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Nancy Jager

May 19, 1943-Dec. 1, 2010

Nancy J. Jager, 67 of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Nancy Jane Jager was born to Gerald and Ethel (Thorstad) Gullickson on May 19, 1943 in Minneapolis. When Nancy was a young girl, they moved to Detroit Lakes, where she grew up and received her education, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1961.

On April 17, 1962 she married Gary W. Meyer in Detroit Lakes. They made their home in Detroit Lakes and later divorced. On May 25, 1968 she married John J. Jager in Momence, Illinois. In 1970 they moved to Detroit Lakes, where she lived and raised her family.

Over the years she worked for various businesses in Detroit Lakes, including the Proctor Café, the Sandwitch Hut, and the Headstart and Childrens Initiative programs. She was also a Tupperware and Avon dealer, and served on the Frazee School Board. In 1998 she attended the Detroit Lakes Vocational and Technical College, where she studied computer and office technology. She worked at the AmericInn in Detroit Lakes for several years before her health forced her to retire.

Nancy's family was the most important part of her life. She especially enjoyed when the family got together for deer hunting. She also enjoyed crocheting, dancing, shopping, flower gardening, and traveling.

Surviving Nancy are her four sons, Garren Meyer of Butte, Mont., Kelly (Lorri) Jager of Menahga, Nathan Jager of Bemidji and Jedediah (Vanessa) Jager of Detroit Lakes; three daughters, Kristine (Dan) Snyder, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Melanee (Ike) Jahnke, of Detroit Lakes and Heidi (Matt) Ball-Kilbourne of Christine, N.D.; 15 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; one brother, Roger (Jo) Gullickson of Little Canada, Minn.; two sisters, Patsy Gilchrest of Dilworth and Mary Lemoine of Brainerd; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents and a stillborn son.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, and one hour prior to services at the church Monday.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 at the First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences may use the messages of sympathy section at