Dennis L. Nus

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Dennis L. Nus, 69, of Arlington, died on Wednesday morning, Feb. 3, 2021, at MercyOne Medical Center, Oelwein.


Dennis Lee Nus was born on April 14, 1951, in Manchester, the son of Donald Wayne and Dora Lee (Anderman) Nus. He graduated from Starmont High School in the class of 1969. Dennis continued his education at U.N.I. in Cedar Falls and received an associate of arts in accounting degree from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. Dennis was united in marriage to Bonnie Lynn Hulbert on May 29, 1971, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. This union was blessed with a daughter, Ericka. Dennis and Bonnie moved to Monticello, where Dennis worked as a bookkeeper at Polo Plastics from 1971 to 1974. They then moved to Cedar Rapids, where Dennis worked as a bookkeeper at Wilson’s Meat Packing from 1974 to 1977. Dennis and Bonnie moved to the Nus family farm, where Dennis joined his father, Don, and brother, Doug, in the family farm operation. Dennis and Doug were the fourth generation of the Nus family to farm the family farm northeast of Arlington. Dennis and Doug, also known as the “Nus Boys,” were always willing to help anyone who needed anything. Dennis and Bonnie retired from the farm and moved to town in 2015.  


Dennis was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. The church community and activities were a huge part of Dennis’ life. He served on the church council multiple times in different capacities and was currently church treasurer. He and his brother were funeral ushers for nearly every funeral for the past 40 years.


Dennis previously served on the co-op board of directors and was a participant in the Living Last Supper at the Arlington United Methodist Church. He enjoyed his family, especially his granddaughters. They all enjoyed playing games, picking sweet corn, picnicking in the back yard and fishing on the Mississippi River. 


Dennis is survived by his wife, Bonnie Nus of Arlington; daughter, Ericka Nus of Williamsville, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Josephine and Isadora Simms; twin brother, Doug (Cindy) Nus of Arlington; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Terry (Jeff) Larson of Manchester and Denise (Mike) Rohan of Verona, Wis.; three nieces, Jackie (Jim) Myers of Lamont, Jesse (Dan) Gossett of  Clarksville, Tenn., and Kristin (Sam) Milroy of Manchester; two nephews, Adam Larson of Cedar Rapids and Nick (Angie) Rohan of Verona, Wis.; nine great-nieces and great-nephews, Cody and Lucas Myers, Kyler, Ava and Lia Gossett, Aurora and Imogen Milroy and Sawyer and Isla Rohan.


Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, Joseph and Dorothy (Kremer) Hulbert.


A private family service will be held, with Rev. Margaret Yackel-Juleen officiating. A recording of the service will be posted on Wednesday with the obituary on the funeral home website.


Public visitation was on Feb. 8, at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Arlington. Final resting place will be at Taylorsville Cemetery, Arlington.


Relatives and friends not able to attend the service are encouraged to reach out to the family by leaving a message on the funeral home website, by mail, text or phone. Condolences may be directed to Bonnie Nus, 523 High St., Arlington, IA 50606.


Online obituary is at

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