Doris Mae Nothnagel

Aug 4, 2019
nothnagel, doris


Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Friendship Village Chapel 


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Friendship Village Chapel


Burial in Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery


May be given to Friendship Village Auxiliary, Westminster Church, or Cedar Valley Hospice.


Doris Mae Nothnagel, 98, of Waterloo, died Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.

Doris was born in Traer, Iowa, October 14, 1920, the daughter of Newell and Julia Anne Myers Stoakes. She graduated from Campus School at Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls in 1937 (now University of Northern Iowa) and Gates Business College in Waterloo in 1938. Her first job was head bookkeeper for Construction Machinery Company where she met her husband, Edwin J. Nothnagel, who was an engineer there. They were married on March 18, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Following graduation from Gates Business College she worked at Construction Machinery Corp. as a bookkeeper until 1947. In 1953, she went to work for Wagner Manufacturing, and worked as a realtor, bookkeeper, and office manager. In 1973, she began work at Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery as General Manager, retiring in 1996, but continuing on as President of the Association until 2003.

Doris is a past member of Altrusa International Service Club; past member of Goodwill Industries of NE Iowa Board of Directors, and 2006 Goodwill Volunteer of the Year; past YWCA board member and recipient of the Cedar Valley Mayor's Volunteer Award in 2003.

She has been a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church since 1951, where she served as Sunday School teacher, Moderator of the Deacons, and received recognition from the Northeast Iowa Presbytery as outstanding senior Presbyterian in 2003.

She is survived by her two daughters, Judy Weipert (James) of Spirit Lake, Iowa, and Jane Gulsvig (Paul) of St. Paul, Minnesota; three grandchildren, Amy James, Jennifer Gulsvig, and Kurt Gulsvig; two step-grandchildren, Edwin J. Nothnagel III, and Barbara Jo Creasman; three great-grandchildren, Hailey, Riley, and Lily Martinkovic; two step-great grandchildren, Kira Barringer, and Victoria Nothnagel; and a brother, Dr. Dean W. Stoakes of Salem, Oregon.

She was preceded in death by stepson, Edwin J. Nothnagel, Jr., a brother, Kenneth Stoakes; and a sister, Hazel Himebaugh.

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  1. Chris Hohl Lorenz | Aug 08, 2019

    Judy and family,

    What a long, wonderful and committed service life your mom had!    Although I hadn't seen her for a few years, I have many fond memories of her going clear back to my days with you at UNI in the mid 1960s!    I would run into her once in a while and we'd have a nice chat.   She always remembered me, & we'd visit when she came to the Quota Club brunch each spring.    She was truly a treasure and you have my deepest sympathy.

  2. Paula | Aug 07, 2019
    Doris touched many lives at Goodwill and was loved by all who knew her. She was a wonderful advocate for Goodwill and those we are so privileged to serve. May she rest in peace. 
  3. Jill, cna | Aug 05, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful soul. My thoughts are with you all.

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