Nancy M. Rima

Nancy M. (Gordon) Rima, age 84, of Delavan, passed away at her home, on Saturday July 8, 2017 in the presence of her loving daughter, Penny. She was born in Elroy, WI on November 29, 1932, the daughter of Raymond and Catherine Gordon.  Nancy was the 2nd oldest of 7 children.
Nancy was united in marriage on December 26, 1949 to William A. Rima, Sr. in New Lisbon, WI. He preceded her in death in 1989.
She was employed by the Delavan-Darien School district, Millie’s Pancake Haus, and Tri-Tec Corporation of Darien.  Nancy finished out her career as a nanny, working well into her 70’s.  She was known for her strong work ethic, always performing at a level of excellence.
Nancy enjoyed her family enormously.  She will be remembered for playing “boogiewoogie” and gospel music on the piano, which she played by ear.  Every Friday night for years, she could be found dancing at the Moose Club with her husband. Nancy’s faith was very important to her and she demonstrated it through her many acts of kindness to her family and friends.
She is survived by her children: Penny (Gary) Peters of Cincinnati , OH, William (Sandra) Rima, Jr. of Elkhorn, WI, Robin (Ken) Earle of Whitewater, WI; daughter-in-law, Mary Rima of Elkhorn, WI; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Dorothy Adella Gibbons, Jennie Mae Durrua, Marlene Rawhouser, Sandra Hess; 1 brother, John Gordon.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Rima, Sr.; son, Randolph Rima; daughter, Claudine Horick; sister, Meryl Morgan.
Per Nancy’s request, there will be a family Celebration of Life service at a future date in New Lisbon, WI.  The Monroe Funeral Home, Delavan, is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association in honor of Nancy.
The family would like to thank Dr. Clifford Poplar, Holton Manor staff, and Aurora Hospice team for their loving care of Nancy.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”     -Author Unknown

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