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Nancy Nielsen

April 18, 1953 — February 5, 2024

Dow City

Nancy Nielsen

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     Nancy Jo Nielsen was born on April 18, 1953, in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Ronald and Ida Ruth (Sanger) Coffman. She grew up in Minden, Iowa and attended school there until 8th grade. Nancy attended high school at Tri-Center where she was a cheerleader for many sports. She graduated in the Class of 1971 and went on to further her education at the University of Northern Iowa where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. Nancy was united in marriage to John Nielsen on July 19, 1975, in Minden. They were blessed with two children, Jessica and Brent. Nancy was proud to be an art teacher and enjoyed helping and watching minds grow. She looked forward to hosting an art show each year where students were able to show off their creative works. Nancy retired in 2011 from the Woodbine School District. Nancy was a member of the Dow City United Methodist Church where she was very active in the bible study. 

     Nancy was known for her warm smile and kind heart. Her genuine love for her family was evident in everything she did. She adored her grandkids and cherished every moment spent with them. One of Nancy's greatest joys in life was traveling. She and John traveled to many places around the world. A couple of Nancy’s favorites were Greece and Italy. She also had a passion for cooking and baking. Her signature zucchini bread, pies and cookies were legendary among family and friends. Artistry flowed through Nancy's veins, her creativity knew no bounds and her paintings were nothing short of breathtaking. She left an indelible mark on many lives through her genuine kindness and unwavering love for her family and friends.

     Nancy died on Monday, February 5, 2024, in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 70 years, nine months and 17 days.

    Nancy was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, John Nielsen of Dunlap, Iowa; daughter, Jessica Grisamore of Denver, Colorado; son, Brent Nielsen and his wife Leeann of Smithtown, New York; grandchildren, Matilda, Beau, Rhett, Gianna and Vanessa; sister, Cathy and her husband Cliff Killpack of Beebeetown, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends. 

    

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, February 9, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Fouts Funeral Home- Dunlap

500 Court St, Dunlap, IA 51529

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

United Methodist Church - Dow City

100 Howard St., Dow City, 51528

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Interment

Saturday, February 10, 2024

1:45 - 2:45 pm (Central time)

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