Nancy Applegate

  • Born: April 2, 1941
  • Died: August 16, 2020
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Nancy Applegate, 79, passed away from heart and kidney failure on August 16, 2020 at her home in Ankeny, Iowa. She was born April 2, 1941 in Des Moines, Iowa, to Harry and Ethelyn (Smith) Copeland. Nancy was a graduate of Waukee High School in 1958. She enjoyed gardening, spending time with family and friends. She worked at TMC Transportation Company for 35 years.
Nancy is survived by her daughters, Valerie (Clark) Petersen and Leslie (Bill) Boettcher; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Janet Applegate; and brother, Dick (Donna) Copeland.
Nancy is preceded in death by her husband David C Applegate.
A Celebration of Life will be held 10-12 p.m., Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). We kindly ask that all visitors please wear masks.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to AHeinz57 Pet Rescue or John Stoddard Cancer Center.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Chuck and I are so sorry to hear about Nancy. She was such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed our visits. Chuck and I have several fond memories of Davey and Nancy when they lived here in Winterset. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you ♥

Posted by Robin Hill - Winterset, IA - Friend   September 14, 2020

I have such wonderful memories of Nancy. She was my boss for a while at TMC, but she turned into a good friend. I would run into her all the time in Des Moines and Waukee and we would talk about her family and mine. She will be truly missed. She was a classy Lady. Rest in peace dear friend. Love Betsy Ray

Posted by Betsy Ray - Waukee, IA - Friend   September 14, 2020

I have so many happy memories of Nancy from my childhood. Always the sweetest and such a calming presence. Sending so much love to Valerie, Leslie and the rest of the family! She will be missed.

Posted by Shelley Burson-Matin - Paradise Valley, AZ - Family   September 13, 2020

I am so sorry to see this- she was such a special person- always so kind. Condolences to your entire family- I know she will be missed.

Posted by Sheree Menadue - Johnston, IA - Friend   September 13, 2020

You're in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Thinking of you and your family. . Bruno and Marylin (Tovrea) Andreini.

Posted by Marylin Andreini - Dallas Center., IA - Friend   September 12, 2020

So sorry to hear about Nancy. She was such a warm and caring friend. And she was a wonderful sister to Janet. I have so many memories of our years at Waukee Consolidated School (as it was called back in the day). We had many slumber parties and lots of after-school fun. Janet, you were blessed to have such a special twin! May God comfort the whole family in this time of grieving!

Posted by Merold & Suzanne Yates - BLOOMINGTON, IL - Classmate   September 10, 2020

So sorry to hear of Nancy passing,

Posted by Don Kramer - Bend, OR - Classmate   September 09, 2020

I'm so sorry for the loss of Nancy and will be thinking of you on the 19th. Sending healing energies to all. I will be donating to the John Stoddard Cancer Center.

Posted by Brenda Clarkson - Balsam Lake, WI   September 09, 2020

So very sorry to see the passing of Nancy. Prayers to the family for continued strength. Stay strong!!

Posted by Loy Griffin - Earlham, IA - Family   September 09, 2020