August 15, 2017 - personal


September 5, 1948 - August 12, 2017

Nancy Jane Docken (Alstrup) was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 5, 1948 and raised in Bloomington, Minnesota. She crossed over on Saturday, August 12, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband, Tom; sons, Chris and Corey; loving daughter-in-law, Sarah; cherished granddaughter, Aubrey; brother, Dave; pets, Doc and Molly; other family and friends. Nancy graduated from St. Cloud State College in 1970. She worked as a flight attendant for 11 years with North Central/Republic Airlines. She was a proud member and volunteer at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, East Bethel, Minnesota for 35 years. Nancy participated as a confirmation teacher, Befriender, communion coordinator/server, Prayers of the Church, Healing Prayers, Bead Ministry coordinator, and Tree of Life Library committee member. She enjoyed sports, bowling, golf, cards, and especially beading. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 19001 Jackson St NE, East Bethel. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.

Some of the responses from my brother's post on Facebook:

Joyce Engmark (member at Our Saviour's, Confirmation friend)

I treasure my friendship with your Mom. She was my sunshine, when I needed a big smile and hug. She was the godliest woman I ever met. I am so sorry for your loss

Justin Engmark (Joyce's son)

Your mom was a wonderful woman and truly one of the most uplifting I've ever met! The hugs she'd give me at church were the type that made you feel loved through and through. She'll be greatly missed, but a part of her will be with you forever! Praying for your family.

Scott Miller (childhood neighbor, Chris's age)

Sorry about your loss. She took good care of us when we were kids.

Scott Sonnek (childhood neighbor, slightly older than Chris)

I have many memories growing up with you guys and her, she was a great mom always making sure sure we had plenty of stuff to do.

Becky Wolf Kaarbo (Aubrey's Godmother)

Nancy...always making sure people are well fed both physically and emotionally/spiritually!