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Nancy A. Coleman, 82, of Traverse City, completed her earthly accomplishments and joined her husband on Nov. 25, 2017 surrounded by family at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
She was born in Traverse City, to Elizabeth (Hofman) and Harold Houghton on June 11, 1935.
Surviving Nancy and missing her dearly are her son and daughter, Larry (Sandy) Coleman, Laurie Dixon; her sisters, Jesse (Jerry) Fouch, Jeri (John) Fouch and Jean Watkowski; and her brother-in-law, Bud Watson. Also missing her are her grandchildren, Keith (Ronda) Coleman, Theron (Amy) Coleman, Brent (Emily Morrison) Coleman, Nathan (Fiancee Katie Kraemer) Dixon and Kim Weber; as well as great-grandchildren, Kendra, Aiden, Ethan, Megan, Travis, Kate, Emma and Aubrey.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen; her parents; brother, Gary Houghton; sisters-in-law, Bea Houghton, June Poertner and Janet Watson; as well as brothers-in-law, Bill Watkowski, Warren Poertner and Robert Coleman.
Nancy moved into Traverse City from Leelanau County in 1954 and married her best friend, Glen Coleman.
She was employed at the State Hospital as a resident care aide. Nancy's greatest passion was her family. She would often be found at the grandchildren's sporting events, or preparing for the family to come for dinner. In her free time, she enjoyed volunteering with the elderly as well as traveling and doing crafts. Rarely would she miss a Detroit Tiger's game as she was one of their most loyal fans. She will be greatly missed.
Visitation will take place Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior also at the funeral home. Pastor John Clark will officiate. At the request of Nancy and her family, please dress casually to come and celebrate her life.
Nancy's final resting place will be Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens with her husband.
Those wishing an expression of sympathy may do so to the Grand Traverse Pavilions in Nancy's honor.
Please visit Nancy's tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your memories with the family.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Published on November 28, 2017
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