Nan grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa where she graduated high school. She accepted Jesus as her savior at a young age. Nan attended University of Iowa, Marshalltown Community College and Hawkeye Institute of Technology to study nursing. She met Jim in a Sunday School class and after a year, they were married. After many years as a stay at home Mom, Nan finished her nursing education in 1991 and worked in a care facility in Nora Springs, Iowa. In 2002, Nan and Jim moved to the Branson area where they enjoyed the Branson shows and worked in several theatres. She enjoyed ceramics and art, puzzles and reading, and traveling with Jim. Nan considered Hawaii her second home on earth. Most of all, she loved her family and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Nan is survived by her husband Jim of the home; her children, Timothy LaCrosse and wife Nikki, Eric Nelson and wife Teresa, Christine Nelson and husband Chad Bethards, Daniel Nelson and wife Cindy; grandchildren, Eleni, Jory, Shea, Karlie, Kyler, Sydney, Braeden, Ty, Jaxen and Kaeden; a brother, Harmon Hosch and wife Jeanne; sister-in-laws, Jane Nelson, Susan Jump and husband Ken; a brother-in-law, Frank Nelson and wife Rosemary. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A celebration of life will be held 10:00 am Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at First Baptist Church, Branson, Missouri, with Pastor Jeff Wilcox officiating. Memorial contributions in memory of Nan may be made to Samaritan’s Purse.org.