Nancy A. Miller of Dodgeville, WI passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at the UW Hospital in Madison due to a sudden illness. She was born in Richland Center on December 23, 1963, the daughter of Ron and Janet Gast. Nancy grew up in Avoca and graduated in 1982 from Riverdale High School in Muscoda. She lived many places including Germany, Georgia, and Tennessee before settling in Dodgeville where she could be close to family and raise her daughter, Arianna.
Nancy had a beautiful singing voice, loved animals, and taking care of the elderly. She found great happiness and comfort with her dearest friend Jesse Ewing. Nancy will be deeply missed by all who knew her and forever in our hearts.
Nancy is survived by her daughter, Arianna Miller of Dodgeville; mother, Janet Gast of Florence, AZ; brother, Nathan (Joan) Gast of McFarland; sister, Jennifer (Curt) Walter of Waunakee; nieces, Emily, Allison, and Marisa; and nephews, Evan and Brayden; uncle, David (Lyn) Gast of German Town, TN; and aunt, Lewan Miller of Poynette. She was preceded in death by her father, Ron.
A celebration of life will be planned by Nancy's family later this summer.
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I knew Nancy from High school and after High school we used to hang out together I remember when she was with Ronnie Johnson and then also when Ronnie was killed . I lost track of Nancy when she moved to Colorado . She always had a kind heart and touched so many lives and loved everyone. Janet Nathan Jennifer and the rest of Nancy's family and Jesse i am so sorry for your loss thinking of you and praying for you Diane Knoble Rux Havard
Nancy was easily the sweetest, kindest person I ever did meet..Its just so tragic that our relationship ended so quickly..I was hoping to spend the rest of my life with her..I guess it doesnt work as you would like it to sometimes...I totally LOVE that girl and always will
Sending my deepest sympathy to Nancy’s family. I went to High School with Nancy and have so many fun memories of her. We recently reconnected through social media and I am so happy we did. She was just the sweetest person and beautiful inside and out. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul.
Nancy, we lost touch when you left for Germany all those years ago, and did not get reconnected again until a few short years ago. I will miss you so much! My mom will miss you too. She loved having you take care of her in assisted living. You always took the time to sit and visit with her for a few minutes while you were at work. She will never forget that, how caring you were, and neither will I. Rest in peace my friend....
We love you forever Honey..You were the best thing that ever happened to me
I remember how pretty she was. She would always take me and my little sister on horse back rides when we went to visit. I also remember the day she wanted to "record" a scary story (with the tape recorder). She had me go into the bathroom and scream. She was a lot of fun and I looked up to her. I still have her graduation photo with her and her horse. Janet, Jennifer, and Nathan I love you all and I will keep you in my prayers.
Mischelle (Manz) Grabner
I grew up with Nancy in Avoca. Lots of fond memories of Nancy. She was so beautiful! My thoughts and prayers go out to the Gast family.
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