, Jerry Mutza and Dean Hinske.

A visitation will be on Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A private entombment will be at Highland Memorial Park in Appleton.

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

Nick and Diane Golla wrote on October 10, 2022
Our deepest sympathy to Gerry and the family of Nancy. It's so difficult to lose someone we loved. May God bring you comfort and strength.

Dan & Barb Kuepper wrote on September 21, 2022
We are so sorry for your loss of Nancy after all this time. You both were blessed with three daughters and their families. Enjoy them! As we all know how time flies! Our thoughts and prayers go to all of you.

Elaine Brunner wrote on September 19, 2022
Deepest sympathy to the family. I attended 3 exercise class with Nancy weekly at MSC and I will miss her dearly. Nancy was a wonderful, cheerful, helpful person. When the music started her feet never stopped keeping time. Miss you Nancy

Rhonda and Kevin Mesko wrote on September 19, 2022
So sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. Sending our sympathies to the entire family.

Barb Dreger wrote on September 19, 2022
Chris and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for the Lord's peace for all of you as you cherish memories of Nancy. May God bless you all. Barb & Steve Dreger

Jack & Marge Mierzwa wrote on September 19, 2022
Our heartfelt condolences to Gerry and all family members. As a lifelong friend of Gerry's, I met Nancy on visits to the summer cottage and enjoyed getting together over the years after being best man at their wedding. My wife met Nancy at a party in Milwaukee after our marriage and became a close forever friend. We celebrated Nancy & Gerry's 50th anniversary at the Fin N Feather and they celebrated our 50th anniversary in San Diego, CA. We will miss her dearly.

Robin Griesbach wrote on September 18, 2022
My deepest sympathies to the family. I was a summer cottage kid on lake Poygan and our parents would co-host our birthdays. Nancy never seemed to age! After 50 yrs I will always remember her beautiful smile and the love she had for life. RIP Nancy

William Beck wrote on September 17, 2022
My deepest sympathy for your loss sincerely Bill Beck