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Doris A. Aronson

Doris A. Aronson, 89, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Stonehill Franciscan Health Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Friends and family may gather from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday, November 25 at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Road. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.

Doris was born April 4,1930, in Dubuque, the daughter of Matthew and Melinda Gauer. Doris retired from Betty Jane Candy in 1992 after 40 years of employment. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Earl in their motorhome during their retirement years.

Survivors include her son, Mark (Marcy) Aronson of Bettendorf, Iowa, her nephew Larry (Karen) Gauer of Dubuque, Iowa, cousins Doug (Sue) Gauer of Dubuque and Michelle Gauer of Lansing, Iowa and niece Linda Louise Gauer of St.Johns, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her husband Earl in 2005 after 55 years marriage. She was also preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Gene Gauer and Cletus Gauer.

The family would like to thank all who helped her at home including the staff of Home Instead and Stonehill Franciscan Health Center. A special thank you to longtime friends Ralph Roling, Becky and Tom Kraus.

Memorials can be left to Stonehill Franciscan Health Center or your charity of choice.

Online condolences can be left for the family at: https://www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com/


 

Carlyle L. Olson

Carlyle L. Olson, age 77 of Sherrill, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Carlyle’s life, his Celebration of Life for family and friends to gather and visit will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Breitbach’s Country Dining, 563 Balltown Road, Balltown, Iowa.  Family and friends are also invited to visit from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Fawcett & Junker Funeral Home, 1476 West Broadway, Winona, Minnesota.  Carlyle’s memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with burial following at the Bush Cemetery in Ridgeway, Minnesota, where full military honors will be accorded.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Carlyle’s family.

Carlyle was born on June 29, 1942 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, 1 of 13 children to Hector Sr. and Ida (Selke) Olson.  He was united in marriage to Norma L. Stark on March 4, 1967.  Carlyle, was a bridge painter in their early years together until they finally settled in Dubuque to raise a family of their own.  A.Y. McDonald was his first job here, but he finally got on at John Deere Dubuque Works, where he devoted over 28 years of his time and talents as a Supervisor before retiring in 2001.

Carlyle enjoyed keeping busy in his free time and he also never passed up an opportunity to get outdoors and spend a few hours in the morning hunting deer, or even grabbing his favorite fishing pole and catching anything willing to bite on his hook that day.  Carlyle was also an avid collector of things, evidenced by his many beer steins.  If you needed anything which Carlyle could fix, offer or assist with, all you had to do was ask and watch him do what he did best; help.  We will miss his wonderful sense of humor, love for others (along with his stern finger pointing when necessary), and his Mr. Fix It ability, but we trust that we’ll see Carlyle again one day.  God bless and keep you safe in His loving arms Carlyle until we meet again and thank you for simply being you!

Those left behind to cherish the memory of Carlyle include,

his loving wife,
Norma Olson, Sherrill, Iowa;

his 4 children,
Scott (Kim) Olson, Sherrill, Iowa,
Steve (Angela) Olson, Peosta, Iowa,
Sherri (Joey) Sigwarth, Balltown, Iowa,
and Shelli (Rick) Schmitt, Balltown, Iowa;

his 8 adored grandchildren,
Samantha Olson, Madelyn, Mitchel, & Mya Olson, Luke & Carlee Sigwarth, Benjamin & Nicholas Schmitt;

his 7 siblings,
Janet Konkel, Sonja Dulek, Dennis Olson, Denise Stark, Doreen Mish, Debra (Dave) Burce and Hector (Karen) Olson;

his in-law’s,
Fred Hardtke and Linda Olson;

his favorite grandpets,
Olga, Phylo, Bella, Fuz, Minni and Casper;

along with countless nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and neighbors.

Carlyle was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Ralph (Arvilla) Olson, Arlan Olson Karen Hardtke, Roger Olson and Loren Olson; and his in-law’s, Dan Konkel, Rodney Dulek, Sue Olson, Fritz Stark and Leroy Mish.

Carlyle’s family would like to extend a sincere and a special thank you to Hospice of Dubuque, along with everyone who has so generously and compassionately provided such excellent care and support to Carlyle, and his family.   Another special thank you to Mike & Cindy Breitbach, Breitbach’s Country Dining.  We couldn’t have done it without you, and may God bless you all for your kindnesses during these most difficult days!

Online condolences may be shared with Carlyle’s family at www.tristatecremationcenter.com


 

Clara A. (Sprank) Lucke

Clara Ann (Sprank) Lucke, 102, of Bellevue, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home early Thursday morning, November 21, 2019.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, November 27, 11 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bellevue, with interment in St. Joseph cemetery. Visitation at Hachmann Funeral Home & Cremation Service will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, and Wednesday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Clara was born December 14, 1916, in Springbrook, Iowa, to Magdalena (Heiar) and Peter Sprank. At six weeks, she moved with her family to a Washington Township farm, south of Bellevue, which remains in the Sprank family. There, she grew up with six siblings through war and the Depression, learning resourcefulness and a work ethic that shaped her life.

Clara saw potential beyond appearance in objects and individuals. Her insight, curiosity, creativity, appreciation of all life forms, and industriousness manifested daily. Many children and animals learned life skills from Clara. Her talents in sewing, chair caning, horticulture, and other creative endeavors were in demand. Her delicious food is legendary to many, especially her bread, cookies, and pies.

Clara graduated from Washington township school and worked in homes from the age of 12. In 1933, she came to Bellevue to assist the Lucke family. To aid WWII efforts, she worked at the G. M. Gibson factory in Bellevue. Steadily promoted, she remained with the firm until early 1951.

On September 9, 1947, Clara married Charles F. “Buzz” Lucke, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bellevue and became mother to three children: Susan, Steve, and Terry. While raising her family, Clara remained generous with her talents. She spent a lifetime caring for others, including children left in her care by working parents, elderly relatives, and neighbors. She rarely thought of herself without thinking first of others.

Clara was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church for decades. Among activities, she helped with annual cleanings of the rectory and church as well as preparing, cooking, and serving at church and school functions. She regularly sent home-cooked foods to priests in residence as well as did sewing alterations and mending for them. For 33 years, she washed and ironed vestments and altar linens, able to starch and press pure linen without a wrinkle.

Before her vision declined, Clara was a masterful seamstress. Her children grew up with customized clothing and costumes. For many years, she altered menswear for Lucke Bros. store. In 1969, she helped design and sewed “fog” for the MHS production of “Brigadoon.”

Because Charles was a longtime Bellevue fireman, following his death in 1979 and at the invitation of then BFD chief Carl Kieffer, Clara began making pie crusts for the annual chili supper. Later assisted by her sister Edna, she made crust for as many as 160 pies a year. In 2013, illness and vision loss regrettably ended this service. At the 2016 event, the BFD and EMS hosted a wonderful 100th birthday reception in her honor.

Well into her 90s, Clara raised and sold African violets and other house plants to benefit
St. Joseph church and school, giving as much as $200 per year. People phoned for plant care advice. Always wanting to work, Clara participated in household activities until early this year.

Clara is survived by her children Steven (Carol Gerlach) Lucke of Andrew, Susan Lucke of Bellevue, and Terence (Liz) Lucke of Kennewick, Washington; seven grandchildren and step-grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Marian (Peter) Sprank and Jeannette (Ardo) Sprank; nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Close family who preceded her in death are her husband; parents; six siblings and spouses: Leopold, Martha (Sylvester) Schwager, Mavis (Leo) Meier, Edna (John) Leonard, Ardo Sprank, and Peter Sprank; in-laws John J. (Genevieve) Lucke and Gertrude (Richard) Gaylor; three nephews; and Genevieve Lucke, whom Clara cared for into 2004.

Clara’s family wishes to extend gratitude to Hospice of Jackson County and Medical Associates health care practitioners as well as other health care providers, family, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances whose, compassion, kindnesses, expertise, and assistance enabled and enriched Clara’s long, well lived life. In lieu of flowers (Clara has plants to share), a memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hachmannfuneralhome.com


 

Patrick L. McDermott

Patrick Leo McDermott, 81, of Epworth, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Unity Point Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

Visitation for Patrick will be held from 2 to 7 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth, Iowa, where a prayer service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held after 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019 at the funeral home in Epworth. Mass of Christian Burial for Pat will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, November 25, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Epworth, Iowa, with Rev. Michael Schueller Presiding and Rev. Joseph McDermott S.V.D. Burial will be held in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Epworth, Iowa.

He was born May 24, 1938 in Placid, Iowa, son of Vincent and Mary (Horsfield) McDermott. He received his education from the Placid Grade School and Epworth High School. On May 30, 1959 he was united in marriage to Helen Oberfoell at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Epworth, Iowa. Pat worked at the Dubuque Pack for ten years. He was also employed at John Deere Dubuque Works until his retirement in 1994.

Pat loved to farm, go coyote hunting and watch the Chicago Cubs.

He was a member of the St. Patrick’s Parish in Epworth, and the Farley Knights of Columbus Council #2001.

He is survived by his wife, Helen McDermott of Epworth, IA; seven children, Barry McDermott and Mindi McDermott both of Epworth, Roger McDermott of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Paul (Nancy Goebel) McDermott of Springville, Marci (Greg) Wertzberger of Hiawatha, Ross (Tammy) McDermott of Cedar Falls, Jamie (Kathy) McDermott of Urbandale; 12 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; three siblings, Mary Lou Kramer of Epworth, Lucille (William) Re of Cinncinnati, OH and Darlene King of Canton, IL; three sisters-in-law, Ileen Domas of Montclair, CA, Verna (Dorrance) McDermott and Jean Oberfoell both of Epworth; and two brothers-in-law, Leo “Mike” Oberfoell of Liberty, MO and Jim Brady of Dewitt, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ralph McDermott; three sisters-in-law, Ione (Chuck) Engler Patti Brady and Phyllis Oberfoell; and five brothers-in-law, Milton (Irene) Oberfoell, Francis “Ducky” Oberfoell, Fred Kramer, William Domas, and Gary King,

The family would like to thank all the Doctors and Nurses that cared for Pat over the years.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com


 

Richard L. Cottrell

Richard ‘Dick’ Lynn Cottrell, 80, of Dubuque, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Hawkeye Care Center in Asbury.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Monday, November 25, 2019, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Rd. The Funeral Service for Dick will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home & Cremation Service with Pastor Chris English officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.

Dick was born May 1, 1939, in Dubuque, the son of Lynn W. and Maxine J. (Patters) Cottrell. On March 17, 1984, he married Juanita Weis at Third Presbyterian Church in Dubuque.

He was employed as a machine operator at John Deere Dubuque Works for 34 years.

He was a member of Grace Point Church. He also belonged to the Dubuque Boat Club, NRA Endowment, U.A.W. retirees, Dubuque Rifle and Pistol Club, Potosi and Cassville Gun Clubs, and Izaak Walton League in Dubuque.

Dick enjoyed travel and cruises; he & Juanita visited Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and Egypt. He also transited the Panama Canal and visited many other ports. They also enjoyed traveling in their RV and many fishing trips together. Dick was an avid and accomplished trap shooter.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Juanita; two sons, Jeffrey Cottrell of Maplewood, MN, and Steven (Angela) Cottrell of Bocas del Toro, Panama, one daughter, Theresa (Michael) Ruud of East Bethel, MN; seven grandchildren, Kahla Ruud, Jamie (Anthony) Linder, Robert (Scarlett) Ruud, Connor Cottrell, Wesley (Camila) Cottrell, Hunter Cottrell, Riese Cottrell; three great grandsons, Mason, Keiran and Ronan; one brother, Dennis (Cindy) Cottrell of Dubuque, and one sister, Sharon (Nick) Richter of East Moline, IL. Along with many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Special thanks to Hawkeye Care Center and Hospice of Dubuque.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Dick’s obituary at www.hskfhcares.com.


 

Mary Callahan

Mary Callahan, 84, of Maquoketa, Iowa, and formerly of Colfax, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Clover Ridge Place Assisted Living Facility in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Friends and relatives of Mary may call from 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, Iowa where a wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friends may also call after 9 a.m. on Monday, November 26, 2019 at the funeral home.
Services for Mary will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 25, 2019 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Temple Hill, Iowa with Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating. Burial will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Temple Hill, Iowa.

Mary was born October 9, 1935 in Temple Hill, Iowa, daughter of Leo and Viola (Duffy) Supple. She is a graduate of Onslow High School in Onslow, Iowa. On August 18, 1956 she was united in marriage to Roger J. “Jeep” Callahan at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Temple Hill, Iowa. He preceded her in death on March 28, 2019. She was employed at Clinton Engine’s, she then went to work at Maytag in Newton, Iowa, where she was very active in the UAW Union #997.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish and its Alter and Rosary Society. She was an avid Hawkeye fan, she loved country music and dancing, and especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was also a member of the Red Hats.

She is survived by six children, Tim (Patricia) Callahan of Pella, IA, Mike (Laurie) Callahan of Kansas City, MO, John (Charlotte) Callahan of Doniphan, MO, Mark (LuAnn) Callahan of Prior Lake, MN, Sean (Jodi) Callahan of Mingo, IA, and Jennifer Schoenherr of Canton, IA; 12 grandchildren, Johanna and Luke Callahan, J.R. and William Callahan, Ryean Callahan and Cayla Saragusa, Britnie and Stephanie Callahan, Trevor Callahan, Patrick and Nick Callahan and Brett Schoenherr; and 5 great grandchildren, Emma, Michael, Max, Kane and Timberlynn; her siblings, Loretta (Francis) Connor of Lisbon, IA, Alice (Kenny) Widel of Maquoketa, IA, and Donald (Judy) Supple of Onslow, IA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eugene “Ronnie” (Joanne) Callahan of Western Springs, IL, Joyce Burke of Menominee Falls, WI, Judith Callahan, BVM of East Dubuque, IL, Lois Mast (Chuck) of Whitewater, WI, Warren “Jerry” (Bonnie) Callahan of Cascade, IA, Karen Callahan and Quentin Callahan both of Bernard, IA, Mary Lou Callahan of Dubuque, IA, and Judy Callahan of Independence, IA.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Jim Callahan; one son-in-law, Randall Schoenherr; a brother, John “Jack” Supple brothers-in-law, Maurice “Red” Callahan, Philip Callahan, Claude Callahan, Stanley Callahan; in-laws, Lorelei (Fox) Callahan and Thomas Burke.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com


 

Kenneth H. Hosch

Kenneth H. Hosch, 88, of Monticello, Iowa passed away Monday, November 18, 2019, at his home surrounded by family.

Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello, Iowa where a parish vigil service will be held at 3 p.m.  Visitation will continue at 10 a.m., at church prior to funeral services.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, November 25, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church, Monticello, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery where military honors will be accorded.  Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate.

Ken was born October 14, 1931, in Cascade, the son of Joe and Marie (Welter) Hosch.  He married Ethel Becker in 1955.

Kenny had the privilege of farming the family farm in Castle Grove. He was a proud US Army Korean War Veteran. He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ethel, children: David (Michelle) Hosch of Hopkinton, Deann Turner of Cedar Rapids, Dale (Sheila) Hosch of Hopkinton, grandchildren: Kaylynn (Shane) Yarolem, Kenny and Kole Hosch, Sydney, Alexa, and Ava Turner, Dan (Stephanie) Hosch, Erin (Trent) Hosch, siblings: Terry (Dianna) Hosch, Connie (Lance) Booth, Sheila McGuire, in-laws: Therese Melchert, Gib (Helen) Becker, Kay Becker, Janet Marbach, Virginia (Bill) Uhlenkamp, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Kay (Lyle) Shankland, in-laws: Reynold (Erma), Vernon (Mae), Kenny Becker, Vernon Melchert, Ray Marbach.

The family would like to thank the many relatives, friends, neighbors, and caregivers who blessed Kenny with calls, visits, and kindness all these years following his stroke. May the Lord bless you abundantly with joy, peace and love.

Memorials may be left to Eastern Iowa Honor Flight or charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com


 

Norma H. Maiers

Norma H. Maiers, 93, of Dyersville, Iowa and formerly of Holy Cross passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Mercy One Senior Care Dyersville, Iowa.

Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross, Iowa. Visitation will continue from 9-10 a.m. at the funeral home prior to funeral services.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2019 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Holy Cross, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Noah Diehm will officiate.

Norma was born July 19, 1926, in Earlville, Iowa the daughter of Andrew and Loretta (Fischer) Nefzger. She graduated from St. Boniface High School.  Norma married Wilmer “Wimp” Maiers on April 29, 1961 in New Vienna, Iowa. Together they farmed on the Maiers family farm outside of Holy Cross for many years.

Her favorite pastime was being with her family and grandchildren. She also enjoyed bird watching and playing bingo. Norma always enjoyed the company of her dogs throughout the years. She had a passion for music, especially Lawrence Welk. Norma was a member of the Holy Cross Rosary Society and Park Club.

Survivors include her children: Marcia (Dean) Rogers of Coralville, Paul ( Barb) Maiers of Holy Cross, Vivian (Tom) Clemen of New Vienna, grandchildren: Christine (Dalton) Krupa, Aubrey, Austin, and Matthew Maiers, Jesse Clemen, Jackie (Josh) Freiburger, in-laws: Shirley Maiers and Al (Pat) Maiers all of Dubuque, Eileen Kluesner of Farley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wilmer in 1989, in-laws: Ed (Laura) Maiers, Leon (Harriet) Maiers, Clete Maiers, Jerry Kluesner.

The family would like to thank MercyOne Senior Care for their compassionate care. Also a thank you to Hospice of Dubuque.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com


 

Michael A. Nebel

Michael A. Nebel, 58, of Dubuque, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center in Dubuque.

Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Road. The Mass of Christian Burial for Mike will be 10:00 AM Monday, November 25, 2019, at Holy Spirit Parish – Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1701 Rhomberg Ave. with Rev. Father Mark Kwenin as the Celebrant.

Michael was born April 28, 1961, in Dubuque, the son of Roger Bernard and Carol Ann Chaloupka Nebel. On April 15, 1989, he married Nancy Marie Tully at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque.

He was a 1980 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School.

He had just recently retired from Morrison Brothers on August 31, 2019, where he was a machinist for 34 years.

He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish – Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed hunting, gardening, and anything outdoors.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Dubuque; two daughters, Melissa Sue (Jeff Hemmer) Nebel of Des Moines, IA and Amber Marie (Tyler) Pritchett of Waverly, IA; his mother, Carol Ann (Tom Lahey) Nebel of Dubuque; four brothers, Kyle (MeLeah) Nebel of Warren, MI, Steve (Louise) Nebel of Potosi, WI, Eric (Beth) Nebel of Durango, IA, and Kim (Gail) Nebel of Sacramento, CA; one sister, Dawn (Joe Gahan) Bandy of Sherrill, IA; in-laws, Jack (Debbie) Tully of Dubuque, Steve (Connie) Tully of Dubuque, Jeff (Lois) Tully of Monticello, IA, Mark (Penny) Tully of Altoona, IA, Sue Tully of Dubuque, Dan (Lisa) Tully of Altoona, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews..

He was preceded in death by his father, and one brother, Randy.

The Nebel family thanks their special neighbors, Ryan and Tiffany Sherman, and Tony (Jessica) Markham, and the staff at MercyOne Medical Center.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Michael’s obituary at www.hskfhcares.com.


 

Dawn L. (Heim) Winter

Dawn L. (Heim) Winter, 67, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on November 18, 2019 at Unity Point Health, Finley Hospital.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where services will be held at 6:00 p.m.

Dawn was born on April 4, 1952 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Melvin and Bonnie (Avenarius) Heim. She graduated from Senior High School and was previously married to Donald Morley.

Dawn worked at Unity Point Health, Finley Hospital as an Environmental Tech for 16 years.

She survived by her daughter Diana; her sister Bonnie (Butch) Lehman; brothers Russ (Lynn) Heim and Scott Heim. Two grandsons; her niece Tressa Heim and nephew Matthew along with her beloved cats Taz and Tigger.

Dawn was preceded in death by her parents Melvin and Bonnie Heim; her sister Diana, grandmother Myrtle Rogers and her former husband Donald Morley.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Hermann, Dr. Horshack and the wonderful nursing staff at Unity Point Health, Finley Hospital for all their wonderful care and kindness.


 

Gary G. Quade

Gary G. Quade, 70, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away peacefully on November 17, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road with Rev. Dianne Grace officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Gary was born on August 31, 1949 in Fairmont, MN the son of Grant W. Quade and Donna Marker. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree and worked for ITC Midwest.

On May 7th, 1971 he married Deborah Stolmeier in San Diego, CA. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Mississippi Walleye Club and enjoyed fishing, motorcycles and especially his grandkids.

Gary was very proud to be a Vietnam Veteran serving with the United States Navy. He served from 1967 to 1973 and was in Vietnam from 1967 to 1971 with the rank of Rm2.

He is survived by his wife Deborah; sons Brian Quade and Steve (Diana) Quade; his grandchildren Hannah, Logan, Kendall Grace, William and Grant. His mother Donna Quade; brothers Ron (Eunie) Quade and Jeff Quade; sisters Laurie (Carey) Roemhildt, Nancy (Todd) Wasmund, Wendy (Larry) Rogers along with many nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his father Grant W. Quade; grandparents Wilburt and Polly Marker and Bop and Jane Quade.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in his name.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque, Gary’s nurse Alisa, along with Dr. Hermann and staff for all their wonderful care and kindness they gave to Gary.


 

Gloria M. Marolf

Gloria M. Marolf, 80, of Farley, Iowa, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at her home in Farley, Iowa from an unexpected Non Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer diagnosis.

Visitation for Gloria will be held from 3 to 8 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Farley, Iowa, where a prayer service will be held at 2:30 p.m. and the Farley American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 4:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held after 9 a.m., Monday, November 25, 2019 at the funeral home in Farley. Mass of Christian burial for Gloria will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, November 25, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Farley, Iowa, with Rev. Michael Schueller presiding. Burial will be held at St. Francis Cemetery in Dyersville, Iowa.

Gloria was born February 9, 1939 in Dyersville, Iowa, daughter of Bernard and Leona (Kirsch) White. She received her education from Xavier High School in Dyersville, IA and also attended Loras College in Dubuque. On September 6, 1958 she was united in marriage to Ralph L. Marolf at the Basilica St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Dyersville, Iowa. He preceded her in death on November 16, 2009. Together the couple owned and operated Farley Oil for many years, and celebrated 51 years of marriage.

She was a member of the St. Joseph’s Parish in Farley, IA, a member of the Farley Garden Club and a member of the Farley American Legion Auxiliary. Her retirement years were spent planning her next adventure with her friends from Destinations Unlimited. Her day to day endeavors included taking care of her home and yard which she did impeccably.

She is survived by two children, Steven (Diann) Marolf of Lenexa, KS, and Lynn (Joe) Smith of Billings, MT; 4 grandchildren, Kaitie Marolf (fiance, Evan Sanders) and Jared Marolf (Caitlynn Noltie), Bridger (Kalli) Smith and Kennedy (Daniel) Bowen; 2 great grandchildren Amorie and Everly Smith and Bowen boy on the way; and one brother, Allan (Dee) White of Guttenberg, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Scott Raymond Marolf on July 22, 1993; one sister, Ethel (Dick) Jacque; and one brother, Vernon (Mary Lou) White.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com


 

Marion T. Connolly

Marion Theresa Connolly, 92, of Dubuque, died Monday, November 18, 2019, at Bethany Home in Dubuque.

Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, November 22, 2019, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Road.  Additional visitation hours will also be held from 9:00 AM until 10:15 AM Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Church of the Resurrection.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Marion will be 10:30 AM Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Church of the Resurrection with Rev. Father Phil Gibbs as the Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Clement Cemetery in Bankston.

Marion was born May 26, 1927, in Lore, IA, the daughter of John and Theresa Schiessl Brehm. On May 4, 1949, she was united in marriage to Wilbert A. “Bert” Connolly at Holy Family Catholic Church at New Melleray. Bert and Marion raised their children on the family dairy farm in Bankston.  Bert died November 6, 2010.

She was a member of Church of the Resurrection, Power of Prayer, Catholic Daughters of America and the Resurrection Prayer Group. She was a member and a CCD teacher at St. Clement’s Catholic Church and volunteered at Finley Hospital for many years.

Marion’s foundation for her life was faith and family.  She loved attending Mass and praying the Rosary.  Her faith and spiritual guidance served to mentor her children and grandchildren.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing, gardening and canning.  She was a wonderful cook and baker.   She treasured the time spent with her family and friends, and the memories created over the years through frequent family gatherings.

Those left to cherish her memory include her nine children, Diane Rehak of Dubuque, Eugene (Debra) Connolly of Farley, IA, Dennis (Susie) Connolly of Terrell, TX, Jerry (Nancy) Connolly of Phoenix, AZ, Rosie (Mike) Denlinger of Dubuque, Julie (Cal “Corky”) Phillips of Platteville, WI, Bill Connolly of Bankston, Joyce (Joel) DeSpain of Madison, WI, and Rick (Beth) Connolly of Montfort, WI; 38 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul Brehm of Dubuque; three sisters, Kay (John) Gaul of Peosta, Clara Ernst and Rita Ernst, both of Bellevue; two brothers-in law, Tom Smith of Caledonia, IL, and Francis Connolly of Epworth; and two sisters-in-law, Esther Brehm and Betty Connolly, both of Dubuque.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Earl Brehm and William Brehm, and three sisters, Helen Steffen, Margaret Brehm, and Theresa Smith.

The Connolly family wishes to express their gratitude to Bethany Home, Dr. Liaboe and the nurses at Finley Hospital for their kindness and loving care of Marion.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Marion’s obituary at www.hskfhcares.com.


 

Jeanne A. Fleege

Jeanne A. Fleege, 93, of Menominee, IL passed away at 3:05 a.m. Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Galena Stauss Senior Care Community.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Nativity BVM Church at Menominee, with Fr. Peter Snieg officiating.  Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, where the Parish and St. Ann’s Society rosary will be recited at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. on Thursday at the Church.

Jeanne was born on January 23, 1926 at Faribault, Minnesota, the daughter of Ralph and Eva (Nusbaum) Molm.  She was united in marriage to Melvin W. Fleege on May 10, 1960 at St. Victor’s Church, Monroe, Wisconsin.  He preceded her in death on August 22, 1996.

She was previously a writer for the East Dubuque Register. Jeanne was quite active with assistance for the Indians of the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota and the African Americans in Marks, Mississippi.

She was a member of Nativity BVM Parish and its St. Ann’s Society.

Surviving are four children, Marie C. (Victor) Olszewski, Jr. of Machesney Park, IL, Barbara A. (Dale) Daugherty of Evansville, Indiana, Mark J. (Paula Leute) Fleege of Menominee, IL and Dale E. (Lori) Fleege of Roscoe, IL; four grandchildren, Rachel (Bryan) Johnson, Adam Olszewski, Madelon Smith and Matthew Fleege, and one expected great grandchild; her aunt Helen Nusbaum of Faribault, MN; her sister-in-laws, Sue Molm of Ponte Vedra, FL and  Evie Fleege of Menominee, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dick & Betty Fleege of Summerfield, FL; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her siblings, John Molm and Patricia San Soucie; and in-laws, Harry (Lorraine) Fleege, Bud (Rosie) Fleege, Ursula Fleege and Robert “Bob” Fleege.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.millerfhed.com


 

Willis E. Schroeder

Willis E. “Bill” Schroeder, 89, of Farley, Iowa, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Hawkeye Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
Visitation for Bill will be held from 2 to 8 p.m., Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Farley, Iowa, where the Farley American Legion will meet in a body at 7:00 p.m.

Private graveside services for Bill will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 22, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Farley, Iowa with full Military honors afforded by the Farley American Legion Post #656.

Bill was born September 2, 1930 in Jackson County , Iowa, son of William and Louisa (Schlesch) Schroeder. He received his education in the Jackson County Country schools. On June 21, 1952 he was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Streif at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Farley, Iowa. She preceded him in death on January 29, 2009. He operated Tavern’s alongside his wife in Epworth, Farley and later in Bankston, Iowa.

He was a Navy Veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was a member of the Farley American Legion Post #656.

He is survived by his fourteen children, Bill (Katie) Hansen of CA, Pam Fern and Randy (Anne) Schroeder both of Farley, IA, Sharon (Al) Grisanti of FL, Bob Schroeder and Steve (Sharon) Schroeder both of Farley, IA, Mike (Linda) Schroeder of Dyersville, IA, Mark (Linda) Schroeder of Dubuque, IA, Nancy (Tom) Brown of MO, Pat (Ann) Schroeder of Zwingle, IA, Darla Hermsen of MO, Tom (Janette) Schroeder of Cedar Rapids, IA, Brian Schroeder of FL, and Sam (Lolita) Schroeder of Phoenix, AR; 26 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; siblings; one sister, Willy Schuller of Dubuque, IA; and one sister-in-law, Joyce (Tony) Callahan of Marion, IA.
He is preceded in death by parents, his wife, two sons-in-law, Mark Hermsen and Mark Fern; three great grandchildren; four brothers, Melvin, Leslie, Eldon and Milo; and 2 sisters, Sally Trowbridge and Norie Felderman.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com

The family would like to thank the staff of Hawkeye Care Center for all the wonderful care given to Bill.


 

Robert J. Reding Sr.

Robert J. “Bob” Reding Sr., age 83, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 4:15 a.m., on Monday, November 18, 2019, at Stonehill Care Center.  To honor Bob’s life, funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, with Deacon Bill Biver officiating.  To celebrate Bob’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:30 p.m., until the time of services at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street.  Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery on Friday at 11:00 a.m.

Bob was born on March 5, 1936, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Carrol J. and Mildred (Hafeman) Reding.

Bob was a lifelong resident of Dubuque, who was united in marriage to the love of his life, Florence Graham, on June 23, 1956.  Bob and Florence would be blessed with 62 years of marriage and 4 children together before she was called home on February 11, 2019.  Bob was employed with the John Deere Dubuque Works as an inspector for 28 years, but was also the proud owner of Bob’s Antiques, his true passion.  Bob loved anything that had to do with Dubuque history and was an avid collector of coins and all sorts of memorabilia.  Many items he donated to places throughout the city of Dubuque for people to enjoy for generations to come.  He was a longtime member of the Dubuque County Historical Society and the Local 94 Retirees.  When he wasn’t out looking for treasures to add to his already extensive antique collection, and the weather was nice, Bob could be found trying his luck fishing down by the river.  He also enjoyed feeding the birds and would spend hours watching them.  His family was no doubt the most important part of Bob’s life, and during the last few years he looked forward to playing Texas Hold’Em with them on Sundays at the house.  He also enjoyed trying his luck down at the casino with Florence.  Bob was definitely a people person who always looked forward to company coming over to visit, entertaining them for hours with his stories.  We are sad at the loss of our wonderful dad, grandpa, great-grandpa and brother, but take some comfort in the knowledge that he is now free of all of his health issues and reunited with his beloved Florence for all Eternity.

Those left to cherish Bob’s memory include

his children,
Bob (Mary Jo) Reding Jr., Dubuque, IA,
Ron (Chrysanne) Reding, Dubuque, IA,
Laure (Rick) Ward, Dubuque, IA
and Sue (Don) Dietz, Dubuque, IA;

his 9 grandchildren;
Amy (John) Venema, Aaron (Rebecca) Reding, James (Laura) Ward, Eric Ward, Angela (Tony) Miller, Adam (Angie) Hagensten, Amanda (Chris) Thill, Samantha (Brian) Brunat and Victoria Dietz;

his 13 great-grandchildren;

and his siblings,
Richard (Ann) Reding, Buffalo, IA,
Lois Heinisch, Chicago Ridge, IL
and Bonnie Newbauer, Chicago Ridge, IL.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Florence Reding; a great-granddaughter, Sophia; a sister, Carol Clark; and 2 brothers-in-law, Edward Heinish and William Newbauer.

Bob’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, CNAs and medical staff of Grand River, Stonehill and Hospice of Dubuque, for all of their kind and caring support.

Memorials will be accepted by the family to be distributed among his favorite charities.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.behrfuneralhome.com


 

Melissa Jo Wolney

Melissa Jo “Missy” Wolney, 51, of Lost Nation, Iowa, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019, at her home in Lost Nation, Iowa.

A private family graveside service and burial will be held at a later date at Canton, Iowa Cemetery. There is no public visitation or service planned. Cremation has taken place. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Melissa Jo Flenker was born on August 6, 1968 in Iowa City, Iowa, to Richard Wayne and Trudy Ann (Williams) Flenker. She attended Maquoketa schools, and graduated from high school in Honolulu, Hawaii. She married Brian Wolney, and they divorced. She later married Jesus Perez.

Missy was a caregiver and had worked as a CNA for several years. She enjoyed playing Bingo, reading, spending time with her grandchildren, and going to the farm.

Those left to honor her memory include her mother and step-father, Trudy and Gayle Hart of Maquoketa, IA; children, Nicole Wolney of TN, Nathan Wolney of TN, Jessica Perez of TN, and Brandon Perez of CA; sister Terra (Tom) Massey of MS; brothers Richard Flenker of MS, and Randy Flenker of MS; 5 grandchildren (with one on the way); and a very special friend Dave Earles of Lost Nation, IA.

She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents, and her father.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to Hospice of Jackson County.

The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family, and online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


 

Jean F. Johnson

Jean F. Johnson, age 92, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Jean’s life, funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, with Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel officiating. To celebrate Jean’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Private family burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Centralia, at a later date.

Jean was born on April 27, 1927, in Dubuque, Iowa , daughter of Harry and Florence (Koehler) Selle.

Jean was always a hard worker and as a young girl was employed at the Battery Factory, which allowed her to help pay for her twin sister’s college education. In later years she would work at several different places including the college in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, as a waitress at Hazel’s Café, and as a private housekeeper and in home care helper. She was united in marriage to Percy Johnson on August 30, 1946, and they would have 12 children together. In her free time, Jean loved to knit and crochet and made beautiful Christmas tree skirts for all of the kids. But her favorite activity, beyond a doubt, was to spend time fishing down by the river, she would fish everyday if she could. We are deeply saddened at losing Jean in our daily lives, but are grateful for the 92 years we were blessed to have her here on this Earth with us.

Those left to cherish Jean’s memory include

her children,
Larry (Donna) Johnson, East Dubuque, IL,
Karen Johnson, Stephens, VA,
Barbara Jean (Don) Painter, Dubuque, IA,
Nancy Lee Brady, Gainsville, WI,
Janet (Brian) Fisher, Alliance, NE,
Barbara Rae (Mark) McKinney, Prescott, WI,
Jeannette Sage, Prescott, WI
and Gene Johnson, Dubuque, IA;

her 22 grandchildren;

several great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren;

and a daughter-in-law,
Diane Johnson, Galena, IL.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; a grandchild, Jeremiah McKinney, and 5 grandchildren in infancy; 2 children in infancy, 2 sons, Jack Johnson and Robert “Bob: Johnson; 2 brothers, Harlan Selle and Jerry Selle; and a sister, Jeannette Streinz.

Jean’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of ManorCare for the loving care they provided to Jean for the past years.

Memorials will be accepted by the family to be distributed among her favorite charities.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.behrfuneralhome.com


 

Helen O. Hogan

Helen O. Hogan, 93, of Luxemburg passed away peacefully, Sunday, November 17, 2019, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. A visitation will continue from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home prior to funeral services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Noah Diehm will officiate.

Helen was born January 23, 1926, the daughter of John and Theresa (Stelken) Fruth. She married Vincent P. Hogan on September 28, 1948, in Colesburg, Iowa. Helen and Vincent began their marriage of almost 63 years farming in the Ryan area for three years before moving to the family farm near Luxemburg. She loved to socialize with family and friends and regularly played cards and went fishing. Helen loved to travel, her favorite travel companion was Vince. She enjoyed meeting with friends for morning coffee and was especially proud of being a member of the Luxemburg quilting ladies. She was happiest when she was able to spend time with her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.

Survivors include her 7 children: Roger (Mary) Hogan of Luxemburg, Jerry (Kathy) Hogan of Poynette, WI, Ron (Sherrie) Hogan of Dyersville, Marilyn (Ron) Schultz of Holy Cross, Dan (Deb) Hogan of Guttenberg, Mike Hogan of Holy Cross, Carol Lau of Guttenberg; 15 grandchildren: Bill (Sara) Hogan, Steven (Kathy) Hogan, Marcia (Matt) Fiegen, Bob (Andrea) Hogan, Eric (Terri) Hogan, Jenny (JJ) Coohey, Trisha (Jeff) Thier, Kelly (Tom) Ahmann, Stephanie (Brian) Gogel, Ryan (Ashley) Schultz, Jamie (Janet) Hogan, Terry (Melissa) Hogan, Ben (Ashley) Hogan, Jessica (Nick) Smith, Amber (Rusty) Meyer; 3 step grandchildren: Jason (Alex) Rath, Justin Rath, Chris (Heather) Rath, 36 great grandchildren, 9 step great grandchildren, in-laws: Jack (Carol) Hogan and Phil (Deanna) Hogan, both of Colesburg, James Helle of Edgewood and Laverne “Bud” Domeyer of Petersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband Vince in 2011, parents, parents-in-law, Ray and Hilda (Bruggeman) Hogan, 2 children at birth: Joseph and Donna, son-in-law, Wayne Lau, siblings: Gertrude Fruth, Sally (Tony) Pasker, Tony Fruth, Marie (Jim) Thier, in-laws: Joanne Helle and Ellen Domeyer.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mary Eulberg and staff at the River Living Center in Guttenberg and also the staff at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.


 

Arnold L. Koranda

Arnold Koranda, 80, of Dade City, Florida and formerly of Maquoketa Iowa died Friday November 15, 2019 as a result of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident.

Arnold Lee Koranda was born January 8, 1939 in Monmouth, Iowa to Lumir and Velma (Kuehl) Koranda. Arnold was a graduate of Monmouth High School. He married Beverly White on January 18, 1959. She preceded him in death on November 30, 1988. Arnold then married Suzette Novak on October 14, 1989.

Arnold had been a former Maquoketa Police officer and a businessman owning and operating A-1 TV and Appliance and WAKA restaurant for many years before retiring to Florida.

Arnold enjoyed camping (especially with friends and family at the “Old Threshers Reunion” in Mount Pleasant, Iowa), working and keeping busy, talking on the phone and staying up to date with Maquoketa news, attending coffee and Optimist meetings while visiting Maquoketa and spending time with family and his pets namely his dog “Lady” who passed in the same auto accident.

Those left to honor Arnold’s memory include his wife Suzette and his children Pamela (Dale) Arp of Clinton, IA, Brad (Becky) Koranda of Maquoketa, IA, Robert (Robin) Koranda of Maquoketa, IA, Jolene Ledding of Maquoketa, IA and Alisha (Will) Price of Williamston, North Carolina; brother Gene Larry (Barb) Koranda of Monmouth, IA; sister Connie Bonney of Delmar, IA; five grandchildren, Bode (Samantha) Koranda of West Branch, IA, Zachary Arp of Clinton, IA, Brooklyn Koranda of Tipton, IA and Hannah and Savannah Ledding of Maquoketa, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Beverly.

Cremation will take place in Florida and a Memorial gathering of family and friends celebrating Arnold’s life will be held in Maquoketa at a later date when Suzette has recovered from injuries received in the motor vehicle accident.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, an Arnold Koranda memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


 

Hannah R. Ruggeberg

Hannah R. Ruggeberg, 20, of Bellevue and her expecting little angel boy Kashton, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 as a result of an automobile accident.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 am, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue. Visitation will be 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Hachmann Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Bellevue, additional visitation will be one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Bellevue.

Hannah was born October 22, 1999 in Finley Hospital in Dubuque, the daughter of Jessica Ruggeberg and Orlando Guzman. She most recently worked for Focus in Dubuque as a customer call agent. Hannah enjoyed listening to music, she was proud of her body art, spending time on the river, and watching the Green Bay Packers. She loved spending time with friends and family and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her mother, Jessica Ruggeberg; her father, Orlando Guzman; siblings, Olivia and Ella; her maternal grandparents, John and Jill Ruggeberg; her paternal grandparents, Orlando and Anna Guzman; aunts and uncles, Travis and Kelsey Ruggeberg, Eric and Liz Ruggeberg; cousins, Carter and Griffin; and numerous other relatives.

Hannah was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal great grandparents; Ralph and Marjorie Ruggeberg, and Lavern “Lefty” and Shirley Keil, great uncle’s David Ruggeberg, Ronald Ruggeberg, and Wayne Scheckel, great aunt Phyllis Turnis, and cousins Scott Ruggeberg and Miranda Scheckel.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Hannah’s memory.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hachmannfuneralhome.com


 

Janet E. Temperly

Janet Elaine Temperly, age 82, of Scales Mound, IL, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at the Galena Stauss Senior Care Community after a long battle with breast cancer.

A graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the West Ella Highland Cemetery, Apple River, with Pastor Libby Rutherford officiating.

She was born in Council Hill, IL on Sept. 12, 1937, the daughter of Charles Temperly and Sadie (Dittmar) Temperly. She was one of the longest living residents of Scales Mound, IL having moved there in 1941. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for several decades. For many years, she was the family historian serving as Secretary for the Dittmar family reunion. She was a 1954 graduate of Scales Mound Community High School and remained a loyal supporter of the Hornets throughout her life.

After graduating from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1961 with a BA in Education, she taught elementary school for several years.

She is survived by her sister, Joanne Temperly of Weymouth, MA; her niece, Brenda Molife (Jerald Walker) of Hingham, MA; and two grandnephews, Adrian and Dorian.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The Miller & Steinke Funeral Home of Scales Mound is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.millerfhed.com


 

Eric J. Jasper

Eric J. Jasper, 59, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Hopkinton passed away Friday, November 15, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

Visitation will be held from 3-7 pm Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at St. Luke Catholic Church in Hopkinton where a Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited at 3 pm. Visitation will continue from 9:30 – 10:30 am Wednesday prior to funeral services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at St. Luke Catholic Church in Hopkinton with burial in the Hopkinton Cemetery. Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate.

Eric was born December 1, 1959, in Monticello, IA, the son of Larry and Mary Frances (Turnis) Jasper. Eric graduated from Maquoketa Valley High School in 1978. While he was in high school he participated in baseball and football, and was a captain of the football team in his senior year. He worked at Swiss Valley Farms in Hopkinton. Following high school he attended Kirkwood Community College and enrolled in Palmer Chiropractic College, when, on May 17, 1981, he was in a motorcycle accident resulting in a spinal cord injury causing paraplegia. In 1986, he graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in General Studies, after which he sold real estate, insurance and investments. He was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Hopkinton, Knights of Columbus Council 12965 and the Hopkinton Lions Club.

Eric loved the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes! He enjoyed attending concerts and visiting with people. He had a remarkable memory for dates and details! He was the family resource go-to person who had a tremendously positive outlook on life considering his condition. Eric will be dearly missed by his family!

Survivors include his mother, Mary Frances Jasper of Hopkinton, siblings: Jeff (Laurie) of Cedar Rapids and their sons, Jonathan (Alyssa) and their children, Ady and Sawyer of Urbandale, IA, Matthew of Colorado Springs, CO, and David of Cedar Rapids; Jan Jasper of Iowa City, Scott (Susan) of Sherman, TX, and Jamie (Kathy) and their grandson, Braxton Davis of Central City.

He was preceded in death by his father on January 30, 2012, maternal grandparents, Frank and Mary Turnis, and paternal grandparents, Frank and Esther Jasper.

Memorials are preferred to Camp Courageous of Iowa, the Hopkinton Library, or St. Luke Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com


 

Norma C. Murray

Norma C. (Brimeyer) Murray, one of the sweetest women you ever had the pleasure of meeting, was called home peacefully on Friday, November 15, 2019, at home.  To honor Norma’s life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at St. Joseph the Worker Church, with Msgr. James L. Miller officiating.  To celebrate Norma’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 2001 Saint Joseph Street, where there will be a parish scripture service held at 2:45 p.m.  Burial will be in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Placid, Iowa.  Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Norma was born on December 18, 1926, in North Buena Vista, Iowa, daughter of Walter and Catherine (Klaas) Brimeyer.  She first worked at the family’s general store in Buenie and later at Western Auto in Dubuque, where she met her future husband, Jim.  Norma and Jim were married on October 13, 1948, at Immaculate Conception Church in North Buena Vista.  Norma was a stay-at-home mom until the youngest of her seven children entered school.  She then worked for many years at K-Mart, at the layaway and service desks, as well as being a front door greeter.  While there, she enjoyed writing poetry for fellow employees on special occasions.  Norma was a long-time member of St. Joseph the Worker parish.  She belonged to the Catholic Daughters, Mother’s Prayer Group and Power of Prayer Chapel.

Those left to cherish Norma’s memory include

her children,
Tom (Cathy) Murray,
Sheila (Buck) Schultz,
Dan (Sue) Murray,
Bill (Glynnie Wylie) Murray,
Marylou (Terry) Driscoll,
Michael Murray, (her care giver for many years),
and Cathy (Jerry) McConnell;

she was Nana to her grandchildren, Jessa (Cody) Roberdeau, Zach (Angie) Schultz, Sarah (Bryan) Fitting, Mandy (Fiancé Freddy Tuggle) Murray, Joe (Trina) Murray, Kristi (Jason) Cottrell, Elizabeth Wylie, Lydia Wylie and Melanie McConnell;

she was also Nana to her great-grandchildren, Winn Roberdeau, Landon and Jude Schultz, Brigid Fitting, Rowan and Brynn Murray;

and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim; a brother, Leon (Grace) Brimeyer; a sister, Mary Adele; and her brothers-in-law, Carl Heer and Merle Houselog.

Norma’s family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque, especially Paul and Alicia, and her niece, Janet Heer, for their care.

Memorials will be accepted by the family to be distributed among her favorite charities.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.behrfuneralhome.com


 

Sister Marie Neff, BVM

Sister Marie Neff, BVM (Charles Marie), 90, of 1130 Carmel Dr., Dubuque, Iowa, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at Caritas Center.

Visitation will be from 9-10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in the Marian Hall Chapel. Sharing of Memories will be at 10:15 a.m., followed immediately by the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Sister Marie was an elementary teacher in San Francisco and Petaluma, Calif.; Omaha and Lincoln, Nebr.; Wichita, Kans.; and Hickman Mills and Kansas City, Mo., where she also served as principal.  She was an office staff member in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

She was born June 11, 1929, in Kansas City, Mo., to Charles and Mary Riley Neff. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1946, from St. Joseph Parish, Shawnee, Kans. She professed first vows on March 19, 1949, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1954.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Mary Ellen Hueneke, Margaret Driskill and Helen Theno; brothers: Charles and John Neff.  She is survived by a sister Catherine Hashman, Lenexa, Kans.; nieces, nephews; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 73 years.

Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or online at https://www.bvmsisters.org/support_donate.cfm.

Behr’s Funeral Home, 1491 Main St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 is in charge of arrangements.


 

James L. Kraus

James L. Kraus, 81, of Farley, Iowa, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Unity Point Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

Visitation for Jim will be held from 1 to 7 p.m., Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Farley, Iowa, where the Farley American Legion will meet at 4:30 p.m. and the Farley Fire Department will meet in a body at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held after 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home in Farley. Services for Jim will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 18, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Farley, Iowa, with Rev. Michael Schueller officiating. Burial will be held in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Farley, Iowa with full Military Honors afforded by the .

Jim was born March 30, 1938 in Farley, Iowa, son of Leo J. and Alvina C. (Schmitt) Kraus. He is a graduate of the former St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Farley, Iowa. On October 13, 1962 he was united in marriage to Phyllis Oberbroeckling. She preceded him in death on May 10, 1996. On February 18, 2000 he was united in marriage to Sue (Sweeney) Konzen.

He was employed at the John Deere Dubuque Works for 30 years until his retirement in 1994. He was a member of Rolling Knolls golf course where he proudly mowed the “rough” for over 20 years. Jim also worked with his friends at Reiff Funeral Home for several years. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes, Cubs and Bears fan and enjoyed playing cards with his friends.

He was a Veteran, having served in the Air Force for 4 years. He entered the service on Sept. 6, 1956 at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX he went on to Ground and Intercept Radio Operator school at Keisler AFB. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Farley the Altar and Rosary society, choir, and served on the Parish Council and school Board. He was a former member of the Farley City Council, the Farley Park Board and the Farley Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Kraus of Farley, IA; four children; Kevin Kraus (Rene Kelly) of Dubuque, Kurt (Sue) Kraus of Marion, Kim (Bob) Nauman of Iowa City and Kent (Andrea) Kraus of Peosta; 10 grandchildren; Sue’s children, Andy Konzen of Farley, Marty (Bobbi) Konzen of Dubuque, Tracey (Nick) Reicher of Hopkinton; 8 grandchildren; his father and mother-in-law, Jim and Lois Sweeney; two sisters, Mary Westermeyer of Dyersville and Irene (Larry) Scherrman of Farley and; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Carol Coyle of Cascade, Jane (Ron) Deutmeyer of Dyersville, Marge (Rick) Gansemer of Rickardsville, Barb Sweeney, Nancy (Brian) Schlueter both of Dyersville, Jr. (Angie Bennett) Sweeney of Farley, Karen (Keith) Neyen of Farley, Lois Oberbroeckling of Waterloo, Tom (Joanne) Oberbroeckling of Dyersville, Jan (Ron) Boeckenstedt of Waterloo, Dianne (Dennis) Duve of Luxemburg, and Betty Kraus of Dubuque.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ralph (Elizabeth) Kraus, Bill Kraus, sisters, Doris (Ken) Kemp and Melita (Harry) O’Neill; and brothers-in-law, Carlton Westermeyer, Bob Oberbroeckling, Jim Oberbroeckling and Pat Coyle.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com

Memorials for Jim maybe given to Hope Lodge in Iowa City or a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.


 

Monita O. Hayes Ebersole

Monita Orrelle Hayes Ebersole, 97, of Maquoketa, Iowa, arrived at her Heavenly Home on Wednesday morning, November 13, 2019, while sleeping in her home on the farm.

A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, November 22, 2019, at the Delmar United Methodist Church in Delmar, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019, from 4 to 7 P.M. at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.

Monita Orrelle Hayes was born on March 27, 1922 in Palo, Iowa, to Rutherford “Burm” and Minnie “Shuggie” (Rabe) Hayes. She was a graduate of Palo High School and then received her 4-year degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids with graduate college courses being taken at Marycrest College.

Monita was a Home Economics and Biology teacher first in Charlotte where she also Coached Girls Basketball and Softball and was the Assistant High School Principal. She then taught at Delmar (and later Delwood) where she met the love of her life, Melvin LeRoy “Pete” Ebersole, when she was the scorekeeper for the Delmar High School Alumni basketball game in which he was playing. They were married on June 3, 1948 at Trinity Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. To this union two daughters were born, Connie and Carolyn. Melvin died on July 3, 1976 after 28 years of marriage, and Monita quickly became a farm manager as well.

Monita was an active and devoted member of the Delmar United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She had a special relationship with God, her family and friends. She shared and lived her faith in God. She passionately worked in the Methodist Church as an MYF leader, Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, Shepherdess in UMW for Dubuque District, and Lay Leader. Additionally, she was a member of the Iowa State Education Association, New Century Club, and was a charter member of the Maquoketa Peace Pipe Players.

Monita was an excellent cook and people were always happy to receive her cinnamon rolls, caramel and pecan rolls, pies, jams, jellies and pickles. She loved teaching school and was frequently visited by former students. She also painted fine Bavarian China, crocheted afghans, made beautiful quilts, was a 4-H leader, led classes making Christmas decorations, and Holiday baking. She will be remembered for the lifelong gifts she leaves for all: faith in God, love, kindness, honesty, integrity, compassion, and a fun, joyful spirit.

Those left to honor her memory include her daughters, Connie (Joel) Zamastil of Wyoming, IA, and Carolyn (Larry) Munson of Cedar Rapids, IA; a grandson Jason (Allison) Zamastil; 1 great-grandson on the way in January; special son Dan Heister; special daughter Stacey Heister; dear and special friends, Bethene and Antane Nelson; and nieces, nephews and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother Curtis Hayes, and sisters Janice Dauenbaugh and Lois Rasmus.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to the Delmar United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


 

Duwain Kuper

Duwain Kuper, 84, of Scotch Grove, Iowa passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019, at St. Luke’s Unity Point Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 18, 2019 at Kramer Funeral Home, Monticello, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Pastor Matt Read will officiate.

Duwain was born November 1, 1935, in Stanley, Iowa, the son of August and Milly (Rickels) Kuper. He attended Monticello High School and graduated in 1953. In his early years he worked construction and drove a milk route and in his spare time he was a star pitcher on his softball team. He had a passion for trout fishing, Rendezvous, and making willow furniture. Duwain was an avid gun collector, a very talented painter and jewelry maker.

Duwain met and married Mary Jane Rees on August 18, 1973 and later divorced. He drove a school bus for 49 years for the Monticello School district. He enjoyed watching his kids’ and grandkids’ sporting events over the years and was a Chicago Bears fan.

Survivors include his two children: Jody (Dave) Lietz, Dan (Gwen) Kuper both of Scotch Grove, grandchildren: Jordan, Trey, and Jayden Kuper, step-grandchildren: Zack Lietz, Hayley (Cole) Carstens, Breeanna and Kristen Lietz, one step-great grandson, Jett Carstens, siblings: Galen Kuper, Janet (Quintin) Davis both of Scotch Grove, two nieces and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law, Ann Kuper and nephew, Steve Kuper.

Duwain aka “Kup” or “Teddy Bear” was loved by anyone who knew him, especially his grandkids who called him “Big Papa”. He will be greatly missed and remembered always.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com


 

Maria A. (Malkiewicz) Pitt

Maria Ann (Malkiewicz) Pitt (March 17, 1972-November 12, 2019) was born in Baltimore, MD. The daughter of Wallace and Rose Malkiewicz of Hagerstown, MD, she attended Smithsburg High School, where she served as drum major and earned the distinction of Salutatorian. It was during those years that she developed her love of theater, playing such roles as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and Agnes in Agnes of God with the Washington County Playhouse.

She began her studies at the Catholic University of America planning to major in drama, but her transformative experiences living and working within Campus Ministry led her to shift to religious studies, and she graduated in 1993 with a BA in Religion. Her commitment to social justice and her driving concern for the poor and vulnerable led her to participate in Jesuit Volunteer Corps, working as a job developer at St. Joseph the Worker in Phoenix, AZ. That year was transformative for her; in her words, “I came here to St. Joseph the Worker hoping to change the world, but I leave hoping that I have been changed.”

Ultimately, these commitments drew her to graduate work in moral theology at Yale Divinity School. She regarded her studies under Margaret Farley as being particularly influential. While at Yale she was awarded the Tew Prize for High Achievement in the field of ethics and worked both as director of the President’s Public Service Fellowship at Yale and as a researcher in the Beinecke Rare Books Library. Graduating with a Master of Arts in Religion in 1996, she then began further studies in moral theology at the University of Notre Dame as a Presidential Fellow. While at Notre Dame she met her best friends, Nancy Johnson and Robert Lawrence, as well as her husband, David Pitt.

Maria and Dave were married in South Bend, IN in 2004. Shortly afterwards they moved to Charlotte, NC, where their first daughter, Emmelia, was born. They moved to Dubuque, IA in 2007, where their second daughter, Theodora, was born.

Maria served for several years as an adjunct instructor in philosophy at Clarke University, and developed courses on the philosophy of women, and political philosophy. Her academic interests merged with her continued commitment to issues of justice, leading to her work as a legal advocate at the Riverview Center in Galena, IL where she worked with victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault, assisting them to represent themselves in the courtroom. In this work, she discovered her passion for the law. She worked as a legal assistant for Craig Brown in Galena, during which time she earned a law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, MN, graduating summa cum laude in May 2019. She looked forward to opening her own law practice to continue her lifelong commitment to justice and to advocacy for the vulnerable.

Maria is survived by her parents, her husband, and her daughters. Additionally, she is survived by her in-laws, Roger and Valerie Pitt, Kim and Michael Male, and her nephews, Andrew and Matthew Male, and her uncles, aunts, and cousins in Maryland. Maria was preceded in death by her grandparents, Grace and Daniel Montgomery, and Virginia and Walter Malkiewicz.

Prayer and fellowship commemorating Maria’s life will be held on Sunday, November 17 at Wartburg Theological Seminary, beginning at 4:30pm, and followed by an opportunity to visit together. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to either St. Joseph the Worker in Phoenix, AZ or the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in care of arrangements. A TributeVideo can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Maria’s obituary at www.hskfhcares.com.


 

Ricky L. Coble

Ricky Lee Coble, 56, of Dubuque, passed away Tuesday, November 12, at Manor Care.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, November 17, at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Rd., where there will be a funeral service at 2 p.m.

Ricky was born March 5, 1963 in Ottumwa, the son of Walter “Dick” and Margaret (Hutton) Coble. He graduated from Hempstead High School. Ricky was employed at Old Navy for 10 years, Goodwill, and McDonald’s. He enjoyed travelling all over, and especially enjoyed spending time in Arizona. Ricky was also a fan of country music.

Ricky is survived by his parents, Walter “Dick” and Margaret Coble; his brother, Russell (Diane) Coble of Johnston, IA; his sister, Sherri (Larry) Tscharner of Dubuque; his nieces and nephews, Nicole Tscharner of Dubuque, Kara (Russell) Simon and their daughter Madelyn, of Dubuque, and Austin, Chris, and Tristan Coble, all of Johnston, IA; and many aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Walter and Ruth Coble; and his maternal grandparents, Ralph and Edna Hutton.

The family would like to thank the staff at Manor Care, especially the rehab center.

Memorials may be made to the Ricky Lee Coble Memorial Fund.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com


 

Kaiyuan Song

Kaiyuan Song, age 65 of Dubuque, Iowa completed his earthly journey on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To celebrate Kaiyuan’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Kaiyuan’s family.

Kaiyuan was born on November 11, 1954 in China, the only son to Tianfu Song and Zhuying Ye.  He spent his life working as a civil servant and raising his family until they were able to move to the United States in 2013.  Kaiyuan was a good and decent man who continually loved, protected and provided for his family.  His kind heart and commitment to all that is good will surely be missed by all who knew and loved him.  Thank you, Kaiyuan, for always being the perfect role model and for never giving up on the opportunities which, both rarely and often, present themselves in life.  We are all blessed because of your devotion to others and will forever remember you through the abundance of beautiful memories you leave behind.

Those left behind to cherish the memory of Kaiyuan include,

his loving wife,
Fenge Wang, Dubuque, Iowa;

his 3 children,
Ping (Hong Tang) Song, Dubuque, Iowa,
Xiao Jun (Tain Peng) Song, Dubuque, Iowa,
and Xiao Ling (Liquan Liu “Michael”) Song, Asbury, Iowa;

his 4 grandchildren;
Miao Miao Zou, Jinyu Song, Yini Liu and Cody Liu;

his sister,
Manhua (Yatian Wang) Song, China;

along with numerous extended family, friends and neighbors.

Kaiyuan was preceded in death by his parents.

Kaiyuan’s family would like to thank Dr. Cao, and the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque, for all of their professional and compassionate care and support of Kaiyuan, and his family throughout the past few months.

Online condolences may be shared with Kaiyuan’s family at www.tristatecremationcenter.com


 

James E. Hayward

James E. “Jim” Hayward, 87, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at his home in Maquoketa.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11 A.M., Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 to 11 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Esgate Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, with military honors.

James Edward Hayward was born on January 4, 1932 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to George and Luella (Marburger) Hayward. He was a 1951 graduate of Maquoketa High School and then served his country in the U.S. Army from October 15, 1952 until receiving an honorable discharge on August 11, 1954. He married Janice K. Hovey on October 3, 1959 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Upon returning home from the military, “Jim” worked at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa as a buyer in the purchasing department from 1954 to 1966. He then moved to Beloit, Wisconsin where he worked for Fairbanks Morse as the purchasing manager from 1966 to 1981. He had lived in Beloit until 1991 when he returned to Maquoketa.

“Jim” enjoyed having coffee at City Limits, hunting with his brother Bill, playing cards, and visiting with neighbors. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers fan. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Janice K. Hayward of Maquoketa, IA; children, Jamie (Jim) Austin of Janesville, WI, Jeffrey (Geri) Hayward of Preston, IA, and Jason (Kris) Hayward of Cedar Rapids, IA; 19 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two children Donald Brewer and Jennifer White, a grandchild Ciara Hayward, brothers Russell, George, William, Donald, and Louie, and a sister Joyce.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson County, Jackson County Veteran’s Memorial Park or any veteran’s organization.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


 

Dennis C. Driscoll

Dennis C. Driscoll, 62, of Epworth, Iowa, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 at MercyOne in Dubuque, Iowa after a well fought courageous battle with Diabetes.

Visitation for Denny will be held from 3 to 8 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth, Iowa where the Epworth Fire Department will meet in a body at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held after 9 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the funeral home in Epworth.

Mass of Christian Burial for Denny will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 15, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Epworth, Iowa, with Rev. Michael Schueller presiding. Burial will be held in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Epworth, Iowa.

He was born January 2, 1957 in Monticello, Iowa, son of Merlin E. and Catherine A. (Fischer) Driscoll. He was a 1975 graduate of the Western Dubuque High School in Epworth, IA. On November 11, 1989 he was united in marriage to Gwen Hall at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Epworth, Iowa. Denny was a self-taught and accomplished Auto Mechanic for 35 years. During this time he owned and operated Denny’s Automotive in Epworth from 1989 and 2011. He then worked until his retirement at Mausser Auto in New Vienna, IA.

He was a member of the St. Patrick’s Parish in Epworth, IA. Denny was also an active member of Timberline Golf Course. He loved to play golf and was a member of many golf leagues and especially his Golf God’s Team for Wednesday night league, where he was the captain. He also enjoyed playing Semi Fast Softball for Anstoetter Construction Team and Slow Pitch Kings and Queens. Denny loved to entertain and have a good time with his family and friends where he would smoke meat on his big green egg. Denny loved watching sports, especially his beloved Hawkeyes.

He is survived by his wife, Gwen Hall-Driscoll of Epworth, IA; two fur babies, Charlotte and Gabby; siblings, James (Mary Jo) Driscoll of Graf, IA, Mike (Sheila) Driscoll of Cascade, IA, Steve Driscoll of Epworth, IA, Jason (Kelly) Driscoll of Norfolk, NE, Barbara Ernzen of Epworth, IA, Marilyn Driscoll of Galena, IA, Janice Koob of Cascade, IA and Christine (Dean) Schrader of Monticello, IA; mother-in-law, Gayle Hall of Epworth, IA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Annette Hall (Mike Hodge) of Dubuque, IA and Dana (Dennis) Kramer of Farley, IA.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John and Dennis Driscoll in infancy; one sister, Sharon Johnson; two brothers-in-law, Mel Ernzen and Martin Strief; and father-in-law, Thomas H. Hall; great nephew, Thaddeus Ernzen; great neice, Hope Marie Driscoll-Hebgen.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Ringold, Dr. Roger Ott Jr., Dr. Ramabadran and Nurses Amanda and Shayla and Tri-State Dialysis for all the wonderful care and support they gave to Denny.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com


 

Deborah A. (Gorman) Lomas

Deborah A. “Debbie” (Gorman) Lomas, age 64, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 8:30 p.m., on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Debbie’s life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at St. Patrick’s Church, 1425 Iowa Street, with Fr. Greg Bahl officiating. To celebrate Debbie’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Monday, November 18, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where there will be a parish scripture service held at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Debbie was born on April 25, 1955, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Joseph and Genevieve (Bouska) Gorman.

Debbie was a proud life long resident of Dubuque. She was always a dedicated employee who worked as a custodian for several local businesses, her final job being at Hills and Dales, until her retirement in 2017. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Pat Lomas, on November 8, 1980, at St. Patrick’s Church here in Dubuque. The two were blessed with a son and were very happy to have just recently celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary. Debbie had several past times, and was quite the “pool shark”, playing in several leagues with her family and taking home 1st place on several occasions. She also enjoyed watching movies and tv shows, her favorites being anything starring Elvis or the beloved talking horse, Mr. Ed. She loved animals in general but had a special soft spot for horses and tropical fish. Debbie was very creative and designed intricate jewelry and beading pieces, not as only a hobby, but as therapy after a brave bout with breast cancer. Debbie loved being around people in general, but especially looked forward to gathering the family together for holidays and special celebrations. She was always sure to have a deck of cards laying around in case someone was up to the challenge of a quick game. We are sad today at the loss of Debbie in our daily lives, and our days will truly never be the same without her in them, but we take some comfort in knowing that she is now resting in peace, free of the health issues she has faced so bravely and with such grace.

Those left to cherish Debbie’s memory include

her loving husband,
Patrick “Pat” Lomas, Dubuque, IA;

her son,
Matthew Lomas, Dubuque, IA;

her siblings,
Duane (Dorothy) Gorman, Asbury, IA,
Mary Ann (Kenneth) Jewell, East Dubuque, IL,
Ronnie (Kathy) Gorman, Dubuque, IA
and Joan “Joanie” Hohmann, Dubuque, IA;

and several nieces and nephews.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents; and her siblings, Laura Gorman in infancy, Linda Gorman and Ted Gorman.

Debbie’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of Unity Point, Finley Hospital and Hospice of Dubuque for all of their kind, compassionate and professional care of Debbie and her family.

Memorials will be accepted by the family to be distributed among her favorite charities.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.behrfuneralhome.com


 

Charles Evanoff

Charles “Charlie” “Tuna” Evanoff, 84, of Dubuque Iowa journeyed to the heavenly sheet metal shop in the sky, Sunday, November 10th. He died surrounded by his family and friends.

Born in Hazel Green, Charlie was the 3rd child of Ann (Kittoe) Evanoff and Minco Mike Evanoff. He spent most of his youth in Cuba City. He joined the Army and left for Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was
proud to serve and was able to see the world as he drove jeeps for lieutenants. Upon his discharge, Charlie came home to find an apprenticeship in sheet metal in Dubuque. He worked at a few places before settling in at K&K Heating. After many years there, and due to closure of the business, Charlie worked 2 years at Giese before needing to retire due to illness.

Charlie loved the river and had a houseboat that he took out often. During that time, he met Clara and they soon wed in 1973. Together they have 3 daughters, Dihanna from Arizona, and Christy and Corrie from Dubuque. Our family was blessed with MiKayla, our one and only granddaughter who quickly became the center of our lives. He was a very proud Grandfather, taking MiKayla to school and would hang around to become top parking lot attendant for Irving School. They had a very special bond that continued to the end.

Charlie’s life was filled with many people who were all friends. If you knew Charlie it wasn’t long before you too were a friend. And he helped every one of them. He would work his regular job, come home, eat and go help someone with plumbing, electrical, carpentry or roofing. It didn’t matter. You could rely on him to help. He moved on to working together with Clara, as resident managers at Applewood I and II and later, The Woodlands. Charlie worked right up to within days before he passed. We thank all those from the Iowa City VA Clinic that contributed to his treatment over the years.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Clara Evanoff, daughters Christy, Corrie, and a granddaughter MiKayla all of Dubuque, daughter Dihanna (Gary) from Clarkdale, Arizona, his brother, Jerry (Pat), living in Cuba City and many beloved nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, older brother, Jack (Betty) and sister, Margaret Coyle.

Friends and family are invited to a celebration of his life at the Woodlands Senior Apartments, 3460 Starlight Drive from 2 to 5 pm on Friday, November 15th.

Behr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


 

Kenneth E. Broadwell

Kenneth E. “Ken” Broadwell, age 79, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 2:29 a.m., on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Ken’s life, funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., on Friday, November 15, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home. To celebrate Ken’s life, family and friends may visit from 9:30 a.m., until the time of services at 11:30 a.m., on Friday at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary
Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by the American Legion, Dubuque Post #6.

Ken was born on December 31, 1939, in Emmetsburg, Iowa, son of Donald and Ann (Schuller) Broadwell.

Ken honorably served his country with the U.S. Air Force as an Airman 2nd Class from 1958-1962. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Mary Melssen, on November 6, 1965, at St. Mary’s Church in Dubuque, and they were blessed to have just celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. Ken was raised with strong work ethic, which he put to good use as a sheet metal worker with Giese Sheet Metal for 29 years until his well earned retirement. He was an active member of the Dubuque Boat Club and the Dubuque Walleye Club. Ken was a proud member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 94 for several years. When he found some free time he enjoyed hunting and fishing in the great outdoors. Beyond a doubt Ken’s family meant the world to him and he loved spending time with Mary, the children and especially the grand kids. We are deeply saddened at the loss of Ken in our daily lives, but take some comfort in the knowledge that he is now resting peacefully, free of the health issues he has faced these past weeks.

Those left to cherish Ken’s memory include

his loving wife,
Mary Broadwell, Dubuque, IA;

his children,
Donald (Susan) Broadwell,
Brenda (Randal) Forsyth
and Fred Broadwell, all of Dubuque, IA;

his 4 grandchildren,
Robbie and Kristen Broadwell, Stephanie Duve and Madison Rae Smothers;

and 2 great-grandchildren;

and a sister,
Connie (Dennis) Zlabek, Potosi, WI.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; a daugter, Julie Broadwell; a sister, Mary (Jim) Depenbusch; and 2 brothers, Steve and Ron Broadwell.

Ken’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Ryan Stille and all of Ken’s doctors, nurses and the staff of MercyOne Hospital and Hospice of Dubuque, for all of their kind, compassionate and professional care of Ken and his entire family.

Memorials will be accepted by the family to be distributed among his favorite charities.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.behrfuneralhome.com


 

Judith A. Herkelman

Judith Ann Herkelman, 79, of Henderson, Nevada and formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at her home.

Friends and family may gather in remembrance of Judith from 4 to 7 P.M. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Judith Ann Wolf was born on March 2, 1940 in Marysville, California, to Henry and Edith (Knight) Wolf. She grew up in California where she graduated high school and received her nurses training. She met her future husband, Dr. Paul Gjerstad while he was stationed in the military where she was working. They were married in Carmel, California on October 31, 1968 and to this union four children were born: Becky, Matt, Nick and Nate. Paul preceded her in death on December 7, 1976. She later married Terre Herkelman on August 4, 1978 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

After Paul’s military service ended, they moved to Maquoketa where Paul practiced medicine and she became a homemaker. Upon Paul’s passing in 1976, she worked as a nurse at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa until 1992. She and Terre then moved to Las Vegas where she continued to work as a nurse for the Desert Lane Care Center until a few years ago.

Judith enjoyed casinos and gambling, reading books, crossword puzzles, traveling, watching sports, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Those left to honor Judith’s memory include her husband, Terre Herkelman of Henderson, NV; children, Becky (Bill) Divis of Cedar Rapids, IA, Matt (Lisa) Gjerstad of Las Vegas, NV, Nick Gjerstad of Clinton, IA, Nate (Bobbie) Gjerstad of Maquoketa, IA, Jeff (Lisa) Herkelman of Hennepin, IL, Joe Herkelman of Clinton, IA, Jay (Leslie) Herkelman of Coffeyville, KS, and Lisa (Kevin) Pierce of Las Vegas, NV; 16 grandchildren, Hannah, Ethan, Donovan, Isiah, Brady (Jade), Michaela (Cody), Carter, Ayden, Harper, Spencer, Connor (Meagan), Heather, Abby, Emma, Halle, and Alexander.

She was preceded in death by her parents Hank and Edith Wolf, mother-in-law and father-in-law Eva and Buster Herkelman, first husband Dr. Paul Gjerstad, and a great-grandson Logan.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Judith Ann Herkelman memorial fund.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


 

L. Gale Stickley

L. Gale Stickley, 93, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday morning, November 12, 2019, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A gathering of family and friends celebrating Gale’s life will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, from 4 to 7 P.M. at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. A private graveside service and burial will be held on Wednesday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.

Lester Gale Stickley was born on October 23, 1926 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Irvie Lyle and Viva June (Edwards) Stickley. He was a 1945 graduate of Maquoketa High School. He married Donna June Felten on April 17, 1949 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. To this union three children were born, Diane, Duane and Beth.

Gale always wanted to be a farmer but after hurting his back, he decided to attend Coyne Electrical and Refrigeration Trade School in 1948. He then came back to Maquoketa and started an electrical business in partnership with Al Thola in 1948. Six months later, he bought his partner out and opened Stickley Electric on North Main Street. In 1958, he moved his business out to the old Fisher and Tractor repair building on Western Avenue, where the business is currently run by his son, Duane today.

Gale was a member of the Coronado Car Club, and the Knights of Pythias Lodge. He was a charter member of the Joinerville Boat Club in Sabula and a lifetime member of the Maquoketa Fire Department. He enjoyed golfing with one of his proudest moments being a hole-in-one. He also enjoyed playing Euchre, getting together with his friends for coffee, remodeling and restoring antique cars and tractors, going on camping trips with friends at Joinerville Boat Club and Leisure Lake, and taking cross country trips in his antique cars with the Lincoln Highway Tour Group. Additionally, he loved to watch westerns, whether it was TV shows like Ponderosa or John Wayne movies. He would often get up early in the morning on days it snowed and “mow” the Methodist Church and neighbor’s driveways. He also volunteered to mow lots at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Those left to honor Gale’s memory include his children, Diane and her husband Ed Bodnar of Broomfield, CO, Duane and his wife Mary Stickley of Maquoketa, IA, and Beth Stickley of Bellingham, WA; 3 grandchildren, Josh and his wife Olivia Bodnar of Los Angeles, CA, Natalie and her husband Brad Haigh of Denver, CO, and Shawn and his wife Kim Stickley of Marion, IA; 6 great-grandchildren, Noelle and Braxton Bodnar, Aven and Hadley Haigh, Peyton and Paige Stickley; sister, Betty Miller of Maquoketa, IA; and brothers-in-law, Rex Felten of Maquoketa, IA and Donald Felten of Delavan, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Donna, sister Bev Haylock, infant brother LJ Stickley, and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson County, Mount Hope Cemetery Association or the Maquoketa Area YMCA.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


 

Beverly J. Usher

Beverly June Usher, 89, of Delmar, Iowa, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 P.M., Monday, November 18, 2019, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1 to 2 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Andrew, Iowa Cemetery.
Beverly June McCutcheon was born on April 30, 1930 in Spragueville, Iowa, to Harry T. and Edith A. (Hemfling) McCutcheon. She attended Andrew Schools. She married Merlin “Toby” Saunders on May 15, 1947 and to this union five children were born, Terrill, Galen, Gary, Susan and Zoe. She then married Lincoln L. Usher on December 24, 1973 in Long Grove, Iowa. Lincoln preceded her in death on March 12, 2017.

Beverly was a homemaker and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Club Ladies Auxiliary in Maquoketa. She had worked as a volunteer at the Community Center for many years. She enjoyed antiquing, camping, hummingbirds and raising Yorkies. She especially loved spending time with her family.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Terrill (Shirley) Saunders of Spragueville, IA, Galen (Janet) Saunders of Maquoketa, IA, Gary (Holly) Saunders of French Camp, CA, Susan (Dan) Healey of Spokane, WA, Zoe (Jim) White of Crete, NE; step-child, Wanda (Richard) Tracy of Monmouth, IA; step-daughters-in-law, Kathy Usher of Oxford Junction, IA and Wendy Usher of Menahga, MN; sister, Margaret Rapsilber of Davenport, IA; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers Harold and William McCutcheon, step-sons Gary and Ronnie Usher, grandson Luke Saunders (2001), and step-grandson Kenny Hart.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson County.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


 

Charles L. Larson

Charles L. Larson, 84, of Dubuque died Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque following a brief illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 15 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Steven Rosonke officiating. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens where Military Honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League. A visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m., Thursday, November 14 at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Road.

Charles was born on June 12, 1935 in Highland, Wisconsin the son of George and Amanda (Olson) Larson.

Charles shared his life with “first” Mary Francis Hildebrand from 1960- 1985. Later he was blessed to have shared love with Blanche A. Schmitt and was married on June 20, 1992. She preceded him in death on April 5, 2015.

Charles proudly served our country in the United States Army.

Charles was a truck driver from 1970- 2000 for Kretschmer Tredway. After his retirement he drove for Jule Public Transportation and the Dubuque Trolley.

Charles enjoyed dancing, country music and tending to his yard. Some of his fondest memories were attending plays at the Bell Tower with Blanche, and in recent years dancing with Yvonne at many venues in the Dubuque area. Polka dancing was one of his favorite.

Charles was known to have a killer smile and infectious laugh. To know Charlie was to love Charlie.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Rita (special friend, Thomas Hall) McCarty; grandchildren, Crystal and Tyler (Ayla) Larson; special friend, Yvonne Kruser; step- children, Reginal (Susie) Schmitt, Tom (Diane) Schmitt, Steve (Mary) Schmitt, David (Tish) Schmitt,  Tim (Michelle) Schmitt, Peggy (Sam) Lathrum, Brenda Clark and Penny (Dave) North; and numerous step- grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Dale; four siblings, Helen, Gaige, Marvin and Willis; and many loving in-laws.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to nurse Martha and the ICU Staff at Mercy Medical Center, and to the staff at Hawkeye Care Center and Ennoble Manor for their compassionate care.


 

JoAnn M. Scannell

JoAnn M. Scannell, 89, of Dubuque, died Sunday, November 10, 2019, at the Unity Point Health-Finley Hospital in Dubuque.

Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM Thursday, November 14, 2019, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 2001 St. Joseph Street. The Mass of Christian Burial for JoAnn will be 11:00 AM Thursday, November 14, 2019, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church with Rev. Father Thomas McDermott as the Celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.

JoAnn was born October 26, 1930, in Rickardsville, IA, the daughter of Peter and Mabel Friedman Regan. On June 19, 1954, she married John A. Scannell in St. Joseph Church in Rickardsville, IA.

She was an executive secretary at John Deere Dubuque Works and Woodward Communications in the shopping news division.

Longtime member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. She enjoyed exercising with her Senior Fitness Friends and crafted table favors for nursing homes and daycare center for over 15 years.

Survivors include her husband, John; five daughters, Julia (Kevin Pruessner) Scannell of Napa, CA, Jacquelyn (Mark) Mitchell of Iowa City, IA, Jeanne (Mark) Dullea of Greenville, SC, Janet “Jan” (Terry) Pape of Sherrill; and Joan (Tim) Thill of Dubuque; eight grandchildren, Andrew Pape, Sarah (Kurt Kaylor) Mitchell, Kathryn “Katie” Pape, Hannah Thill, Emily Mitchell, Johnathon Thill, Madelyn Dullea, Cecelia Thill, and step grandson, Luke Mitchell; brother, Patrick (Stella) Regan of Dubuque; and her furry best friend, Keesha.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Rosemary Howard, brother, Verlyn Regan, and father-and mother-in-law, Frank and Cecelia Scannell.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

The family would like to thank their loving and caring neighbors.


 

Marie E. Heinrich

Marie E. Heinrich, 95, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday morning, November 9, 2019, at her home.

A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, November 16, 2019, at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019, from 4 to 7 P.M. at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.

Marie Eleanor Goettler was born on November 16, 1923 on the family farm north of Andrew, Iowa to Henry and Magdalena (Reiss) Goettler. She graduated from Andrew High School in 1941 and then took normal training at the University of Dubuque where she earned her Teaching Certificate. She then taught in rural schools for several years.

On February 10, 1945 she married Marcel Heinrich in Andrew, Iowa. After Marcel returned from the service they began farming where she helped with the operation. In 1954, they moved to their present farm northwest of Maquoketa. Marie milked for over 50 years and enjoyed cultivating corn until her retirement in 2007. Marcel preceded her in death on September 2, 1983.

Marie was a longtime active member of First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, and the Jackson County Historical Society. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, gardening, flowers, painting buildings, bird watching, and refinishing furniture.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Paul (Chris) Heinrich of Maquoketa, IA, Pastor Judy Heinrich of Maquoketa, IA, and Joe (Shelley) Heinrich of Maquoketa, IA; a son- in-law, Jerry (and friend Bev Wassenhove) Hoyle of Milan, IL; 6 grandchildren, Nicholas (Michelle) Heinrich, Ann (Shad) Patterson, Joseph Wolf, Katherine (Benjamin) Grayson, Amber (Ben) Selman, and Jill (Kaleb) Marshall; 6 great-grandchildren; a brother, Oswald (Carol) Goettler of Monona, IA; and a sister-in-law, Fern Goettler of Maquoketa, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Marcel, daughters Jean Gardner and Connie Hoyle, a brother Harold Goettler, and a sister Malinda Johnson.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


 

Gene D. Gauer

Gene D. Gauer, 92, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 at MercyOne in Dubuque, Iowa.

A graveside service will be held at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 2 p.m. Military honors will be performed.

Gene was born September 21, 1927, in Dubuque. He was a Ham Radio Operator as well as a member of the Great River Amateur Radio Club in Dubuque. He enjoyed building model planes and roller-skating in his free time. Gene served in the US Navy.

Survivors include his daughter, Linda Louise Gauer of St. Johns, Arizona, his son, David Gauer, grandchildren: Strider M. Teague, Aaron Teague, Phillip R. Council, Laura A. Council, David Gauer, 8 great grandchildren: and 4 siblings.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com


 

Rose Mary Greenwood

Rose Mary Greenwood, 90, of Farley, Iowa passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Mercy One Medical Center Dubuque, Iowa.

Visitation for Rose Mary will be held from noon to 2 p.m., on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Farley, Iowa. Services for Rose Mary will be held at 2:30 p.m., at the Reiff Funeral Home in Farley, Iowa, with Pastor Julie Schubert presiding. Burial will be held in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Farley, Iowa.

She was born December 18, 1928 in Dyersville, Iowa, daughter of Joseph and Magdellan (Jaeger) Krogman-the oldest of 15 children. She received her education in the Dyersville area schools. On October 15, 1945 she was united in marriage to Harold Greenwood at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, IA. He preceded her in death on May 10, 1990. The couple farmed in the rural Worthington area where they rasied their family.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Farley and its Altar and Rosary Society.

She is survived by one son, Paul (Alice) Greenwood of Epworth, IA; three daughters, Mary Jane (Gary) Ludwig of Worthington, IA, Margie (Ernest) White of Mt. Sterling, WI, and Ann Black of Pella, IA; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; three siblings, James Krogman of Worthington, IA, Richard (Debra) Krogman of Dubuque, IA, and Verla Turnis of Worthington, IA; two brothers-in-law, Dennis Foxen of Dyersville, IA and Harold Tibbetts of Mesquite, NV; two sisters-in-law, Linda Krogman of Dyersville, IA and Helen Krogman-Taylor of Dubuque, IA; and a special friend, Gilbert “Gib” Lehmann of Farley, IA.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two grandson, Trace Black and Joseph Greenwood; five sisters, Kathy Foxen, Bonita Krogman, Helen ((Gilbert) Bahl, Mary (George) Sorenson, Carol Tibbetts; brothers, Elwood (Eunice) Krogman, Vernon (Raynette) Krogman, Thomas Krogman, David Krogman and Gary Krogman; half brothers and sister, LeRoy Krogman, Joseph (Toots) Krogman and Pearl (Lawrence) Rolling; a brother-in-law, Vincent (Victoria) Greenwood and a sister-in-law, Margaret (Elmer) Schuster.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com


 

Marie C. Noonan

Marie C. Noonan, 93, of Bernard, Iowa, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade, Iowa.

Visitation for Marie will be held from 2 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, Iowa, where a Wake service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 after 9 a.m. at the funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Marie will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Garryowen, Iowa, with Msgr. James Miller Presiding. Burial will be held in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Garryowen, Iowa.

She was born October 22, 1926 in Holy Cross, Iowa, daughter of Henry and Catherine (Diesburg) Meyer. She received her education in the Holy Cross area schools. On September 10, 1947 she was united in marriage to Willard L. Noonan at Holy Family Catholic Church in New Melleray-Peosta, IA. He preceded her in death on April 30, 2016. The couple farmed in the Bernard area their whole lives where they raised their five boys.
She was a member of St. Patrick’s Parish in Garryowen, Iowa and its Rosary Society.

She is survived by four children, Chuck (Amy) Noonan of Bernard, IA, a daughter-in-law, Nancy Noonan of Bernard, IA, Rich (Joyce) Noonan of Zwingle, IA, Bob (Vicki) Noonan and John (Mary Pat) Noonan both of Bernard, IA; 18 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren; one sister, Doris (Gerry) Kutsch of Milwaukee, WI; and a sister-in-law, Maurna O’Brien of Cascade, IA.

She is also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ronald J. Noonan on August 11, 2006; two daughters-in-law, Kay Noonan and Denise Noonan; a twin sister, Virginia (Ray) Heiar; a brother, Merlin (JoAnne) Meyer; a sister and brother-in-law, Carlene (Ray) McDonnell; a brother-in-law, George O’Brien.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com

The family wishes to thank Shady Rest Care Center and Staff, Above and Beyond Hospice and Home Care, Sherry Kelchen and staff and all the friends and family who visited with Marie.


 

Robert F. Beecher

Robert F. Beecher, 88, of Dubuque, died Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Dubuque Specialty Care Initiatives in Dubuque.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Road.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Bob will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Rev. Father Steven Rosonke as the Celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Robert was born October 28, 1931, in Dubuque, the son of Joseph A. and Vivian Meloy Beecher. On February 7, 1953, he married Betty Smith at St. Mary’s Church in Dubuque.

He was a graduate of St. Columbkille’s High School.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War.

Robert was the owner of Beecher Company. He started Beecher’s Ice Cream in 1982 after leaving Beecher Quarries.

He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. He enjoyed the river with his family and trips to the casino.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of Dubuque; four children, Pam (Kevin) Welsh of Dubuque, Craig (Bonnie) Beecher of Dubuque, Paula Beecher of Phoenix, AZ, and Brian (Cali) Beecher of Dubuque; six grandchildren, Kristin Beecher-Gross, Brent Beecher, Trisha (Max) Huss, Garret (Liz) Welsh, Phil Beecher, and Beth (Seth) Hoerner; three great-grandchildren, Eli Gross, and Vivian and Jace Hoerner; and one sister, Patricia Maiers of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, and sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for St. Anthony Catholic Church and Dubuque Humane Society.

The family thanks Dr. Whalen and Tri State Dialysis for taking special care of Beech.


 

Rosemary A. Boge

Rosemary “Rosie” Ann Boge, 74, of North Buena Vista, died Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 218 Main St, North Buena Vista, IA.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Marvin Bries as the Celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.

Rosemary was born July 29, 1945, in New Hampton, IA, the daughter of Joseph John and Adella Anne Ruhoff Baltes. She married David Paul Wagner on September 12, 1964. He died November 3, 1975. On June 5, 1982, she married Eugene Robert Boge in Epworth.

She attended St. Williams High School in Alta Vista, IA, before graduating from New Hampton High School in 1963.

Rosie worked at John Deere Dubuque Works for 27 years, retiring January of 2002. She previously worked at the Welfare Office and farmed in Alta Vista and Cresco, IA.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in North Buena Vista, and it’s Rosary Society, and helped with the church’s dinners, and picnics. She enjoyed cooking, quilting, luncheons with friends, visiting family, watching her grandson’s sporting events, and going to Bell Tower plays.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Boge of North Buena Vista; one daughter, Laurie Ann (Earl) Nelson of Port Byron, IL; three grandchildren, Cade, Aiden, and Leyton; two brothers, Bernard (Sue) Baltes of Rolling Prairie, IN, Donald (Linda) Baltes of Rochester, MN; one sister, Janice (Kenny) Archer of Ottumwa; one sister-in-law, Alice Baltes of Cortez, CO; her in-laws from her first marriage to David, Paul (Joyce) Wagner, Marie (Leon) Bleile, and Carol (Rick) Smith, all of Dubuque; her in-laws from her second marriage to Eugene, Bonnie (Kenny) McDermott of Epworth, IA, and Doris (Rick Kremer) Kinsella of Dubuque; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her first husband, David, she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Edward, her parents-in-law, Elmer & Madeline Wagner and Walter & Loretta Boge, and in-laws, Larry Whittom, Ruth Wagner, Joe & Janet Bleile, niece, Suzie Bleile, nephew, Danny Wagner, and special friends, Katie Flaherty &  Kathy Ludovissy.

The family extends a special thank you to the entire Wagner family for their love and support through the years.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Rosie’s obituary at www.hskfhcares.com.


 

Victoria Foht

Victoria “Vicki” Foht, 65, formerly of East Dubuque, IL., passed away Friday November 8, 2019 at Manor Care Nursing Center in Dubuque, IA.  Vicki was born January 27, 1954 in Dubuque, IA, to Hank and Rose (Hasken) Fellenzer of East Dubuque.

In spite of contracting Multiple Sclerosis in her early teens, Vicki successfully gave birth to two sons, Anthony and Kyle. Vicki spent her entire life battling the ravages of Multiple Sclerosis.  For her the thrill of school dances was only slightly complicated by the need of crutches.  But soon a walker was needed, then various wheel chairs, eventually succumbing to a mostly bedridden life style in her later years.  Through it all several things remained constant:  her devoted son Tony, her dedicated sister Pat, and a razor sharp sarcastic sense of humor.  She may not have been mobile but she was definitely cognizant of and enjoyed the world around her.

Vicki is preceded in death by both her parents (Hank & Rose), her young son Kyle, and brother Kevin Fellenzer.

Vicki is survived by her son Anthony (& Stacy) Foht, grandchildren Madison & Samantha Foht, and two sisters Pat (& Bob Vanderah) and Susan (& Richard Stark), as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

There will a private ceremony at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque on Saturday November 16 from 9 to 11am.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.millerfhed.com


 

Carol A. Lau

Carol A. Lau, age 89 of Dubuque, Iowa completed her earthly journey on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dubuque, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Carol’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mueller Memorial Chapel at Linwood Cemetery, 2736 Windsor Avenue, Dubuque, Iowa.  Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Carol’s family.

Carol was born on February 18, 1930 in Waterloo, Iowa, a daughter to Fred and Edith (Lubberts) Johnson.  Carol was raised with a strong commitment to giving of herself, time and energy first and foremost.  She faithfully devoted over 45 years of her working career as a Registered Nurse to help complete that task.  Carol had the opportunity to work in various locations and facilities, but the years she spent at Finley and Mercy Hospitals were among her most rewarding.  But, even outside of work, Carol was driven to share her generous spirit with all whom she loved and cared for.  Whether she was creating magic at her fingertips on her sewing machine, at her crafts table, or in her kitchen, you could be sure Carol was working on something special which she could bless those around her with.

Carol was a kind and fun-loving woman who embraced each day with an optimistic smile which couldn’t help but brighten any room she walked into.  Her love for sweets was the only thing which came in second to her love for others.  Carol never met a child she didn’t like, but when it came to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, you could continually see that unconditional love in action.  Nothing brought her greater joy than to hear their voices and catch up on the daily events in their lives.  Carol spent her 89 years among us making the world a better place on her terms and countless lives have been impacted for the better because of that fact.  We will miss her gentle spirit moving forward, but we know that she is now at peace from her earthly struggles and we find peace in trusting that she has begun her eternal journey and only has to wait patiently for us to join her again in time.  Thank you, Carol, for all of your love and lessons you’ve left behind, and may we discover peace in the comfort of carrying your legacy forward.

Those left behind to cherish the memory of Carol include,

her 3 children,
Marianne (Tom) Lytle, Dubuque, Iowa,
Dave (Susan) Lau, Dubuque, Iowa,
and Karen Lau, Dubuque, Iowa;

her 4 granddaughters,
Lindsay (Jesse) Drew, Ankeny, Iowa,
Abbey (Brad) VanWeelden, Des Moines, Iowa,
Stephanie (Adam) Aleshire, Des Moines, Iowa,
and Ashley (Matt Lester) Lau, Dubuque, Iowa;

her 6 great-grandchildren,
Eva Drew, Presley Drew, Waylon VanWeelden, Landry VanWeelden, Willow Lester and Odin Lester;

her sister,
Kathy LeBrun, Kent, Washington;

her brother,
Paul (Anne) Johnson, Des Moines, Iowa;

along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother-in-law, Jay LeBrun.

Carol’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Ennoble Manor, and Hospice of Dubuque, for all of their professional and compassionate care of Carol, and her family.

In lieu of flowers, a Carol A. Lau memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be shared with Carol’s family at www.tristatecremationcenter.com


 

Margaret Harms

Margaret “Meg” Harms, 77, of Anamosa, Iowa passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Kramer Funeral Home, 700 Oak Street, Monticello, where a parish vigil service will be held at 3:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Monday prior to funeral services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello, with burial in the Oakwood Cemetery.  Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate.

Margaret was born November 15, 1941, in Monticello, the daughter of Samuel Jr. and Mary (Mitchell) Holmes. She married Richard Harms on June 16, 1962 at Sacred Heart in Monticello. They were proud parents of two daughters Lisa and Lanette.

Meg graduated from Sacred Heart Schools, and then worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for 4 years.  She worked at Rockwell International (Collins Radio) as a quality auditor for 35 years.  Meg was a leader for the Campfire girls and Jackson Wise Owls 4H club.  She taught CCD for several years at Sacred Heart.  Meg sang with the Sacred Heart Choir, Rockwell Mixed Choir and Joyful Noise Women’s Choir.  She liked to dance, sew, cook, crafting, and spoil her grandkids and great-grand kids.

Survivors include her husband Richard, children: Lisa (Tim) Snider of Muskegon, MI, Lanette (Brian) Boots of Robins, IA, grandchildren: T.J. Snider, Ashley (Jeremy) Witte, Derek (Mariah) Boots, Lauren (Jake) Nelson, great grandchildren: Kinslee, Javin, Addalynn, Tegan, Kason, and Cecilia, with two more on the way, siblings: Sharon (Don) Katuin, Betty Prull, Robert (Kathy) Holmes and a brother-in-law, Dave Conway.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings: Charles Holmes, Rosalie Conway and brother-in-law, Harry Prull.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com


 

Ole N. Dosland

Ole N. Dosland, 70, of Kansas City, Missouri and formerly of Calamus and Bellevue passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at KU Medical Center.  Funeral Mass will be 12:30 pm, Thursday, November 14, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue, family will greet friends 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon) at Hachmann Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Bellevue prior to Mass on Thursday.  Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Ole will return to Bellevue, Iowa and cremated remains buried in the town with a family he considered home

Ole Dosland was born in Clinton, Iowa, February 17th, 1949. He passed away November 7th, 2019 having succumbed to complications following open heart surgery. He believed death is not the end but a step along the journey.

Ole graduated from Calamus High School, 1967 and was a believer of higher education living out his class motto of “Knowledge is Power, Gather it Now”. He was the first in his family to graduate from college; Upper Iowa University, 1971. He started his career as a high school teacher coach with a career in the food industry for 25 + years with Purina, Iams and ConAgra; a builder of sustainable Quality Assurance and Food Safety Systems before their time. He worked in the commercial pest management industry for 7 + years with Copesan Services developing safer pest management concepts such as modifying temperatures for insect control while building the industry’s first online learning university. He started a consulting company in 2003 and was a nationally recognized Quality Assurance and Food Safety expert with 100 + magazine columns and book chapters.

Ole was beloved by his family, friends, work and play comrades who appreciated his personality and sense of humor. He had the ability to mentor others bringing out their best and will be missed by many.

In his youth, Ole played little league baseball riding a bicycle 4 miles, much over gravel roads, to town returning to the family farm in time for chores. He was an excellent athlete in baseball and basketball. In college he was a baseball captain his senior year with a career batting average of .350. He played competitive racquetball and slow pitch softball for 20 + years playing on teams that won numerous State and Regional titles being the Open Class Iowa State MVP in 1997. He was an avid golfer and traveler enjoying numerous extended trip adventures.

Ole married Patricia Manders of Bellevue, Iowa in 1973. They shared a life full of adventure with Pat not sure what loving surprise the next moment might bring. Family vacations were taken every year with numerous international trips, especially to Mexico, continuing into his later years. His greatest joy and pride came from his three children who were prodded into sports, college with master degrees by a roots and wings philosophy.

Ole is survived by his wife Pat, children; Mitch Dosland of Kansas City, MO, Cory Dosland of North Platte, NE, Niki Dosland of Kansas City, MO, grandson Tanner Eckerle-Dosland of Kansas City, MO, step brother Jim (Joanne) Tietjens of Fulton, and step sisters Kathy Sander of Camanche, Jo (Jim) Wiese of Davenport and Deborah (Doug) Stream of Weslaco, Texas. He was preceded in death by parents Anita and Glenn Dosland, brother Larry Dosland, stepmother Fern Dosland and step brother Kenny Tietjens. The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of his father.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hachmannfuneralhome.com


 

Carol A. Pfeiler

Carol A. Pfeiler, 81, of Dubuque, died Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque from complications of dementia.

Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Road. The Mass of Christian Burial for Carol will be 10:30 AM Monday, November 11, 2019, at Holy Spirit Parish – Holy Ghost Catholic Church with Rev. Father Steven Garner as the Celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.

Carol was born December 12, 1937, in Shullsburg, WI, the daughter of James and Dolores (Klein) Waul. On June 13, 1959, she married Louis P. Pfeiler at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dubuque with a mass celebrated by Archbishop Leo Binz.

She was a 1955 graduate of the Immaculate Conception High School. Immediately following graduation, she began work at the Archdiocese Chancery office until 1961 when she and Louis moved to South Bend, Indiana where Louis attended Law School at the University of Notre Dame. Louis graduated from law school in 1964. Carol chose not to work outside the home, devoting her time to raising their family.

She enjoyed playing bridge, tennis, cross county skiing, water skiing, and boating. She was such an avid fan of the Fighting Irish the neighbors could hear her cheering for touchdowns. She was a member of Key City Genealogy. Genealogy was her passion and she was always willing to share with other genealogists. Her final genealogy project was to help a German author with research for his book about German immigrants in Dubuque County. She had a great love of travel. Above all else she cherished time with her grandchildren.

Carol was a member of Dubuque County Key City Historical Society, St. Donatus Luxembourg Heritage Society, Dyersville Historical Society, Luxembourg Society of Iowa, and Luxembourg American Cultural Society.

Survivors include her husband, Louis of Dubuque; one daughter, Mary Beth (Mick) Fleming of Dubuque; one son, Louis S. (Lenee) Pfeiler of Omaha, NE; seven grandchildren, Daniel and Matthew Salmon, Keryn and Bryana Pfeiler, Hunter Carpenter, Tammy (Antony) Brooks and Tom (Kate) Fleming; three great-grandchildren, Eleanor and Grace Brooks and Ruby Fleming; one sister, Lauri (Dave) Giesen of Libertyville, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, James Waul and Kenneth Waul, and one nephew, John Waul.

A memorial has been established for Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of Dubuque.

The family would like to thank the staff at Stonehill, Sunset Park, and Hospice of Dubuque for the care and love they showed Carol.

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Carol’s obituary at www.hskfhcares.com.


 

Charles A. Reinert

Charles A. Reinert, 87, of Dubuque, Iowa peacefully passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Stonehill Care Center.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 15th, 2019 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory.

Charles was born on June 23, 1932 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Joseph and Ida (Loewen) Reinert. Charles was raised on the family farm in Sherrill and attended St. Peter and Paul School. As a young man he worked for several farmers as a hired hand. He then worked for the former Dubuque Packing Company, and then later FDL Foods, Inc. He retired after 42 years and then worked part-time at the former Econo Foods and was a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. He later recycled pop cans “for a little something to do.”

He enjoyed being around people and always had a story or joke to tell. He loved putting a smile on your face, and just generally giving you a hard time.

He married Dolores (Bleile) Reinert on June 14, 1958 at St Francis of Assisi Parish in Balltown, Iowa. They became proud parents to Margaret (Dolly), in 1964. Charles enjoyed the simple things in life: playing cards, taking walks, cutting grass, car rides, and always a good dish of ice cream.

Charles was devoted to his family and always enjoyed spending time with them. His grandchildren were his special pride and joy; he always said, “If I knew grandchildren were so fun, I would’ve had them first.”

Those left behind to cherish his memory include his wife Dolores; daughter Margaret (Nick) McGrath, of Dubuque; grandson Nicholas of Dallas, TX and granddaughter Jessica of Dubuque. His siblings Bernard (Lori) Reinert, of St-Louis, MO; Frank (Beverly) Reinert, of Dubuque, IA; Peter (Betty) Reinert, of Hazel Green, WI; Catherine Orman, of San Rafael, CA, Raphael Reinert of Dubuque, IA; and Molly (Mike) Murray, of Olney, IL.; his siblings-in-law Leon (Marie) Bleile, Cletus (Sally) Bleile, Margaret Heiderscheit and Betty Barth, all of Dubuque, IA and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and parent-in-laws (Victor and Margaret Bleile); siblings John (Margie) Reinert; Mary (Paul) Noesen, Sr Clare Reinert, Tony (Pauley) Reinert, Herman Reinert, Lucy (Ken) Donovan, Joe (Karel) Reinert; sister-in-law Glenda Reinert and brother-in-law Stan Orman. His sibling-in-laws Delbert Bleile, Raphael (Anna Mae) Bleile, and Ken Heiderscheit.

The family would like to express sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Stonehill who provided loving care to Charles and his family. They would also like to thank Hospice of Dubuque for their care and comfort provided to Charles this last month. A special thank-you goes out to Dr. John Whalen who provided excellent care and comfort to Charles for the last several years of his life.


 

Sister Mary Adele Henneberry, BVM

Sister Mary Adele Henneberry, BVM, 92, of 1050 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Marian Hall.

Visitation will be from 9-10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in the Marian Hall Chapel. Sharing of Memories will be at 10:15 a.m., followed immediately by the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Sister Mary Adele served as congregational vice president, building administrator and liturgical music minister at Mount Carmel, Dubuque. She was a music and/or elementary teacher in Fort Dodge and Boone, Iowa; Chicago and Grayslake, Ill.; and Hempstead, N.Y. She ministered as executive director of an elderly interfaith program in Milwaukee and assistant manager at a senior living complex in Santa Rosa, Calif.

She was born on Aug. 21, 1927, in Chicago to John Joseph and Catherine Duffy Henneberry. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1945, from St. Ita Parish, Chicago. She professed first vows on March 19, 1948, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1953.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Patrick and John Henneberry; and brother-in-law V. Robert Payant.

She is survived by a sister, Virginia Payant, Milwaukee; a sister-in-law, Nancy Henneberry, Normal, Ill.; nieces and nephews; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 74 years.

Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or online at https://www.bvmcong.org/support_donate.cfm.

Miller Funeral Home, 1185 Hwy 35N, East Dubuque, Ill. 61025 is in charge of arrangements.


 

Pamela Lea Miller

Pamela Lea Miller answered God’s call to come to Him on Wednesday, November 6th and was welcomed with a crushing bear hug from her beloved son, Danny. Pam left this earth with a smile on her face and feeling the warmth of her husband Jim by her side.

Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Road. The Funeral Service for Mrs. Miller will be 3:00 PM Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Grand View United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom C. Shinkle as the officiant. The family will also receive friends Sunday one hour prior to the service.

God’s first blessing was bestowed upon Pam on October 25, 1947 when she was born in Sigourney, Iowa to Madison and Hazel Putnam. Pam grew up in Coralville in a loving home with her three sisters. She spent her childhood taking memorable vacations with her grandparents, ice skating in the school yard across from her home, riding bikes, playing with her sisters, and developing a life-long fondness for popcorn swimming in a bowl of milk.

n 1965, Pam graduated from Iowa City High School and continued onto the University of Iowa where she majored in Elementary Education. A part-time job at HyVee’s bakery, not only helped to satisfy Pam’s perpetual sweet tooth, but allowed her to treat Jim the Stock Boy, a U of I College of Pharmacy student, to a “complementary” doughnut or two.

Jim and Pam were married on December 28, 1968 in Iowa City and settled in Dubuque in 1971 where they raised their children: Ben, Danny and Angie. In 2012, with the birth of their granddaughter Daisiella, Pam rejoiced knowing her family was now complete. Pam will forever watch over this beloved child and all that make their way into Daisy’s heart.

Married a mere 3 years, Pam and Jim bought Ruegnitz Drug in 1973, Jim spent long hours at the pharmacy as Pam devoted her time to their mutual priority, their children. Pam reflects lovingly upon her life as a stay-at-home mom and is forever grateful for those precious years.

When the Miller children began to spread their wings, Pam returned to her calling as an elementary school teacher. Before retiring from the Dubuque Community School District in 2010, Pam taught in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and St. Mary’s (Dubuque). Pam fostered a joy of reading by sharing her vast, personal library with every one of her students. She was once surprised when her oral surgeon, a former student, recalled how much he enjoyed hearing her read The Outsiders to his 6th grade class. With her quick smile, gentle nature and acceptance of all, Pam was able to coax the best out of even the most reluctant and/or timid student.

In May 1999, Pam graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She felt fortunate to attend UNI at the same time her son Danny, a gifted artist, was working on his master’s degree in Fine Arts.

Pam carried on the family tradition of giving the precious commodity of time. Over the years, she volunteered for both Boy and Girl Scouts, The American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop, The Dubuque Arboretum, and as a Sunday/Bible School teacher. Pam has been an active member of the National TTT Society Chapter BX for over 30 years, where she worked with her TTT sisters to provide young girls with the opportunity to attend summer camp.

After retirement, Pam continued her love of volunteering at the Presentation Lantern Center by tutoring women who were learning English and preparing to become U.S. Citizens.

Pam gladly worked with these women with questions most of us do not have, such as, “How do I get my daughter signed up for school?” or, “Why did I get a ticket when I was fishing?” Pam’s dedication to volunteering was ultimately recognized when she was bestowed the “Presentation Reward Recipient of 2012” by the Lantern Center. She considered this a great honor.

Though Pam was diagnosed with breast cancer at age thirty-nine, she never asked, “Why me?” For, although she also endured Parkinson’s Disease and her cancer returned with a vengeance, Pam felt fortunate as she had won the battle with 25 years of remission and was able to share the joy of Daisiella’s first day of kindergarten. Pam seldom talked about cancer, but when she did it was with others who “needed a lift”. By reaching out, Pam hoped to bring comfort and strength to those who shared her battle.

Whether snowshoeing along a wooded trail or enjoying a picnic with family and friends at the Putnam Miller Farm, or white water rafting on an Outward Bound Expedition, Pam loved and rejoiced in the adventure, friendship, and the miracles of nature.

Pam had many friends and family who rallied around her, surrounding her with love. Her beloved husband, Jim, was a constant presence at her side. Pam always looked forward to her daily breakfast visits and goodnight kisses from her precious Daisy (who could enter their adjoining house from the Daisy Door in their garage). Surrounding her by love were also her children, Ben of Chico, CA and Angie (T.J. Kalmes) of Dubuque, IA; her sisters Karen (Tom) Zeman of Iowa City, IA, Alicia (Steve) Lepic of Iowa City, IA, and Terri (Istivan) Toppler of Davenport, IA; brother and sister-in-laws, Jarold Miller of Little Rock, AR, Duane (Bev) Miller of Anderson, CA, Dean (Dorothy) Miller of Kalona, IA and their families. Pam’s many wonderful friendship groups included her Eat Pray Love Group, Grandview Methodist Cell Group, Everyday Women’s Group, TTT Sisters, Book Clubs, and Prayer Groups. Pam sends them all her gratitude and blessings.

Pam is proceeded in death by her son, Dan; parents, Madison and Hazel (Dehnam) Putnam; in-laws, J.Claude and Maxine Miller; brother-in-law, David Miller; Sister-in-Law, J.Claudine Miller; nephews, Andy Lepic, Danny Lepic and Jason Miller and great-great niece Aubrey Robbins.

While Pam has given us all so much, she often wished she could have given more for others. It overwhelmed her thinking about how much others have done for her.

Pam’s family would like to express sincere thanks to Dr. Engleman and his staff, and all the staff at Hospice of Dubuque for their excellent care during Pam’s illness.

Pam loved flowers but would prefer memorial donations be given to either The Lantern Center or Hospice of Dubuque.


 

Norma B. Cade

Norma B. Cade, 92, of Dubuque died Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at home.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 pm Saturday at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westivew Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road. A private family interment will take place at a later date.

Norma was born December 3, 1926, daughter of Stanley and Lillian (Couch) Benjamin.
During her undergraduate studies at Michigan State, she met her future husband of 65 years, Richard Cade, on a blind date. They both graduated in 1949.

They formed a close family that included four children, as well as two foreign exchange students.

She is survived by three children, Claudia (Bill) Boss, Rena Cade, and Martin (Melissa) Cade, son-in-law, Tom LeClere; grandchildren, Tracy LeClere, Wade (Tami) LeClere, Yancey Boss, Drew Boss, Richard Cade, and Robert Cade; and four great grandchildren.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; daughter, Rebecca; and five siblings.

Memorials will be to the benefit of Hospice of Dubuque and Heritage Trail.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque, No Place Like Home, and Dr. Andrea Ries for their care.


 

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