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Nancy Ann (Matulle) Herbst

12/20/1959 - 10/09/2023
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Nancy Ann (Matulle) Herbst passed away on Monday, October 9, 2023, at the age of 63.

Preceding Nancy in death were her mother, Phyllis Matulle; and step-mother, Donna Matulle; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas and Ruth Herbst; and brother, Ken Matulle.

She is survived by her loving husband, Tom Herbst; daughters, Kayla Taylor (Scott), Amy (Justin) Wolf; and son, Ryan (Laura) Herbst; her grandchildren, Leo, Clayton, and Everett Wolf; Sam and Bennett Herbst; sisters, Darlene Brandt and Jeri (Mike) Perschbacher; brothers, Wayne Matulle and Mike (Leisa) Shea; her father, Marv Matulle; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Nancy grew up locally in Omro, WI, where she excelled at sports and broke state basketball records. Marrying Tom in 1993, gave her the greatest sense of what unconditional love was. She made a career at Oshkosh Truck as a computer programmer and demonstrated how strong her work ethics were as an employee, mom, and wife as to how to get things done. Nancy is a devoted, loving person that was selfless and found ways to always have things organized. If there was any decoration you knew was in their house it was a snowman. Nancy actively volunteered at Julie’s Touch of Silver to support Kayla and the twirling team, as the “chaperone mom.” She was also a faithful Christian at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church throughout her years.

Anyone who attended a gathering of hers knew the appetizers were of abundance and you were full before the meal. Her ‘honey to do list’ always brought a smile and the color of Allis-Chalmers orange is one she grew to love. Nancy made an impact on everyone, even to the point to her last years of telling people, “No chocolate.” She was always involved in her children’s and grandchildren’s activities, and planned with Tom their retirement years.

Her life was cut short by a rare form of dementia and her loss is a sign that she can finally have ‘her breath.’ The way she taught people to love and always strive to be your best will outlast her time on earth. If there is anything that could be told to her today, it would be, “You taught us well.” Nancy was patient and kind, without envy, dishonor, nor one to keep the records of the wrongs. She will forever be remembered and always told, “I love you.”

A visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church 8 S. 4th St. Winneconne. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Cremation will follow and interment will be at a later date at the St. Thomas Cemetery-Poygan.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established for Alzheimer’s/Dementia research.

Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family. If you wish, please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

Ian Livingstone wrote on October 21, 2023
Sincere condolences

Larry Dobberstein wrote on October 18, 2023
My sincere sympathy to Nancy's family. I knew Nancy from growing up in Omro. Years later I again was able to see her while employed at Oshkosh Truck. When I read about her and basketball, I easily remember the many times when the guys played many days and nites of "horse" in the Matulle driveway and Nancy came out to play too. I remember a bit of her competitive side during these games. We always let her play. She was such a great person to have known.

Chuck & Diane Bainter wrote on October 13, 2023
Dear Kayla, Our sincere sympathy on the passing of your Mother, Nancy. Condolences & prayers to you at this most difficult time. Most sincerely, Chuck & Diane Bainter

Kathy Cady wrote on October 13, 2023
I so much enjoyed getting to know Nancy during her time working at Winneconne High School in the kitchen. Always quick to smile and she shared more than one jar of her pickled beets with me. My sympathies go out to her family and friends.

William Beck wrote on October 12, 2023
My deepest sympathy for your family's loss Tom sincerely Bill Beck