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Nancy J. Mead

May 22, 1942 — September 15, 2020

Funeral services for Nancy Jean Mead, 78, of Lacona, Iowa will be held Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Milo United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends on Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Milo. Interment will be at the Cochran Cemetery near Lacona. Memorials may be made to the Milo United Methodist Church, the Lacona Public Library, or the SEW Scholarship Fund. Nancy's family respectfully requests that anyone attending the visitation or service wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. You may join the family for Nancy's service via livestream at . Nancy was born on May 22, 1942 to Stan and Marjorie (Brown) Sorensen. The family lived near Prole, Iowa until Nancy was in the 1st grade when they moved west of Indianola near Center Chapel. She attended school at Whitman country school and graduated from Indianola High School in 1960. She then attended school in Cedar Falls, graduating from UNI in 1963. In 1963 Nancy married her best friend, whom she had known since she moved to the Indianola area. This union was blessed with three children: Jennifer, Emily, and Mike. She began her career as a teacher in Indianola, and then moved to the Southeast Warren school district. She taught 4th grade most of her 34 year career. Nancy loved to teach and continued as a substitute for several years after retiring. She had a great passion for being a teacher and was wonderful at it. She connected with the "difficult" students in her classes. She will also be remembered for her sense of humor. Nancy enjoyed sewing, crafting, and jigsaw puzzles. She also enjoyed reading and doing puzzle books. Nancy was very active in her church and community. She was a 4-H leader, member of the Lacona Library Board, an election poll worker, and enjoyed attending high school ballgames. Nancy passed away suddenly on September 15, 2020. Nancy will be dearly missed by her husband, Paul Mead; children: Jennifer Stillwell, Emily Mead, and Mike Mead; grandson, Jacob Stillwell; siblings: Pat (LaVerne) Middleswart and Mary (Mark) Halbmaier; brothers and sisters-in-law: Linda (Carl) DeJoode, Ron (Susan) Mead, and Karilyn (Paul) Eastvold. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Stan and Marjorie Sorensen. Cemetery Details Cochran Cemetery 2110 230th Avenue
Lacona, IA 50139


SEP 20. 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Milo

201 Walnut Street,

Milo, IA 50166

[email protected]


SEP 21. 10:30 AM (CST)

Milo United Methodist Church

300 Spruce Street

Milo, IA 50166

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