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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Family and friends are remembering Nancy Krapfl this week.  She was the murder victim early Tuesday in Dubuque.

In a statement released by the family, they say Nancy was a private person living a quiet life.

In Cascade, former co-workers at the St. Matthias Parish remember her the same way.

"She was more on the quiet side, but if you got her talking, she loved to talk about her nieces and nephews, and that always brought a smile to her face," said Shellie Schlemme.

Jean Conrad, agreed.  "Always willing to do what you needed, copy this, can you find this in a old bulletin. I mean, just always willing to make it work," she said.

And Blair Gleason said it was easy to see her devotion not only to her family, but to God as well. "I'd describe her as a quiet, gentle, gracious, loving servant of God. I mean, she was really faith filled," he said.

And in Dubuque, mementos are pouring for a makeshift memorial in her honor.

Many people contributing items to it, like Kat Schroeder and her mother, didn't know Nancy.

"We're not just letting this go. It's not happening in vain, it's not just a news story. It's something actually tangible, we're actually caring around here. I just think it shows just as far as a community, we are loving, and this isn't our nature," Schroeder said.

If you'd like to help honor her memory, members of the Jackson Park community are collecting donations for her family.  They'll also be holding a peace rally Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Jackson Park.

The St. Matthias Parish will most likely be holding a mass in Nancy's memory as well, although details for that have not yet been finalized.

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