In Memory of

Nancy Ann Brutsman

July 8, 1950 - August 17, 2018

Nancy Ann Brutsman, the daughter of Elmer and Adelia (Knaack) Timmerman, was born on July 8, 1950, in Cherokee, IA. She was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Her childhood years were spent on the farm near Holstein. She attended school in Holstein and graduated from Holstein High School in 1968.

 Following High School, Nancy moved to Storm Lake, IA, and was united in marriage to Paul Meyer. They had one son, Kim. They divorced seven years later. She raised Kim and worked for Aalfs Manufacturing for 15 years until it closed.

  She moved to Cherokee, and on June 30, 1995, Nancy was united in marriage to Harry Brutsman Jr.  She worked at CRMC, MHI, and Hy-Vee for 20 years where she was department head at WITCC Conference Center and floral department. She retired in 2014.

 Nancy was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. She enjoyed camping and being outdoors, gardening, and taking her beloved dog Maggie for walks. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

 On Friday, August 17, Nancy passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee at the age of 68. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Adelia Timmerman.

 She will lovingly be remembered by her husband, Harry Brutsman Jr. of Cherokee, IA; son, Kim (Cristy) Meyer of Dakota City, IA; sisters: LaVonne Petersen of Phoenix, AZ, Doris Timmerman of Columbus, IA, Lorine Newman of Ida Grove, IA, and Donna Miller of Cherokee, IA; brother, Marvin Timmerman of Cherokee, IA; granddaughters, Kayla Meyer and Kemra Meyer; great-granddaughters, Addison (Kemra) and Rilyn (Kayla).

Tribute Video
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Jonathan Riggert
Adam Gross
Jason Timmerman
Greg Stieneke
Dean Rupp
Jamie Hodgdon
Jim Krueger
Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
"In The Garden"
"How Do I Live"
"Jealous Of The Angels"
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Monday, October 8, 2018 at 12:59 PM
“Missing my Aunt Nancy”
- Dew Lindstrom
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 12:15 PM
“Harry: Deepest sympathies as you grieve the loss of Nancy....”
- Lisa Ducommun
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 12:15 PM
“I worked with Nancy at CMHI. She was a hard-working & dedicated lady who loved life. I remember when she got engage to Harry, she was so excited & happy. May you find comfort knowing she blessed so many people in her life. ”
- Mary Puhrmann
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 12:15 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers”
- Paula(George) and Richard Dodds
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 10:40 AM
“I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Nancy for awhile and found her to be a wonderful person. Prayers to all the family and friends. ”
- Kaye Carlson
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 9:37 AM
“I worked with Nancy at MHI and she always a smile for everyone. I am sure she will be missed.”
- Barb Evans
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 9:37 AM
“She will be missed Nancy was a wonderful person ”
- Jody McQueen
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 12:08 PM
“Hoping the great memories you have will help lighten your heavy hearts. What a wonderful lady!!!”
- Randy & Donna Reed
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 8:58 AM
“We're so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Nancy was a very nice lady, and very well liked and thought highly of. ”
- Sheila Alesch
Monday, August 20, 2018 at 7:07 PM
“My deepest condolences...Nancy, an angel in heaven now, as was on earth...prayers to you Harry, and your family ♡ Krista File”
- Kris File
Monday, August 20, 2018 at 7:07 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Nancy from working with her at CMHI and after. She was a special person. Prayers to all. ”
- Kaye Carlson
Monday, August 20, 2018 at 7:07 PM
“Harry and family you have our greatest sympathy”
- Jerry and Pat Ruser
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 12:42 PM
“You have my sympathy Harry. Nancy was such a nice lady. ”
- Gayle Rupp
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