MADISON – Nancy A. Schensky (née Reinsvold), passed away peacefully on March 7, 2023, at Attic Angels Place in Middleton, Wisconsin, at the age of 89.
She was born on October 17, 1933, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and was the only child of Regina and Doran Reinsvold. After graduating from Aquinas High School in 1951, Nancy worked for the Trane Company in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It was at a ball that she met Daniel F. Schensky. In 1953 she married Daniel and moved to Madison, Wisconsin. She’s had a busy life as a wife and mother of four while working part-time over the years. After 32 years with the state of Wisconsin, she retired in 2012, at the age of 78, as an administrative assistant for the University Office of Biosafety.
Nancy was a quiet, reserved, good-natured woman with a beautiful smile and beautiful blue eyes. For decades, she was passionately involved in her all-time favorite sports – bowling and golf. She also enjoyed going to the movies, playing bingo, practicing the piano, shopping, and attending craft shows with her friends. Nancy has always had a special place in her heart for dogs, she really missed her little Bichon, Lacy.
All of Nancy’s family and friends will remember her as a “night owl” because she liked to stay up until the wee hours of the morning.
Nancy is survived by her daughters: Rose LeTourneau (Jim), Ann Tuscic (Steve); and sons: Daniel S. Schensky (Ann) and Steven Schensky (Tammy). She is also survived by grandchildren: Gail Lane (fiancée Andy), Ben Schensky (Jaime), Dustin Williams (Farin), Gina DeBano (Dave), Madeline and Jadyn Schensky. Great-grandchildren: Grace Hying and Cosette Williams. Close friends: Judy Killian, Lois Prochnow
She was preceded in death by; his parents; husband, Dan; brother-in-law, Albert; sisters-in-law: Gladys Vallance, Kathleen Jenks (Russell); and her close cousin, Arlene (Richard) Eirschelle.
A visitation for Nancy will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 7450 University Ave., Middleton, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Christian funeral mass will follow at 11:00 a.m.
Donations and memorial donations can be made in Nancy’s name to: Humane Society of Dane County (https://www.giveshelter.org/how-to-help/donate), American Heart Association (https://www.heart .org/en/affiliates/wisconsin/madison), or a charity of your choice for dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Please share your memories at www.cressfuneralservice.com.
The Schensky family would like to express their gratitude to all the staff at Attic Angels Place, Middleton, for their loving care and attention.
“If flowers grow in heaven, Lord, then pick me a bouquet. Then place them in my mother’s arms and tell her they are mine. Tell her I love her and miss her and when she turns around to smile, place a kiss on her cheek and hold it for a while.
Cress Funeral and Cremation Service; 3610 Madison Road Speedway; (608) 238-3434.