It is with my deepest regret, I am informing you that Nancy Stephan passed away July 18, 2017. When she passed she had her family standing by her side at Regions hospital. I am saddened about this news and know each of us had a connection to Nancy. We can be comforted by the fact she was near her closest loved ones and she is at peace now.
Also, Colleen Kolars said it well… “the world has lost an amazing little light. And, heaven is so much brighter today. We are all carriers of her remarkable legacy now.”
I’ll say, Nancy was a mentor, friend, and leader in my life/our life and I will miss her a ton.
Tonya Jackman Hampton, EdD
HWW Board Chair
Age of 75 of St. Paul. Born Sept 17, 1941 in LaCrosse, WI. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Doris Stephan, brother, Ronald Stephan; and granddaughter Jaclyn Evert. Survived by her husband, William Peppler; daughter, Lori Evert Breiehagen (per); son, Scott Evert (Sara) grandchildren, Steven (Eman) and Anja; great-grandson, Dean; brothers, Robert, Kent and Brian, sisters Barb Tucker and Lynn Topel; as well as many family members and friends. She and her first husband raised their children in St. Paul. She re-started her amazing life in her mid-forties, obtained a bachelor’s degree and consulted to major corporations on team building. In 2007, she founded Honoring Women Worldwide, a mentor program to assist under privileged youth in professional development where she touched thousands of lives. Governor Dayton has proclaimed May 6th as Honoring Women Day. Visitation starting at 1:00pm on Sunday (July 23) followed by celebration of life service at 2:30pm, Midland Hills Country Club, 2001 Fulham Street, St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Chrysalis Center or Dress for Success.
-Published in Pioneer Press from July 20 to July 21, 2017.
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