Nanci Hartman – UPDATED

Memorial Services for 58-year old Nanci Hartman of Chadron, NE, are Friday, Sept 9, 2022 at 11:00 at Grace Episcopal Church in Chadron.

A luncheon hosted by her siblings will follow the services, also at Grace Episcopal.

Donations can be made in her name to the Episcopal Altar Guilds or Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

Online condolences may be left at

Nanci J. Hartman was born the youngest daughter of Bill & Leah Hartman on Nov 7, 1963, in Chadron and passed away on September 5, 2022, at her home in Chadron .

Nanci was a people-person with a sense of humor and love of food who spent more than a decade as a chef at Chadron State College dining services.

She collected cookbooks and anything Disney Micky Mouse. Her favorite place on earth was Disneyland. She enjoyed live entertainment and rarely missed a Post Playhouse opening performance at Fort Robinson each summer.

A Nebraska girl through-and-through, Nanci had a bold sense of style and was as comfortable helping Andrew and his family on the farm as she was when she was preparing a gourmet meal or shopping with friends. She was a yard sale enthusiast who delighted in finding rare and not-so-rare treasures.

Nanci engaged the community and many will miss her laughter as well as her generous spirit. She always looked forward to holiday festivities and local events that brought family and friends together, Christmas being one of her favorites.

She was active in the Does division of the Elks Club from 1993 to 2004. As President of Does in 2002 and 2003, she attended state and national conventions. She enjoyed learning from and sharing with the older members, as well as the opportunities for travel to new places and new experiences.

Nanci embraced life with gusto and met each challenge head on, always managing to find the humor or irony in every situation.

She is survived by her partner of 17 years Andrew Scherbarth, his children Wayne & Brittany, siblings Kathy Page (Jerry), Bob Hartman (Krystyn), Sue Petracek (Jim), and 14 nieces and nephews.

Nanci was preceded in death by her parents Bill & Leah Hartman.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements for Nanci Hartman

4 thoughts on “Nanci Hartman – UPDATED”

  1. Always a smile, Nancy had for everyone at CSC Kitchen. She was so dedicated and put others first. She will be missed. Prayers for the family.

  2. Prayers got out to the family for their loss of a fellow classmate so sorry for your loss many memories growing and going to school with Nancy for many years: Andrew so sorry for your loss

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. Nanci wad a hoot! I loved her smile and all her Mackey mouse clothes she would wear. She was always so kind to me. My aunt and uncle lived across the street from her parents on Shelton street. Nanci was an all around good person. I will miss her dearly! Andrew if you need anything please let us know.
    Stacy Barnes Wohlers

  4. The life of Nancy will always be special in our hearts. She always greeted you with a big smile and loved every one she met. I am proud to have known her.

    Josephine & Michael Struempler

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