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Netherlands Reformed Congregation
Monday March 1st, 2021
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Barbara Ann Middle

Rock Rapids, IA: Barbara Ann Middle, 82, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Rock Rapids Health Centre. Visitation, with family present, will be held Monday, March 1, at the Rock Rapids United Methodist Church from 12:00-2:00 PM. Graveside service will follow at 3:00 PM at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley, Iowa with Pastor Travis Remme officiating. Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley is assisting the family with arrangements. 


   Barbara Ann Middle, daughter of Mike and Annie (Jurrens) Broesder, was born June 5, 1938 in Lyon County, Iowa. She graduated from Central Lyon High School at Rock Rapids, Iowa in 1956. After graduation Barbara worked as a bookkeeper for L&O Power Cooperative of Rock Rapids. From 1959 to 1967, Barbara worked for the firm of F. Jack Spitler C.P.A. of Rock Rapids. In 1967 she stated work for the Lyon Rural Electric Cooperative.


   Barbara was united in marriage to Stanley Middle on March 14, 1974. The couple was married for 37 years until Stanley’s death on September 7, 2011. Barbara enjoyed sewing, traveling, and watching the QVC shopping channel. She was a longtime member of the Rock Rapids United Methodist Church.


   Barbara is survived by her sister-in-law, Janice Broesder of Sheldon, Iowa, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Annie; husband, Stanley; sister, Arlene; and two brothers, Glen and Bob.

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Barb was a vital part of my dad's CPA office when I was young. It was always comforting to see her at reception when we stopped by, and in recent years in the congregation when we visited RRUMC.

Diane Spitler Wortman Mar 1 2021 12:00 AM