Katie Nast Obituary

Katie Ann Nast
Katie Ann Nast

April 5, 1986 - September 22, 2020
Born in Marinette, Wisconsin
Resided in Marinette, Wisconsin


Katie Ann Nast, 34, of Marinette, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at home after a 3.5 year battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. She was born April 5, 1986, in Marinette to Jerome “Duffy” and Donna (Jenkins) Nast.

Residing in Marinette most of her life, she was a graduate of Marinette High School Class of 2004. Attending UW-Marinette for two years, and graduating from UW-Green Bay with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2009, she later earned a master’s degree in psychology in 2013. She was employed by UW-Colleges of Madison and was based in Marinette as a distance education technician.

Katie was known for her creative artistic abilities. She had a great love of family, music, travel, going to concerts with Amber, Legos, Harry Potter, pugs and Blue Bike Burritos. She was always respectful and considerate of others, always generous with her time and talents.

Katie is survived by her parents: Duffy and Donna Nast; one sister, Lisa (Robert) Magnin of Appleton, Wis.; one brother, David (Trisha) Nast of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; niece and nephews: Ellen, Benjamin and Daniel Magnin; her BFF Amber Kopish; special aunts: Judy Huffman and Joan (Richard) Hass and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents: Frank and Agnes Jenkins; paternal grandparents: William and Anna Nast; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Katie’s family would especially like to thank nurse practitioner Marianne Mainhardt, the amazing staff at UW Hospital especially Dr. Robert Dempsey, NP Denise Brost, and Kate’s “Soul Sister,” Michelle; supportive staff at Bellin Radiation Oncology, particularly, “Mr. Beautiful,” Dr. Adam Liss, for always making Katie feel like a normal person. Continued heartfelt appreciation to Unity Hospice, especially Nicole, Kim, Sheena and Haley, for providing compassionate care and helping us keep Katie at home. We would like to express our gratitude to Katie’s friends and co-workers at UW- Marinette for their prayers, cards, good wishes, and their donation of vacation hours. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her name. Due to Covid -19 a private family service will be held at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home.