Camilla M. Wells

Camilla M. Wells, age 93, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 6:53 p.m., on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Grand Meadows.  To honor Camilla’s life, family and friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., on Tuesday May 30, 2023, at St. Patrick’s Church, 1425 Iowa Street.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Church with Rev. Dennis J. Quint officiating.  Entombment will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.  Behr Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Camilla was born on January 30, 1930, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Camillus and Marie (Nilles) Rummel.

Camilla lived in Dubuque her whole life where she graduated from the Immaculate Conception Academy.  She was married to Joseph Wells on March 10, 1951, at St. Mary’s Church.  They happily celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary before Joe passed away on October 7, 2017.  Camilla was a very devoted wife, mother and homemaker who also worked at the Five Flags Center as an usher for 10 years.  She enjoyed being with people and looked forward to gathering with her friends in the Immaculate Conception Alumni Association.  Camilla’s faith was also an important part of her life.  She was a long time member of St. Mary’s Church, and when they closed she joined St. Patrick’s Church.  In her free time, Camilla could often be found outside tending her garden, curling up with a good book or creating her next beautiful crochet project.  Spending time with her family definitely brought Camilla her greatest joy.  She will be greatly missed.

Those left to cherish Camilla’s memory include

her children,
Catherine (Steve) Underwood, Ringsted, IA,
Christine (Michael) Gibson, Dubuque, IA
and Constance (Michael) Kubesheski, Coconut Creek, FL;

3 grandchildren,
Joseph Kubesheski, Katherine (Catherine Hall) Kubesheski and Jason (Gina) Eygabroad;

and 2 great-granddaughters,
Presley and Ava Eygabroad.

Camilla was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph Wells; a sister, Joanne Rummell; and a grandson, Christopher Joseph Eygabroad.

Camilla’s family would like to thank Dr. Angela Kelley and her nurse, Jennifer, and all of the staff at Grand Meadows for the outstanding care they have provided for Camilla.

The family will thankfully receive your support through greeting cards and memorials in Camilla’s memory which may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Camilla Wells Family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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