Nancy Dinsmore

Nancy Jane (Spires) Dinsmore age 79, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley. Nancy was born on February 16, 1941. She was married to Gene Dinsmore on July 27, 1962 and raised three children in Missouri Valley. She enjoyed going to her children and grandchildren’s sports event and school activities. She and Gene, loved to travel especially to Colorado, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Alabama. She liked the ocean and the mountains. She also had collections of angels, snowmen, and sayings that she would cut out of magazines and newspapers. She was a fan of Iowa State Football, men and women’s basketball, Iowa Hawkeye athletics, and sometimes Nebraska, depending on who they were playing.

Nancy is preceded in death by her husband, Gene, her parents Roy C. and Ellen Spires, in-laws Don and Phyllis Dinsmore, brother and sister-in-law Robert and Roberta Spires, brother-in-law Donald Bertelsen, and in-laws Marvin and Violet Dinsmore.

She is survived by her children; Cherie Brown and husband Curtis of Belle Plaine, Iowa, Chris Dinsmore of Missouri Valley, Chad and Patti Dinsmore of Urbandale, Iowa. Grandchildren; Jessica (Dakota) Whiteowl of Missouri Valley, Nolan (Madison) Brown of Tiffin, Iowa, Holly (Dustin) Kriegel of Hartwick, Iowa, Bailey Dinsmore of Council Bluffs, Austin Brown of Belle Plaine, and Colin and Graham Dinsmore of Urbandale; great-grandchildren; Josephine Whiteowl, Zoe Kriegel, and Cameron Brown. She is also survived by sisters and brother-in-law, Loretta Bertelsen, Missouri Valley and Judy and Jerry Guinan, Mobile, Alabama, in-laws; Jim and Linda Dinsmore, Blair, Nebraska, Linda and Jerry Summers, Missouri Valley, Patty and John Stueve, Missouri Valley, and Randy Dinsmore of Omaha.

There will be a visitation for Nancy on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

Family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Christian Church Fellowship Center following the graveside service at the cemetery.

In Loving Memory Of

Nancy Jane Dinsmore

Born February 16, 1941 Missouri Valley, Iowa

Entered Into Rest September 19, 2020 Missouri Valley, Iowa Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Christian Church Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating Dr. Emery Killian

Pianist Debra Von Sternberg Vocalist Rick Powell

Music Selections “In The Garden” “Blessed Assurance” “God’s Tomorrow” “Battle Hymn of the Republic”

Honorary Pall Bearers

 Bob Hansen Dan Bond

Jim Hiller Dennis McIntosh

Pall Bearers

Nolan Brown Austin Brown

Colin Dinsmore Graham Dinsmore

Michael Comfort Dustin Kriegel

Brian May Scott Hochstein

Final Resting Place Calhoun Cemetery Missouri Valley, Iowa

To My Children

I still hear the songs I still see the lights I still feel your love On cold wintery nights. I still share your hopes And all of your cares I’ll even remind you To please say your prayers, I just want to tell you, You still make me proud You stand head and shoulders Above the crowd. Keep trying each moment To stay in his grace I came here before you To help set your place. You don’t have to be Perfect all the time He forgives you the slip If you continue the climb.

All of my love, Mom To my family and friends please be thankful today, I’m still close beside you in a new special way.



  • Pat and Bob VanOutry Posted September 20, 2020 2:50 pm

    We just now heard of Nancy’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to the family. Memories come
    to mind recalling our days living in Mo. Valley, me working at Dr. Wilson’s office with Nancy from 1980 to 1988. Dr. Wilson’s Christmas parties where we all gathered for dinner and became friends. The last time we saw Nancy, and Gene, was at their anniversary celebration a few it years ago. All these memories are safely locked in our hearts to remember special friends like the Dinsmores. God bless and comfort the family in this sad time of loss. ❤💙🤎

    • Cherie Brown. Posted September 21, 2020 7:22 pm

      Thank you, Pat and Bob. Your kind words are deeply appreciated. Days of Dr. Wilson’s office hold fond memories.

  • Patty Niedermyer Posted September 20, 2020 8:17 pm

    So Very Very Sorry 😐
    Nancy Was Related To My Mother N Law.

    PATTY (DOYLE ) Niedermyer. & Tom NIEDERMYER.

  • Corrine and Rich Hughes Posted September 21, 2020 12:32 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear about Nancy’s passing. Remember when we would be passing by their home and chat with them while sitting outside. Our condolences to the family.

  • LuAnn Posted September 21, 2020 4:36 pm

    So sorry to hear of your moms passing. Cherie, I remember how proud both your parents were watching you play sports. Your dad was right there warming up with you for softball, coaching you every step of they way. You could just see the joy in your parents smiles that they were proud of their children. Both of your parents always had a welcoming smile and showed a true joy for life. I think of your dad every time I see a Frito- Lay truck, being back the good ole days of MO. Valley. As we get older ourselves it means were saying good- bye to those we love and may we meet again in HEAVEN.

  • Leia Johnsen Posted September 21, 2020 5:02 pm

    Dear family
    Nancy was a sweet heart. Remember her skating at the rink and working in Dr Wilson office. I was a good client of theirs having Dr deliver all 5 of my Kids Blessings to all.

  • Judy Posted September 23, 2020 6:56 am

    May your family find comfort during this crucial time. Revelation 21:3, 4 will provide your family with this comfort.

  • Daniel Bond Posted September 23, 2020 12:29 pm

    We are so sad to hear the loss of Nancy, Nancy will be missed by many. We been friend for a very long time. But most of all we were classmates of the class 1959, a great class and long time before and long time after high school right up to her death. I’m very sorry we couldn’t attend the funeral at this very sad time in my life. Nancy was a great lady , sister ,mother and grandmother and a friend to many. Nancy is in a better place now and is with her soul mate ,best friend forever. God bless her and her family’s. prayers go out to all if the families..

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