9/24/2020 7:34:00 AM Visitation for Nancy Momeny Sept. 28 at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home
Nancy F. Momeny, 90, of Mazeppa, formerly a Stewartville resident, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 of natural causes at Homestead Senior Care in Rochester, where she had been a resident for one month. Nancy Faye Reeser was born on Aug. 25, 1930 in Sublette, Illinois to Charles and Grace (Keeler) Reeser, joining her sisters, Bonnie and Norma. She grew up in Mendota, Illinois, where she attended school, graduating from Mendota High School in 1948. She attended North Illinois University where she earned a teaching degree and met Benton Packer. Nancy was married on Aug. 16, 1952 in Mendota to Ben Packer. The couple moved to Coon Rapids in 1962, where they lived for a few years before moving to Palo Alto, California all while raising "Their Three Sons," Perry, Timothy and Joel. Ben died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 42 in 1972. Nancy was a single mom, while teaching first grade at Eisenhower Elementary School in Coon Rapids until her retirement in 1980. She was married that same year to William Momeny. Following their wedding the couple moved to Mendota, Illinois where they lived for a number of years. Mr. Momeny died in 1998. Nancy moved to Stewartville in 2004 to live near her son, Joel and his family, and followed them again in 2020, after they moved to Mazeppa in 2016. She was a past member and active volunteer of the United Methodist Church in Mendota and at the Mendota Public Library. She was an avid reader and was a regular at the Stewartville Public Library. Nancy absolutely stopped at every garage sale she passed. She was a very gifted cross stitcher and basket weaver. Her baskets are works of art. She was always up for a game of cards and a drinkie at precisely 5 p.m. Nancy is survived by her three sons, Perry (Janet) Packer of Missoula, Montana, Timothy (Mary) Packer of Rockford, Illinois, and Joel (Barbie) Packer of Mazeppa; five5 grandchildren, Kelly Packer (Adrian Kien), Shannon Packer (Dan Foy), Ben Packer (Tasha Lyons), Ryan Packer and Sara (Chase) Kelly; seven great-grandchildren, Mara, Greyson, Logan, Weston, Merckx, Archer and Sidney; her sister, Norma Ball of Souix Falls, South Dakota and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Benton Packer and William Momeny, her parents, and sister, Bonnie Besenfelder A time of visitation for family and friends will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 at Griffin-Gray F.uneral Home in Stewartville. A committal service and burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 at Morningside Chapel and CemeteryHope in Coon Rapids. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimers Research. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Nancy are welcome at www.griffin-gray.com.