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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Nadine was a very special person and a good friend who treated all of the Eichhorst (Herzberg, Schroder, and Tamburello) relatives in Texas with a great deal of friendship and love. she is/and will be missed. Our sympathy and condolences.
Al and Betty Herzberg
Nadine was a long-time member of the Ames Chapter of Professional Secretaries International and held all offices during her membership. She gained her Certified Profession Secretary rating and encouraged many other members to achieve the same. Nadine was a leader and a true professional, and also a kind, caring person. On behalf of the now-disbanded chapter, past members remember her fondly and share sympathy\ies with her family and other friends. Barbara Schendel
We are wishing you all comfort and holding you all in our thoughts and prayers. My memories are growing up as kids and having so much fun together. It was always such fun with Nadine because she was always so happy and kind to everyone that knew her. Nadine was such a good mother and wife and will be missed by all. God Bless you and your family and may you rest in peace. We love you. Your cousin, Georgia Talbott and family
Saddened to hear this. I so enjoyed having Nadine and Bill as patients when I worked at Pearle Vision. Many good laughs. My heartfelt sympathy. Debi Eness
We send our deepest sympathy to you, Bill, and the girls in the loss of Nadine. She was a special person and the best sister one could have. Know this is a hard time for all of you, but God has blessed her by taking her home. We send our love to all of you. Mel and Jean
With great-grandchildren from the Debra Parker (Buss) family at Thanksgiving 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I'm so sorry..... I met Nadine and Bill years ago when I managed a restaurant in Ames. They would come in frequently (once or twice a week, at least), and I would greatly enjoy visiting with them. I used to tease their daughter, Beverly (also my sister-in-law), that I got to see her parents more than she did ;-) Nadine will be missed greatly ... she was such a beautiful soul.
I wish strength for her family and friends in the days ahead .... and a hug to Nadine, who I am sure is watching! RIP sweet angel ♥
Our sincere sympathies on the passing of your precious wife/mother. I'm sure she was watching and cheering on her beloved ISU yesterday. She was blessed to have Bill and you girls! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
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