Kathryn Barfels, 80, of Cedar Falls Western Home, formerly of Wyoming and Reinbeck and Grinnell, died at the Elizabeth E. Martin Health Center of Western Home Communities on Friday, March 12, 2010 from Complications of Alzheimer's.
She was born January 11, 1930 in Waterloo, daughter of Edward and Pauline Johnson Schwartz. She married Leo Barfels on March 26, 1949 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. She graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1948.
Mrs. Barfels is survived by her husband, Cedar Falls; son Danny (Kathy) Barfels, Cedar Falls; Daughter Sandra (Charlie) Weaver, Orlando, Fla.; Daughter Susan Soderberg, Laramie, Wyo.; 7 Grandchildren: Kristen (Mark) Oliver, Ashley (Aaron) Prieksat, Natalie (Joseph) Spivey, Tyler (Kim) Weaver, Nels Soderberg, Hanni Soderberg and Dane Soderberg; 2 Great Grandchildren: Maxwell Oliver and Sierra Soderberg; Sister Dorothy (Dale) Tupy, Wooster, Ohio; Sister Linda (David) Hazlet, Grundy Center; Sister-in-law Talea Schwartz, Waterloo; and Sister-in-law Nadine (Bob) McCrary, Bettendorf.
She is preceded by brother Paul "Bud" Schwartz.
Memorial service was held Thursday, March 18, at the Locke Funeral Home in Waterloo (319)233-6138. Memorials to the family. Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.