Nancy Ann Foss


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Nancy Ann Foss of Fitchburg on Aug. 10 at the age of 66.

Nancy was born in June of 1953 in Chippewa Falls to Walt and Ruth Conner.

She graduated from Memorial High School in 1971. In 1975, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis on vocal performance. Later in life, her love of people as well as her caring nature drew her to follow in her father’s footsteps toward a master's degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Nancy was a kind person who loved spending time with family and friends. She was loved and cherished by many people, including her husband John, her daughter Sarah (Brian) Kurtz of Medina, Ohio, and her son Ross (Natasha) Riege of Venice, Calif., stepson Ehren (Kim) Foss and stepdaughter Kate Foss.

Although she had too little time with them due to her illness, she cherished her grandchildren Mason, Caden, Henry, Theodore, Emma and Jack. She is also survived by her brother Mike, sister Mickie and by the father of her children Steve Riege.

Her friends were a source of great joy in her life. She cherished her PEO sisters and until her health condition made it impossible, she was active in her chapter as president. She also had many cherished artistic friends and neighbors who brought creativity as well as spirituality to her life. Dr. Sue Brown, who aided her during her illness, was especially cherished by Nancy and John.

Nancy was a woman of many talents. She was an accomplished vocalist, pianist, theatrical performer and artist. She performed in several plays and operas throughout Wisconsin and performed in the Milwaukee Master Singers alongside her husband John.

Aside from her many musical accomplishments, she was an artist in many art forms but her favorite art involved creating creatures out of repurposed items. She put her heart into each creature she created and enjoyed sharing them with friends and family.

We will all miss her beautiful voice, gorgeous thick, curly, black hair, her unique fashion style that was all her own and her beautiful smile!

Please join John in a celebration of Nancy’s life to be held at Agrace Hospice Care Center at 5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Fitchburg, on Sunday, Sept. 8 ,from 2 to 4 p.m. Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. on the day of the celebration.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to PEO chapter H or Milwaukee Master Singers.  

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