Nancy J. Jonseck, age 87, of New Era, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021. She was born June 16, 1934 in New Era to Guy and Zelma (Tharp) Homan. Nancy married Evard Jonseck on September 20, 1952. She was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she had served as choir director, organist and pianist. Her love of music lead to what she felt was her biggest accomplishment which was going back to school and earning a bachelors degree in music from Western Michigan University in 1987.
Nancy also drove school bus for Shelby Public Schools for thirty-four years, owned Jonseck's Dairy Farm with her husband and operated E.J.'s Smokehouse. She was a member of the Lakeshore Ladies of the Red Hat Society. Nancy always had a love for life and considered her glass "half full", never empty.
She is survived by her sons, Gary (Marsha) Jonseck, Joey (Linda) Jonseck, Tim Jonseck (and Ashanta McClain), and Randy Jonseck; her grandchildren, Brandon, Thomas, Jacy, Kara, Jamie, Sidney, Jerome, Ali'vonta, Ayinna and Jazz'Alina; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Evard on December 28, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her parents and six half brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held Saturday, August 28th from 1 pm until the memorial service at 2 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church west of New Era. Memorials for the Trinity Lutheran Church Music Department are appreciated.
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