Nancy Holub, age 53 of Wall, S.D., died Sunday, October 7, 2012, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Nancy G. Pederson was born November 26, 1958, at Ft. Benning, Ga., the daughter of Gordon and Betty Lou (Ballard) Pederson. The family moved to Panama until 1963, then to Rapid City, when her father served in Vietnam. In 1966, the family moved to Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., until 1968 when they moved to Taiwan. In 1970, the family moved to Wall where Nancy finished her schooling, graduating from Wall High School in 1976. After high school, Nancy moved to New York.
Nancy was united in marriage to Terry F. Holub on February 5, 1983, in Rapid City. They moved to Schaller, Iowa, where their first son, Matthew, was born. They owned and operated two newspapers in that area, and Nancy also ran a day care. In 1990, they moved back to Wall to operate the Dairy Queen. It was at this time their second son, Grant, was born. Nancy remained in Wall until 1996 when they moved to Albany, Mo., where she managed a convenience store. In 1999, she returned to Wall, where her boys attended school.
Nancy enrolled in Western Dakota Vo-Tech where she graduated with honors in May of 2003. During this time, Nancy was diagnosed with cancer, but fought courageously for 12 years. She continued her education at National American University and graduated as a paralegal in 2007.
She remained in Wall where she was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Wall and a member of the Carrol-McDonald American Legion Auxiliary #246. She enjoyed traveling and singing, but especially loved spending time with her family and friends. She also was very active in organizing the Relay For Life events in Wall. Nancy was always trying to make the world a better place, and even after death, she continued this as she donated her corneas so that someone may have a better life.
Grateful for having shared her life include two sons, Matthew Ryan Holub and Grant Jonathan Taylor Holub, both of Wall; their father, Terry F. Holub of Fontanelle, Iowa; her mother, Betty Lou Pederson of Wall; two brothers, James D. Pederson of Yankton and Gary W. Pederson of Wall; a sister, Carol A. Naescher and her husband, Leroy, of Oacoma; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Nancy was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Rose, and her father, Gordon Pederson.
Closed-casket visitation will be held one hour preceding the services on Saturday.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 13, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wall, with Father Leo Hausmann as celebrant.
Interment will be at the Wall Cemetery.
The family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com