Nancy Kehrberg, 85, of Menomonie, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at the Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie with her children by her side.

Nancy was born Aug. 29, 1932, in Minneapolis, Minn. She was the only child of Axel and Hilda (Anderson) Johnson. Nancy spent her early childhood growing up on a farm near Backus, Minn. When she entered Junior High, the family moved to St. Louis Park, Minn. She graduated from St. Louis Park High in 1950. After attending the University of Minnesota, she worked for an insurance company and a doctor before marrying R. Frank Kehrberg in June of 1958. Nancy and Frank spent the first year of their marriage living in Chatsworth Calif., but it wasn’t long before they moved back to Minnesota. They settled in St. Paul, Minn., and started a family. In 1967 they moved the family to Menomonie. Nancy was active raising her three kids, volunteering at their schools, and volunteering with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. After her children were older Nancy became a tour guide at the Wilson Place Museum. She very much enjoyed sharing her knowledge of the museum with visitors, especially the kids. Nancy was also a member of the Menomonie Women’s Club. She served in many positions within the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, including Club President, District President and finally becoming President of the Wisconsin Federation of Women’s Clubs in 2000.

Nancy enjoyed reading, travel and sewing. She also enjoyed the company of cats. From Boots to Abagail she was almost never without a cat in her life.

Nancy is survived by her three children, Richard (Pamala) of Ames, Iowa, Fredrick (Carrie) of Cannon Falls, Minn., and Susan (Steven) of Millbrae, Calif.; four grandchildren, Richard, Alexandria, Kristopher and Kathryn; and other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Frank.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Menomonie with the Rev. Kathleen Remund officiating.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to the time of the services at the church on Friday.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Menomonie is serving the family.


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