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Nancy Jean Kustermann

Nancy Jean Kustermann, age 72, of LaGrange, passed away on Oct. 4, 2018, at the WellStar West Georgia Hospice. She was born on Nov. 19, 1945, to the late Charles Sias and Mary Mahalic Sias in San Francisco, California.

Nancy had more than 20 years of public relations, marketing and real estate experience, from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where she published a weekly magazine, “T.V. News,” writing a weekly column titled “Island Hopping with Nancy” and acted as advertising agency for major developers, hotels, resorts, tennis and  golf clubs, restaurants and retail shopping centers, to Palm Springs, California, where she was director of public relations for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company at their Rancho Mirage Hotel.  Since entering the Real Estate arena in 1999, Nancy had listed and sold upscale properties in Atlanta, Georgia, and up and down the Georgia 400 corridor in Roswell and Alpharetta, Georgia. She and her husband moved to the gracious southern town of LaGrange 12 years ago to live on West Point Lake. Today, she and her husband Bob are one of the city’s most highly respected real estate teams. Nancy had served on the boards of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra and LaGrange Art Museum. She was a member of the LSO Guild and Woman’s Club of Bellevue Mansion.  She had served as president of the Board of Realtors.

Survivors include her beloved husband, Robert “Bob” Kusterman; cherished daughter, Christine Ashley Trapnell Sporrer (Kevin); sisters, Ginny Vilensons, Cindy Wales (Alan); adored grandchildren, Kaylin, Chaz, Colton, Camille, Christopher; sister-in-law, Germaine Hesiak; extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her brother-in-law, John Vilensons; mother-in-law, Irene Kustermann. 

The family will have visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at the Higgins LaGrange Chapel with a prayer vigil at 6:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at the St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Father Timothy Gadziala as chief celebrant. Interment will follow the service at Restlawn Memory Gardens. Online condolences may be sent through our website at Higginsfuneralhomes.com.  Higgins LaGrange Chapel, (706) 884-7117.