Nancy, WZ8C/SK – It’s a sad sad day

Msg from Dennis, K6DF follows:

To All FISTS Members: Early this afternoon I received a phone call from Tim, Nancy’s husband. I am very sad to report that Nancy WZ8C, is now a silent key. Nancy passed away last night and will be missed very much by all FISTS members worldwide.

If you wish to send condolences to her family, please send them to the following address:

Tim Lange and Family
P.O. Box 47
Hadley, MI, 48440.

Please send this notice to any and all FISTS groups and members to disseminate this information as much as possible.

I sadly send 73, God’s Speed Nancy, 88’s . . . Dennis Franklin K6DF FISTS Awards Mgr /Webmaster


Nancy was only 58 according to her obituary. Way too young to pass. She will be missed by all FISTS members.

73, Nancy de Larry W2LJ
FISTS #1469- dit dit

Larry Makoski, W2LJ, is a regular contributor to and writes from New Jersey, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

6 Responses to “Nancy, WZ8C/SK – It’s a sad sad day”

  • BX2ABT:

    Indeed sad news and a great loss for her family and the FISTS club. –Hans FISTS 15512

  • KI5IO:

    She was a great person. We traded a number of e-mail messages and I never had the good fortune to have a QSO with her. Godspeed.

    Nolan K
    FISTS 14948

  • Chuck Heath, K6ZIZ:

    I was shocked and saddened to learn of her seemingly sudden passing. She was only 58 years old. So far, no explanation why she died so young.

    RIP, Nancy. As a FIST member, we came to love your enthusiastic spirit for promoting CW which we all share. Very 73 and big 88’s.

    Chuck Heath, K6ZIZ, near Hopland, CA, Mendocino County

  • N6NQZ:

    What a Jewel Nancy was. I had several delightful “encounters” with her concerning my dues. A sad day indeed.

    N6NQZ Oceanside, CA

  • Steve WØOOW:

    She was one gracious lady to me when I had to contact her about FISTS. That is something I will NEVER forget. We lost a winner. For those left behind, my condolences.
    Steve WØOOW #7808

  • Dave KZ1O:

    I had the honor of chatting with Nancy a few years ago and heard her discuss her love of this hobby, among other topics. After hearing of the sad news of her passing earlier this month, I listened to the conversation on the podcast again. What a wonderful person she must have been. You can hear the smile in her voice.

    Our condolences go out to her family and friends.

    73, and warm regards,
    Dave KZ1O

    from 2006:

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