The funeral service for Nancy Welle, 82, of Tracy, will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at the Lake Sarah Baptist Church in rural Slayton. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will take place at the Elm Creek Cemetery in Trimont, MN.
Nancy Faye McLellan was born on February 19, 1939, in Trimont, MN, to Chrystobel (Marsh) and Thomas McLellan. Nancy was the oldest of three daughters. She grew up in Trimont, MN, surrounded by lots of cousins. At 14, her family moved to Spencer, IA, where she graduated from Spencer High School in 1957. Nancy met Jim the summer before her senior year and they were united in marriage on August 25 of 1957. They shared 58 years together living in several places and developing many lasting friendships along the way. They had two daughters; Linda and Susan. Nancy graduated from Spencer School of Business in 1980 and she worked as an Insurance Secretary for 25 years. Nancy was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and beloved friend to many. Nancy and Jim complimented each other so well. They both loved the Lord and put Him first in their life. Their life centered around sharing the gospel with others by using their many gifts and talents. Nancy was an accomplished seamstress from very young. She made with love her families clothes including special occasion dresses and Susan’s wedding dress. Her family were the recipients of quilts, purses, repurposed items and many clever and useful gifts. She made memory bears for others and when Jim died, she blessed friends and family with bears and pillows made with his clothes. She loved crafts, gardening, bird watching, reading, cooking, playing games with her family and spending precious summer vacations with her sisters Jean and Mary. Nancy and Jim gave to many missionaries, taught bible studies and hosted small groups. She gave special talks at Ladies groups, volunteered at VBS and Awana and mentored other women in the faith. She was a true prayer warrior loved by many. After moving to Tracy, MN, in 2010, she was active at Lake Sarah Baptist Church. She joined Garden Club and Serosis Study Club where she met and became friends with many special ladies.
Nancy passed away at home, surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday, November 23. She is survived by her daughters Linda McDaniel (Dave) of Des Moines, IA, and her children Amanda (Marcus) Frerk and Jonathon (Becca) McDaniel, daughter Susan (Terry) Nelson of Tracy, MN, and their children Thomas (Krista) Nelson, Asa (Morgan) Nelson, Jessica (Mitchell) Snyder, Tony Nelson, great-grandchildren Ty and Chrystobel, sisters Donna Jean McLellan of Blaine, MN, and Mary Harmon of Floral Park, NY, and other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jim, brother-in-law Dave Harmon and sister-in-law Karen Kenobbie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Nancy Welle Memorial Fund at Lake Sarah Baptist Church: 1613 191st St, Slayton, MN 56172