Nancy A. Moessner, September 5, 1950 - January 9, 2021

Nancy A. Moessner
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Nancy Ann Moessner (Zanotelli) passed peacefully in her home on January 9th 2021.  Nancy was reunited with her husband Jim, and parents Ruth and Victor Zanotelli.    

Nancy was born on September 5th 1950 in Greendale, WI and grew up with her sister Jeanne. Nancy graduated from Greendale High School in 1968.  She attended the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire where she met her future husband Jim Moessner.  Nancy graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Speech Therapy from UWEC in 1973. 

Jim and Nancy were married in Greendale in 1973.  They were blessed with two sons Jeffrey and Jason.  She was blessed with three grandchildren; Caleb, Maggie and Wyatt.  Nancy loved to spend time with her grandchildren.  One of her favorite things became watching her grandchildren playing sports.     

Nancy worked as a speech therapist in the Chippewa Falls School District before stepping away from education to raise her two boys.  When the boys started school Nancy returned to speech therapy working for the Eau Claire Area School District.  She worked in many schools throughout her career; Cleghorn, Little Red and Boyd were some of her favorites.  

Nancy, Jim and the boys enjoyed many family vacations.  Nancy and Jim also enjoyed many trips on their own.  She loved returning to Greendale to visit family.  Village Days in Greendale was always a grand celebration with the Zanotelli family.  Nancy loved gardening at her home and spending time with her dearest friend Mary Cooke.  Nancy and Jim fulfilled one of their dreams when they purchased a cabin on clear lake in New Auburn.  Many warm summer weekends and family holidays were spent at the cottage.  

Nancy was filled with generosity.  She loved giving her time to help others.  She particularly enjoyed spending time with the senior women from 1st Congregational Church taking them for drives, having lunches and preparing meals for shut-ins. 

Nancy retired in 2006 and dedicated herself to caring for Jim.  She never questioned the sacrifices required to care for Jim.    

When Nancy passed Jim was standing with Jesus to welcome her at Heaven’s gates, excited to see his “Nanny” again.  Nancy and Jim are now together again in Heaven.  They have no illnesses, there is no caretaking.  They are talking, laughing and enjoying each other in eternal peace and love.  

Nancy is preceded in death by her husband Jim and parents Ruth and Victor Zanotelli.  She is survived by her two sons, Jason and Jeffrey (Vanessa), her sister Jeanne (Richard) Hibbard, and her three grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests any memorial be provided directly to 1st Congregational Church at 310 Broadway St. Eau Claire, WI 54703 in Nancy Moessner’s name.    

A private family graveside service took place at Forest Hill Cemetery in Eau Claire.  Friends and family may offer condolences online at

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family with the arrangements. 


  1. Lila Jean Chamberlain January 18, 2021

    My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the children and families of Nancy and Jim. Yes, I am sure Jim was waiting at the gate for Nancy and they are both happy and well together in Heaven.

    I worked many 1967 Memorial Class reunions with both of them. Nancy was so welcomed and did so much to make our class reunions a success. They will both be missed immensely. Rest in Peace...both of you.

  2. Sandy and Wayne Seefeldt January 17, 2021

    Our condolences to the family. Nancy was a nice, kind person. We always enjoyed our talks with her. Deepest Sympathy. The Seefeldt's

  3. Joanne Huse January 17, 2021

    Jeffrey and Jason-so sorry to hear of your mom's passing..she was a great lady! When I was young, your mom and dad moved in next to us and I would go over and visit them. Then Jeffrey came along and I babysat and then jason came and I babysat both of you! Then when my son was in grade school, your mom was his speech therapist at little red! It was so nice to re- connect with her. Sending hugs and prayers.

  4. Chris Brott January 15, 2021

    Nancy will be missed greatly! She was such a wonderful caring lady. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to have known Nancy. She will be missed in this world.

  5. Ann Godlewski January 15, 2021

    Dear Jeffrey, Jason & Families,
    I am deeply saddened by the death of your mom. She was a generous, caring, upbeat person who was always willing to help others. I knew your mom since she joined our Eau Claire School District speech therapy department & I had the privilege of working with her @ Locust Lane School. I enjoyed her enthusiasm, dedication & expertise when working with her students. I am happy she was able to join our retired speech therapy gathering just before COVID ceased our visits.
    I hope your fond memories of your parents help you during this difficult time. She will be deeply missed!

  6. Char Baker January 14, 2021

    Hi to Nancy's family and friends,
    I had the privilege of knowing Nancy for many years.
    When Nancy was pregnant with her first son I came to Chippewa Falls to fill in for her.
    She was reluctant to leave her position as a speech pathologist, but after much deliberation she resigned and I became her full time replacement.
    Over the years I would see and visit with Nancy at meetings and conferences. She was always a delight, took great pride in her family, and was an excellent example of a dedicated special needs teacher and pathologist.
    I know she will be missed by many but has joined her loved ones who passed before her.
    Thank you Nancy for the wonderful person you were, you will be missed greatly by the community of friends of family who surrounded you.

  7. Erica Purgett January 13, 2021

    I will miss having Nancy as a cleaning client. She told me a joke the first time I met her about a decor sign, that I believe her sister got her, that said something along the lines of "whenever I think I feel like cleaning, I just wait a little while till that feeling goes away" haha. She was always happy to chat and I could tell from the time I spent cleaning for her that she was an extremely strong woman! Although I didn't know her well, I can say for certain that she will be greatly missed and I loved knowing she had a great support system. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to all her family.

  8. Sue Gallagher January 12, 2021

    My heart goes out to your family at this sad time. I also was a speech therapist with Nancy in the E.C. School District. We spent many meetings together when we all met once a week. The last time we were together was at the French Press before the Pandemic when those of us who retired spent a fun time together. We will miss her laughter!❤️

  9. Judy Herrell January 11, 2021

    Dear Moessner Family! I worked with your mom in the EC schools as a speech therapist! She was very skilled and very interested in the outcome of her students! It was enjoyable to work with her! She will be missed! May these wonderful memories fill your Hearst as you carry her with you as she will never truly be gone! Judy Herrell