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Nancy Templeton

July 11, 1953 — January 22, 2024


Nancy went home to be with her LORD and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, January 22, 2024. Nancy was born in St Paul, MN on July 11, 1953, and grew up with her parents Toivo and Helen Lepisto in Aurora, MN. She became a child of God through Holy Baptism at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. After graduating from Aurora Hoyt Lakes High School, Nancy went on to earn a degree in Music Performance and Education from The College of St. Scholastica. Nancy's career began as an elementary school music teacher in Le Sueur, MN, where she met her future husband, Scott. The two were married in August of 1977 and were blessed with a daughter, Lucy, and a son, Drew. Nancy cherished her time as a full-time mother during her children's younger years before becoming an Evaluation Specialist with Scholarship America. Nancy and Scott retired to her childhood home in northern MN in 2007 before moving to Black River Falls, WI to be closer to children and grandchildren.

Nancy's passion for music was present in many forms throughout her life. She took great pleasure in teaching piano lessons to children and adults. Her final three students were her grandchildren who learned remotely from Florida. It was a joy for Nancy to serve her Lord as organist/pianist and choir director at the congregations she was a member of. She shared her love of music playing organ one last time on Christmas Day, 2023.

Nancy, through God's grace, held firmly to God's promises of forgiveness and eternal life that she received at her baptism. She modeled this trusting faith over the years for her children and grandchildren, looking forward to being truly at peace in heaven.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 46 years, Scott, daughter Lucy (Justin) Siegler of Citrus Springs, FL, and son Drew (Becca) of Mitchellville, IA. Also surviving Nancy are her three grandchildren, Lily, Marina, and Grant Siegler. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents Toivo and Helen Lepisto.

A memorial service will be held for Nancy on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Faith Lutheran Church in Black River Falls, WI at 11am with Pastor Joel Neumann officiating. A light lunch will follow the service. Nancy's family will be greeting friends and relatives starting at 9:30 am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Faith Lutheran Church, the American Cancer Society or to the donor's choice.

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

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