Nadine A. Stirler, 85, of Reinbeck, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Reinbeck with Pastor Michael Wagnitz officiating. Burial will follow at the Reinbeck Cemetery in Reinbeck. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 30, 2011, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with the family present to greet friends at French Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Lutheran Hour. To view the complete obituary or to send messages of condolence, please visit our website at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com
Nadine was born May 13, 1925 in Tama County, the daughter of Ed and Emma (Tank) Boege. She grew up in the area of her birth and attended Lincoln Elementary School and graduated from Reinbeck High School with the class of 1943.
On February 14, 1948, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Reinbeck, she was united in marriage to Walter (Wally) Stirler of Reinbeck. After their marriage they lived in the Lincoln/Gladbrook area for six years before moving to the Reinbeck area. Nadine worked at Mettlen's, Bonacker's grocery, Reinbeck School, Ken's Bakery and Parkview Manor Nursing Home before retiring.
Surviving are her three daughters, Kandy Stirler of Reinbeck, Karen Stirler of Cedar Rapids and Jane Stirler of Cedar Rapids/Reinbeck; a sister, LaVon Keese of Des Moines and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was always an avid sports fan for Gladbrook-Reinbeck School along with musical and drama productions. She enjoyed canning, gardening and baking. She was always ready to go when her daughters said, "Let's go". She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Reinbeck.
She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents (Ed and Emma Boege), a brother, Harold and a sister, LaRue.