In Memory of Nancy Sue Thomson
With great sorrow, the Racine Family YMCA announces the passing of our member and friend, Nancy Sue Thomson. Nancy, a retiree of Modine Manufacturing, passed away on April 28, 2020, and she is sadly missed. A memorial service celebrating Nancy’s life will be held on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 at 11:00 am at her home (3021 N. Emmertsen Road) with Rev. Karen Pahl officiating.
Racine – Nancy S. Thomson, age 66, passed away at Ascension All Saints Hospital on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Nancy was a “beautiful chick” born in Detroit, MI, moving in 1957 to Rockford, Ill. In 1969, the family moved to Racine where she graduated from Horlick H.S. in 1971. Nancy began in the mail room at Modine and retired 42 years later as an inventory control coordinator.
Nancy was a definite Tomboy, loving and playing sports throughout her life. It began with a 4-H girls softball team in elementary school and she was on the first girls’ softball team at Horlick. She continued playing softball, winning a city championship playing for Maier Pennant and competing in two World Tournaments. Never one to sit around she played several years in the city basketball league, winning a city championship while playing for Covellee’s. Nancy also enjoyed tennis and played doubles in the city league until an injury forced her retire.
Golf then became her game. She was a member of the Washington Park Golferettes. She also had a core group of golfers who will miss her sense of humor and ability to hit the long ball.
Nancy was an avid sports fan. She cheered on the Milwaukee Brewers, Wisconsin Badgers and Chicago Bears. She also enjoyed watching sports such as, tennis and golf on TV. The best was hanging out at her pool in the summer listening to the Brewers. Nancy enjoyed her annual trip to visit her friend, Jean, in Pensacola where she would soak up the sun and read a good book.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Betty Thomson and other aunts and uncles. She is survived by her siblings Carol Gavigan (Mike Mitchell), Jim Thomson of Racine and Cynthia (Phillip) Thompson of Delaware, Ohio. Her Wisconsin niece and nephews; Daniel (Robin) Gavigan, Katie (Jeffrey) Oldenburg and David Gavigan. Her Ohio nephews; Peter (Andrea) Thompson, Scott (Diane) Thompson, and Jeffrey (Suzanne) Thompson. She is further survived by her great nieces and nephews, and cousins.
She will be greatly missed by her best friends Valerie Ratkowski, Jean Lee and her neighbors.
A memorial service celebrating Nancy’s life will be held on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 at 11:00 am at her home (3021 N. Emmertsen Road) with Rev. Karen Pahl officiating. A luncheon will follow. Family & friends may gather at her home on that Saturday beginning at 9:30 am until the time of the service. Private interment will take place in North Cape Lutheran Church Cemetery. To honor her memory consider a donation to the YMCA Sealed Air in Racine or an organization that supports amateur athletics. https://www.draeger-langendorf.com/obituaries/nancy-s-thomson/
A donation to the YMCA Sealed Air in Racine in honor Nancy's life may be made here.