Nancy Bethke passed away peacefully at her home on October 29, 2019. Born in Galesburg Illinois in 1933, Nancy started school in a rural one room schoolhouse, she had her own horse and brought her dog Robert to school every day. Nancy graduated from the University of Illinois as a registered nurse. She worked in hospitals in Champaign, Chicago before moving to Ann Arbor to work at the VA hospital. Nancy married Bill Bethke in 1961 then focused on raising her daughters Carrie Barroso and Jennifer Bethke. She loved being grandmother to Morgen Barroso, Erik Barroso, Spencer Campbell and Blake Campbell. Nancy enjoyed art projects and treasure hunts with her grandchildren, vacationing on the beautiful beaches in Michigan, golfing, gardening, week-long birthday celebrations, baking phenomenal apple pies and eating ice cream every day.
A celebration of her life will be held in the spring of 2020.