Nancy Marie Schiltz
Nancy Marie Schiltz passed away surrounded in love with her family on November 25, 2019. She was born to Jerald (Buddy) & Deloris (Dodie) Tryggestad in Viroqua, WI on June 24, 1954 where she graduated from Viroqua High School in 1972. In the early 80’s she and her family moved to Sparta where as a secretary at Fort McCoy she shared her smile and humor. In 1987 she returned to Viroqua and took over as owner of Midway Motel from her parents. When she wasn’t offering unparalleled hospitality by making every guest that came through town immediately feel like family, she was busy playing practical jokes on them. Whether it was placing fake doggy doo on their bed or strategically leaving a sound sensitive rubber rat in their shower, it was only out of her love for keeping things fun and making people feel welcome that she always went the extra step. In her free time she loved to be surrounded by her children at a “fine meal” as she’d say. Or when she received her favorite cocktail, a SoCo Old Fashion Sweet with extra cherries, expertly crafted she’d say, “That was the checkers!”. In 2005 she sold the motel and moved to Onalaska, WI to be closer to her children where she continued to make everyone she came across feel special. Her children called her a “social butterfly” due to her outgoing personality and ability to make connections on a human level anywhere she went. She was especially elated recently as she welcomed her first grandchild into the world, Payton Marie Donley. In the short time they had together, Grandma Nancy enjoyed “teaching her school” where stories were read and Payton learned to stick her tongue out for grandma, a skill that will surely remind Payton’s parents, Sarah & Adam, to think of Grandma Nancy every time she does it. Her brilliant light, warm heart and infectious smile will be sorely missed. She was proceeded in death by her father Buddy and mother Dodie. She is survived by her children Calvin Schiltz, Dustin Schiltz (Kaitlyn), Sarah Donley (Adam), and her sister Alana Sherry (Andy). A celebration of life will be held summer of 2020, the family will provide details at a later date.