Nancy Triebel died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. She was 75.
A celebration of Nancy’s life will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Lake, Minn. Nancy will be honored at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.
Nancy Lynn Triebel was born Oct. 5, 1944, to Allen and Eloise Phillips in Glencoe. She grew up in Kimball, and graduated from Kimball High School. Always hustling and bustling, Nancy began her career as a registered nurse in Minneapolis. She married the love of her life David, and they took the world by storm for 54 years. An Air Force officer, Nancy took orders from very few. Life as a hobby farmer called, and a move to the country was the next adventure for the Triebel family. This brought Nancy closer to family which was her top priority. Her love of fashion and skills in planning absolutely everything made her an asset to Ragstock, Hamline University, SuperAmerica, Gabberts, and Integra. In retirement, Nancy and David filled their days with RV travel and making friends at every rest stop. Nancy was agile with a smile, a hammer, and a clothes hanger which kept her in high demand at Habitat for Humanity and Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners.
Nancy was preceded in death by her father Allen.
She is survived by her husband David, daughters Dawn Hipp and Shannon (and John) Wolkerstorfer, and her mother Eloise Phillips. Her sisters Sharon (and Jerry) Leese and Mary Kay Phillips were always up to something; the sister bond is so strong. Nancy was amazed and proud of her grandchildren Haleigh, Carsen, Sam, David, and Martin. She loved her extended family and friends endlessly; and she never met a stranger.
Nancy bravely faced her cancer diagnosis and treatments with the help of Dr. Naomi Fujioka, the caring staff at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, and the hospital nurses on 4C and 5C. The care and compassion of this team was exceptional.
If you wish to honor Nancy, a gift to one of the following organizations would make her smile: Habitat for Humanity, Trinity Lutheran Church Music Ministry, and the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center.