Nancy Ann Mueller Talenski

July 29, 1936 - July 18, 2016
Nancy Ann Mueller Talenski

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Nancy Mueller Talenski, 79, devoted wife and mother, who grew up in Collinsville, IL, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 18, in Apex, NC (near Raleigh, NC) at home. For 59 years, she was the wife of Melvin H. Talenski, also of Collinsville, IL. Nancy was born July 29, 1936 in Collinsville, IL, the daughter of the late Francis J. “Zeke” Mueller and Marion J. (Euno) Mueller.

Nancy graduated from Collinsville Township High School in 1954 with honors. After graduation, she worked for Dow Chemical as a secretary for top level management. Nancy then married Mel (USAF) and moved to Salina, KS to work as secretary for one of the largest Law Firms in KS. After discharge from the USAF, Nancy and Mel moved back to Collinsville, IL to start their family. Because of Mel’s work, they moved to Raleigh, NC, New Orleans, LA, Raleigh, NC, Tulsa, OK, and Atlanta, GA. Nancy was very active in Church work, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, organizing the Library system in Lawrenceville, GA, and many more civic projects. Upon retiring, Nancy and Mel moved to Hendersonville, NC and traveled to Japan, Great Britain, Germany, France, Switzerland, Hawaii, the Pacific NW, Alaska, Canada and Nova Scotia.

Nancy is survived by her husband: Mel, brother: Jack (Jeanne) Mueller, of Caseyville, IL., daughters: Katherine T. Wood of Winder, GA , Peggy T. (William) Skirball of Holly Springs, NC, and son: Matthew S. Talenski of Winder, GA and three grandchildren: Michael J. (Sandra) Wood, Timothy J. (Casey) Wood, and Zachary A. Wood, along with two great-grandchildren: Malachi and Micah Wood.

Memorial Services will be held at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church in Hendersonville, NC at 11am on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Rev. Larry Rabon will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Alzheimer’s Assoc. / PO Box 96011 / Washington, DC 20090-6011
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  • July 21, 2016
    Glenn Leavitt says:
    It was a joy to have known Nancy, and enjoy her warm smile and greeting on Sunday mornings. Simpathies to Mel and the family, Glenn Leavitt

  • July 21, 2016
    Glenn Leavitt says:
    It was a joy to have known Nancy and enjoy her warm smile on Sunday mornings. Sympathies to Mel and the family, Glenn Leavitt

  • July 24, 2016
    Nicole says:
    Please take comfort in knowing that you are not alone and allow God to help you get through this difficult time. Psalms 9:10; Isaiah 41:10, 13; Isaiah 25:8.

  • July 25, 2016
    Bill and Margaret Manofsky says:
    Mel and Family, In the love that surrounds you, may you find strength and in the memories you cherish, may you find peace. Our heartfelt sympathy. We enjoyed knowing Nancy while she was with us and missed your visits as you walked thru The Orchards Community.

  • July 25, 2016
    Marilyn Althardt Krauss says:
    Condolences to Mel and family. As a former neighbor to the Muellers in Collinsville and a former babysitter for Kathy and Peggy, I have fond memories of your loving family. God's peace.