Nancy M. Blotcky, 70, of Manitowoc, Wis., passed away Oct. 14, 2017, at St Mary’s Home, Manitowoc, Wis., due to complications associated with multiple sclerosis.

She was born Dec. 16, 1946, in Bloomington, a first-born daughter of Paul and Mary Harris, who preceded her in death. She married Gary Blotcky on March 1, 1980, in Normal. He survives.

She is also survived by her daughter and three sons, Kelly (Maurice) Friedman, Chicago; Andy (Denise) Grimes, Bloomington; Chris (Kara) Grimes, Plano, Texas; and Tim (Kristin) Grimes, Chicago; her sister, Polly (Pat) Benton, Naperville; a brother, Jack (Ann) Harris, Davenport, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Katy First, Lilly Friedman, Adam Grimes, Amanda Grimes, Sam Grimes, Sophie Grimes and Stephen Grimes; nieces, nephews, other relatives, in-laws and friends.

Nancy attended Trinity High School (now Central Catholic) in Bloomington and Illinois State University. She worked in retail, clerical positions and as a librarian. Nancy had lifelong friendships with classmates, coworkers and family who she adored and cherished. She loved her family, grandkids, angel figurines, books, music, dancing, a good haircut, little white dogs, get-togethers with friends, a good story, laughing and smiling, circus peanuts and hard red candies.

A memorial service to celebrate and honor her life will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Knapp Funeral Home, Onarga. Father Michael Powell will officiate. She will be laid to rest in a graveside service at Onarga Cemetery following the service.

Visitation will be 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The family wishes to express its gratitude to Felician Village, St. Mary's Home and Home Health Care Hospice for their loving care and concern for Nancy and her family.

Donations can be made in Nancy’s name to St Mary’s Home at Felician Village, c/o Renee Thompson, 1635 S. 21st St., Manitowoc, WI 54220.

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