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Barbara Nodolf

1929 - 2021


Barbara A. Nodolf, 91 of Jefferson, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021 in her home.

Barbara was born July 11, 1929 in Argyle, WI to Harlow and Leila (Uren) Gierhart. She attended school locally and graduated from Argyle High School in 1946. She went on to attend some college classes as well. On December 18, 1948, Barbara married William Nodolf in Argyle and the two shared 44 years of marriage together until his death in 1992. During her life, she worked as an office manager in various industries including textiles and retired in 1990. Barbara enjoyed spending time with family, and one of her favorite pastimes was reading. She also enjoyed creating miniature displays and dollhouse scenes.

She is survived by: her sons Donald (Maria) Nodolf of Orangevale, CA and Robert (Tammie) Nodolf of Dowagiac, MI; sisters Cynthia (William) Strampe of Wausau, WI and Jessie (Eldon) Fransen of Rockford, IL, brothers Harlow (Audrey) Gierhart of Mauston, WI, and John (Jackie) Gierhart of Indianapolis, IN; and grandchildren Angela, Justin, Amanda, Shannon, Elizabeth. Katherine and Andrew.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Terry, and brother Roger Gierhart.

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Kathy (Bohnsack)

April 19, 2021 12:34 PM

Donnie and Robbie I’m sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.  So many memories - I can still remember her laugh.  And she was so talented - I remember the costume she made for me for one of the operettas!  And she made a ton of Barbie clothes.  And she was a good friend to my mom.  I always liked that I could call her “Barb” even when I was a kid!

John Pagac

April 15, 2021 2:51 PM

Barb was very kind and I will miss our summertime patio chats. She always spoke highly of her sons and was blessed to be able to stay in her home under their care. My condolences to the Nodolf family during this difficult time. 
Thoughts and prayers to you all. 

John (Apartment 2)  

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April 15, 2021 1:48 PM
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