Nancy VanScoik, 48

Nancy VanScoik, a resident of Little Falls, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, as the result of injuries from an automobile accident in Mayhew Lake Township, Benton County.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls, with Fr. Nick Landsberger officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery in Royalton.

Nancy was born April 1, 1963, in St. Cloud, the daughter of Elmer and Shirley (Delles) VanScoik. She grew up in Sauk Rapids and graduated from Sauk Rapids High School, class of 1981. In 1983, she moved to Leesburg, Fla., where she was employed as the assistant manager at Red Lobster in Orlando. Nancy returned to Minnesota in 1998 and settled in Little Falls. She was currently employed at IWCO as a quality assurance manager. She enjoyed dancing, horseback riding, reading, camping, playing cards and spending time with her children, grandchildren and family. Nancy was a very outgoing, strong and bubbly person. She made friends easily with most anyone she met. You never dared her to do something, because she would do it for sure.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Shaun (Cheyenne) VanScoik, Eric (Yvonne Holtslander) Van-Scoik, Jerry (JoAnne Ritter) VanScoik, Melissa (John Reignier) VanScoik, Jessica VanScoik and Bradly VanScoik all of Little Falls; significant other, Rod Bemboom of Sauk Rapids and his sons, Luke, Lance, Lee and Landon; mother, Shirley VanScoik of Little Falls; siblings, Jeff (JoAnne) VanScoik of Little Falls, Wanda (Jim) Reed of Longville, Catherine (Rick) Mead of Pierz, Edward (Megan) VanScoik of Little Falls, Thomas VanScoik of Little Falls and Judith Christle of Little Falls; five grandchild-ren, Landin, Gage, Kaidence, Mason, Alexis and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Elmer VanScoik; infant brother, LeRoy VanScoik; grandparents, Edward and Carrie VanScoik and Walter and Catherine Delles.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home