Nancy Mae Pietsch, 72, rural Minot, died on Sunday, December 26, in Trinity Hospital.
On July 28, 1949, Nancy was born in Minot to Irvin and Helen (Rambur) Iverson. She was raised in Minot and graduated from Minot High School in 1967. Nancy married Vernon Pietsch on February 18, 1969, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Minot. They made their home on the Pietsch family farm, and their union was blessed with two children, Carrie and Richard.
Nancy was employed at Midwest Federal Bank for many years, then moved to American Family Insurance. Finally, she retired from the Kalix Workshop in 2014.
When Nancy was younger, she enjoyed shooting trap at the Minot Gun Club and playing pinochle. In retirement, she had a passion for storytelling and gardening flowers on the farm. In 2020, Nancy published Alabaster, her first book of poetry. Nancy loved to entertain and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Her storytelling was legendary, and she could always command a room. Her infectious laugh could be heard shortly after telling a witty joke. She was an excellent grandmother and was committed to spending time with her grandchildren, who had a special place in her heart. Vernon died February 5, 2013.
Nancy’s loving family includes: her children Carrie (Marty) Powell of Gardiner, MT and Richard (Beth) Pietsch of Minot; grandchildren: Ethan and Lanie Powell and Evie and Eli Pietsch; siblings: Sandra Iverson of Orlando, FL, Cheryl (David) Christenson of Alexandria, MN, Donna Bjelland and Maggie Hulberg both of Minot and Sarah (Tom) Fuller of Bismarck and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Nancy is preceded in death by her husband Vernon, father and mother Irvin and Helen Iverson, and her grandparents.
A celebration of life service is planned for the summer of 2022.
Memorials: Preferred to the Shriner’s Hospital For Children or Saron Lutheran Church.