Nancy Sedgwick

Nancy Lynn Sedgwick

1941 - 2024

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Nancy Sedgwick passed away March 28, 2024 in Duluth, MN at the age of 82.

She was born in Lombard, IL to Oscar E. and Dorothy V. Keller. Her family moved to Minnesota when she was a child. She grew up in Morningside, graduated from Edina-Morningside High School, then went on to St. Cloud State University. It was not long before she realized that her real desire was to travel and see the world. In 1960, she joined Northwest Airlines as a flight attendant, where her outgoing personality made her a favorite of customers and co-workers.

In 1964 she married John Sedgwick, and they were together for 59 years. Following John’s military service, they made their first home in Bloomington, where she and John raised their son Dale and daughter Robin. Nancy was a devoted parent and active member of the Bloomington community. For many years Nancy was part of the Oxboro Library staff.

John and Nancy shared a love for homes and for gardening, and they owned unique homes in Bloomington, Minneapolis, Lutsen, and Duluth. They also shared a love for travel and explored much of the US, Canada, and Europe. She was a member of the Lutsen and the Duluth Park Point Garden clubs. For many years she and John tended a small garden at the Park Point Community Center which featured an annual display of tulips, which were Nancy’s favorite flower. She was a loving mother and grandmother. And she was also a loving pet owner, with a special place in her heart for her Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Andy.

Nancy went through both treatment and hospice with a positive attitude anchored in thankfulness for the long and happy life she had been blessed with.

She is survived by her husband, John Sedgwick of Duluth; son Dale Sedgwick and his wife Ann Kees of St. Paul; daughter Robin Hedrick and her husband Jason Hedrick of Forest Lake; brother Glenn Keller of Minnetonka and his wife Sue. She is also survived by four grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews, and sisters and brothers-in-law.

Nancy was very worried about other people who were suffering with cancer and who did not have the resources she was fortunate enough to have, so memorials could be made to St Jude’s Childrens Hospital if someone wanted to do that.

A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Nancy
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society Of Minnesota | Duluth