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Services:  Hosanna, in Lakeville  Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation: Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. and at the church from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday


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Eagle Released In Memory of Nancy on August 2, 2012



Nancy C. Quinnell, age 51, of Lakeville, died on Friday, January 6, 2012 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Hosanna Church, 9600 163rd St. West, Lakeville.

Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 from 3 to 8 p.m. and also at Hosanna Church on Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Nancy Carol Saufferer, the daughter of William C. and Mardell (Haiby) Saufferer, was born on December 12, 1960 in Faribault. She graduated from Faribault High School with the class of 1979 and from Winona State University in 1982. She married Tim D. Quinnell on April 9, 1983 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Faribault. Nancy was previously employed by Northwest Airlines and Washington Square Capital, both of Minneapolis. The last 17 years she has been employed at Hollstadt & Associates of Mendota Heights, currently as a Senior Vice President of Operations. Nancy had a strong sense of community spirit which led her to be active in many civic organizations including the Rotary Club of Lakeville, Project Management Institute, the International Institute for Business Analysis and she served on the Minnesota Business Ethics steering committee. She also organized a sled hockey exhibition in Lakeville that in four years raised almost $5000 for the Sled Hockey Association, a sport designed to allow participants with physical and cognitive disabilities to play the game. Nancy was proud to have donated ten gallons of blood throughout her lifetime and to have participated in the MS150 bike ride for four years.

Nancy had an incredible zest for life and lived each day to the fullest. Her optimism and courage in dealing with cancer were beyond amazing. Everyone who knew her personally or professionally would agree that we are all better people for having known Nancy.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Tim; three amazing children, Alex, Ethan & Abby Quinnell of Lakeville; her mother, Mardy Saufferer of Faribault; one sister, Kari (and Scott) Boldt of Faribault; one brother, Scott Saufferer of San Diego, CA; her father in law, Don Quinnell (and special friend, Irene Floren) of Faribault; brothers and sisters in law, Jay Quinnell, Jill (and David) Hanson and Dean (and Kim) Quinnell, all of Faribault; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a multitude of wonderful and caring friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bill; her mother in law, Dixie Quinnell; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.


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Name: Dorothy DeJong
Email: dotanne@frontiernet.net
Date: Thursday January 19, 2012


Dearest Kari, Mardy and family, I was deeply saddened to hear of your losing Nancy to the other side of our Creator's world - stupid disease! All the reassurances of good things to come don't replace the laugh, the quick phone call, the mind, the touch and the smell - the details of our loved ones that grow in us. I still remember Kari, your dad Bill's infectious twinkle and belly laugh. He changed all of us who were around him, as did your Nancy and as do each of you. At least, we know they get each other's outstanding company until the rest of us show up. Until that time though, the changes are not easy and I will keep you all in my daily prayers. All the best, Dorothy DeJong

Name: Kayla Saunders
Email: saundersak@msn.com
Date: Wednesday January 11, 2012


What an amazing lady! I worked with Nancy at The Wyatt Company back in the mid 1990's and we exchanged Chirstmas cards every year since. We worked together for such a short time but Nancy left such a huge impression on me. Her energy was contagious and her attitude was so uplifting. My deepest sympathies to her dear family. Kayla

Name: Beth Sullivan
Email: bsulli@frontiernet.net
Date: Tuesday January 10, 2012


I worked with Nancy at Wyatt/Watson Wyatt in the 1990s and was always impressed with her optimistic attitude and zest for life. We have not been in touch in many years, but I am certain this is a tragic loss for friends, family, and her professional contacts. I was so sorry to learn of her passing. My thoughts are with everyone that was touched by her during life.

Name: Polly Laden & Family
Email: crazedhousewife@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday January 10, 2012


Nancy managed to fit an entire lifetime's worth of work into the short 51 years she shared with all of us. She is an inspiration to us all, and has given us a great model to follow. Thank you, Nancy for making every single person you met feel special, and for giving so much of yourself to the rest of us. We will miss you so terribly much, but know that now YOU are being served and treated like a queen! Our hearts go out to the entire Quinnell Family. May God comfort and heal your hearts during this sad sad time.

Name: Stephanie Coates
Email: coatess@us.innovation-group.com
Date: Tuesday January 10, 2012


Dearest Tim and Family, Rod and I are deeply sorry for your loss. There are no words that can ease your sorrow but know that Nancy is free of pain and in the comfort of our Lord and other precious members of your family. Our hearts and prayers will be with you as you manage this next stage of life's journey. God and Peace be with you and your family Stephanie

Name: Klemp Family
Date: Monday January 09, 2012


Dear Scott and Kari: We offer our sympathy to you and your family this week as you mourn the passing of Kari's sister, Nancy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Linda Soderlund, Susan Sammon, Bonnie Ludwig and Klemp families

Name: John Emory
Email: jaceemory@usfamily.net
Date: Monday January 09, 2012


When I first came to Rotary in 2002 at the Chart House in Lakeville Nancy was one of the first ones to welcome me and she concluded our conversation with "those are great glasses". It's funny how a little compliment like that stays with you. She will be missed.

Name: Nancy (Balken) Spaeth
Email: nancy.spaeth@wellsfargo.com
Date: Monday January 09, 2012


I am so sorry for your loss. She was a tremendous woman and I know will be missed terribly. Take care all...

Name: Maria Markman
Email: maria.r.markman@gmail.com
Date: Sunday January 08, 2012


Quinnell Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. We all love Nancy so much and are sad to see hear leave us so soon, but then I have to say that she is the lucky one who gets to go to heaven sooner than the rest of us! Although it is sad to see her go, it is also good that she is put out of all of her pain. You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. Be there for each other in these times! I just remember all the fun times at the lake, and even that night around Christmas where we were eating Basillios Pizza and singing Christmas carols! I love you guys.

Name: Al and dorothy Brodie
Email: Libby3333@gmail.com
Date: Sunday January 08, 2012


Nancy's family To all of you.... Our thoughts and prayers Shalom, Al and Dorothy Brodie

Name: Christine Sorensen
Email: christinesorensen25@gmail.com
Date: Sunday January 08, 2012


Dear Kari, Scott and Nina, Please know that my love and prayers are with you at this sad time. If there is anything I can do to be of support I will be there. Love and care, Chris Sorensen

Name: Robin Berge Salter
Email: southflower700@gmail.com
Date: Saturday January 07, 2012


For Nancy and for Tim, Abby, Ethan, Alex, and all her loving family and friends. I send my love and embrace you all. ~Robin (Berge) Salter Parable of Immortality Author: Henry Van Dyke I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says, " There she goes! " Gone where? Gone from my sight . . . that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, " There she goes! " there are other eyes watching her coming . . . and other voices ready to take up the glad shout . . . " Here she comes! "

Name: Joan Morris Nelson
Email: joantom@q.com
Date: Saturday January 07, 2012


Our heart is broken for all of you; Nancy's family. We are so numbed by the news of her passing but glad she is not in pain anymore. Unfortunately we are going out of the country on Wednesday and will not be able to attend her funeral but know that we are thinking of you, praying for strength to get through the days, weeks and months ahead and Kari-I'll be in touch when we're back. I know Nancy is with you all and would want you to smile through your tears-thinking about all your good times and memories you've made. God bless you all. Tom and Joan Morris Nelson