Funeral services were on Nov. 12 at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee., with Rev. Ethan D. Sayler officiating. Burial was held in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements. On line condolences may be sent to www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Barbara was born Sept. 16, 1947 at Cedar Falls, Iowa to Glenn and Agnes Viola (Taylor) Van Hauen. She graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1966. She attended Wartburg College and the University of Iowa, She was married to Marvin Frey on August 23, 1969 at the United Church of Christ in Cedar Falls. The couple made their home in in Waverly for four years, then in Paullina for four years, before living in Cherokee the past 34 years.
Barbara was a Social Worker and worked for the Department of Human Services for 25 years, serving the O'Brien County Office, the office in Cherokee/Plymouth Counties and the Sioux City District Office,and also served as a therapist at Plains Area Mental Health Center in Cherokee and the Associates for Psychological & Therapy Services in Sioux City and the Cherokee area.
Barb also worked for the Buena Vista Work Activities Center in Storm Lake, and was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church and several professional organizations.
She was a wonderful cook and also enjoyed gardening, sewing, and especially her time spent with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, and is survived by her husband Marvin, and three children: Travis Frey of Iowa; Ami Burch and her husband Matt of Cherokee; and Darrin Frey and Erica Bezoni of Cherokee; six grandchildren: Alexa Brewster, Tia and Kia Frey, Katlynn and Jadyn Burch and Hayley Frey; her mother, Viola Van Hauen of Waterloo; three brothers and one sister: Mark Van Hauen and his wife Joan of Clive, Iowa; John Van Hauen and his wife Vicki of Cedar Falls; Scott Van Hauen of Janesville and Glenda Husome of Waterloo; and several nieces and nephews.