Nancy Ruth Althafer

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February 21, 1936 ~ June 16, 2016

Born in: Chicago, IL
Resided in: Atlanta, Georgia

Nancy Ruth Althafer, age 80, of Tucker, GA passed away peacefully on June 16, 2016. Nancy was born in Chicago, IL, on February 21, 1936 to Martha and Reinhold “Holly” Krinker. She attended the Luther Institute and then Carthage College, where she met her beloved husband of 52 years, Charlie Althafer, who proceeded her in death in 2009. Nancy spent her life helping others. She had a giving and loving heart, tutoring inner city children, fostering refugee families through her church, and volunteering with AAL Lamplighters. The great joy in her life was raising her children and then having the supreme blessing of helping to raise her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly and were a great source of pride. Nancy is survived by sister Dorothy Buccholz; son Charles Althafer and wife Karen; grandson Tyler Althafer and fiancé Chelsea Wallace; granddaughter Emily Althafer and Ian Draper; daughter, Holly Quinn and husband John; and daughter Martha Althafer and her beloved Chesapeake Bay Retriever granddog Brodie. A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Living Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 Cooledge Road, Tucker, GA 30084. Wages and Sons performed the burial at the Georgia National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Nancy Althafer at the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund, which provides need-based scholarships to military children at . Online condolences can be expressed at

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  1. I feel like Martha and her family are not just friends, but also family of my own! I love sweet Nancy and am so saddened by her passing. I am sending prayers and love to all the family!

  2. I am really sorry I am wholeheartedly with you prayer and love for you friendship kiss Sylvie

  3. Nancy was so special and such a love. Martha you could not have been a better daughter or made her happier. May you find. Comfort in knowing she is with Charlie the love of her life

  4. I am truly sorry for your loss and I know she will be greatly missed, my thoughts and prayers will be with you.

  5. Martha, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. My prayers are with you and the rest of your family.

  6. May God wrap his living arms around you for comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers! She was a wonderful woman and will shine on through her family!

  7. I am sorry I never got to meet her but feel as though I know own her through you Martha. Condolences to you and your family during this time. My prayers go out for all of you.

  8. Martha, our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Nancy will be sorely missed but the memories will live on. She was a wonderful lady and you were a wonderful daughter.

  9. Charlie and Nancy were wonderful happy people and great role models for me growing up in the 1960’s and 70’s. I miss them both. All my sympathy to Martha, Chuck and Holly and their families.

  10. The Althafers were like a second family to me for many years and I love them dearly. Thank you, Nancy, for creating such a warm home and for raising such a good person in my dear friend Martha. I am thankful that your children and grandchildren will carry the lessons and the memories of such a kind, loving, wise, godly woman. You will live on through them and future generations. I’m happy to know that you can laugh it up with Charlie again!

  11. Nancy meant so much to so many people. She always saw the good in everybody, she always forgave. She taught us to respect everybody and every race. Something the world could use a lot more of lately. If you think I’m telling stories, consider this. She even sent checks to to save the Wolves and the Sharks. I was so proud. Animals nobody but my mom stood up for. She was unique and will be missed.

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