Sunday, September 23, 2018


Phyllis Nanstad

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

She was born on July 21, 1937, to the late Roy and Ruby (Davis) Molstad. Phyllis was raised on a farm near Hegg in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, 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 in 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, Blugolds 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, Wisconsin; 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.

Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018, at Spirit Lutheran Church with Reverend Jim Ahlquist officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Evergreen Funeral Home (off Golf Road one block east of Hwy 93) and also one hour prior to service at church. Interment will be in North Beaver Creek-First Cemetery in Ettrick, Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be given in memory of Phyllis to her favorite charities. To send your condolence to the family, please visit our obituaries at

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