Jean A. Nuss

Jean A. Nuss, 75, of Hawkeye, died Saturday, January 25, 2014, at her rural Hawkeye home.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. David R. Nelson officiating.  Interment will follow at Hawkeye Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 28th, 2013, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeyeand for one hour preceding services at the church on Wednesday. Memorials may be given in her name to Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye. 

Jean Alice, daughter of Lester and Hazel Henniges Niewoehner, was born October 20, 1938, at Hawkeye, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church. She received her education in the rural schools near Hawkeye and graduated from Hawkeye High School. She attended beautician’s school in Waterloo and worked at a beauty shop in Oelwein. On November 2, 1958, she was united in marriage with Paul Nuss at Trinity. Jean assisted on the farm and also worked part-time for the Iowa Department of Transportation for several years. She was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye where she had been very active in many church activities. She enjoyed gardening, planting flowers and trees, cooking and canning, playing golf and fishing.

In addition to her husband, Paul of Hawkeye; a daughter, Connie Popenhagen of Hawkeye; two grandchildren, Ean Popenhagen and Devin Sieck; a brother, Dean (Marilyn) Niewoehner of Hawkeye; a sister, June (Fred) Ruedy of Naples, Florida; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.


Richard & Ardie Barnes on January 31, 2014 at 11:14 AM said:

Paul & Connie, Please accept our sympathy on the death of Jean. We always enjoyed seeing her visiting in Clermont. Connie, a special note: Treasure those memories your mother has given you. They are so very special..
Steve & Kathy, Jonathan & Joanna Walvatne on January 29, 2014 at 9:19 AM said:

Our heartfelt sympathy to the Nuss Family.
Jean was always a joy to work for, we all enjoyed her pleasant and cheerful personality. We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From your friends at Walvatne Floor Covering, Sumner.
Colleen (Kohlmeyer) Heath on January 28, 2014 at 2:58 PM said:

My hugs and prayers to Paul, Connie and the family on the loss of a wonderful lady. She will be missed by many. I have fond memories of the times Connie and I spent going back and forth between our homes as young girls. May God hold you in his arms and comfort you.
J'Andrea Kolsto Gibney on January 28, 2014 at 8:28 AM said:

Connie and family. Just wanted you to know I was
thinking of you. What a wonderful lady!
Gerald & Carol Miner on January 28, 2014 at 7:05 AM said:

Paul & Family-you certainly have our sympathy in the loss of Jean. She was one of my favorites,I always enjoyed talking to her.Hold tight to your memories-they become our treasures.
Betty (Schlatter) Schaaf on January 27, 2014 at 5:24 PM said:

I was Jean's first "away from school" haircut client. I'll never forget that evening, the care that she took to get the cut just right. Jean was indeed a person to model one's life after. God's peace to you, Paul, and to the rest of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time.
Kathy Lenth on January 27, 2014 at 5:01 PM said:

Paul & Family,
Working with Jean was such a joy for me. I worked Drivers License with her. What a lovely lady - smart, funny, and she treated everyone with such kindness. I was very lucky to have known her. I have great memories of her and I am sure you have many, many more, too! God Bless you all!
Brent, Jennifer, Emmett, Emery Liesch on January 27, 2014 at 4:50 PM said:

Paul and family,
Our deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. You know she's in Heaven with my grandpa, my mom, and my uncle reminiscing over all the shenanigans that were pulled through the years and laughing about every one of them! You will continue to be in our prayers through this difficult time.
Sheryl Gosse & family on January 26, 2014 at 8:25 PM said:

Paul, Connie, June, Dean/Marilyn & families: Heaven has another special angel & remember God takes only the best. I bet Jean, her folks and ours are enjoying their card games together again. I'll always treasure Jean's friendship, as a special cousin, who always remembered me, even if we hadn't seen each for years. She was always bubbly with that smile on her face. She was very proud of you Connie & your family. It's never easy losing a mom, wife or a sister, how well we all know. I'm thinking of you all during this difficult time. Our family relation gets smaller weekly lately. Always be close w/each other and all family members. Family is important. Jean would want that. I think of you all often, keep in touch and hope to see you all soon. Love always,
Wayne and Cheryl Wenthe on January 26, 2014 at 2:33 PM said:

Paul,Connie,Dean and Marilyn and family,
We may be far away in miles but close to you in heart, mind and spirit. We feel the loss of Jean.She was a good friend and neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Wishing you Gods Peace.
Steven & Pat Barker on January 26, 2014 at 1:24 PM said:

Dear Paul and Connie, We are so sad to hear of Jean's passing. She was loved by all who met her and we have so many good memories of her. She was a great friend to Doc & Eleanor who lived nearby and helped them whenever they needed her. Our children Lee, Ann and Samantha will remember her as another grandma who always greeted them with love and tenderness.
Lauten and Carol Brandt on January 26, 2014 at 9:24 AM said:

So sorry for the loss of a very caring and loving lady, always enjoyed visiting with Jean. I know my granddaughters will really miss her, she was like a grandmother to them.
Jim and Pat Kirby on January 26, 2014 at 9:11 AM said:

Paul, Connie and family,
We were so sad to hear of Jean's passing. She was a wonderful person and we are so sorry.
Hugs to you all.
Jim and Pat
Peggy Hanson on January 26, 2014 at 8:32 AM said:

I always enjoyed going up to see my Mom (Mary Jane Hanson), Jean, and all the other girls when they worked for the DOT. They always were full of smiles and laughter. My condolences to the Nuss family.
Sherry Begalske on January 26, 2014 at 8:01 AM said:

I will always remember Jean as the nicest woman who always had a smile on her face. We moved away from Hawkeye when I was 11, but when I would return for a visit, if I ran into Jean, she always remembered me. My thoughts and prayers are with Paul, Connie, family, friends and the entire Hawkeye Community. Jean will be missed.

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