Nancy Jean ‘Beanie’ Schwab
Hurley, Wis. – Nancy Jean “Beanie” Schwab, 64, of Hurley passed away peacefully on March 8, 2022, with her family by her side.
Nancy was born September 5, 1957 in Ironwood, Michigan to the late John and Violet (Hoglund) Colassaco. She attended and graduated from schools in the Ironwood area.
For many years Nancy worked as a home health aide. She looked after everyone with a very compassionate heart of pure gold. Nancy adored her dogs, Lulu, Lucy, Ned, Honey-O and Sunshine. She enjoyed hunting with her son and camping with her family. Nancy spent hours watching the wildlife that came to her garden every day.
She loved to cook and was known for her filled pizzas. She also enjoyed playing cards and poker with her family and friends. Nancy was a devoted wife and mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood. She fought a courageous battle with her terminal illness for many years. Her angels guided her peacefully to the gates of heaven and she is now at home with her Lord and Savior, watching over those she touched.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Tim Schwab; son, Brandon (Heather) Colassaco; daughter, Kristin (Patrick) Jones; stepchildren, Mike and Arlene Schwab; special grandchildren, Andrew Krone, Thomas Colassaco, Lexi Littlefield, Gina Weber, Samantha Weber, Marie Bryant, Cameron Schwab, Caela Schwab and Darion Brownell; brothers, Ken (Char) Colassaco and Tim Colassaco; sister, Paulette (Derek) Raisanen; half-siblings, Ken (Kim) Paris and Doris Hoglund; and sisters-in-law, Sharon Colassaco, Fran Colassaco and Christine Hoglund.
Nancy was predeceased by her parents, John and Violet; his mother and stepfather, Frank and Anne Schwab; brothers, Charles Colassaco, Michael Colassaco and Clifford “Teco” Hoglund; and her sisters, Patricia Colassaco and Kathleen Tiffany.
A memorial service will be held at McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home in Ironwood on Friday, March 18 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mike Hill officiating, preceded by a 10 a.m. visitation until time of service.
All monetary donations may be sent in memory of Nancy Schwab to Regional Hospice, online at RegionalHospice.org or by check, payable to Regional Hospice, 216 E. Aurora St., Ironwood, MI 49938.
The family chose Ironwood’s McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home to honor Nancy’s life legacy. You can leave condolences or a tribute at mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.