Nancy "Shmoe" Smith Strunk

Profile Updated: January 9, 2020
Residing In: Champaign, IL USA
Spouse/Partner: Duane W. Strunk Passed away May 23, 2014
Occupation: Designated Managing Broker/Owner of Claymore Realty, Inc.
Children: Derek W., July 31, 1970
Nicole S. Webely, May 3, 1972
Dawn M. Strunk, July 28, 1974
Colleen More…S. Scherer, September 16, 1976

We have ten beautiful grandchildren:
Blake Austin Webel, August 23, 2001 (Doug & Nicole)
Jacob Welby Scherer, December 28, 2002 (Karl & Colleen)
Cole Douglas Webel, April 5, 2004 (Doug & Nicole)
Taryn Kay Strunk, October 18, 2004 (Derek & Kami)
Lindsey Sue Scherer, June 23, 2005 (Karl & Colleen)
Ashley Ann Webel, September 23, 2006 (Doug & Nicole)
Danielle Jacqueline Strunk, March 25, 2007 (Derek & Kami)
Nicholas Robert Scherer, June 14, 2008 ( Karl & Colleen)
Dane William Strunk, August 12, 2009 (Derek & Kami)
Lucas Duane Scherer, June 18, 2012 (Karl & Colleen)


Please................No greats for me at this point!
Blake just turned 18 in August!! He is picking out his college and we look forward to hear soon.


In 1979 I began my residential real estate career. January 2007 I became the owner of Claymore Realty, Inc. We are a unique/boutique realty company working mainly on personal referrals. My work partner, Sara Tondini, was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in March of 2017. She took the chemo/radiation treatments and is now receiving monthly doses of Opdivo.
She is feeling great and if you met her you would not know of the diagnosis.
We pray there will be a cure soon.
This year I received the REALTOR Emeritus, reflecting 40 years in the industry and the bonus is no longer paying dues to the National Association of Realtors. Teaching CE classes keeps me up to date on the new law changes
I am enjoying Nicole and Colleen's family participating in the Pony of the Americas shows. Abby, my black Schnauzer is a good companion and traveler.
The grandchildren are growing fast. Blake Webel 18, Jacob Scherer 17, Cole Webel 15, Taryn Strunk 15,Lindsey Scherer 14 , Ashley Webel 13, Danielle Strunk 12 yrs. , Nicholas Scherer 11 yrs., Dane Strunk 10 and Lucas 7 yrs. Fun comes from attending all sports events when possible, musical productions and more. Blake is looking into college. He leads the way and then the rest will soon follow.
Summer did include pig and horse shows at local, 4-H County shows and state 4-H shows. The Illinois State Fair grounds is really looking great with so many improvements.
Looking forward to our Class Reunion this year.

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Sending sympathy and hugs to Bob and Vivian's family.  We all were so fortunate for her leadership in keeping us together thru our reunions over the past 59+ years.  She loved organizing them, greeting everyone and being a part of the many good times.  She asked for no praise.  Vivian was one of the first classmates to contact me when Duane passed away and I am sure I wasn't the only classmate she reached out to when the need arrived. We thank God for all she gave and experienced in life. She has her wings.  

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Posted on: Jan 09, 2020 at 10:26 AM

Have you ever thought if we were asked the following while in our senior year - how would you have answered:

What are you going to be doing in 2020?

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Sep 23, 2019 at 11:22 AM

Any plans made for our 60th Class Reunion? Looking forward to seeing everyone.

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Posted on: Sep 25, 2017 at 4:22 PM

Thank you so much for all you have done to keep us up to date. We missed you and Bonnie at the 75th Birthday Blast. It was great to see everyone there and re-connect.
Again, thanks.

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Illinois in January. Temps below 0 and wind chill factors in the -20's. Snow comes and goes, roads get cleaned then wind reorganizes the snow and polishes the roads. Sunshine helps, especially in the morning when going to feed the three horses. They are happy outside and I am happy not to be cleaning stalls. They have a wonderful shed to gather in and plenty to eat. My Schnauzer, Abby, has been very punctual in her visits outside and immediately heads to the door after our walk. Truthfully the animals keep me aware of the outside and out of the house when it would be easy to curl up in a warm house.
Hope everyone had as much fun ringing in the New Year as I did with four grandchildren, their parents and other Grand Mother. With kids 12 to 2 1/2 we rang in he New Year at 9 A.M. and then watched the celebration at Disney the next morning on the TV. New Years Day was Monoploy Empire - what fun. Happy New Year to you all.

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Nancy, so sorry to hear about Duanes' passing.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:37 PM
In 2009 I was asked to chair the Champaign County Farm Bureau's 100 Year Anniversary activities. First thing was getting a history written, to which an 82 year young, Harold Guither, stepped to the plate and did a fantastic job. Next we planned activities throughout the year. Lots of fun times beginning in January 2012 at the annual meeting.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:37 PM
The latest part of our 100 year celebration was held on August 25. The thrill of seeing our Tractor Ride approach the Curtis Orchard for the Family Picnic. We were delighted to have a beautiful day and lots of good times.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Our son, Derek, drove the 1066. I think Duane was happy not to have to drive the route, even though he uses the 1066 to do field work from time to time.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Here are all ten grandchildren at the Family Picnic. Notice daughter, Colleen, standing ready to capture two month old Lucas from his older brother.