Nancy Triebel
Nancy Triebel

Obituary of Nancy Lynn Triebel


On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, Nancy Lynn Triebel, faithful servant, amazing wife, patient mother and truly modern woman, passed away at the age of 75.  As she would have it, her final moments were timed perfectly following a joyous day with family. 

Nancy was born on October 5, 1944, to Allen and Eloise Phillips in Glencoe, MN.  Always hustling and bustling, Nancy began her career as a registered nurse in Minneapolis.  She married the love of her life, David, and they took the world by storm for 54 years.  An Air Force officer, Nancy took orders from very few.  Life as a hobby farmer called and a move to the country was the next adventure for the Triebel family.  This brought Nancy closer to family which was the top priority.  Her love of fashion and skills in planning absolutely everything made her an asset to Ragstock, Hamline University, SuperAmerica, Gabberts, and Integra.  In retirement, Nancy and David filled their days with RV travel and making friends at every rest stop.  Nancy was agile with a smile, a hammer and a clothes hanger which kept her in high demand at Habitat for Humanity and Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners.  

Nancy is joyfully reunited in Heaven with her father, Allen.  She is celebrated by her husband, David, and two daughters, Dawn Hipp and Shannon (John) Wolkerstorfer and her mother, Eloise Phillips.  Her sisters, Sharon (Jerry) Leese and Mary Kay Phillips were always up to something – the sister bond is so strong.  Nancy was amazed and proud of her grandchildren Haleigh, Carsen, Sam, David and Martin.  She loved her extended family and friends endlessly – she never met a stranger!

She bravely faced her cancer diagnosis and treatments with the help of Dr. Naomi Fujioka, the caring staff at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center and the hospital nurses on 4C and 5C.  The care and compassion of this team was exceptional!

A Celebration of Nancy’s life will take place on February 20, 2020, at 11:00 am, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2060 County Road 6, Long Lake MN.  Nancy will be honored at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

If you wish to honor Nancy, a gift to one of the following organizations would make her smile:  Habitat for Humanity; Trinity Lutheran Church Music Ministry; and the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center


Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Trinity Lutheran Church
2060 County Road 6
Long Lake, Minnesota, United States
Family and friends will gather at church one half hour before service
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