In memory of

Nancy Kay Nuetzman

January 7, 1939 - February 28, 2020
From: Sac City, IA | Originally: Spencer , IA
Nancy Kay Nuetzman

Nancy Kay Nuetzman

Born: January 7, 1939
Died: February 28, 2020
Age: 81
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Nancy Nuetzman, age 81 of Sac City, IA, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020, at Sanford Health in Sioux Fall, SD. A private family service will be held under the direction of Farber & Otteman Funeral Home of Sac City.

Nancy Kay Neville was born on January 7, 1939, the youngest of ten children to James and Louise Neville. Her brothers consisted of Ralph, Russ, Dale, Doug, Don, Chuck, Bob and Jimmy and one sister, Yvonne. She lived in Odebolt, IA with her family until she started her own.

   Nancy met Jim Nuetzman at Odebolt High School. They started dating in 1955. Jim graduated in 1956 and enlisted in the Air Force. He went through basic training while Nancy finished out her senior year. Jim was able to return home in time to watch Nancy graduate from Odebolt High School in 1957.  After that, Jim served four years during the Cold War in Rothwesten, Germany as a cryptographer.

   Nancy and Jim were married on July 10, 1960. They moved from Odebolt to Spencer, IA, where they raised their four beautiful daughters; Tamara, Tanya, Tangela and Tasha.

   Throughout Nancy’s lifetime, she pursued a number of different careers, such as:  telephone operator, homemaker, working for Merry Maids, working at Spencer Municipal Hospital and Cookies. Her other adventures entailed beautifying and refurbishing nine different homes, even fixing up Jim’s parents’ family farm, helping Jim run several successful businesses, including restaurant, laundry mat and dry cleaners and always enjoying time with her family.

   Nancy also had several passions that she was lucky to fulfill. Her passions consisted of taking care of the many family pets, including her current ones:  Koda, Kiara, Winston and Winnie, cooking the best food anyone had ever tasted, being able to decorate any room she walked into and making flowers bloom in the dead of winter. She was blessed with an infectious smile and the ability to make any stranger become a friend.  She saw the very best in people and her kind heart welcomed them with open arms, but she wasn’t afraid to speak her mind, which just made people love her even more. She was truly one of a kind.  

   Nancy joined her parents and all of her brothers in heaven on February 28, 2020.  

   Nancy will forever be remembered by her loving husband of 59 years, Jim Nuetzman; daughters: Tammy Wachter (Scott) of Spicer, MN; Tammy’s children, Bryson Wachter (Shannon) and their son Caleb; Alyssa Smith (Josh) and their son Weston; Skylar Wachter (Dana) and their children Maya and Jase; daughter Tanya (Dan) Druivenga of Jamaica, IA and Tanya’s children, McKinsey and Boe; daughter Tangy Griffin (Tommy) of Spencer, IA and Tangy’s children, Traeyton and Khia; daughter Tasha Nuetzman-Wiese (Eric) of Storm Lake, IA, and Tasha’s children, Blake and Chase.  She is also survived by her sister, Yvonne Streed of Missouri; as well as extended family and friends.


Private Family Services
Rev. Roger Carlisle
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11:30 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing!
I remember her smile, her sweet laugh and she was a lovely lady!
My prayers for Jim and their family!
- Marlene West
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 4:09 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss, Nancy was always a fun and special person with a little sass to brighten her personality, so it is no wonder she will be missed by all who knew her. I remember her as a classmate and her husband Jim, they were always a together.”
- Tom and Pat Meltesen
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 1:08 PM
“This was a shock, so sorry to hear. We were such good friends in school, haven't heard from her since she moved from Mace Ave. my thoughts and prayers are with the family.”
- Joyce Curtis
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 1:07 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of aunt Nancy's passing. I remember she was always quick with a smile and had an infectious laugh. A fun person to be around. You have my sincere condolences and please know that I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Michael Neville
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 1:57 PM
“My deep sympathy on your loss, Jim.”
- Lynn Ramsey
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:02 AM
“Uncle Jim and girls. Many fond memories growing up of coming to Spencer on Sundays and having a blast all day while our dads were out fishing. When Jim and Nancy moved back here it was great to have them close and enjoyed spending any time I could at their acreage. Nancy always had a fresh baked pie or a warm brownie with ice cream before I would leave. There is no doubt her room in heaven is brightly decorated. Sorry to have you go but so glad your suffering and pain have ended and know you will be waiting to be reunited with your family again some day.”
- Steve and Sue Nuetzman and family
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM
“I am so very sorry to hear about Nancy’s passing! I remember her sweet smile and bubbly personality. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Take comfort in knowing she loved you all very much!”
- Beth (Neville) Long
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11:21 AM
“I was so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was a wonderful woman. She will be missed by many. ”
- Melany Orr
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:22 PM
“Sending many prayers of comfort to you all! I will always cherish the memories I had of Nancy and hanging out with Tangy growing up. She loved her family and always was the sweetest lady to all that knew her.”
- Kristal Faulkender Jensen
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 1:42 PM
“So very sorry for your loss. May your beautiful memories be a comfort to you all. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Julie Ingvall
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 5:32 PM
“You are all in my thoughts and prayers... Rest In Peace sweet lady... 🙏❤️ Jeannie Crouch ”
- Jeannie Crouch
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 5:32 PM
“Sorry to hear about Nancy. She always had a pleasant smile”
- Speed Herrig
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:42 AM
“We are sorry for your loss. Nancy was such a sweet lady. I remember her well when she, Jim, and her girls were neighbors down the road NE of town. Prayers for comfort and peace. ”
- Brenda Griffin
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