Barbara Hummel

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Barbara Hummel
February 6, 1954-March 19, 2019

Barbara Ann Hummel, 65, of Oelwein, passed away at Covenant Hospital in Waterloo on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, surrounded by her family.

She was born on February 6, 1954, at the Oelwein Hospital to Wayne and Janet (Shaw) Hummel. Barbara was raised and educated in the Volga area. She graduated in 1972 from Central Community High School in Elkader.
After high school, Barbara worked at the HiWay Café in Strawberry Point. On April 29, 1979, she gave birth to her only child, Brian Hummel. Together they lived in rural Volga, and Barb worked at ATWOOD in West Union for 25 years. In her later life, she retired to the Oelwein area.

Barbara was a member of the Lutheran Church in Volga. She enjoyed sewing and reading books in her free time, but most of all she loved spoiling her grandchildren, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great niece, who she adored dearly.

Survivors include her son Brian (Tami) Hummel and their three daughters, Mariah, Madison and Maci; brother, Randy Hummel; sister, Mary Kay Hummel and her children, Holly (Bill) Stoler; Callie Kirschbaum, and her children, great-nephew, Jared White, great-nieces, Savannah Kirschbaum and Alexis Anthony, and a great-great-niece, Journee White.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Janet Hummel.

A visitation was held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Elkader. Services were held there Friday, March 22, at 10:30. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Volga, Iowa.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Elkader is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left with


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