Nancy Jean (Raymond) Mabe, 87, of Fort Dodge, IA, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Friendship Haven’s Simpson Health Center. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. John Elkin officiating. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing must be followed by attendees. Memorials may be directed to the family. Historic Bruce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.brucesfuneralhome.com.
Nancy was born November 17, 1932, in Fort Dodge, the daughter of Frank Raymond and Amelia “Molly” (Katsabek) and her husband Harry Lanning. She is preceded in death by her parents. Nancy had 4 sisters: Helen, Dorothy, Maxine, Betty and 1 brother: Frank — all deceased except her sister Betty. She married Richard L. Mabe (deceased) and had 3 children: Rick (Peggy), Randy (Karol) and Debbie born on their anniversary.
Nancy had awesome grandchildren: Nick (Heather), Kodi (Matt), Jake (April), Michelle, Jessi (Charbel), Barb (Jeremy), Kalin, Samantha “Sam,” Michael and Linsey (Jacob). Those grandkids gave Nancy 16 great-grandkids.
Nancy loved her family, worked hard and loved reading and playing BINGO.
Nancy lived her last 18 years at Friendship Haven due to a stroke. She loved going places, out to eat whenever she could and visiting. Thanks to Mere Image (Evelyn) and daughter-in-law, Karol Mabe, for always making mom beautiful by doing her hair. And on behalf of my entire family we want to take this opportunity to thank the Friendship Haven staff for taking such GREAT CARE of Nancy. Thank you all! We love you!