Nancy G. Weflen, of Maplewood, formerly of Minnetonka, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on July 29th at the age of 69. She graduated from Robbinsdale High School and the University of Minnesota. While a student at the University of Minnesota she met and married her husband, Craig, the love of her life. After graduating, Nancy taught elementary school until their first child was born. She devoted her life to being a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She was known for her beautiful smile, gentle nature, and kindness. Nancy regularly volunteered at church, and she taught Sunday School for many years where the little children adored her. Children always felt her love and immediately bonded with her. For the past six years, granddaughter Macy has shared a precious relationship with Grandma Nancy, delighting in their identical youthful spirit and enjoying cherished quiet moments as well as exuberant bursts of energy together. Their unmistakable connection brought smiles all around, and those memories will live on forever.
Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Rolland Peterson. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Craig; sons, Matt (Jill), Mike (Christy); granddaughter, Macy; her mother, Darlene Peterson; brother, David (Linda) Peterson; sisters, Karen (John) Carlson and Marnee (Bob) Jakowski; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives & friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1669 Arcade St. N, Saint Paul. Visitation will be Monday, August 5, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A memorial service will take place Tuesday, August 6 at 11:00 AM, with Visitation beginning at 10:00 AM and luncheon to follow. Memorials preferred to Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church. The family sends a sincere and heartfelt thanks to the caregivers and staff at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and St. Therese at St. Odilia, especially nurses Ashley and Bernie, who gave Nancy and her family such tender care and comfort at the end of her journey.