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Obituary for Nancy A. Harbaugh

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Nancy Anne Harbaugh July 7, 1932 – February 13, 2020

Nancy Harbaugh, 87, of Holmen, passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Onalaska Care Center.

Nancy was born July 7, 1932, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Isaac and Katherine Boomer. In 1950 she graduated from Central High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

On September 01, 1951, she married the love of her life Jack Harbaugh. They have remained together for 68 years. Nancy was the lady who had a smile for everyone.

She raised her family, as well as, working as a secretary full-time at The Trane Company, for more than 25 years. In their younger years, it was a common sight to see Jack and Nancy on their motorcycle enjoying time with friends. When there were a few extra minutes, she enjoyed cooking those fabulous roast beef Sunday dinners and taking the Sunday family car rides in the old Pontiac station wagon. Many happy days were spent boating and beaching on the river in the summers and on snowmobiles in the winter; she truly enjoyed the outdoors and her family.

Nancy is survived by her husband Jack of Holmen, six children: Susan (Bob) Liska, Sparta, Dan (Ellen) Harbaugh, La Crescent, Jim (Kris) Harbaugh, West Salem, Rose Ann Hammes (Dennis Leis) La Crosse, Lori (Mike) Averbeck, Holmen, and Debbie Harbaugh, Holmen. Grandchildren: Nicole (Jason) Mueller, Rochester, Cory (Kari) Harbaugh, Mt. Pleasant, Kasey (Andy) Senn, Onalaska, Cullen (Tina) Harbaugh, West Salem, Jaclyn (Mikkel) Dunnum, Onalaska, Anne Du Charme (Rachel Mahairas) La Crosse, Pam (Jesse) Henderson, Holmen, Adam Hammes, Madison, Kim (Tim) Sires, La Crosse, 23 great-grand-children, and a sister-in-law, Milly Kelley.

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Katherine Boomer, her in-laws Clifford and Golda Harbaugh, four brothers: Karl, Howard, Pat and Jerry Kelley, and an infant son Clifford.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the entire staff of Onalaska Care Center, for the loving care they gave mom and our family.

There is only one happiness in life; to love and be loved.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 07, 2020, from 1 – 4 p.m., with a prayer service to be held at 1:30 p.m., at the Onalaska American Legion, 731 Sand Lake Road in Onalaska. Sletten-McKee-Hanson Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

A private committal service will take place at a later date, at Mormon Coulee Memorial Park in Shelby Township.