Nancy Ekel

Nancy Agnes Ekel

1939 - 2020

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Age 80, of Vassar, died suddenly at Carriage House in Bay City. In accordance with Nancy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Please visit Nancy’s tribute page at

Nancy was born September 15, 1939, in Flint, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Laurel and Ada (Rock) Hess. Nancy’s family moved from Flint to Vassar when she was a young girl. Educated locally, Nancy graduated from Vassar High School with the Class of 1957. Nancy was a devoted wife and mother. She also had a career in management at Fashion Bug, retiring with over 30 years of service. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling, reading, and hosting family gatherings.

Nancy leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, Nicholas, four children: Laurie Hendren, Nicholas and wife, Mary Jo Ekel, Steve and wife, Heidi Ekel, and Jeff and wife, Janet Ekel;  nine grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jake, and wife Janet Ekel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Mary Hess.