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  • Memorial donations may be left for the Ankeny United Methodist Church or the ALS Association of Iowa
  • Ankeny First United Methodist Church
    206 S.E. Walnut
    Ankeny, IA 50023

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“Bob, Amy, Carrie,Was very sorry to hear this. I am sorry to say that I was unaware of her illness until too late. I worked with Nancy at Bondurant...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: LINda Sanny - Bondurant, IA

“Nancy was an outstanding secretary to the Bondurant-Farrar Board of Education. She totally computerized the business operations of the School...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Roger Ohde - Ankeny, IA - Friend

“Bob and family,So sorry to hear about Nancy. I admired her a lot and enjoyed our time at golf and volunteering at the First Tee. Glad her suffering...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Teresa Wells - Ankeny, IA

“I graduated from dental assisting school with Nancy. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. May she rest In Peace. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Marsh Hooper

“Bob our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time.We will always think of Nancy's great smile and friendly wave when we...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Tom and Cathie Carlson - MD

“Kerry and Amy, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I have fond memories of visiting with her at Bondurant-Farrar. My condolences to you...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Jean Evans - Waukee, IA

“Our deepest sympathies Robert, Kerry and Amy. A surgery will prevent us from attending, please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.Stan &...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Stan & Dee Horning - MO

“My deepest sympathy & condolences along with prayers for the family. We were classmates through kindergarten to 12th grade. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Jacqueline (Jackie) Kane - IA

“I just want you let the family know that they are in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you all the comfort and peace the you all need so much at...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Lois Carter - Newton, IA

“Our deepest sympathy to Nancy's family. She was such a sweet person. Nancy was the events planner for the ACDI, an association of construction supply...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Carole Schoendienst - Long Beach, CA

“Nancy was a beloved co-worker and a precious friend. One of the most positive people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I have many memories of...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Pat Lyon - Bondurant, IA - Friend

“So sorry for your loss. Nancy was a good friend to work with. Her smile & energy will be missed at the Capitol. Our prayers go out to her whole...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Nichols - Des Moines, IA

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Nancy Louise Herselius, 67, of Ankeny, passed away September 6, 2017 after a battle with ALS.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 11, 2017 at Ankeny First United Methodist Church (206 S.W. Walnut). A visitation will be held 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10th, at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd).

Nancy was born December 22,1949 in Des Moines, the daughter of Darrell Albert and Mabel Louise Roberts Steenhoek. Nancy was raised on a farm near Prairie City, and graduated from Prairie City High School in 1968. Following high school Nancy attended DMACC where she earned a certificate in Dental Assisting, and where she later earned a two-year Management Degree. On August 15, 1969, she married Bob Herselius in Prairie City.

Nancy was a member of the Ankeny First United Methodist Church, where she was active in committees and groups. She worked at the Iowa State Capitol as a tour guide for ten years, as an association event planner for 23 years, as school board secretary/treasurer for the Bondurant-Farrar Community Schools for 10 years, and as a dental assistant for 11 years. She also worked as a life skills coach for First Tee Program in Central Iowa, and as part of the Catch Crew for the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Nancy was an avid golfer, and loved to read, do needlework, garden, and spend time with her family.

Survivors include her husband Bob Herselius of Ankeny; two daughters, Kerry Fall and husband Jon of Bondurant, and Amy Galeazzi and husband Scott of Mahtomedi, MN; six grandchildren, Jess and Haley Fall, and Lauren, Brandon, Megan, and Kaitlyn Galeazzi; four sisters, Marcia (Keith) DeVries of Monroe, Diana (Reg) Hughell of Batavia, Karen Steenhoek of Toledo, IL, and Robbie Wademan (Jeff Petsch) of Hastings, NE; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents Darrell and Louise Steenhoek, and her husband's parents Bob and Rosa Ann Herselius.

Memorial donations may be left for the Ankeny First United Methodist Church or the ALS Association of Iowa