NANCY ANN HARALDSON was born on March 23, 1955, to Richard and Janice(Bucher) Stimson in Pipestone, Minnesota. She was baptized on May 15, 1955, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pipestone and confirmed on March 22, 1970, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Pipestone. During her childhood she participated in FHA 1&2, Future Teachers of America 3, Chorus 9, and student council 4-alternate. She was the captain of the Arrowettes and a member of the National Honor Society – 4. Nancy graduated in 1973 from Pipestone Central High School. Following graduation she attended Pipestone Vo-Tech where she studied being a financial secretary. Nancy was united in marriage to Larry Haraldson on August 10, 1974 in Pipestone. Together they made their home in Pipestone and were blessed with three children, Stacy, Jeremy, and Nick. Nancy worked as a secretary at Bucher Realty from 1974-1975, had a home daycare from 1976-1980, was a teller at Pipestone Federal from 1981-1985, and a loan processor at 1stNational Bank from 1985 until the time of her retirement in 2015. Nancy passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at her home in Pipestone at the age of 67 years, two months, and 19 days.
Nancy was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Pipestone where she was the Sunday school superintendent and was later a member at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Nancy participated in Relay for Life, the Pipestone Women of Today, and the hospice supper. She enjoyed crafting, painting, and being around children of all ages. Nancy especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends. She will be remembered for her kindness, willingness to help everybody, being devoted to her family, her wisdom, her words of encouragement, her love for children, and patience with everybody. She will be deeply missed.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 47 years, Larry; children, Stacy(Ryan) DeBates of Luverne, Minnesota, Jeremy (Jenica) Haraldson of Harrisburg, South Dakota, and Nick (Brandi) Haraldson of Harrisburg; grandchildren, Brody, Jenna, and Trevor DeBates, Jaylyn, Jax, and Jep Haraldson, and Elsie and Vera Haraldson; sister, Betty Schoolmeester; mother-in-law, Luella Haraldson; uncle, William Carstensen; and many other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Stimson; mother, Janice Frey; step – father, James Frey; brothers, Rick Stimson and David Stimson; aunt, Sandy Carstensen; grandfather, Arley Bucher; grandmother, Vi Bucher; father-in-law, Clarence Haraldson; and brother-in-law, Don Schoolmeester.