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Nancy Ann (Cramer) Hardegen

March 12, 1946 ~ June 25, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old


Nancy Ann Hardegen (77) passed away peacefully on June 25, 2023, with her family lovingly by her side.

Born March 12, 1946, to Marilyn and Gerald Cramer, Nancy lived her young life in West Allis, WI, with her five siblings Robert (Bobby) Cramer, Jerilyn Fuchs, Joan Siegler, Patricia (Patsy) Kiefer, and Harold (Butch) Cramer, along with many, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends nearby.

She leaves behind her devoted husband, Emmett Hardegen, and her five children and their families, including nine grandchildren, one foster son, and stepchildren. They include son Dano (Buddy) Anderson and wife Tricia and their children Gavin and Elise; daughter Heidi Watts and her husband Mike and their two daughters Julie and Michelle; daughter Vicki Keenan and her husband Mike and their sons Ryan and Aidan; daughter Heather Scheunemann and her three daughters Jaidan, Evelyn, and Adalynn; and her daughter Jennifer Dvorak and her husband Tyler and their fur babies, Barron, and Josie. In addition, she leaves behind a foster son, Nicolas Thompson, and stepdaughter, Beth Borders, and her husband, Joe, and their children Ashley, Cody, and Zachary.

Family gatherings for every holiday, birthday, or just an ordinary weekend at the lake, the farm, the VFW Post, Grandma, and Grandpa’s house, watching the kids jump the beloved peony bushes led to a love for the family beyond measure. She never missed a game, a recital, or a concert and encouraged her children and grandchildren to pursue their passions and dreams.

Nancy was strong-willed and stubborn at times, but she also had an enormous heart and a wonderful sense of humor. She was generous, loyal, and brave, and we have heard over the last several days about how she touched so many lives, whether it be a stray animal, a friend who needed a place to sleep, or a child that needed a home.

She will be remembered for all the heart she shared with her friends and family. She genuinely loved each of them- and if you knew her, you knew it. When her time came, she was strong and carried herself with dignity, strength, and love for those who went before her. She will be missed dearly.

The services will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2023. Friends and family are welcome to the visitation at Como Community Church from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, followed by a church ceremony at 11:00 am and burial at St.
Francis de Sales Cemetery at 12:30 pm.

We thank Agrace Hospice and all the caregivers for their unwavering support and care for Nancy. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Agrace Hospice at https://www.agrace.org/donate/donate-today/.

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July 1, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Como Community Church
W3901 Palmer Rd.
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Funeral Service
July 1, 2023

11:00 AM
Como Community Church
W3901 Palmer Rd.
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Graveside Service
July 1, 2023

12:30 PM
St France De Sales Catholic Cemetery
6332 Wisconsin 50
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147


Agrace Hospice Care
5395 East Cheryl Parkway, Madison WI 53711
Tel: 1-800-553-4289
Web: https://www.agrace.org/make-a-gift/donate-today.html


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