Nancy R. Dambowy, age 72, of Brainerd, died on October 6, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society - Bethany. Nancy was born on February 6, 1947 to Harold and Ester (Jensen) Cronquist in Brainerd. She was united into marriage to her husband, Robert, of 52 years on August 5, 1967 in Harding, MN. Nancy was a devoted neighborhood daycare provider for over 30 years and loved spending every minute with all the kids, especially her grandkids. She was well known for all the beautiful blankets that she knitted, crocheted or sewed over the years. Nancy is survived by her husband, Robert Dambowy; three children, Jodi (Keith) Soderman, Jenny (Ron) Will and Jason (Jodi) Dambowy; grandchildren, Robbie, Trey, Trent, Paige, Jazlyn and Jenna; one great-grandchild, Lexi; four siblings, Howard (Sharon), Homer (Yvonne), Hal (Gerry) Cronquist, and Elly (Morrie) Karst. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Esther Cronquist; and one granddaughter, Becca Jo. A memorial service for Nancy will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Riverside Church, Brainerd with Pastor Harvey Peterson officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and at the church for one hour prior to the services on Friday. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory.