Nancy DeRoode, age 83, of Ghent, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Services plans will be finalized once the current gathering limitations are lifted. Future Memorial Services will be held at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Marshall with interment to follow in the St. Eloi Catholic Cemetery in Ghent, Minnesota. Please watch for future announcements.
Nancy Ann Larson was born on March 29, 1937 in Choice Valley, Minnesota, to Orrel and Susan (Lee) Larson. She attended school in Mabel, Minnesota, graduating with the high school class of 1956. Nancy then attended Rochester Community College. She met and married Donald Bagley in 1960 in Mabel. The couple made their home in St. Paul where Nancy worked at International Harvester. Donald and Nancy were blessed with 2 children, Rachel and Chad. After moving to Marshall, Nancy was blessed to find love again with Theodore DeRoode. Ted and Nancy were married in the fall of 1983 on the campus of SMSU. The couple blended their families with Ted’s 3 children and Nancy loved them each as her own. Nancy started working at Eastside as the school secretary, then found her home at the Library of SMSU. She worked at the college for 22 years before retiring in 2000. Ted and Nancy experienced a loving and fun life together, spending time at the cabin on Lake Minnewaska, gardening, canning and spending time with their many friends and family. Nancy enjoyed her flowers, watching the birds, shopping trips and she loved Elvis and country music. She also liked going to the YMCA for socializing or to practice her yoga.
Nancy DeRoode died on May 12, 2020, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the age of 83 years, 1 month, and 13 days. Blessed be her memory.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 37 years, Ted DeRoode; 5 children, Rachel Bagley of Ghent, Chad (Sue) Bagely of Minneota, Lisa (Steve)Tykwinski of Ghent, Karen (John)DeRoode-Marron of Ghent, David DeRoode of Minnetonka; Grandchildern, Neal Tykwinski, Drew Tykwinski, Emma DeRoode, Theodore DeRoode, Sean Marron, Daniel Marron, Bridget Marron; siblings, Loretta Ryan of Trempleau, WI, Lynn (Deb) Larson of Chicago IL, Brenda (Jerry) Holtzman of Evansdale, IA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, Orrel and Susan Larson; first husband, Donald Bagley; and brother, Brad Larson.