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Nancy Lou Herhahn

March 16, 1942 — January 24, 2024

Plum Creek Canyon

Nancy Lou Herhahn, 81, of Plum Creek Canyon, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at Holdrege Memorial Homes following an extended battle with breast cancer.

Nancy was born on March 16, 1942. Her parents were Robert and Elizabeth (Titus) Best of Holdrege, Nebraska. She attended public schools in Holdrege and graduated from Holdrege High School with the class 1960. She excelled in many things including music. She played a saxophone in the Holdrege High School Band. She and her saxophone excelled in playing jazz. These early experiences initiated a life interest and pleasure in music and especially jazz.

Nancy furthered her education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in education with a minor in Spanish.

Nancy married John M. Herhahn on November 24, 1967 in Holdrege, Nebraska. Two children were blessed to this union: Amy and John B. The family made their home in several locations while John worked for Amoco Oil. They lived in Denver, Colorado, Twin Falls, Idaho, Kansas City, Missouri, and Red Oak, Iowa before spending twenty plus years in Chicago, Illinois. Her career as an executive manager started in Chicago with HQ, a company that leased executive office spaces and provided services to entrepreneurs. This company expanded to San Diego, California where Nancy became the executive regional manager for executive offices in California, Arizona and Nevada.

In 2004 Nancy retired, and she and John moved to Plum Creek Canyon, Nebraska.

Nancy’s pleasure of lakeside living and life brought years of happy memories especially with her family. She enjoyed her cat (Dutch), bird watching, reading, fishing, camping, and cheering on Nebraska Cornhusker athletics, especially Husker Volleyball. Supporting her grandsons (Lucas & Alex) in sports, education, and life, were also a priority and passion for her.

She and her sister (Betty Anne) started an online non-profit magazine featuring entrepreneurs in towns under ten thousand in South Central Nebraska. Nancy designed and developed a self-guided birding trail, The Chicken Dance Trail. The trail was published on the Nebraska Rural Living website and attracted birders throughout Nebraska and surrounding states.

Her family and friends will keep the many memories of a strong, kind, generous friend, mother, and sister. Her family includes her children, Amy (Kevin) Thompson of Kearney, Nebraska; John B. (Sarah) Herhahn of Benzonia, Michigan; two grandchildren, Lucas Eifert of Laramie, Wyoming and Alex Eifert of Kearney, Nebraska; step-granddaughter, Whitney (Max) Pfeifer of Wisconsin; her sister, Betty Sayers of Holdrege; brother-in-law, Frank (Karen) Herhahn of Bloomington, Indiana; nephew, Robert (Michelle) McCormick and their children, Caylin and Christine of Holdrege; niece, Jane (Andy) Anello and their children, Dominick and Dante of San Diego, California; as well as extended family and friends.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and husband, John.

There will be no visitation, as the family is honoring Nancy’s wish for cremation. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. at the Prairie Home Cemetery in Holdrege, Nebraska.

A memorial has been established in Nancy’s honor, and kindly suggested to the family for later designation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:

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