In Memory of

Betty L. Nafe

January 25, 1950 - August 20, 2017
Betty Lou Nafe (Skou) was born on January 25, 1950 in Ida Grove, Iowa during a snow storm to David Foster Skou and Rita Catherine Skou. She spent her childhood years growing up in Galva, Iowa and graduated in 1969. Betty was the second of six children. Following graduation, she married James Mallison. In this union, three children were born, James (Jim) David, Michael Wayne, and Barbara Jean. On September 3, 1976, she married Wayne Eugene Nafe at First Church of Christ in Cherokee, Iowa. To this union, Catherine Elaine was born. While raising four small children, Betty enjoyed caring for the elderly at Hiserote's Riverview Manor. She later became employed at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute from December 26, 1978, specializing in Direct Patient Care until her retirement date of December 26, 2008. She kept herself busy with employment at the Gasthaus Bar and Grille, the local McDonalds, and at our very own Hy-Vee. She also enjoyed her time partaking in various cross-stitch projects and many other needlepoint hobbies. She gleamed at the completion of each project. It was always important for Betty to keep updated on her grandkid's lives. She would attend graduations, ceremonies, ball games, and birthdays. Betty was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Bonnie Hintz, brother-in-law, Larry, and great grandchild, Christopher James Phillips. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Nafe; siblings, Bonita Gordon, Diana Otto (Rich), David Lee Skou (Patty), and Donnie Skou (Connie); children, Jim Mallison (Angie), Michael Mallison (Theresa), Barbara Mallison (Jaryl), and Catherine Hirschman (Richard); mother-in-law, Violetta Betts; 13 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and family.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 25th at First Church of Christ, 722 N. 2nd St. in Cherokee.
Pastor Tom Lewis
Visitation will begin after 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 24th at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. The family will be present from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
At A Later Date.


Friday, August 25, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Condolences to the Nafe family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.”
- Williams Family
Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry Wayne, I worked at MHI with Betty. Nice gal and very wonderful person.”
- Barb Evans
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.”
- Jan E Deedrick
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Betty was a sweetheart I worked with her at McDonalds. I had fun working with her she was a darling. She will be missed dearly. I loved her like a grandma”
- Lorie Decatur
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Barbie, Our prayers are with You and Your families. ”
- Loui ans MargaretCorzilius
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Barbie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time! Love you girl!”
- Michelle Murphy
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“sorry to hear about Betty she was always so nice to me when she would come into the Gasthaus for happy hour and always make sure and check on how I was doing in school and everything else in my life. I will miss her much.”
- Kathy Leach
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all . So sorry to hear about Betty passing she will be greatly missed . Loved working with her at Mcds and visiting her she always had smile on her face and was so friendly to people . God Bless R.I.P. Betty fly high ”
- Amy S Strahmann
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I am sorry to hear of the death of Betty.I worked with her and Wayne at MHI.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Kaye Carlson
Monday, August 21, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to ur family. Betty was a great woman and will be missed by all those that knew her”
- Addisyn Connor
Monday, August 21, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“You are all in my thoughts and prayers. As cousins growing up next door to each other in Galva, we had the best of times. Treasure your memories. ”
- Patricia D Mildenstein-Rector
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