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Nancy Kay Schramm

October 14, 1939 — August 25, 2022

Nancy Kay Bohach Schramm, 82, of Rochester, Minnesota passed away on August 25th, 2022 at The Homestead of Rochester, Minnesota. Nancy was born on October 14th, 1939 to parents Richard and Gladys Bohach in Hopkins Minnesota. She graduated from Appleton Minnesota High School in 1957. Nancy attended Moorhead College and graduated with a BS degree in education in 1963. Later she attended Colorado State College where she attained an MA degree in August 1966. On August 14th, 1963 Nancy was married to Donald W Schramm. They were divorced in 1981. Nancy began her teaching career in 1963 in a small town in North Dakota. After a few years there, she moved to Sacramento California and started a 40-year tenure of teaching, most of which was at Bancroft Elementary School in Sacramento. After retirement, she volunteered to assist students with special needs for several more years. Nancy had many passions in life, her deep religious beliefs & love of God, her love of Family, her passion for Music, deep dedication to her students and her adventurous nature for travel. Nancy was a very active member of St Andrew Lutheran church where she played the piano and organ for services. She assisted the Pastor while vising nursing homes and played the piano for hymn requests from residents. Her love of family ran very deep. She would make almost yearly trips back to Minnesota and Iowa to be with family. Her love of long conversations on the phone were well known to family. Nancy's passion and love of music was deep. She began piano lessons at an early age and played clarinet in high school. She was a very accomplished pianist and gave lessons to many children. Some of the children were Hmong refugees, and she refused payment from them. She was deeply dedicated to teaching young children and many of them kept in contact with her when they grew into adulthood. Nancy loved to travel to places within the USA. She and her good friend and fellow teacher, Sandy McFarlin, traveled to several countries of Europe, the Mediterranean area, Thailand and Mexico. Nancy was married to Norman Nelson on January 6th, 2018. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Gladys Bohach. Her older brother Neil and sister-in-law Betty. Her husband Norman Nelson. Her niece Kristin Bohach. Her great-niece Samantha O'Connor and her great-nephew McClain Bohach. Nancy is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Ned and Bev Bohach, her sister and brother-in-law Nita and Michael Jack, and brother Nick Bohach. She also leaves behind eleven nieces and nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 10:30am at Ranfranz and Vine, Rochester Minnesota with a visitation held one hour prior to the service and a luncheon will be held after the service. Inurnment will be at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester Minnesota. For those that may wish to dedicate a memorial in Nancy's behalf, the family recommends Moments Hospice of Rochester as they gave a most caring, dedicated and truly outstanding support for Nancy. Link to: https://momentsfoundation.org/contact/ or the Rochester office can be contacted at Moments Hospice of Rochester, Phone: 507 888-9700. Contact: Jayme. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bohach - Schramm family; to share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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Saturday, September 24, 2022

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes

5421 Royal Pl NW, Rochester, MN 55901

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

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Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes

5421 Royal Pl NW, Rochester, MN 55901

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