Nancy J. Ockerman

Age 86, of Owosso, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael O’Brien officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery at a later date.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Nelson-House Funeral Home with a rosary prayed at 7pm.

Nancy was born May 8, 1933 in Owosso, the daughter of Walter and Anna (Waydak) Rigling. She graduated from St. Paul High School and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Nancy married James Ockerman at St. Paul Catholic Church in Owosso on Jan. 17, 1953; he predeceased her on Sept. 18, 2014.

Nancy is survived by her children Debbie (Brian) Stocker of Flint, Brian (Callie) Ockerman of Arkansas and Lori (Tom) Nixon of Virginia; grandchildren Michelle (Sterling), Nicole, Elizabeth ( Jon), Emma (Michael), Tommy, Dan, Gramm and 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, parents, brother Walter and sisters Norma, Dee, Carol and Lee.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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