Nadine L. (Eichhorst) Buss, 87 of Ames, most recently residing at Windsor Manor in Nevada, died December 28, 2017. A gathering of friends and family will be held prior to the service at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 1517 Northwestern Ave. In Ames, with an 11:00 A.M. funeral service. Burial will take place at a later date.
Nadine was born in Yorktown, Iowa on September 12, 1930. Attended elementary school at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Yorktown and high school in Clarinda, IA.
She was married to William Buss on August 7, 1949 in Yorktown, Iowa.
Nadine was an Administrative Assistant at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine for 20 years. She was active with the Iowa Chapter of Professional Secretaries International, Bethesda Lutheran Church and Story County Cyclone Club. She was a lifelong Cyclone supporter. Nadine & Bill loved traveling to follow ISU football and basketball. In her spare time she was an expert seamstress and knitter. She collected owls from all corners of the world and had a real interest in antique depression glass.
Nadine is survived by her husband of 68 years William (Bill) and five daughters: Debra (Larry) Parker of Nevada, Iowa; Pat (Albert) Augustin of Colo, Iowa; Barb Inman of Polk City, Iowa; Beverly (Greg) Grote of Jefferson City, Missouri; and Jane (Jeff) Eagan of Ames, Iowa. Her eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren were the light of her life. She is also survived by three brothers: Mel (Jean) Eichhorst, Ron (Diana) Eichhorst and Ed (Mary) Eichhorst. She is preceded in death by her brother, Robert Eichhorst.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be directed to www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com
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