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“Dave and family, I am saddened at Nancy's sudden passing, my thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I hadn't seen Nancy for a while and in...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jeff Svoboda - New Richland, MN

“Dave and family--- You have my deepest sympathy. Nancy was a lovely lady. I am sorry I cannot be there right now; am out of state for a business...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Harpestad - Wells, MN

“You left us too soon but you are now with your dad Roy, daughter Anna and our heavenly father. The memories of our growing up together, playing...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Vicky Dobberstein - Bloomington, MN

“My heart goes out to the family I am deeply saddened for your loss ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jeff Meyer - Owatonna, MN

“Nancy was a friend and classmate. She was always so kind. She will be missed. My deepest sympathy to her family. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Joni Cather ( Gries) - Albert Lea, MN

“We won't be able to attend services however know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our sympathies to you and your family Dave. May God give...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Max + Marcella Mejia - Wells, MN

“So sorry Dave for your loss. Nancy was a great and amazing person.There are no words... ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Doreen (Reenie) Neitzel - Alden, MN

“Nancy was one of the sweetest, most loving women I've known....I will miss her very much. My prayers go out to Dave and the entire family. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Cheri Nesje - Albert Lea, MN

“My deepest condolences, she was an amazing loving woman. Nancy will be truly missed by all. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Judy M - Wells - Family Friend


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Nancy Renae Bixby, age 60, of Wells, MN, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held Monday, November 27, 2017 at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN from 4:00-7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM, with Pastor Mary Iverson.
Nancy was born March 20, 1957, the daughter of Roy and Clara (Nesje) Knudtson in Albert Lea, MN. She grew up in Kiester and graduated from Kiester High School, the class of 1976. She married her soulmate David Bixby on June 11th, 1977 and they recently celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary this year. Nancy worked in Owatonna for 17 years at Viracon, but Nancy's passion in life was being a mom! She was the best mother and the foundation in her family's life and her children loved her immensely. She gave the best hugs, was selfless, always giving and never asked anything in return, and would always put others needs before her own; she was a real angel on this earth. Nancy was a hard worker and her favorite time of the year was when she could start decorating for the holidays, especially Christmas. She loved spending time with her family, especially her mom. She enjoyed dancing, attending concerts, the simple things in life ~sunrises and sunsets, cooking and baking (she made the best banana bread and macaroni salad), and doing everyday stuff with her husband David. Nancy made a big impact on many people and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her father Roy; daughter Anna Lea; aunt Joann Nesje.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 40 years, David Bixby of Wells, MN; mother Clara Satre of Wells, MN; children: Justin Bixby (wife Jen Quick) of Redwood City, CA; Dana Bixby (fiancé Michael Buschman) of Albert Lea, MN, Jennifer Bixby (fiancé Trent Kotasek) of Wells, MN; 2 step-grandchildren: Trinity and Halo Buschman; and a grand-dog, Chester; siblings: Rory (wife Ona) Knudtson of Kiester, MN, Nadine (Paul) Haukoos of St. Peter, MN, Evonne (Fred) Baluski of Ruso, North Dakota, MN; stepsister: Linda Engebretson of Bricelyn, stepbrother: David (Colleen) Satre of Bricleyn, MN; sisters-in-law: Barb Stratton and Josrene Klocek; brother-in-law: Tom (wife Cindy) Bixby, special friends: Val Stafford and Karen Thompson; along with many nieces, nephews and their families.