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Obituary: Nancy Kathleen Fiedler '78

Nancy Kathleen Fiedler, 56, of Washington, D.C., a former Montana resident, died of kidney failure Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Hospice Care in Washington, D.C. Burial took place Tuesday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. At her request, there will be no reception or gathering. Croxford Funeral Home or Crematory was in charge of arrangements. Nancy, born Feb. 18, 1955, in Great Falls, was raised in Stanford. Though she never married, she shared 20 years of her life with her loving partner, Erwin Gudelsky. She graduated from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with a bachelor's degree in journalism. After graduation, she moved to Anchorage, Alaska, and worked for the Anchorage Daily News. From there, she moved on to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the Washington Times and NPR. News as a research analyst. Nancy was an election rights activist and an ardent advocate for voting rights. She loved research, antiques, reading and books in general. She also loved traveling and really enjoyed the Prairie Home Companion Radio Show. She was a loving and devoted daughter to both of her parents in their senior years. Nancy is survived by her partner, Erwin Gudelsky of Washington, D.C.; and her dear friend, Joe Uribe of Power. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Olivia Fiedler; and her grandfather, Donald Wilson.