In loving memory of

Dorothy Luella Nau
June 28, 1926 - September 11, 2023

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Dorothy Luella Nau, 97, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2023, at Addington Place.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at St. Mathias Church. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The Reverend Chris Weber will officiate. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ss. Mary Mathias Church.

Dorothy was born on June 28, 1926, in Sperry, IA, the daughter of George and Ida Christensen Granaman. She married William C. Nau on August 30, 1948, in St. Mathias Church.

Dorothy graduated from Sperry Iowa High School and attended Burlington College of Commerce. She graduated from Mercy Hospital Nursing School, Burlington in 1947. She worked at Bellevue Hospital from 1947 to 1952. Later at Muscatine General Hospital for 15 years. She was an insurance agent with Nau & Son Insurance for over 30 years.

She loved to read and learn about history, antiques, genealogy, family history, and preventative healthcare.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Becky Nau-Strong from Muscatine; son, Stephen Nau (Jeannie) from Rock Island; grandchildren, Jason Nau (Bobbie) from Arizona, Danielle Hansen (Greg) from Illinois, Carrie Jollymore (Joel) from Iowa, Kevin Strong (Kari) from Illinois, James Nau (Dawn) from Iowa, Jennifer Jorgensen (Rob) from Washington; several great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William; parents; son, William H. Nau; brother, Lewis Granaman; and sister-in-law, Barbara Granaman.


Rob Fiedler wrote on Sep 14, 2023:

"I bought my first car insurance from your dad in 1959 as a sophomore at Hayes and always remember your mom from Sunday mass"

Nancy Strajack wrote on Sep 14, 2023:

"Becky. I am Nancy Strajack. I worked with your mother at the hospital She was a very caring nurse. I admire her dedication to her faith and your dedication to take her to church when it have been difficult for both of you. Thinking of you. "

Capitola wrote on Sep 14, 2023:

"To the Nau family, my sympathy for a lovely lady of warmth and faith. I know she is in a better place with other family members with joy and peace. It was an honor to have known her. Capitola "

Marcia Feinberg wrote on Sep 13, 2023:

"I send my sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Dorothy Nau. I had the privilege of meeting her many years ago, when visiting her daughter Becky, who is my good friend. Mrs. Nau was a very kind, friendly lady. Mrs. Nau is with God and the Angels. Marcia Feinberg"