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Nancy Stein

Nancy Stein

Nancy Kay, nee Frech, Stein, 60, of New Athens, IL; born March 28, 1952 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens. She loved crafts especially crocheting and sewing.

Mrs. Stein was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Violet, nee Schrag, Frech.

Nancy is survived by her husband Armin Stein whom she married on October 7, 1977 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL. Her children – Melissa (Mike) Minnix of O’Fallon, MO; Brian Stein of Freeburg, IL; Brad Stein of Mascoutah, IL. Her grandchildren – Andrew and Mason. 1 brother – Gary Frech of New Athens, IL. 2 sisters – Joan Jung of Swansea, IL; Carol Grohmann of Swansea, IL.

Visitation: Friends may call at the Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm (Rosary will be held at 4:00pm) and on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 9:00am to 9:30am.

Service: Mass will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Monday, February, 18, 2013 at 10:00am.with Fr. Stan Konieczny officiating. Cremation will follow services.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry to hear that Nancy struggled with her health. I remember her as such a positive and friendly person. My prayers go out to your family. I know she will be missed.

    Posted by: Celeste (Strassman) Bowman – Boonville, MO – high school friend Feb 15, 2013

  2. Administrator says:

    So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. It’s been about 2 or 3 years since I last saw Nancy. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Mary Koenitz and children; Rhonda and Randy Stolte; Debbie and Dickie Biethman; Dwayne and Brenda Brewer.

    Posted by: Mary Koenitz – Red Bud, IL Feb 15, 2013

  3. Administrator says:

    My prayers are with you all… Armin and family, Aunt Carol… Nancy was so sweet…. I remember our friendly competition over a date to the prom we both asked… I remember her initial awareness that things were not right healthwise. After seeing her at our class reunion, but a brief time, I prayed for peace for her and for those who love her…. I continue those prayers..

    Posted by: Diane Grohmann – Edwardsville, IL – School friend & family connectio Feb 15, 2013

  4. Administrator says:

    Armin and family, I’m sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. I know it leaves a huge hole in your hearts. She was a special friend thoughout grade school at St. Agatha and all through high school. We lost touch for many years, but in 2008 Nancy, LaVonnae, Diane, Jean and I all got together for lunch in New Athens. I’m so thankful for that little bit of time we had to reconnect. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Trudy Howard – Palm Bay, FL – Friend Feb 15, 2013

  5. Administrator says:

    I will always remember Auny Nancy as a beautiful, sweet, loving person… She was a great wife and mother who was very proud of her family. Her talent of crocheting brought happiness and created memories for so many of us… I will cherish them forever ! It has been very difficlut to see Nancy, Armin, and my cousins struggle with her health for these past years… but they did it with faith, devotion, and an ultimate commitment of love. That has been very aspiring and admirable. Rest in peace Aunt Nancy… thank you for the wonderful memories. We love you !

    Posted by: Brenda – Lively Grove, IL – niece Feb 15, 2013

  6. Administrator says:

    Armin and Family, My families sympathy to yours as we were neighborhood friends for some time and of her family before that. Blessings and peace,, Dorothy Hacker and family

    Posted by: Dorothy Hacker – New Athens, IL – neighborhood friend Feb 15, 2013

  7. Administrator says:

    I’ve known Nancy since grade school but sadly lost touch over the years. We did have a short reunion on 2008 and she expressed her concerns of “something is not right”. I regret not keeping in touch. She will be missed. My condolences to her family.

    Posted by: Diane Petri – St. Louis, MO – school friend Feb 16, 2013

  8. Administrator says:

    Our deepest sympathy goes to Nancy’s family. My she rest in peace. Dori & Ray

    Posted by: Dori (Eckert) Brooks & Ray Brooks – Portal, AZ – Friend Feb 17, 2013

  9. Administrator says:

    I remember going with Nancy to church to refill our Holy Water jar and the button got stuck, the water ran everywhere, Nancy saved the vestibule by pulling a hair pin from her chapel cap and popped the button out. She always seemed prepared for any emergency. God bless you and rest in peace.

    Posted by: LaVonn Glaus Evans – Waterloo, IL – classmate at St. Agatha’s school Feb 17, 2013

  10. Administrator says:

    Armin & family, just cannot find the right words to say at this difficult time, so
    please accept out deepest sysmpathy with the loss of Nancy. She will truly be missed by many who knew her.

    Posted by: Bob & Lynn (Henneke) Harbison – Divernon, IL – High School Friend Feb 18, 2013

  11. Administrator says:

    Armin, Melissa, Brian and Bradley,
    My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all. Nancy was one in a million. I will cherish always the Christmas ornaments that she so lovingly made and brought up to us on one of her visits.

    Posted by: Jean (Kreher) Price – Freeburg, IL – Friend Feb 18, 2013

  12. Administrator says:

    Armin, We are so sorry to hear about Nancy. We only found out about the visitation late Sunday night or we would have come . Our condolances to your whole family.

    Posted by: Dale and Carol Brockmann – Okawville, IL Feb 18, 2013

  13. Administrator says:

    Dear Armin and Family,
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Nancy. She was such a sweet person and we had many fun times during high school.

    I loved spending the night at her house after going to a basketball game or dance. We had many fun times at my house after prom parties, ice skating, and just hanging out. I am thankful for the fun times we had. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

    Suzanne and Larry Brown
    Waterloo, IL

    Posted by: Suzanne Houston Brown – Waterloo, IL – high school friend Feb 18, 2013

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