Nora Young


Nora “Kay” Young, 79, of Greenville, formerly of Shawano, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at ThedaCare Appleton. Nora was born to the late Earl and Mary (Thompson) Sykes on Aug. 4, 1941, in New London. On Oct. 22, 1960, she was united in marriage to Nathan Young at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Stephensville. The couple remained in Stephensville until 1970, when they purchased the Hiawatha Lodge on Shawano Lake. They owned and operated the resort for nearly 25 years.

Nora was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Nora was a devoted mother who was loved by many. She made you feel welcome and always had a hug and a kind word to say. She enjoyed life and had a great sense of humor and would never complain. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and supporting them in all their activities. She loved to cook and share her famous strawberry jam and peanut butter cookies. Thanks, Mom, for the all the love and support through the years! You are truly one in a million.

Nora is survived by her daughter, Shawn (Mike) Cronce; her grandchildren, Chelsea (Brent) Williams, Amber Moericke and Michael Cronce; two great-grandchildren, Landon and Layce Moericke; two sisters, Mary Ellen Knoke and Linda (Larry) Schultz; one brother, Sam Sykes; and many nieces and nephews.

Nora was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Nathan (2016); brothers- and sister-in-law, Gill Knoke, Dave Schultz and Janice Sykes.

The memorial service for Nora was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano with the Rev. Scott Valentyn and Deacon Jim Lonick officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in the Town of Ellington.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at ThedaCare and a special thank you to family and friends, especially Matt Moericke and John and Barb Gloede for their love and support during this difficult time.

Borchardt Moder Funeral Home, 109 W. Main St., Hortonville, WI 54944. 920-779-4588.