Nancy Tredrea, age 76, of Port Byron, Illinois passed peacefully with her best friend holding her hand on September 20, 2022, at Clarissa Cook Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 14, 2022 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. The family will greet friends from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Nancy was born in Rockford, Illinois to Swedish immigrant parents, Arthur and Norma Johnson. She graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin where she was a founding member of the Panhellenic Society and President of the Pi Theta sorority which her daughter also later joined. Nancy was a strong believer in the value of an education. She was fiercely proud of her life work as a teacher, being the first female president of the local school board and her later years working for the Head Start program. Nancy found her role as a support to women and children of deployed service members stationed overseas during the Gulf War to be some of her most rewarding work. She also was a passionate supporter of the Messiah Lutheran food pantry as well as the Quad Cities Symphony.
She met and married David Tredrea in her early teaching days in Racine, WI. They built a house and life together in Port Byron, Illinois. Her adventurous spirit took her all over the world, however one of her favorite spots remained the shores of Lake Superior where she could be found beachcombing for agates. She also did her part to keep the lights on at Von Maur and Talbots.
Nancy was blessed to have many wonderful friends throughout her life and considered them her family as well. There are too many important people to mention here but to those reading this please know she loved you.
She is survived by her daughters Stacey Brown (Ben), St Charles, Il and Meaghan Meyer (Steve), Iowa City, Ia, grandson Jack Arthur Brown, St Charles, Il, and brother Steve Johnson (Donna)
Preceded in death was her husband, David Tredrea and her parents Arthur and Norma Johnson. The family would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to the amazing staff at Clarissa Cook Hospice House. Their care and professionalism through this journey have been remarkable. Memorials can be made to Clarissa Cook Hospice.