Barbara A. Nielson

Feb 10, 2020
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11:00 AM on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Linden United Methodist Church, 301 Butler Ave., Waterloo


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo



Barbara A. Nielson, 87, of Cedar Falls, IA, died on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center following a brief illness.


She was born on March 20, 1932 in Waterloo, IA, to Willis and Dorothy Dart Pritchard and graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1950.


Barbara married Donald L. "Don" Nielson on July 1, 1950, at the Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua.


Barbara was a wonderful baker and cook; she took great joy in baking rhubarb pies. She loved everyone and always worried about others. She sewed for the local AMVETS. She was a member of Linden United Methodist Church in Waterloo.


She is survived by her husband, Don; daughter, Dawn (Vince) Haislet‚ Fairbank‚ IA; sisters-in-law, Darlene Bristow‚ Waterloo and Joan Nielson‚ Independence‚ IA; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Barbara is preceded in death by her parents and a sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Don Shields.


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  1. Rob Demuth | Feb 12, 2020
    Our Thoughts and Prayers to you Dawn & Vince and to the rest of your Families. Deepest Sympathy during this difficult time. I am sure she will be truly missed. May God Bless you!!  
  2. Lisa Kneeskern | Feb 11, 2020


    our deepest sympathy on Barbs passing so enjoyed when mom and dad and i would come visit and Barb always was the perfect host. I remember her making homeade fish with beer batter it has always been a memory i don’t  think ive ever had fish as good since.


    It was always such a joy being with you both and seeing how happy it  made my dad to be with you Don. He always said were his best friend.  Rest knowing Barb is with our God and enjoying the amazingness of Heaven and all the family and friends are all together again.🙏��  RIP Sweet Barb 

    Mark and Lisa (Davis  Kneeskern )  I am Robert (Bob Davis) youngest  daughter .




  3. Matt Nielson | Feb 11, 2020

    Holding you all in our thoughts and prayers.   Remembering the quiet strength of Aunt Barb and how caring and thoughtful she was, as well as those delicious RhuBARB pies. 

    We will miss you!     

  4. Mart PritchardvF34U | Feb 10, 2020

    My Deepest Sympathy Uncle Don, Dawn and Vince. She is in Gods hands now. Safe and Sound. Will be missed Enjoy the Beauty of Heaven Aunt Barb ❤️

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