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Nancy Wittenburg

February 28, 1939 — February 14, 2024

Nancy Lorraine (Eames) Wittenburg, 14 days short of her 85th birthday passed away on February 14, 2024, at Pioneer Cottages in Breckenridge, MN under the wonderful care of Pioneer Staff and CHI Hospice. She was surrounded by her four children.

Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service at the Vertin Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton ND, on Sunday, February 18, 2024, Celebration of life and sharing will begin at 2:00 PM with a private burial later in the afternoon, at the Gol Aal Cemetery rural, Wyndmere, ND.

Nancy was born, on February 28, 1939, in Marshalltown Iowa, to Daryl and Alice (Mayo) Eames. Nancy grew up on a farm near Grinnell Iowa and graduated from Grinnell High School in 1957. She was her dad’s right-hand “man” and he nicknamed her “Butch” growing up.  Nancy was the 2nd oldest of four girls, her sisters were, Barbara, Joyce, and Dolly Marie.

Nancy met Wally Wittenburg and were married on October 21, 1959. Wally, the romantic mailed her an engagement ring in the mail, as he was stationed in the Navy in California. Immediately after the wedding, they lived in California until Wally was shipped to Korea. Nancy moved home to Grinnell where their first child Kim was born, Joe was born in Eldora IA, Carl in Faribault MN, and Troy in Grand Junction CO.  After Wally finished his military service, they started their lifelong career in the turkey industry, with their forever home in Wyndmere. Nancy and Wally continued to raise turkeys, grow breeder hen turkeys, and be involved in the turkey industry for 45 years.  During this time, they were extremely involved in the community. Nancy was the planner and organizer of just about any event put in front of her. She could cook up a meal for 20 people in a matter of an hour, with no hesitation, and felt great accomplishments in giving back to her church, community, and the turkey industry. Nancy would never shy away from planning a big event. She was the baker and cook, known for her turkey salad, Kringla, and angel food cakes (made from turkey eggs, of course).

Nancy was most noted for her dedication to her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was always making memories, providing spiritual guidance with the kindest and biggest heart.  She will always be remembered for her warm welcoming smile and for making everyone feel at home.

Nancy is survived by her children Kim (Brian) Nelson, Joe (Patty) Wittenburg, Carl (Sharlene) Wittenburg, and Troy (Cory Lidenberg) Wittenburg; grandchildren, Beth Althoff, Gary Althoff, Jessica (Joe) Metcalf, Dena (Terry) Motl, Jill Wittenburg, Haley (Zach) Lautt, Ashtin (Joey) Blackmore, Kyle (Cassey) Wittenburg, Nick (Kari Trowbridge) Wittenburg, Nate (Brittany Badour), Wittenburg, Wyatt (Amy Jost) Wittenburg, Hannah (Brandon) Hoenhause & Marah Wittenburg; great-grandchildren, Levi, Brenna & Brady Metcalf, Lidia, Chase & Jayse Motl, Leighton, Brevin, Easton and Payson Pauly, Kennedy, Myken and Austyn Lautt, Tommy & Lennon Blackmore, Eleanor, Emmet & Emerson Wittenburg, Brecklyn, Brixten & Bristol Wittenburg; her sister, Joyce (Allen) Schlosser, brothers-in-law, Robert Pearce and Darrell Callison. 

Nancy was preceded in death, by her husband Wally, (January 2017); sisters, Barbara (Eames) Callison and Dolly Marie (Eames) Pearce; brother and sisters-in-law, Robert and Patty Wittenburg, Clarice (Wittenburg) & Jim Mullins, Betty (Wittenburg) and Irv Rindles.

The family thanks the staff at Pioneer Cottages in Breckenridge for the past seven years of care she has received. We always knew she was safe, loved, and well cared for. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Gol-Aal Cemetery or a charity of your choice.

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