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Nancy Demro

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Nancy Demro age 71 of Nashua, IA, died Monday, August 29, 2022, from injuries sustained in an accident. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 3, 2022, at St. John Lutheran Church in Nashua with Rev. Todd Burrichter officiating. For those unable to attend in person please join the family via Livestream at the link below. https://foveo.stream/hugeback-johnson/nancy-demro Interment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery with Cliff Edson, Jeff Edson, Troy LaRue, Steve Glaser, Tony Zwanziger, and Michael Schlottman serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Judy Gress, Diana Konkle, Roger Dean Peterson, Mary Kay Holtz, Jennifer Johnson, Mary Hassler, Sarah Johnson Hines, and Suzette Conley. Friends may greet the family from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 2, 2022, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory - Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Nancy Muench Demro passed away on August 29, 2022. She was doing something she enjoyed in a place she loved dearly, her home in Richland Township nine miles east of Nashua. Nancy was born December 21, 1950, to Robert and Mary Ann (Johnson) Muench. She loved her rural upbringing and found so much happiness on the family farm. She attended Republic School and graduated as the Salutatorian of Nashua High School in 1969. Throughout her youth, she was active in 4-H, band, tap dancing, and was the organist at the Congregational Church. She spent countless hours with her beloved mother, grandmothers, aunts, and cousins learning how to garden, can produce, bake, sew, and make a loving home. Nancy married David Demro on August 15, 1970, at the Methodist Church in Nashua, IA. They have three children Laurie (Jonathon) Dawley, Stacy (Durand) Drumtra, and Joel (Marty) Demro. Their children were her top priority. She devoted herself to them and their activities, making sure they were as prepared as they could be for school, 4-H, piano, Boy Scouts, FCCLA, and many, many other activities. Nancy placed a great deal of emphasis on education and was so incredibly proud that each of her kids graduated from Wartburg College. She also enjoyed loving relationships with each one of her children’s spouses. Nancy and David have four beloved grandchildren, Marianna (20) and Carter (17) Dawley; and David (12) and June (10) Demro. Becoming a grandmother was very special for Nancy. Her playful spirit and her commitment to sharing family traditions inspired so many of her interactions with her grandkids. She wouldn’t miss a school vocal or band concert, theater production, baseball or football game, wrestling meet, dance recital, 4-H fair, cattle show, or anything else her grandchildren were doing. She took pictures at every event and shared them with friends and family, and eventually on Facebook. David and Nancy enjoyed music and when they danced together, they would glide across the floor. They enjoyed taking the family on vacations around the Midwest to see historical sites and enjoy the fishing in Minnesota. They also visited friends and family whenever they could. Nancy was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, niece, cousin, and friend always putting the needs of others before her own. It was a treat to sit at Nancy’s table and eat one of her home-cooked meals topped off with one of her famous pies or cakes. Food was how she expressed love. Family holidays are treasured memories. The meal, decorations, gifts, and overall thought she put into her family gatherings are unforgettable. Nancy’s Truffles came to life at her daughter, Laurie’s, wedding. She developed a special chocolate to represent her confectionary gift at the celebration. The candy was a hit and she spent the next 26 years developing recipes and perfecting every aspect of her 27 flavors of truffles selling them to local vendors, customers across the country, and around the world. Nancy was known for her work ethic. She was a star employee no matter where she worked: The Bradford House, Sara Lee, Scheel’s, Winnebago, Allen Incorporated. She always gave 100% of her effort, no matter how hard the job was or how demanding the hours were. Nancy leaves an enormous void. Her warmth, humor, personality, energy, and love could fill a room. She loved getting calls, texts, visits, and Facebook messages from her friends and family. She celebrated her loved ones’ successes and she did her best to walk with them when they were hurting. She was someone you could count on and she will be missed by many. She is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, and sister, Jeannine (Muench) Schlottman, and a loving extended family. Nancy is preceded in death by her parents and many beloved aunts and uncles. The family would like to honor Nancy with a donation to the Chickasaw County 4-H program.

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  1. Remembering Nancy from our Sara Lee years…she was such a good worker. Extending our most heartfelt sympathy to her family. May she Rest In Peace.

  2. Nancy was a great person and co-worker. May her memories be yours today. Her laugh was contagious. All our prayers to her family. Jeanne and David Roder

  3. So many great memories working with Nancy at Sara Lee. So sorry to hear of your loss. Sympathy to all her family. Rest in peace Nancy.

  4. Condolences Demro family. 🙏🙏 I had the pleasure of getting to know Nancy through kids 4-H years and chatted not too long ago. Kind and caring lady who was wonderful truffle maker and baker.

  5. Nancy and I would try to meet for coffee when Bob and I would make a trip back to Nashua. Fortunately, we were able to meet on my recent trip back to Nashua. On one of my trips back, Nancy and I drove around the area. She wanted to stop and take our pictures together out at the Fairgrounds. I will forever treasure that picture! Her truffles were awesome! I will really miss her!

  6. I remember Nancy’s bridal shower because my mother, Marilyn “Rose” Johnson was one of the hostesses and baked a white cake with raspberry and marshmallow filling. Nancy had a moment of glamor as the bride to be, I was 7 or 8 and she looked radiant and gorgeous at that bridal shower!

  7. I only really met Nancy a couple years ago, but her drive and goals were so admirable. I’ll miss our conversations and discussions about Nashua’s future immensely. Oh, and her truffles! Hugs, love, and prayers go out to her family and friends. – Val

  8. John and I are so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was such a sweet gal. Sending our sympathies to the entire family.

  9. We were so sorry to hear about Nancy dying. We loved her posts. We loved her truffles All 25 we purchased. I made her a beautiful thank you card and she posted it. She knew Jim from Nashau. But. I was a stranger and was treated like an old friend. Jim and I will pray for you and through all of us her legacy lives.

  10. Nancy and I reconnected a year or so ago online, and what a gift that was! To recall our band days, trip to Bahamas, oh my…. The memories will stay with me forever, but I will miss knowing her kind and generous soul is gone from Nashua and all her much loved family. Tears, hugs, prayers….

  11. My deepest sympathies to the entire family- I knew Nancy through Stacy & so enjoyed visits to Chicago over the years, her fabulous truffles & her tips on baking as she was the master! She will truly be missed by so many & made such an impact. My thoughts are with the family.

  12. Demro Family, my heart aches for each of you. Nancy was such a giver, a hard worker, a wonderful teacher of all things from 4-H presentations to how to make proper mash potatoes. I know she was so proud of each of you. My sincere and deepest sympathies, Kerryann

  13. Our deepest sympathy to Dave and family. Remember the good times, Nancy will always be with you in your hearts. Kevin & Colleen Crow Cresco, IA

  14. Sending our deepest condolences to the family. May the special memories you made together help you through this difficult time. Kathy and George Bouska

  15. My heart is broken. Nancy and I became close friends when we worked at Sara Lee and continued to stay friends after the plant closed. Heaven gained an angel. She will be missed. Sympathy to the family. RIP Nancy.

  16. Heartbreaking! Sending our sympathies to her family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. John and Diane Dockendorf

  17. Nancy was my Grandmother’s cousin. She would always try to attend our family gatherings or parties that we hosted. I will always remember them “cackling” away on our driveway. Especially when we were hosting my Grandmother’s 70th, and we turned on some music. They started dancing like I had never seen them before. Fly high, Nancy!

  18. One of the most sincere and caring individuals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She touched many lives and will be missed by many💖 Our deepest sympathies to all of her family. Donna and Don Kubesh

  19. Our deepest condolences to Nancy’s family. She was a force full of love and compassion! So much fun with a great sense of humor. She will be missed, not only by her family, but by many who knew her. Rest In Peace Nancy! Jan and Lance

  20. Dave, we were shocked and saddened to hear of Nancy‘s tragic accident. May your memories of Nancy and the love of your family bring you strength and peace. Bruce and Karen Johnson

  21. Dave, I was talking to a couple of our classmates today about the reunion dinner tonight 9/10/22 which I am unable to attend due to health problems and they told me about your loss. I was very sorry to hear about this.

  22. The very best, Truffles that my family ever got for me for Christmas! Nancy and I became friends. I am so sad to hear this!

    Nanette Feuling
    New, Hampton

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