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Barbara Ann Middle

June 5, 1938 — February 25, 2021

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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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, March 1, 2021

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Netherlands Reformed Congregation

1610 Main Street, Rock Valley, IA 51247

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Graveside Service

Monday, March 1, 2021

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Rock Rapids United Methodist Church

302 S Carroll St, Rock Rapids, IA 51246

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