Sheila Marie Noordhoek

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Sheila Marie Noordhoek, 48, of Prairie du Chien, died Tuesday, March 21, at her home in Prairie du Chien. 


Shelia was born Oct.  3, 1968, to Lloyd and JoAnn (Wagner) Scherf, in Prairie du Chien. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, Farmersburg, Iowa. Sheila graduated from Garnavillo High School and attended NICC in Calmar. She grew up in St. Olaf and Garnavillo. After her children were raised, Sheila moved to Prairie du Chien.


Sheila was united in marriage with Lee Berns, in Las Vegas, Nev.; three children were born to this union. Sheila was later united in marriage with Michael Noordhoek on Aug. 6, 2014, in Elkader, Iowa. She was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant at G and G Living Centers, Guttenberg, Iowa. Sheila was very social and loved everyone, she was very soft hearted and loved laughing at life and a good joke.  In her spare time, Sheila enjoyed taking pictures, trap shooting, spending time with her cat, Lily, visiting family at the horse park and playing cards. Spending time with her children and grandchildren and long talks on the phone with her sisters was the highlight of her life. She had an infectious laugh.


Sheila is survived by her husband, Michael Noordhoek of Prairie du Chien; children, NaTasha Berns, of St. Olaf, Iowa, Dustin Berns, of Garnavillo, Iowa, Dalton Berns, of Platteville, Bobby Rodenberg, of Boscobel, Nichole (Jamie) Brownly, of Muscoda, Travis Noordhoek, of Delhi, Iowa, and Monique Noordhoek, of Manchester, Iowa; five grandchildren; her father, Lloyd Scherf, of Harpers Ferry, Iowa; four siblings, Teresa (Dennis) Doeppke, of Harpers Ferry, Iowa, Chris (Ann) Scherf, of Marion, Iowa, Diane (Nick Loucks) Walden, of Colona, Ill., and Joel (Kelsey) Sherf, of Waterville, Iowa; nieces; nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.


Sheila was preceded in death by her mother, JoAnn Scherf; maternal grandparents, Arthur and Lucille Wagner; paternal grandparents, William and Viola Scherf; and grandmother-in-law, Elsie Noordhoek.


Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, at St. John Lutheran Church, Farmersburg, Iowa with Rev. Harold McMillin as the officiant. Burial will be at Garnavillo City Cemetery, Garnavillo, Iowa. Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service is helping the family with the arrangements.

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