Nancy Marie Staheli

January 25, 1939 - March 22, 2024

Obituary for Nancy Marie Staheli

Nancy Marie Staheli, (Rorvick), 85, completed her life on this earth March 22, 2024. She was a nurse, mid-wife, adventurer and sailor. A lover of nature and wilderness. Babies, dogs and books were her passion.

She’s preceded in death by parents, Sigvard and Amy Rorvick; sister, Lorain Amundson; nephew, Eric Amundson; and grandnephew, Wade Gordon.

She is survived by her brother, Marvin (Kay) Rorvick; nephew, Anthony Rorvick; former sister-in-law and beloved friend, Gunn Sandik; nieces, Kari Mitchell and Laura Thompson; and sixteen great-nieces and nephews.

She was a graduate of North High School, Minneapolis and of Fairview School of Nursing, Minneapolis. Nancy traveled and worked in Alaska, British Columbia and Project Hope in Brazil. Having discovered her calling, she attended the Frontier School of Nursing and Nurse-Midwifery, Hyden, KY. In 1975, she moved to Perham, MN, serving the region for 20 years providing obstetric, maternal and child care. During her long mid-wife career she delivered over 2,000 babies.

Upon retirement in 2000, she traveled to Norway with her sister to connect with family there. She also spent of her early retirement years aboard her sailboat, Esperanca, moored in Bayfield, WI.

She spent the last year of her life in Arbor Lakes Senior Living, Maple Grove. Her family is grateful for the loving, generous staff at Arbor Lakes and Brighton Hospice who tended for Nancy in her final days. Her family is also indebted to Sue and Fred Sailer, Julie Doll, Jeff and Cori Brown and Roxanne Rehm, Perham, for their friendship, care, support and love they bestowed on Nancy during her years at home.

Visitation will be held at 10 am Friday, March 29, 2024 at Evans Nordby Funeral Home, 34 Second St. NE, Osseo MN 55369. Services will follow at 11 am. Interment Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Memorial Service 11 AM Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 619 3rd Ave. SW, Perham.

Visitation

Friday, March 29th
10-11 AM

Evans-Nordby Funeral Home
34 2nd St. NE
Osseo, MN

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Service

Friday, March 29th
11 AM

Evans-Nordby Funeral Home
34 2nd St. NE
Osseo, MN

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Memorial Service

Saturday, April 20th
11 AM

Calvary Lutheran Church
619 3rd Ave. SW
Perham, MN

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