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NANSTAD, Phyllis R., age 81

Died: Monday, September 10th, 2018

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Spirit Lutheran Church with Reverend Jim Ahlquist officiating

Visitation: from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home and also one hour prior to service at church

Interment: North Beaver Creek-First Cemetery, Ettrick, Wisconsin

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be given in memory of Phyllis to her favorite charities.


Phyllis R. Nanstad (Prince), age 81, of Eau Claire, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Chippewa Manor in Chippewa Falls.

She was born on July 21, 1937 to the late Roy and Ruby (Davis) Molstad. Phyllis was raised on a farm near Hegg in Trempealeu County, graduating from Blair High School in 1955. On September 22, 1956, she was united in marriage to Allan Nanstad (who died in 2001). They lived in Owen, Mondovi and Lancaster, Wisconsin before moving to Eau Claire in 1967. For over 30 years, she worked at UW-EC and also volunteered over five thousand hours at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire. Phyllis enjoyed traveling to Norway, Europe and on many bus tours. Phyllis married John Prince on November 29, 2014.

Phyllis loved the friends she made over the years from her quilting group at Spirit Lutheran Church, Republican Women, Antiquing friends, Bridge and 500, Sons of Norway, Bluegolds Basketball and the many friends at the lake.

She is survived by her husband, John Prince and his family; son, Tom (JoAnn) Nanstad of Rice Lake; daughter, Diane Nanstad of Savage, Minnesota; daughter-in-law, Teresa Nanstad and her family; grandchildren, Mallory (Ted) Thompson, Kristina Walters, Tyler (Kortney) Nanstad, JD (Sarah) Nanstad, and Erik Nanstad; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Rosalie Beaty; brother, Daniel (Cyndi) Molstad; sister-in-law, Jeri Molstad; many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Allan; son, David; and brother, David Molstad.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Chippewa Manor and St. Joseph's Hospice for their wonderful care of Phyllis.

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