Nadine A. Barfels

Feb 26, 2021
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10:30am Tuesday, March 2 at Grace Baptist Church in Waterloo


4 to 7pm Monday, March 1 at Locke Funeral Home


1:15 p.m. burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center.


Memorials may be directed to Grace Baptist Church, 3820 Hammond Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702.


     Nadine A. Barfels, 90, of Waterloo, died Friday, February 26, 2021 at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo.  She was born May 20, 1930 in Grundy Center, daughter of John 'Sam' Samuel and Grace B. Ford Shuey. Nadine graduated from Grundy Center High School in 1948. She married Charles Dean Barfels on November 19, 1949, they later divorced.

     Nadine worked as a soda fountain waitress in high school at Manly Drug, a homemaker for her family, bookkeeper for the family business Hawkeye Motor Sales, secretary, and assistant at Rouling, Bender and Barrett EENT doctor’s office, and at Davis Electronics, and receptionist, H.R. clerk, and personal assistant at Goodwill Industries, retiring after 27 years at the age of 75.

     She was a member and actively involved at Grace Baptist Church, serving on the Stewardship Committee and as treasurer for the Missionary Committee for many years. She also participated in AWANA and family dinners every Wednesday night at church. She enjoyed spending her time doing crafts, sewing, going on bus trips to sight see, musicals, plays, and concerts, attending Bible studies, and reading.

     Nadine is survived by four sons, Steve (Vicki) Barfels of Hudson‚ Don (Diane) Barfels and Charles (Diane) Barfels, both Evansdale‚ and Troy (Terri) Barfels of Columbia‚ SC; daughter, Sharon (Wayne) Cisewski of Mosinee‚ WI; 13 grandchildren, Aaron, Joel, Casey, Wayne, Anthony, Charlie Joe, Daniel, Matthew, Mary, Sean, Stephanie, Brandon, and Amelia; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, daughter-in-law, Tamara Barfels of Floral City‚ FL; former daughter-in-law, Karin Wilson of Waterloo; and sister-in-law, Darlene Shuey of Conrad.

     She is preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Del Barfels, and Curtis Barfels, one grandchild, Angie Amundson; and brother, Eugene Shuey.

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  1. Robert Hughes | Feb 28, 2021

    I worked with Nadine at Goodwill, where I was the CFO for 40 years.  She was one of the most dedicated employees that we had.  I really enjoyed working with her.  Please accept my deepest sympathy.  Please know that you are not alone in your sorrow.

    Robert Hughes

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