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Priscilla Jane Nunn

03/23/1946 - 01/05/2022

“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” — J. K. Rowling

Priscilla Jane Nunn, aged 75, passed away on the Twelfth Night of Christmas, January 5, 2022, in Hibbing, Minnesota, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Priscilla was born on March 23, 1946 in Minneapolis, MN to Vera Johanna Johnson and Albert Townsend. Priscilla graduated from North Minneapolis High School and worked for Northwest Bell for a number of years in Minneapolis. She married Robert Leroy Nunn in 1965 with whom she had son, Bobby, and daughter Jessie who she raised in north and southeast Minneapolis.

Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly look like as she struggled and overcame many difficulties in her life including a difficult first marriage, battling addiction, anxiety and depression, and 3 forms of cancer. She is greatly appreciative of the love and support that her sister, mother, and brothers provided in helping her get through some difficult times earlier in her life.

Priscilla impacted many lives with her humor, kindness, and amazing zest for life. She always enjoyed a good game of “Hearts” with her mother, brothers, and sister. The banter and jokes would fly back and forth as everyone tried to figure out who had the “Queen” and Robert was “Shooting the Moon.” She always had a love for animals and almost always had a dog or a cat. Some of her favorites were her first dog, Rascal, and especially her cat, Piper, who was always at her side up until her final days.

Despite being poor, she was selfless and rich in generosity. She never missed and always found a way to give her grandchildren some cash money on their birthdays. Somehow, she’d even come-up with fifty-bucks to put in her elder brother, Dick’s, birthday card. Finding the love of her life in Chuck Adams, by whom she was preceded in death, she was able to overcome and survive many of the demons that she struggled with. They spent the latter half of their lives living in Keewatin and Hibbing in northern Minnesota. She loved fishing, camping, watching the Viking’s and Badger’s football games, playing cards, knitting, having the grand kids stay overnight at her house, Harry Potter, cooking a good holiday meal, playing bingo, going to the casino, and having a good cup of coffee.

Priscilla was a sister, friend, aunt, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Family was at Priscilla’s center core and she was very proud of her children and grandchildren. Priscilla was preceded in death, by her parents; Vera Johanna Johnson and Albert Townsend (partner); Chuck (Robert) Adams (partner), and Robert Townsend (brother).

A warrior throughout life, she is survived by many loving individuals. Priscilla’s children include her son, Bobby (Kaoru) Nunn of Minneapolis MN; and daughter, Jessica Nunn- Perkins (Kerry Willard) of Hibbing MN; and stepdaughter, Mandy (Amanda) Benedict of Superior, WI.

Priscilla’s grandchildren include, Lenny and Sacha Nunn of Minneapolis, MN, Niko (Katie and children Oliva and Braden Kassler) Nunn of Grand Rapids, MN, CJ Wyatt of Arlington, Texas, and Lucas Craven of Superior, WI. Her great grandchild is Monroe Nunn Fears-Greenwood. Priscilla’s siblings include her sister, Sharon (Jack) Olson, and brothers: Richard (Sharon) Townsend, and Russell Townsend. She will forever be in their hearts and missed very much.

Priscilla will be cremated through Range Funeral home in Virginia, Minnesota. A special memorial service will be held at a later date.

“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” — Emily Dickenson

Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.

7 thoughts on “Priscilla Jane Nunn”

  1. Dede Barto says:

    Sorry to hear about Priscilla. She was the nicest person I have ever known. She never gossiped abut others or had a bad thing to say about anybody. She will be missed.

  2. Jessica Perkins says:

    Mommy,I love you,I miss you,I’m so glad you are not in any pain,nor suffering any longer.I will keep you close,and safe.

  3. Bobby Nunn says:

    Mom, there are still many conversations I still wish I could continue with you. There is so much that you gave to me even though you weren’t aware of giving it. I’m glad we had some of the best times together. I will miss you so much. Your spirit still carries on with us.

  4. Ann Marie Johnson says:

    Jessica, and family…

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know my mom was SO happy to entrance you. 🙂

    love to you, all of you.

  5. Milton DeJesus says:

    Priscilla was the most popular girl, ever !! and even so she would dance with us uncool unpopular guys. There was always somebody cutting in so if you could finish the dance with her you were the lucky one. That is my 60 year memory of Priscilla, looking at me during one dance and smiling, whether I deserved it or not. There was nothing poor about Priscilla.

  6. Sue Johnson says:

    I will miss you my friend. I’m glad you’re not struggling any more. We used to have a lot of fun in Junior High and High School.
    We used to have a lot of fun at dances at Bryant Community Center and the Camden Bank.
    You were a very good dancer – every boy wanted to dance with you!
    You go girl, show them how to do it in Heaven!!!

    One time we did The Pony down Lyndale Avenue in our Baby Doll Pajamas. We were out in the middle of the street!! Sharon was out there too!


  7. Ann Marie Johnson says:

    Jessica, Sharon and family… so sorry you lost your mom/sister. I know my mom was so grateful to have reconnected with her they would talk and laugh about ‘the good old days’. I know that they were friends for a good, long time and I’m so grateful. Your mom put lots of smiles on my mom’s face. Much love to you all.

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