Nancy Jeske, age 77, of Melrose, passed away October 21, 2023 at the LeSueur Medical Center after a short, but courageous, battle with cancer. She was born August 6, 1946 in St. James, Minnesota to Jacob and Edna Friesen. She graduated from Comfrey High School in 1964 and Mankato State University in 1968. She married Ron Jeske on July 20, 1968. The couple built Melrose Fertilizer and worked together in the business for thirty-two years.
She is survived by her daughters Alyssa, Amber and Adrea; grandchildren Maddie, Jacob, Isaac, Gavin and Wyatt; brother Gene Friesen; and brother-in-law Doug Jeske.
A Celebration of Life was held Thursday, October 26 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose.