Nancy Jean Bloczynski

Nancy Jean Bloczynski

Nancy Jean Bloczynski, 70, died at home with friends and family by her side. Nancy grew up in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, with two older sisters. She went to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and graduated with a bachelor of arts in physical therapy. This was the beginning of her discovery of healthy food, an active lifestyle, and adventure.

After university, she traveled to Europe for two years, staying in a kibbutz and immersing herself in culture. Upon returning home she met Bert and in 1979 they took a road trip to Alaska and never looked back. All the friends they met in Alaska kept them here.

With Bert, she built a cabin in the Talkeetna wilderness, rafted, fished, and adventured. The cabin is now known as Christmas Cabin and holds fond family memories of skiing, lighting outdoor trees with real candles, and singing carols. Nancy loved to read books, poems, or verses that fit the situation perfectly. Her laugh was infectious, she had a knack for details, and kept impeccable notes even if they were scattered in several different notebooks around the house.

Nancy still had some time to sail on a Windjammer and hike in France with friends and a dream to do a boat and barge bike trip with her grandsons.

Hanna was born in 1989 and kept Nancy on her toes. Yoga, meditation, reading, and always discovering were how Nancy spent her time. She was a founding parent of the local Waldorf School. She always had a listening ear for friends and family and fondly supported her daughter in all her adventures, life challenges, and dreams. When two grandsons joined her life she became a busy lady. She deeply loves her grandsons Theodore and Larkin, and they so love her. She was an amazing storyteller, would needle felt animals for puppet shows, and was always down on their level enjoying the pace of childhood.

Nancy found contentment with life and found peace with family and friends over the past year along with the teachings and readings of Pema Chodron.

Nancy is survived by her family and friends.