Nancy, WZ8C #379, who was a coordinator of FISTS North America, has become a Silent Key. (March 2, 2014)

March 3, 2014:
To All FISTS Members:

Early this afternoon I received a phone call from Tim, Nancy's husband. I am very sad to report that Nancy WZ8C, is now a silent key.

Nancy passed away last night and will be missed very much by all FISTS members worldwide.

If you wish to send condolences to her family, please send them to the following address:

Tim Lange and Family
P.O. Box 47
Hadley, MI

Please send this notice to any and all FISTS groups and members to disseminate this information as much as possible.

I sadly send 73, God's Speed Nancy, 88's . . .
Dennis Franklin K6DF
FISTS Awards Mgr / Webmaster

Her last message posted to the Fists ML was as follows:

Subject: [Fists] WZ8C
Date: Sun Feb 23 13:25:52 EST 2014

Just a note to let you know what is going on. Please pass the info on to anyone not on the reflector.

I've been in and out of the hospital for the last couple months with a GI bleeding and the assorted problems that go along with that.

I haven't been ignoring FISTS on purpose, it has just been difficult to feel up to doing anything. But things are looking up and I am starting in on the mail. So you should be getting your membership numbers and code disks in a while.

I'm sorry for any inconvenience.

Nancy WZ8C

March 6:
To all, Received this from Tim, Nancy WZ8C's husband for dissemination to FISTS. Please distribute as widely as possible . . . 73, Dennis K6DF

My wife Nancy passed away Sunday March 2, 2014. She endured many years of medical challenges and is now resting peacefully. She is leaving a empty spot in my heart as I'm sure it is the same for all of you. Thank you for the outpouring of sympathy that I have already received. She has touched so many people around the world. I am enclosing a link to her brief obit. There are no services planned at this time. She is being cremated at this time per her wishes. Please forward this message to anyone that might like to know.
Tim Lange

Her website:


ARRL Web: Former WorldRadio Editor, CW Activist Nancy Anne Kott, WZ8C, SK

Rest In Peace, Nancy.