Urban J. Manternach

Urban Joseph Manternach, 84, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at River Bend Retirement Community in Cascade.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 3rd, 2024 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road Dubuque, where a wake service will be at 3:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 4th, at St. Matthias Catholic Church in Cascade with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Additional visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Thursday at the church.  The burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.

Urban was born December 2, 1939 to Clem and Mary (Gudenkauf) Manternach in Cascade, Iowa.  He received his education from the former St. Mary’s School in Cascade.  He was united in marriage to his high-school sweetheart, Linda McGovern, daughter of George and Ella (Brun) McGovern on October 21, 1961 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cascade, Iowa.  Together they had four children.

Urban spent the majority of his career employed by John Deere Dubuque Works until he retired.  He served several years on the Board of Directors for DuTrac Community Credit Union.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in Dubuque.  He was a loving father and grandfather that cherished spending time with his loved ones at all the family gatherings from Holidays to Sunday dinners. He really enjoyed the trips to Las Vegas with his brothers and the occasional glass of Crown Royal.  Urban spent a lot of his free time, after retirement, at the Q Casino where all the staff knew him by name.

He is survived by his spouse, Linda Manternach of Dubuque, Iowa; four children, Beth (Paul) Hayungs of Eldridge, Chris (Donna) Manternach, of Dubuque, Nina (Tom) Siegworth of Dubuque, Dede (Jason) McDermott of Peosta; twelve grandchildren, Sarah (Ryan) Hackbarth , Emily (Brad) Meyer, Kayla (Brian) Price, Adam Manternach, Chad Manternach, Sam (Katie) McDermott, Anthony (Tabitha) Siegworth, Rachel (Sean Flynn) McDermott, Rebecca McDermott, Alex Hayungs, Nathan Siegworth, and Anna McDermott; seven great-grandchildren;  four siblings, Phil (Nikki) Manternach of Cascade, Donna Reisberg of Dyersville, Marilyn (Steve) Skahill of East Dubuque, IL., Carol Dolan of Dubuque; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pat McQuillen of Cascade, Lois Manternach of Worthington and in-laws from the McGovern family, Sr. Ann McGovern, Joan (Gerry) Otting, Betty Leibold, Bob (Cheryl) McGovern.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Delores McQuillen and Lloyd Manternach; brother and sister in-laws Ellen Manternach, Pete Dolan, Don Reisberg, Buddy (Georgine) McGovern,  Jackie (Buddy) Trumm, Donna (Merlyn) Reinke, Louie Leibold, Faith (Bob) Kelly, Tommy McGovern, Marie (Ken) Green.

The family would like to thank the River Bend nurses and staff, as well as, the staff from the Hospice of Dubuque for all their care, love and support.

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