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Hazel Ann Nordyke

November 19, 1939 ~ August 19, 2019 (age 79)
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Hazel Ann Nordyke, 79, of Eldora, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Valley View Specialty Care in Eldora, while under Care Initiatives Hospice. A memorial service will be held for Hazel on Monday, August 26th at 11:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Eldora. Visitation will precede one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will follow services at Eastlawn Memory Garden in Eldora. Memorials may be directed to the family and messages of condolence may be left for the family at Abels Funeral & Cremation Service-Creps Chapel is caring for Hazel and her family. For further assistance, you may call the funeral home at (641) 858-2181. 

Hazel was born on November 18, 1939 in Huntington, West Virginia, to her parents Clarence Jr. & Nota (Hensley) Williams and raised by her father and step-mother Violet “Vicky” Keiser. She grew up in West Virginia and later moved to Eldora. She met her first husband Ronald Blandau and the couple were united in marriage in San Diego, CA. Together, 4 children were born to this union. The couple were later divorced. She later married Leonard “Duke” Nordyke at the Little Brown Church in Nashua and shared his daughter Beverly to become a part of their family. He passed away in 2005.

For many years, Hazel worked as a stay at home mom, raising her family but she also worked various jobs throughout the Eldora area. For many years, she sorted corn with her best friends in the world, making a little extra money to make her family Christmas even more special.

Hazel was a member of the Red Hats Society. She enjoyed traveling, wintering in Texas with her husband Duke, dancing, but most importantly, spending time with her family and friends. If you were friends with Hazel, she was yours for life. She was a loyal and generous soul and will be missed deeply by all those she leaves behind.

She is survived by her children Beverly Nordyke of Boone, IA, Regina Blandau of Iowa Falls, IA, Michael Blandau of Eldora, Vickie Paul of Eldora and Jill (Ray) Johnson of Iowa Falls, IA; 10 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Pat Hansen, Zola Borchardt and Darla Barrett. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Duke Nordyke; brother Paul Williams; grandchildren Tanner Ackerson, Mackenzie Blandau and Derek Sanders.

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