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Nancy Wanless

d. July 1, 2022

Hugo, Minnesota

Nancy Ann Wanless, born July 29, 1954 and passed away on July 1, 2022 in Hugo, Minnesota.

Nancy was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to William and Marcella Cheeseman.  She was preceded in death by her parents William and Marcella Cheeseman and her nephew Nicholas Glander.  She is survived by her two children Wayne Graves and Leah McGillis (Zach McGillis), sister Sue Glander (Tim Glander, Justin and Carly Glander), and two grandchildren Keira and Brody McGillis.

Nancy was a secretary for Ramsey County Corrections in St. Paul, Minnesota for over 30 years, she loved summers at Lake Alexander, gardening, beautiful rocks, the Beatles, jewelry, and shopping.  Her second career could have been a personal shopper as her eye for coordinating the perfect outfit was impressive!

Nancy was a proud daughter, sister, mother, aunt, and grandma.  Her health took a hard turn in 2013 due to multiple strokes.  She fought a long and hard battle up to the very end.  She was known for her thoughtful, sweet, and caring nature.  She always wanted everyone to look and feel their best.  There is a deep loss in our hearts without her, but we know she is walking along side of us from heaven now.

We are hosting a celebration of life on Friday July 8, 2022 at 5:00pm at the Bradshaw’s Celebration of Life Center located at 4600 Greenhaven Dr., White Bear, MN 55127. Family and friends may visit from 4:00-7:00pm. We will be having at small burial service at 11:00 am on Saturday July 9, 2022 at the Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls, MN where both of her parents are buried.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Nancy Wanless, please visit our flower store.

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