Nancy Joan Moton

September 7, 1950
May 16, 2022

Nancy Joan Moton was born on September 7, 1950, in Menasha, Wisconsin to the dedicated union of the late Myron and Rita (Hickey) Fahrenkrug.  She silently closed the doors to this life on May 16, 2022, at the age of 71.  Nancy graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Menasha, Wisconsin and attended Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  On June 19, 1971, Nancy was united in Holy Matrimony with John Ike Moton, Sr. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Into this loving union three children were born.

Nancy and John later made their home in Manitowoc, Wisconsin where Nancy attended Lakeshore Technical College and earned a formal degree as a Registered Nurse.  Thus, fulfilling a lifelong dream, she was employed in that capacity by Holy Family Hospital in the Emergency Room.  Throughout this time Nancy worked diligently and tirelessly to support her family both emotionally and financially by any means necessary.

Nancy maintained an unprecedented commitment to her patients and nursing.  She was forever looking to the needs of others, constantly displaying a tender and loving understanding of everyone she met.

At the age of 33 Nancy was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  Despite this devastating career-ending affliction, her strong dedication to her faith and family continued to be of paramount importance in her life.  She could often be heard saying “what is Jesus trying to tell you?” or “who you are is God’s gift to you, what you make of yourself is your gift to God.”  Nancy, due to her faith-filled upbringing, strove to instill these values within her own family. She frequently reminded, that “God never closes a door without opening a window.”  She often referred to the lives of the Saints in order to drive home these lessons. Lessons that were to serve as a constant reminder to carry oneself in a Christ-like manner, with honesty, integrity, dependability, love, self-discipline and most important of all dedication to God and family.

Nancy was the “heart” of the family and took her role seriously teaching her children strength, perseverance and loving compassion through adversity by her own example.  She truly laughed and loved with intensity.

Nancy loved spending time with her family baking, crafting, and simply laughing, talking and praying.  She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and was known to spend much of their visits playing, singing, giving scooter rides and telling them stories. She frequently talked about Jesus and Mary.  She often spoke of God’s love and the importance of “offering up” our suffering in prayer.  Nancy would often be seen praying the rosary for the sake of others and their suffering despite her own.  She firmly believed the words of Saint Paul when he said, “In our weakness comes our strength.”  Her life was the embodiment of these words.  Regardless of the challenges she faced physically, mentally or emotionally, she remained strong.

Nancy Joan Moton leaves to cherish her memory, daughter, Jennifer Moton of Stevens Point, WI; son, John (Cheryl) Moton Jr. of Bettendorf, IA; daughter, Katrina (Robert) Nelson of Green Bay, WI; niece and goddaughter, Patrice (Sean) Denning; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Bobb, of Brach, WI, Cornelius (Helen) Moton of Jackson, MS; two sisters-in-law, Delores Hooper and Rachelle (Anthony) McDaniels both of Milwaukee, WI and nine grandchildren as well as a host of in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Nancy was preceded in death by her father Myron Fahrenkrug; mother, Rita Fahrenkrug; sister, Elizabeth Bobb; father-in-law J.D. Moton Sr.; mother-in-law, Lealer (Fizer) Moton; brother-in-law, James David Moton Jr.; sister-in-law, Beverly Moton; brother-in-law, James Hooper and nephew Leonard Daraelle Merchant.

Friends may call at Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop Dr., Green Bay, on Saturday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Tom Reynebeau officiating. To send online condolences and to view the full obituary, please go to

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8

The family would like to thank the staff at Odd Fellows Nursing Home and Laura, Director of Nursing.

May 21, 2022
9:30 to 11:00 am
Resurrection Parish [map]
Mass of Christian Burial
May 21, 2022
11:00 am
Resurrection Parish [map]