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“Our hearts are broken to hear of this. Nancy was a great neighbor and friend. Condolences and prayers are with the family. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Cheryl and Matt Jenkins - IN

“I am so sorry to hear of Nancy passing. She was the sweetest. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Belinda Miller - Franklin, IN

“Sending prayers and love to Nancys family and friends. May your memories carry you through until you are together agian. Nancy your smile, the love...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jenni Wetter - Greenwood, IN

“Our condolences to the Vassar and Swan families. It was always fun to see Nancy at Betsy and Ed's family parties. Good thoughts and prayers to all. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jim & Jeanne Hallaren - IL

“I'm so sorry for your loss. We went to school together.she will be missed. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Juliann McMahon(steczo) - IL

“Almost 40 years ago my children's Uncle Kent married Nancy and she has been family ever since. Her girls became our girls and always will be. Yes,...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Ruth Boling - Columbia, SC

“Goodbye too soon my dear friend and neighbor, Nancy. I will never forget the love and kindness you showed to me and my family that extended beyond...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Tammy Barnett - Franklin Park, IL

“Such a lovely lady and good friend, she will be missed by all who loved her. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Vicky Jones - Franklin, IN


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Nancy Louise (Swan) Vassar, age 67, of Franklin, IN passed away Thursday, September 26th at St. Ann's Hospital in Columbus, OH after suffering from cardiac arrest. Survivors include her daughters, Tammie (Matthew) Vassar Stauss of Columbus, OH and Megan (Barry) Vassar Osborne of Franklin, IN, four grandchildren; Crosby and Milo Stauss and Madelyn and Caroline Osborne, sister Janice (James) Nichols, Sisters-in-laws Betsy Swan and Nancy J. Vassar, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas K. Vassar (d. 2016) Brother Edward Swan (d. 2019) Brother-in-law Lawrence Vassar (d. 2013) and parents William and Marion Swan.

Friends may greet the family on Thursday, October 3rd at Burdan Funeral Home in Cedar Lake, IN from 3-8 pm. A mass of Christian burial will take place on Friday, October 4th at Holy Name Catholic Church in Cedar Lake at 10:30 am.

Nancy was born on October 16, 1951 in Chicago. She met her husband, Tom, while working for the phone company. After marrying in 1980, she chose to start a family which led her to stay at home and raise her daughters. Nancy was selfless. She poured her heart into her family, never missed a sporting event, and was known as "mom" to many. She fought a long and hard battle with cancer for nearly 10 years and endured more than her fair share of surgeries. Through it all, she never quit fighting. She was a role model to many. Her life was spent taking care of the people around and enjoying her time as Nani. Her love was felt by all.