Bernadine M. Stanford – Independence

Bernadine Mae (Trebon) Stanford, 94, died peacefully in her sleep on November 28, 2020.  Her kind spirit will be greatly missed by family, friends and all who knew her.

Elmer Frederick and Grace Joyce (Corrigan) Trebon welcomed Bernadine on February 20, 1926. Bernadine loved to talk about growing up on the family farm north of Littleton, Iowa, and going to the Littleton School.  The family moved to Milwaukee where Bernadine graduated from Kings High School.  She worked in a munitions plant during World War II.  Her parents moved back to Iowa, where they owned a café in Quasqueton.  Working there with her parents, Bernadine met her husband to be Donald Everett Stanford.  They were married on September 30, 1947.  Together, they raised five children in Quasqueton, Donald’s hometown.

Bernadine is survived by her children; Sandra Nelson, Timothy (Sheryl) Stanford, Beth (Thomas) Driscoll, Valerie Stanford, and William Stanford.  All live in the Quasqueton area, except Beth is in Rushford, MN, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren

She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Donald, a son-in-law, Cliff Nelson, and her beloved sister Audrey

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The Reiff Family Center – Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers or plants, the family would accept gladly memorials if sent to Timothy Stanford, PO Box 112, Quasqueton, IA  52326.

To leave an on-line condolence please go to www.reifffamilycenter.com under obituaries.

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