Frances “Fanny” Nordquist England, 97, passed away peacefully at the Christian Community Home in Osceola on Nov. 15, 2020. She was born to Victor and Hulda Nordquist in Siren on Sept. 18, 1923. She was baptized and was a lifelong member of Bethany Lutheran Church. She attended and graduated from the Siren school system.
Fanny and Raymond “Moe” England were united in marriage on Jan. 3, 1942. They raised five children, and started their business, Moe’s Bait and Tackle in Siren. Fanny enjoyed her customers, and many knew her as Mrs. Moe.
In addition to raising a family, Fanny was active in the local VFW Post 1256, Women’s Auxiliary. Fanny was an avid gardener and would not tolerate the errant weed. She was known for her delicious baked goods. She was a hunter’s wife and mother, so on opening day, she made sure to have a big breakfast ready for her hunters. Fanny enjoyed when family and friends would drop by to chat. Her kitchen table was always a loving place to enjoy her baked treats, to sit and visit, or play a boisterous game of Yahtzee with her grandchildren. Fanny loved to read and crochet, making many intricate and beautiful creations. She was proud of her Swedish heritage and often included lutefisk at the family Christmas dinner.
Fanny was preceded in death by her husband Moe; great-grandson Noah Strand; her parents; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard (Leora), Roy (Dee), Don and a baby brother; sisters and brothers-in-law, Myrtle (Jim) Joslyn, Alice (Harold “Huck”) Nelson, Doris (Les) Brackin, Jeanne Fahland, and Bernice (Harry) Johnson.
She is survived by sons, Tom (Betsy), Jim (Debbie) and Steve (Theresa); daughters Dianne (Vernon Strand) and Cindy; grandchildren, Kari, Justin, David, Melissa, Victor, Stephanie, Brittany, and Brandon; many beloved great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Roy Fahland and sister-in-law Lida Nordquist; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to the staff at Christian Community Home for all their attention and Care.
With the complications of our world right now and the risks of gathering, we will wait to arrange a formal funeral and celebration of Fanny’s life later in 2021.
Fanny lived her last three years in the care of Christian Community Homes in Osceola.
Donations can be made online at: https://cch-osceola.org/about-us/support-us/
Or by check: CCH Attention: Debi Mager, 1320 Wisconsin St., Hudson, WI 54016
Checks made to Christian Community Campus Fund.
Fanny was also involved for many years with the local VFW, Women’s Auxiliary.
Donations can be made to: VFW Post 1256, PO Box 303, Siren, WI 54872.
Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home Webster, Wisconsin. Online condolences can be made at swedberg-taylor.com.