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Nancy Irene Moreton

July 28, 1938 — September 26, 2015

Nancy Irene [nèe Folkestad] Moreton was born in Albert Lea, MN on July 28, 1938, to Norwegian-American parents. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1956, among a group of fun, tight-knit friends. There she was active in Choir and enjoyed music and song her entire life. Nancy attended the University of Minnesota for a short time, before packing up a small suitcase and moving to the big city of Chicago in 1959. There she met many lasting friends and her future husband, Harry Moreton. While in Chicago, she worked as a Sales Secretary at United Airlines. Job perks included frequent travel abroad, which she enjoyed immensely and travel remained a passion throughout her adult life. In 1969, she moved with her new family – husband Harry and three small children – from LaGrange, IL, into a house Harry built [over many weekends!] in West Chicago. She raised her children there, was active in the PTO, and expertly entertained many family and friends in these years. Nancy was an excellent cook and knew how to throw a memorable party. She was often roped into learning a new family sport, usually unsuccessfully. As was recently noted, “she couldn’t ski, but she always looked amazing!” When her children were older she opened and ran a tearoom and gift shop in Warrenville, the Little Red Schoolhouse. She lived in West Chicago for almost thirty years before moving to the Wheaton area after her divorce. In January 2013, Nancy was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. She entered the excellent care of Angels Grace Hospice, which greatly improved the quality and length of her life. She passed away Saturday morning 26 September 2015 (with daughter Julie at her bedside), at Meadowbrook Manor in Naperville, IL, where she’d lived since 2005. Nancy was a warm and fun-loving person, a loyal, caring and thoughtful friend and loving parent who adored her children. She will be missed. She suffered greatly in the last years of her life and is now at peace. She is preceded in death by her sister Lucy, and parents Omer and Irene Folkestad of Albert Lea, MN. She is survived by her son Chris, daughter Julie, daughter Melissa and two granddaughters, Aurelia and Flora. Funeral service will be held at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Rd. Wheaton, IL Saturday 3 October at 11am. Beverage Family Funeral Home in charge of Arrangements. www.beveragefamilyfh.com or www.williams-kampp.com
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