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“Nancy was such an inspirational person. After searching in vain for a suitable hardware replacement for an early 18th century piece I was restoring,...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Tim Rainville - Woodstock, CT

“I was so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. She and I only knew each other over the phone, through her Londonderry Brasses business. I always looked...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Rachel Goldberg - Los Angeles, CA

“I am so sorry to hear that Nancy has died. She was my friend and neighbor for 26 years. I watched her kids grow up. Lydia, Jacob, Peter and Melanie,...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Darlene Glanz

“I am so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. I regret that I just found out about it today. I had not spoken with her since late winter and at that...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Bob Van Dyke - Manchester, CT

“I met Nancy (I called her Mave) at the polling place in PA where we were both working. Had some of her delicious cookies and our friendship...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Joe Vineski - Nashville, TN

“I was so sorry to hear about Nancy. When we met during your visit last year I was struck by her "spunk" and vitality. She was obviously a bright...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jack Speech

“Nancy was such a sweetheart. I know she will be missed by her children and siblings. It certainly was a trip down memory lane watching the video. ...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Sue Cogger

“My condolences to you, Nancy's family. I will always remember your Mom for her strength of spirit. Your Mom's warmth wafted across the phone lines...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry to here of Nancy's passing She was a kind and loveing person, always had a smile on her face, She will be dearly missed by her two...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Mary ( Kehl ). Meyer

“It is so difficult to say goodbye to a loved one. May you be comforted by your cherished memories of Nancy and by each other. Something tells me she...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Betsy (Demeny) Cecchetti


Nancy Lee Cogger, 59, of Appleton, lost her valiant battle against cancer on May 28, 2017, at home with her loving family at her side. Nancy was born in Neenah on May 15, 1958, to William and Helen (Cassibo) Cogger. She graduated from Neenah High School, and received her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Nancy raised four beautiful children, and ran her own business, Londonderry Brasses, on her 10-acre farm in Chester County, PA. Nancy's home was always welcoming to children and animals needing nurturing and sustenance. She rescued many dogs and cats, unable to bear the thought of any living thing being destroyed for lack of care. In addition to being a voracious reader with a commanding knowledge of history, Nancy loved baking award-winning breads, cookies and pies, always to be enjoyed by others. She touched many lives with her unique combination of intelligence, creativity and caring. Nancy reluctantly leaves behind her four children, Lydia, Jacob, Peter and Melanie Andersen; siblings Bill (Dawn) Cogger, Tom (Connie) Cogger and Kathy (Bob) Salm; nieces and nephews Laura, Karen, Matt, Ben, Jake, Catie and Tommy; animal companions Nellie, Charlie, Chester and Zeus; and many adoring friends. Nancy's family extends their gratitude to Affinity Hospice, the doctors and staff at St. Elizabeth's Hospital Cancer Center, and Dr. Papenfuss at St. Luke's Hospital for their compassionate care of their beloved mother, sister and aunt. A memorial for Nancy will be held Sunday, June 4, at 1:00 PM at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior Street in Appleton, with visitation beginning at 11:00 AM, until the time of the service. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.wichmannfargo.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, www.pancan.org.