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Nancy M. Strand

October 18, 1951 — October 4, 2020

Nancy M. Strand

Nancy Strand was born Oct 18, 1951, in Fargo, ND, the daughter of Carol and Marjorie (Zenk) Cossette and moved to Devils Lake with her family when she was very young. Nancy was united in marriage to Keith Strand on June 21, 1975 in Devils Lake. She was a lifelong resident of Devils Lake and worked at Wal-Mart for 26 years before retiring in 2018.

Nancy was a beautiful, loving, caring soul and will be missed dearly by her family, many friends, and members of the Devils Lake Community.

Nancy was a strong woman of faith and proud member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She served faithfully as a CCD educator for 30 years and enjoyed teaching 2nd graders about the Catholic faith.

Nancy loved the Kentucky Derby, especially getting dressed up with her "Ya-Ya" sisters and dazzling everyone with her many fascinator derby hats.

Nancy always put her family first, no matter what. Nancy was an avid Green Bay Packer fan alongside Keith and always had fun traveling with their Minnesota Vikings friends to Minneapolis for football games. She was proud of both her daughter Lacy and son Tyler's achievements and showed up every year to cheer them on when they ran the Fargo Marathon. Nancy loved being "Nana" to her two grandchildren. She lived for playing board games and chats with her grandson Jaxon, and snuggles with her 8-month old granddaughter Raelyn.

Nancy’s loving family include her husband of 45 wonderful years Keith Strand; children and grandchildren Lacy and her husband Daniel Salander and their son Jaxon of Lincoln, ND and Tyler Strand and his wife Chelsey and their daughter Raelyn of Fargo, ND; siblings John (Karla) Cossette, Klamath Falls, OR, Carolyn (Tom) Hesford, Barry (Karen) Cossette, and Jim Cossette, all of Bismarck, ND and Amy (Tom) Brozik, Medical Lake, WA; sister-in-law Shaaron Allen, Federal Way WA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Robert Cossette and in-laws Howard and Deloris Strand. 

Eternal rest, grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.  May she rest in peace. Amen."

Visitation will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Sunday, October 11, 2020 beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church with the Very Reverend C.F. Wilhelm celebrating the Mass.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. 

Please keep your safety and health and that of others in mind when attending any of the services.  The family thanks you for your support and prayers. God Bless You. The funeral Mass will be live streamed through St. Joseph Facebook page.    

Reading the Scriptures will be Jen Tollefson and Allison Dodd and Eucharistic Gift Bearers will be Tyler, Lacy and Jaxon.  

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Past Services


Sunday, October 11, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Rosary and Scripture Service

Sunday, October 11, 2020

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, October 12, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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