Nancy F. Momeny

MAZEPPA, Minn. - Nancy F. Momeny, 90, of Mazeppa, Minn., formerly of Stewartville, Minn., passed away Sept. 20, 2020 of natural causes at Homestead Senior Care in Rochester, Minn., where she had been a resident for one month.

Visitation for family and friends will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28 at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville, Minn. A committal service and burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at Morningside Chapel and Cemetery Hope in Coon Rapids, Minn.  

Nancy Faye Reeser was born Aug. 25, 1930 in Sublette to Charles and Grace (Keeler) Reeser, joining her sisters, Bonnie and Norma. She married Ben Packer on Aug. 16, 1952 in Mendota. He preceded her in death in 1972. She married William Momeny in 1980. He preceded her in death in 1998.

Survivors include three sons, Perry (Janet) Packer of Missoula, Mont., Timothy (Mary) Packer of Rockford and Joel (Barbie) Packer of Mazeppa, Minn.; five grandchildren, Kelly Packer (Adrian Kien), Shannon Packer (Dan Foy), Ben Packer (Tasha Lyons), Ryan Packer and Sara (Chase) Kelly; seven great-grandchildren, Mara, Greyson, Logan, Weston, Merckx, Archer and Sidney; one sister, Norma Ball of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents and one sister, Bonnie Besenfelder.

Nancy grew up in Mendota where she attended school, graduating from Mendota High School in 1948. She attended Northern Illinois University where she earned a teaching degree and met Benton Packer. After they married, the couple moved to Coon Rapids, Minn. in 1962, where they lived for a few years before moving to Palo Alto, Calif. all while raising “Their 3 Sons” – Perry, Timothy and Joel. Ben died unexpectedly of a heart attack in 1972 at the age of 42. Nancy was a single mom, while teaching 1st grade at Eisenhower Elementary School in Coon Rapids until her retirement in 1980. That year she married William Momeny and the couple moved to Mendota where they lived for a number of years. Nancy moved to Stewartville in 2004 to live near her son, Joel and his family, and followed them again in 2020, after they moved to Mazeppa, Minn. in 2016. She was a past member and active volunteer of the United Methodist Church in Mendota and at the Mendota Public Library. She was an avid reader and was a regular at the Stewartville Public Library. Nancy absolutely stopped at every garage sale she passed. She was a very gifted cross stitcher and basket weaver. Her baskets are works of art. She was always up for a game of cards and a drinkie at precisely 5 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s research. Condolences and memories of Nancy are welcome at


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