Beverly Nace - Colman

April 5, 1922 – Dec. 3, 2017

Beverly Nace, 95, of Colman died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at Riverview Healthcare Community in Flandreau.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Colman Lutheran Church. Burial is in the Colman Cemetery. Visitation with the family present is  from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at Skroch Funeral Chapel, Colman.  

Bev was born April 5, 1922, in rural Colman to Roy and Blanche Marie (Simmerman) Sayles. She attended Whaley School and graduated from Flandreau High School in 1939. 

Beverly married Gerald (Bud) Nace on February 15, 1940, in Pipestone, Minnesota. She worked at Brende Electric and the Colman Cafe during her early years of marriage. She then dedicated her love and time to raising her five children. Bev was a member of the Colman United Methodist Church until it closed and afterwards attended the Colman Lutheran Church. 

Bev and Bud wintered in Arizona for many years after Bud retired. 

She enjoyed needlework, gardening, playing cards, golfing, and spending time with her family and friends. 

She is survived by four children, Nancy VanRosendale of Madison, Linda Baker of Sioux Falls, Jim (Teri) Nace of Estelline and Andrea (Marc) VanVooren of Colman; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her sister, Blanche Kansanback; her sister-in-law, Elaine Sayles; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Bud Nace; daughter, Jill Handel; two sisters, Jean Ellingson and Faye Gullickson; and two brothers, James Sayles and Richard Sayles.

The family expresses its gratitude to the wonderful care Bev received at Riverview Healthcare Community. Memorials may be directed to the Colman Cemetery.

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