Nancy L. Blystone

Nancy L. (Nines) Blystone, 90, of Marinette, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Aurora Medical Center, Bay Area.

Born Dec. 14, 1932, to the late Richard and Lena (Fleury) Nines in Appleton, she graduated from Portage High School in 1950. She married Carl Blystone in Portage on Jan. 3, 1953 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1996. She worked as a CNA at Marinette General Hospital and Menominee Care Center.

She and her husband took in over 150 foster children over a 20 year span for Marinette County Social Services. They also hosted AFS and CASS high school and college foreign exchange students. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, going for drives and ice cream. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Menominee.

Survivors include three daughters, Carol (Gary) Charles of Menominee, Cathy Blystone of Grand Rapids, Mi. and Carla (Neal) Dionne of Marinette; a son, Romy (Brenda) Blystone of Marinette; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Carl, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie; three grandchildren, Carl, Cassidy and Cami; a brother, Richard and two sisters, Lorna and Florence.

Graveside Services were held Tuesday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Memorial Gardens. Thielen Funeral Home of Marinette assiisted the family. In lieu of flowers, donations to a local animal shelter in her name is appreciated.



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