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Adelaide J. Haferbecker Carl J. Wilson, Sr. Charles R. Nesteby
Clifford J. Winner Dale J. Boge Diana Rae Morton
Dianna M. Morrow Dorothy L. Lester Dr. Douglas J. Butzier, M.D.
Gloria J. Williams Helen M. Pfohl Herbert C. Von Hollen
Ilse T. Stillmunks Jacqueline L. Schroeder Jason A. Moore
Joanne J. Horn Joyce J. O'Toole LaVerne Strohmeyer
Leona R. Fortmann Linda A. Powlistha Marlene M. Eversoll
Martha L. Pickering Mary A Gebhard Mary C. Custer
Mercedes C. Maiers Michael A. Duccini Michael R. Schute
Miriam F. Hennig Phoebe L. Keck Renee C. Friedman
Rita H. Callahan Rosalie M. Ballard

Michael A. Duccini

Michael A. Duccini, age 64, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully at 2:10 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Hillcrest Family Services Seippel Road Care Facility, formerly known as the Julien Care Facility. To honor Michael's life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Faith Temple United Pentecostal Church, 12805 Seippel Road, with Rev. Lynn Spicer officiating. To celebrate Michael's life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Michael was born on December 18, 1949 in Dubuque, son of Walter and Genevieve (Urbain) Duccini. Michael was a very loving and outgoing man whose faith was very evident to those who knew and loved him. He was proud to be part of the family's fishing business and enjoyed many hunting trips. He valued spending time with his loved ones and was always eager to engage in a good conversation. Brother Mike was a very active and longtime member of the Faith Temple family.

Michael is survived by 2 brothers; Martin (Janet) Duccini of Appleton, WI. and John Duccini of Dubuque. 2 sisters; Janet Imbus of Dubuque and Susan Driscoll of Dodgeville, WI. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and his best friend and extended family member, Ray Ward.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Duccini and a brother, Joe Duccini.

A Michael A. Duccini memorial fund has been established.
The family would like to thank the staff at the staff at Seippel Road Care Facility for all their great care of Michael over the years.

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



Mary C. Custer

Mary C. Custer, age 87, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital. To honor Mary's life, private family services are being held at Behr Funeral Home 1491 Main St., with Deacon Jim Thill officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Mary was born on December 16, 1926, in Rickardsville, IA, daughter of Wilford and Loretta Ann (Duehr) Mueller. Mary married Glen Custer on November 28, 1946, at the Church of the Nativity. She was employed at JC Penney for 12 years until her retirement. Mary was longtime member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. In her free time Mary enjoyed reading, sewing and cooking. One of her favorite things at this time of year was watching her grandkids and great-grandkids jump in the leaf pile raked up from the oak tree in her yard. Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be sadly and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mary is survived by her husband, Glen Custer, Dubuque, IA, her son, David Custer, Dubuque, 4 grandchildren; Lynn (Kevin) Cronin, Mike Custer, Dan (Rachelle) Custer and Jenny (Calvin) Patten. 7 great-grandchildren; Denis and Jenna Wagner, Casey and Colin Cronin and Jonahs, Jaxson and Maddox Custer her siblings, Ronald (Margaret) Mueller, both of Dubuque.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Elizabeth Mueller and Bessie Rose, her brother Laverne Mueller and her daughter-in-law Cheryl.

A Mary C. Custer memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to thank the wonderful nurses and staff at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital and Luther Manor for their compassionate and tender care of Mary.

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



Martha L. Pickering

Martha Jane Werner, 98, of Dubuque, passed away, Thursday, October 23, 2014. Committal Service will be at Linwood Cemetery, Mueller Chapel 11:30 a.m., Monday, October 27, 2014, conducted by Rev. Dr. Okitakoyi Lundula, family will greet friends 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Monday prior to services at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Rd., Dubuque.

Martha was born September 2, 1916 in Dubuque, the daughter of Frank and Lydia (Wirth) Werner. Martha lived her entire life in Dubuque. After graduation from Dubuque High School, she attended Bayless Business College. She was employed by Flexsteel for 52 years before retiring in 1991 as executive secretary. She was respected by all her co-workers and managers.

She was an avid reader. She enjoyed attending craft shows, the Dubuque Farmers Market, and taking trips with family and friends across the country, or just along the Mississippi to enjoy the view. Each generation of her nieces and nephews looked forward to a trip to see "Aunt Janie" and to ride the 4th Street Elevator, and have ice cream at the bottom of the hill. She took them to enjoy the view from Eagle Point Park, visit the River Museum, walk through the Arboretum, and watch for eagles fishing below the lock and dam. Many laughs were shared with her great nieces while playing Cooties.

Her windowsills were always blooming with beautiful African violets and Christmas cactus plants. When she was not able to tend her plants, they kept blooming due to the attention of a church friend, Marcia Dubbels.

Martha (Janie as the family called her) was a kind and gentle independent woman with a sly sense of humor. She actively enjoyed her life until a bad fall forced her to reluctantly enter assisted living. She loved her family unconditionally. And her patience was never ending. She was loved dearly and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Those left to cherish her memory include her nephew, William W. (Billie) Werner of St. Peters, MO; her niece, Barbara S. Meeker of Cedar Rapids, IA; three great nieces, Tara (Jim) Overschmidt, Julie (Eric) Tyrell, and Sebrina (Chad) Lucas; three great nephews, Zachary Overschmidt, and Ian and Gavin Lucas; and three great great nieces, Elizabeth Overschmidt, Tenley Lucas, and Reagan Tyrell.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother William F. (Ruth) Werner.

The family thanks the management and staff at Eagle Point Place in Dubuque for the care and comfort they provided to Martha for the past 2 years, and to Hospice of Dubuque for giving compassionate assistance in her final days. And a special thanks to Pat Roesner, Martha's best friend for 62 years, for helping her long distance family look after Martha's needs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the music ministry at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Dubuque, IA, where she was a member.

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

 



LaVerne Strohmeyer

LaVerne "Bill" Strohmeyer, 93, of Dubuque, passed away at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, surrounded by his family. Funeral Mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, October 25, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, where friends may greet the family from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Rev. Dwayne Thoman will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion Post #6. Friends may also greet the family from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 24 at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Rd., Dubuque, where there will be a rosary at 6:30 p.m.

LaVerne was born December 21, 1920, the son of Anthony "Tony" and Rose Strohmeyer. He married Rita Neyens, the love of his life, on August 24, 1942. LaVerne was known to his family and friends as Bill. He attended Senior High School. He proudly served his country in WWII as Lance Corporal Strohmeyer in the United States Army, and was stationed in the South Pacific, the Americal Division. He was employed at the Dubuque Packing Company for thirty five years before retiring. He was a member of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union of North America, the American Legion Post #6, and the VFW. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, hunting, fishing, gardening, and instilled in his family a love and appreciation of nature. He was a hard working Catholic Christian man, a devoted and loving husband to his wife Rita, and gentle loving father to his daughters, Karen and Lynn, and his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving are his wife Rita of over 72 years, of Dubuque; two daughters, Karen (Roger) Earle and Lynn (Dave) Feltes, both of Dubuque; six grandchildren Roger Earle II, Lisa Feltes (Larry) TeBockhorst, Timothy (Kimberly) Earle, Jim (Kim) Feltes, John (Triska) Feltes, and Dan (Erin) Feltes; and eleven great grandchildren who lovingly called him Papa; three brothers, Richard "Dick", John "Jack" (Opal), and Robert "Pete" (Hazel) Strohmeyer; two sisters, Eleanor Pfiffner and Arlene "Kate" Dawson; and a sister in law, Evelyn Strohmeyer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Earl, John, Anthony "Knute", Eldon "Ex", and Donald "Don"; his sisters, Gladys Henkels, Leah Stoffel, and Jean Schueller; his brothers in law, Conrad Pfiffner, Leo Henkels, Leo Stoffel, and Karl Schueller; and his sisters in law, Grace, Marge, and Rosemary Strohmeyer.

A special thank you to Oak Park Place, Hospice of Dubuque for the kind and compassionate care given to LaVerne by Sherry and Amy, and Dr. Bruce Abele.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family of LaVerne Strohmeyer.

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



Renee C. Friedman

Renee C. O'Leary Friedman, 84 of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Church of The Nativity with Msgr. James Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 24 at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Rd. and from 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the church. A wake service will begin at 6:45 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home.

Renee was born on June 3, 1930 in Dubuque, IA the daughter of James and Rowena (Hanson) O'Leary. She graduated from Visitation Academy and worked at Dubuque Fire Marine Insurance Company. She married Larry Friedman on October 4, 1952 at St. Patrick's Church. Her passion and true vocation in life was as a wife, mother and grandmother. Her deep faith led her to work with many causes, including the Dubuque Rescue Mission as a Board Member and volunteer, Operation Friendship, Serra Club, and Divine Word College Seminary. She was a member of Nativity Pariah and belonged to the Nativity Over 60 Club and the Rosary Society. She was a long time member of the Mother of Good Counsel Mother's Club. Renee had a great love of Dubuque history, and enjoyed working as a tour guide for the Dubuque Historical Society for many years.

Surviving is her husband of 62 years, Larry Friedman; children, Terry (Paula) Friedman, Cathy (John) Ladd, Tom (Joanne) Friedman, Jamie Friedman; grandchildren, Ann, Jeff, Carolyn Friedman, Emily (Pete) Haack, Katie(Arcadio) Nunez, Jenni, Ted and Ben Friedman, Christopher and Sarah Ladd; great- grandchildren Thomas Nunez, Joseph Haack.

She was preceded in death by her infant son, Andrew Friedman; parents; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy (Bob) Kirby.

For more information please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com

In lieu of flowers, a Renee C. Friedman memorial fund has been established to be distributed to Renee's favorite charities.

Renee's family would like to thank the caring team from Hospice of Dubuque, Dr. Brian Moran and many others who supported her over the years.



Helen M. Pfohl

Helen M. Deutsch Pfohl, age 92, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Stonehill Care Center. To honor Helen's life, services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1111 Davis St., with Deacon Bill Mauss officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St., is in charge of arrangements.

Helen was born on January 28, 1922, in Dubuque, IA, daughter of Dallas E. and Olive M. (Baldwin) Kohls.
Helen married Francis "Tony" Deutsch in 1946. He preceded her in death on May 29, 1963. Helen worked in retail as a clerk at Montgomery Wards, as a sales associate at Kresge's and as a clerk at the Mode O Day Shop at the Mall. Helen was a member of St. Raphael's Cathedral Parish. Her greatest joy was spending time with "her children" in the Foster Grandparent Program at Holy Ghost School. Helen enjoyed dancing and going to the Dog Track.

Helen is survived by her son, Ronald A. (Patricia) Deutsch, Florissant, CO, her siblings, Dolores Hinds, Baraboo, WI, Kay White, Willmington, CA, Richard Kohls, Dubuque, IA, a sister-in-law, Barbara Kohls, Ft. Pierce, FL, nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister Joyce Kennicker, a brother Robert Kohls, a sister-in-law Judy Kohls and two brothers-in-law Robert Hinds and Dean White.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Stonehill Care Center and Hospice of Dubuque for all of their wonderful care of Helen.

In lieu of flowers a Helen M. Deutsch Pfohl memorial fund has been established.

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



Leona R. Fortmann

Leona R. Fortmann, 91, of Dyersville, Iowa died peacefully on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  During the past couple years, she was assisted with great love and affection by her children and grandchildren and the care and professionalism of the staff at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville, Iowa.  On her final day, Hospice of Dubuque gave comfort and end of life care.

Leona was born on December 1, 1922 to John and Frances (Loecke) Herbers.  She grew up on a farm near Valley Falls, Kansas.  When a young lady, she moved to Dyersville, Iowa for a job; she worked at the Piekenbrock Sewing Factory.  On April 4, 1945, she married Cletus E. Fortmann in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Valley Falls, Kansas.  Clete and Leona farmed for 30 years northwest of Dyersville; Leona was an active farm wife.  Clete and Leona moved from their farm to Dyersville in 1976.

Leona's many interests include gardening, baking, cooking her family famous roast beef and gravy, playing cards with neighbors and friends, quilting with her Aunt Clara Jasper and the women's group who quilted to raise money for Progress, Inc. and traveling throughout the United States with her husband on car trips and train trips to the west coast with her father.  A major delight was spending time with her husband and their grandchildren and their great-grandchildren.  In her 80's she said that she lives for her grandchildren - to watch them grow, attend their activities, and share their accomplishments.

Leona was preceded in death by Clete, her loving husband of 66 years.  She is survived by her five children: Diane (Ken) Koch, Petersburg; Roy (Ann) Fortmann, Chapel Hill, NC; Linda (Larry) Vandenberg, Arlington, VA; Don (Helen) Fortmann, Dyersville; and Jim (Teri) Fortmann, Marion.  Leona has thirteen wonderful grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

In keeping with Leona's simple wishes, on Saturday, October 25, 2014, there will be a visitation at Kramer Funeral Home, Dyersville, Iowa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed immediately by funeral services.  Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery, Dyersville.  Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.

Condolences accepted at www.kramerfuneral.com

 



Clifford J. Winner

Clifford J. Winner, age 94, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, surrounded by his family. To honor Clifford's life, funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at St. Raphael's Cathedral, 231 Bluff St., with Rev. Alan J. Dietzenbach officiating. To celebrate Clifford's life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St., where a parish scripture wake service will be led by Deacon Tim LoBianco at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Clifford was born on June 1, 1920, in Dubuque, IA, son of Chauncey and Elizabeth (Giesen) Winner.

Clifford was a lifelong Dubuque resident. He married Dorothy Peters on June 7, 1947, at St. Patrick's Church. He was employed at Caradco, Flexsteel and retired as a Foreman from A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Clifford was a former member of St. Mary's Church, where he served as an usher for many years. He enjoyed playing basketball and fast pitch softball. Clifford was inducted as a member into the Fast Pitch Hall of Fame. He enjoyed camping, traveling and hunting in his younger days.

Clifford is survived by his wife, Dorothy Winner, Dubuque, IA, his children and grandchildren, Lawrence (Janet) Winner and their son, Michael (Chantayn) Winner of Boise, ID, Ann (Vince "V.J.") Hanson and their children, Trisha and Evan Hanson, Marian (Gary) Backes and their children, Katie and Kyle Backes, and grandchildren, Christopher (Christina Julson) Winner and Sara (Zach) Dowell, all of Dubuque, 6 great-grandchildren, his sister, Mildred Fairfield, his sister-in-law, Rosemary Winner, all of Dubuque, IA, numerous nieces and nephews.

Clifford was preceded in death by his parents, a son Thomas Winner in 2010, a sister Eileen (Paul) Pape, two brothers Sylvester (Esther) and John Winner, two brothers-in-law George Beau and Edward Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers a Clifford J. Winner memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Oak Park Place and Dubuque Nursing and Rehab for all their care of Clifford.

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



Gloria J. Williams

Gloria June Williams, 87, of Dubuque Nursing and Rehabilitation Center died Monday, October 20, 2014.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday October 24 at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Road, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.

Gloria was born on June 3, 1927 in Dubuque, daughter of William and Emma (Blickensdoefer) Lightfoot. She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School, class of 1945.

Gloria worked at Stamphers Department during high school. She worked at Dubuque Fire Marines and started the Dubuque multiple listing service and Dubuque Board of Realtors as executive secretary from mid 60's to 80's.
She married James Dexter Williams on May 15, 1948 at Immanuel Congregational Church.

Gloria spent most of her years playing golf, bowling, cards, bingo and spending time with her family.

Surviving is her son, Gary Williams; four grandchildren, Greg Williams, Brad (Melissa) Williams, Carol (Jason) Tsacudakis, Patti (Justin North) Williams; great- grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kimberly, and Tyler Williams; Alyson Hansel, Lucas and Isabelle Tsacudakis, Hailey Julson, Tyler, Madalyn and Natalie North; brother-in-law, Darald Ferneau of St. Louis; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three sisters, Helen (Wemett) Schmitt, Eleanor (Wemett) Ferneau and Violet (Wemett) Hocker.

Memorials may be given to Hopsice of Dubuque and Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Dubuque and the nurses and staff of Dubuque Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.



Dorothy L. Lester

Dorothy L. Lester, 88, of Dubuque, died Monday, October 20, 2014 at Stonehill Care Center. There will be no public services. The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy was born August 28, 1926 in Kennebec, South Dakota, daughter of William and Sadie (Peiffer) Takes. The family moved to Cascade, Iowa when Dorothy was a child. She later moved to Dubuque.

She was a homemaker who raised three children. She loved nature, especially flowers and watching birds. She also enjoyed music.

Dorothy is survived by three children, Kenneth (Debra) Lester of Epworth, Nancy Rosemeyer of Dubuque and Kristine Feldman of Dubuque; ten grandchildren, Tracy Ede, Tina (Todd) Priest, Jacob (April) Moyer, John (Natalie) Lester, Cheyanne (Phillip) Hoeger, Chad Fury, Robin (Matt) Folstad, Leah Rosemeyer, Jeffrey Feldman and Eric Feldman; 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her former spouse, Walter Lester; son in law, Tony Rosemeyer; and siblings, Paul and Lawrence Takes, Veronica Leneberg, Agnes Walske, Kathryn Teichman, Martha Bousselot, and Irene Freiburger.

Memorials may be made to the Dorothy Lester Memorial Fund.

For further information, or to leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Stonehill Care Center, Hospice of Dubuque and Dr. Brian Sullivan and his nurses and staff for all of their wonderful care.



Linda A. Powlistha

Linda A. Powlistha, 72, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died suddenly on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A celebration of Linda's life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, October 23, 2014, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.

Linda Ann Woods was born on January 3, 1942 in Jackson County, Iowa, to Max Henry and Dorothy Wilma (Bentley) Woods. She attended the country school at Hurstville through the 8th grade and then graduated from Maquoketa High School in 1960. She married Lynn F. Battles, Jr. in June of 1961 in Maquoketa, Iowa. He preceded her in death on September 21, 1975. She later married Donald L. Powlistha on May 16, 1982 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Linda was a homemaker and had her own daycare for many years. She had also worked as a secretary, ran the Maquoketa Caves concession stand for several years, and worked as a teachers aide.

Linda was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa. She was active in many community organizations with her time, talent and resources. Some of the organizations that benefited from her involvement were the Jackson County Tourism Council, Friends of the Maquoketa Caves and the Ohnward Fine Arts Center where she volunteered.

Those left to honor Linda's memory include her husband Donald Powlistha of Maquoketa, IA; a daughter Lisa Battles Hinz of Maquoketa, IA; 3 step-children, Richard (Jerri) Powlistha of Clinton, IA, Michael (Becky) Powlistha of Clinton, IA, and Donna (Jerry) Gilbert of Antioch, IL; a grandson Wyatt Hinz; 2 step-grandchildren T.J. and Matthew Gilbert; and a brother Willard "Bill" Woods of Maquoketa, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lynn "Freddie", and a son Larry Lynn Battles on March 14, 1981.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Linda A. Powlistha memorial fund has been established.

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

 



Marlene M. Eversoll

Marlene Marie Eversoll, age 77, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 20, 2014 at Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 1:15 p.m. Private family services are being held to honor Marlene's life. Behr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marlene was born on October 20, 1937 in Dundee, Ia., daughter of Fred and Mary (Mohr) Becker. She was married to Patrick Eversoll for over 30 years before he preceded her in death. Marlene worked in the kitchen at Finley Hospital and the Dubuque Packing Company for over 35 years until her retirement. In her spare time she enjoyed playing bingo, working on seek and finds and helping and attending church suppers. Marlene's greatest joy was found in spending time with her family and friends, especially Dawn Hocking, Robin Copeland and Wanda Schaller. Marlene will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know and love her.

Marlene is survived by 5 children; Richard Jaeger of Morrison, Ill., Patti (Rich) Sheppard of Silvis, Ill., Jim (Wendy) Jaeger of Dubuque, Rita (Bob) Tomkins of Silvis, Ill. and Lynn (Jeff) Lamson of Baraga, Michigan. She is also survived by 14 Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren; 1 Sister, Faith (Tom LeClere) Kramer of Dubuque and many Nieces and Nephews.

Marlene was preceded in death by her husband Patrick, her parents and her brother, Virgil Becker.

In lieu of flowers a Marlene Marie Eversoll memorial fund has been established.

The family of Marlene would like to thank the nurses and staff of Dr. Schreiber, Mercy Medical Center and Hospice of Dubuque, especially Karen Hayes, for all their care and support.

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



Michael R. Schute

Michael R. "Woody" Schute, age 55, of Dubuque, passed away at 9:11am, on Friday, October 17, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center. To celebrate Mike's life, friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Behr Funeral Home 1491 Main St. A private family burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

Michael was born on April 8, 1959, in Dubuque, IA, son of James and Donna (Kall) Schute. Mike graduated from Dubuque Senior High School Class of 1977. He worked in concrete construction for over 25 years. Mike enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, playing cards and dice games. He was an avid Green Bay Packer and Chicago Cubs fan. Mike loved spending time with family and friends enjoying a good talk with a cold drink in hand.

Mike is survived by, his daughter, Terra (Michael) Carroll, Palm Bay, FL, his two granddaughters, Leila and Vanessa Carroll, Palm Bay, FL, his father, James Schute, Dubuque, IA, his siblings, Linda (Steve Jewett) Locher, Pam (Andy) Bauer, Terry (Sandy) Schute, all of Dubuque, 5 nieces and 1 nephew, 3 great-nieces.

Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Schute, and brother Tom Schute and his step-mother Patricia Schute.

In lieu of flowers a Michael R. Schute memorial fund has been established.

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



Diana Rae Morton

Diana Rae Morton, 69 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on October 16, 2014 at Unity Point Health, Finley Hospital. Private family services will be held at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd with Msgr. Daniel Knepper officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

She was born on August 1, 1945 in Peosta, Iowa the daughter of Raymond and Phyllis (Sitzman) McDonald.

She is survived by her son James (Christina) Morton, of Florida, two grandchildren James Patrick and Callista Morton, of Florida, the love of her life Keith Marugg, of Dubuque. Her siblings Randy McDonald, Gary McDonald, Ronald McDonald, Raymond "Sonny" McDonald, all of Dubuque, many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister-in-law Molly McDonald.

The family would like to thank Keith and his family for welcoming her into their lives and making Diana a part of his family.



Ilse T. Stillmunks

Ilse T. Stillmunks, age 76, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 11:50 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 2014, at ManorCare Health Services. To honor Ilse's life funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Church of the Resurrection, 4300 Asbury Road, with Rev. Mark Murphy officiating. To celebrate Ilse's life family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St. Entombment will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.

Ilse was born on July 30, 1938, in Aschaffenburg, Germany, daughter of Josef and Lena (Nebel) Bergmann.
Ilse married Harmon L. Stillmunks on September 14, 1963 in Aschaffenburg. He preceded her in death on December 7, 1994. She was a devoted wife and a wonderful mother who will be deeply missed. Ilse enjoyed flower gardening, crafts, especially knitting and crocheting, cooking, singing, gift-giving, home decorating, hobby photography and enjoyed chocolate. She enjoyed children and spending time with her close friends. Ilse was very generous, a strong parent and a super-trooper who could bring change to her world. In small matters she had a flair for elegance.

Ilse is survived by her son, Paul Martin Stillmunks, Dubuque, IA, her younger sister, Annette (Bergmann) Schadler, Aschaffenburg, Germany.

Ilse was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a younger brother Freddy Bergmann.

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



Adelaide J. Haferbecker

Adelaide J. Haferbecker, age 75, of Gratiot, WI, formerly of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully at 11:44 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Darlington, WI. To celebrate Addie's life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014. at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St., Dubuque, IA, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Also to celebrate Addie's life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Warren United Methodist Church, 107 East Jefferson, Warren, Ill. To honor Addie's life, funeral services will be held at the Warren United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 with Pastor Roger Bronkema officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque, IA. Behr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Adelaide was born on July 25, 1939 in Galena, Illinois, daughter of Albert and Ethel (Ivy) Boggild. She was married to Charles Haferbecker until he preceded her in death on March 21, 2008.

Addie retired from A.Y. McDonald after many years of faithful service. She enjoyed playing bingo, but especially enjoyed spending time outside with her family and many friends.

Addie is survived by 4 children; Deb (Dave) Root, Nancy (Gerald) Heimann, Charlie and David Haferbecker. 4 Step-Children; Carol Paul, Laura, Steve and Mike Haferbecker. 10 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren. 4 Sisters; Grace Johnson, Rita (Paul) Blakeman, Glenda Sullivan and Karen (Dean) Schober.

Addie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 2 brothers; William and David and 1 sister, Florence (Ray) Lalley.

An Adelaide J. Haferbecker memorial fund has been established.

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



Rosalie M. Ballard

Rosalie M. (Pfiffner) Ballard, 95 formerly of Davenport died, Friday October 17, 2014 at Kansas City Hospice House. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where the family will greet friends one hour prior to Mass Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are entrusted at Hoffmann Schneider Funeral Home, 1640 Main Street.

Rosalie Mary (Phiffner) was born on November 16, 1918 in Dubuque, IA. She lived much of her life in Davenport, IA. She lived in the Kansas City area the last 4 years of her life. She was a loving mother to her children, Janet Ballard, Gerald (Jill) Ballard, and (Stanley) and Patricia Jones. She had four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She loved word games and spending time with her great grandchildren.

Online condolences maybe submitted at www.hoffmannschneider.com



Phoebe L. Keck

Phoebe L. Keck, 93, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died on Friday evening, October 17, 2014, at the Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A celebration of Phoebe's life will be held at 11 A.M., Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1410 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, and after 10 A.M. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa.

Phoebe Little was born on June 20, 1921 in Burlington, Iowa, to George B. Little and Adeline Susan (Moir) Little. She grew up in Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School in 1938. She then attended the University of Iowa where she would meet her future husband, Allan Levi Keck. They were married on September 12, 1942 in Burlington, Iowa and to this union three daughters were born.

Phoebe and Allan lived in Corpus Christi, Texas during the war. Upon Allan's honorable discharge from the Navy they moved to Maquoketa, Iowa where Allan began practicing with the Keck Law Office and later became a Judge for the 7th Judicial District of Iowa. Phoebe was a dedicated partner, housewife and mother who raised a family and was actively involved in many community and church activities.

Phoebe was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Maquoketa and St. John's Episcopal Church in Dubuque, serving on both church councils. She had also served on the Altar Guild at St. Mark's and taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of the PTA, Jackson County Public Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Chapter BX P.E.O. and had delivered Meals on Wheels. She had also served on the Maquoketa School Board and the Jackson County Public Hospital Board of Trustees. She enjoyed playing bridge, reading, listening to classical music, and was an avid Cubs and Hawkeyes fan. She loved dogs and learned the computer at age 80. She was affectionately known by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as "Grandma Fifi".

Those left to honor Phoebe's memory include her children, Susan (Obie) Bowen of Waukee, IA, Katy (Larry) Hayward of Maquoketa, IA, and Rev. Carolyn Keck of Pulaski, TN; 4 grandchildren, Kim (Jess Wheelock) Bowen of Boone, IA, Reneé (Tod) Bowman of Maquoketa, IA, Robin Hayward of Iowa City, IA and Rebecca (Clay) Peterson of N. Liberty, IA; 4 great-grandchildren, Beau, Levi and Addie Bowman and Trygve Peterson; and her faithful canine companion Heidi.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Allan on December 15, 1998, a brother George B. Little III and a granddaughter Kristine Bowen.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Phoebe L. Keck memorial fund has been established.

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



Dianna M. Morrow

Dianna M Morrow, 61, of Dubuque died on Oct. 13, 2014
At her request, no services will be held. The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home & Crematory, 2659 JFK Road is in charge of the arrangements.

Dianna was born on October 18, 1952 in Dubuque, the daughter of Norbert and Eloise (Klinkenberg) Koppes.
Dianna was a vivacious person who had a passion for life. She loved people and could talk to anyone. She loved animals, especially her cats. She was always feeding the neighborhood cats and taking in strays.

Dianna was a Independent Sales Director with Mary Kay Inc. She was very proud of the company. Dianna was with the sales force for 27 years. Her Mary Kay consultants and customers were her life, as well as many friends. She was a very generous and giving person who will be missed by many.

She is survived by her siblings, Billie Meyer, Cedar Rapids, IA, Dennis (Carol) Koppes, East Dubuque, IL, David (Gail) Koppes, Loveland, Co, Wayne (Carla) Koppes, Maine, Debbie Peterson, Dubuque, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Lee; and sister Sherry Brimeyer.



Dale J. Boge

Dale J. Boge, 76, of 13369 Kramer Road, Farley, Iowa, died Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Friends and relatives of Dale may call from 2 to 8 p.m., Sunday, October 19, 2014, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Farley, Iowa where a wake service will be held at 2:00 p.m.

Services for Dale will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 20, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Farley, Iowa with Rev. Michael Schueller Presiding. Burial will be held in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Farley, Iowa.

Dale was born May 18, 1938 in Farley, Iowa, son of Joseph J. and Delores (Clemen) Boge. He received his education in the Farley rural country schools. On August 21, 1971 he was united in marriage to Nancy J. Coulthard in Platteville, Wisconsin. She preceded him in death on May 28, 2009. The couple farmed in the rural Farley area.

Dale truly loved farming and the land. He treasured time spent with his children and grandchildren.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Parish in Farley, Iowa and its Altar and Rosary Society.

He is survived by a daughter, Christine (Karamoko) Boge-Hubbard of Coralville, IA and their children, Delores and Grayson; two sons, James (Jennifer Woolf) Boge of Farley, IA and their children, Lillian, Joseph, Jacob, Lucille and Jameson; and Mike (Emily Reinert) Boge of Farley, IA and their children, Lukas and Erik; a brother, John "Jack" Boge of Farley, IA.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Joyce Ann Boge on June 2, 2010 and Elaine D. Boge on January 27, 2011.

A Dale J. Boge memorial fund has been established.

The family extends a special thanks to the healthcare team at Oakcrest Manor in Dyersville, Iowa.

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

 



Dr. Douglas J. Butzier, M.D.

Dr. Douglas J. Butzier, M.D., 59, of Dubuque died on October 13, 2014 as a result from injuries sustained in an air plane accident.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 18, at the Heritage Center, on Bennett and McCormick, University of Dubuque, where a visitation will follow until 6 p.m. The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Road is assisting the family.

Douglas was born on June 2, 1955 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the son of Kenneth and Mary (Rutledge) Butzier. Doug's family moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa in 1960, where he attended Malcom Price Laboratory School from kindergarten through 12th grade, graduating from the Northern University High School in 1973. He started his college career at the University of Montana, studying Forestry. While living in Missoula, Montana, he began working as a fireman and then an EMT where he found his passion for the medical community. He returned to his home state to attend the University of Iowa, to complete his undergraduate degree and then his MD from the University of Iowa Medical School, in 1984. Doug completed his Emergency Medicine internship training at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane Washington. He then attended his residency training at the University of Arizona Trauma Center in Tucson, finishing this training in 1987.
Following his education, Doug worked as an ER doctor in the Twin Cities and Tucson before moving to Dubuque in 1997, where he has been with Mercy Medical Center Since. He has remained very active in Mercy Hospital administrative service duties, including serving as Medical Staff President. He remained in practice as an Emergency Room physician at the time of his death. In his continuous pursuit of learning, Doug went on to obtain his MBA at the University of Iowa's Executive MBA Program, in 2007. In addition, he was the Chair of the Iowa Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council.

Doug was very active in his community, volunteering his time and talent on numerous boards, committees and organizations. He was always looking for his next adventure ranging from a 6 week medical expedition to Nepal, to coaching and refereeing youth soccer and other sports as his five children grew up. He served as the Medical Director for the Dubuque and Asbury Fire Departments, he was the staff physician to the Dubuque County Jail, and the medical director for Kunkel & Associates.

He obtained his pilot's license, and loved flying his own plane. His most recent calling was become involved in the political process and so became a candidate for the Libertarian Party for the US Senate seat from the Great State of Iowa. He felt compelled to make a difference regarding several national issues, about which he was passionate and particularly well qualified to speak. He was an avid outdoorsman, loving backpacking, mountain climbing, hunting, exploring, biking, and working in his yard.

His greatest passion, after Ann, was flying, needing only the slightest excuse to go fly anywhere. He jumped at every opportunity to treat anybody to a scenic excursion in the sky. He was a highly experienced and tested pilot, and was alone in the plane at the time of the accident. He was an instrument rated pilot, and was working on his FAA Certified Flight Instructor's license. He had logged more than 6 times the national average for private pilots, having flown over 1000 hours in just the last 6 years.

Doug has been working tirelessly to develop his vision of building the Grand River Indoor Sports Facility. He has spent years planning his dream to benefit youth sports and create opportunities in the greater Dubuque area. His dream was within reach, and he was in the process of purchasing the land, and funding the project.

Surviving is his wife, Ann; two sons, Nic of Iowa City and Alex of Eden Prairie MN, step daughter Sarah Chapman, and step sons Ben Chapman and Chris Chapman all of Dubuque. Also his brothers David and Suzi of Boise, and Stuart and Robin of Albuquerque and his five treasured nephews, Christopher, Logan, Matthew, Joseph and Daniel.

He was preceded in death by, his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the following:
In memory of Dr. Douglas J. Butzier
c/o Dubuque Mercy Medical Center, 250 Mercy Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001
Or:
MPLS Plaza Project, University of Northern Iowa Foundation, 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0282
Or:
Make a Wish Foundation in Dubuque
Or:
Other contributions will be dispersed to the many other charitable organizations that Doug and Ann have contributed to over the years.

For more information please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com

Special thank you to all the first responders for this terrible accident as well all of the emergency community of Dubuque and the surrounding area

 



Miriam F. Hennig

Miriam F. Hennig, 97, of Dubuque, died Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Luther Manor. Private family services will be held at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Miriam was born November 19, 1916 in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of William and Mary (Otto) Erner. She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School. On September 2, 1937 she married Harold Hennig in Dubuque. He preceded her in death in 1975.

In 1959 the family moved down the river by houseboat. They owned and operated a café in Ashland City, Tennessee, then moved to Arkansas. She returned to Dubuque in 1983.

She is a past member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Arkadelphia and Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque. She enjoyed Scrabble and crossword puzzles.

Miriam is survived by three children, Carole (Tom) Kueper of Dubuque, Dolores Bashaw of Greenbrier, Arkansas, and Kenneth (Gail) Hennig of Alto, New Mexico; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters, and a son in law, Jim Bashaw.

For further information, or to leave an online for the family, please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com.

The family would like to the thank the nurses and staff at Luther Manor and Hospice of Dubuque for their kind and compassionate care.



Herbert C. Von Hollen

Herbert C. Von Hollen, 83, of Dubuque died Monday, October 6, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Stamford, Nebraska.

Herbert was born September 1, 1931 in Orleans, Nebraska, son of Frederick and Augusta (Pentz). He attended school in Orleans for 12 years. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.

After serving in the Navy, Herbert enrolled at the University of Nebraska, where he met the woman of his dreams, Verna Tarnasky. They were married on September 1, 1957 in Seward, Nebraska. She preceded him in death on August 10, 2013.

After college, Herbert worked as an accountant for Kiewit Construction, then Sherwood Construction, retiring December 31, 1996. Herbert was an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America.

He is survived by two sons, Michael (Scott Mattison) Von Hollen and Mark Von Hollen, both of Dubuque, Iowa; four grandchildren, Sonja (Tyler) Schuster, Kelsie Von Hollen, Zach (Jarred) Mattison, and Lauren Mattison; one great grandson, Travis Schuster; and three siblings, Eleanor Nail, Fred (Charlotte) Von Hollen, and JoAnn Hayes.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; his father in law, William Tarnasky, two mothers in law, Lydia and Ida Tarnasky and two brothers in law, Wesley Nail and Bill Hayes.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

 



Charles R. Nesteby

Charles Raymond "Chuck" Nesteby age 86 of Dubuque died Wednesday October 15th, 2014 at home. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday October 17, 2014 at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Linwood Cemetery.

Chuck was born on October 31, 1927 in Castalia, IA, the son of Carl and Florence (Jahnke) Nesteby. He served in the US Army during World War II.

He married Alfreda "Freda" Hackman on July 8, 1950 at Saint Raphael's Cathedral. She preceded in him death on March 8, 2014. Chuck was self-employed most of his life and ran Chuck's Shell Service Station along with Nesteby Trucking until his retirement. He loved to rebuild cars and trucks and enjoyed watching the area stock car races, Nascar, and WWE with his brothers, sons, and nephews.

He is survived by two Sons Dan (Katherine) Nesteby, and Doug Nesteby, of Dubuque. Four grandchildren, Lee, Craig, and BreAnn Nesteby and Shayna (Chris) Boxleiter. Three great grandchildren, Creighton, Skylar and Tucker Nesteby and Anna Boxleiter. And a great granddaughter on the way. A daughter in law Janice Nesteby and three sisters-in-law; Joann, Berl, and Carol.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sons; Roger, Ronald and Stevie and three brothers; Robert, Richard, and Donald.

The family request no flowers as a memorial fund has been established for Chuck. The family would like to thank the Doctors Nurses and Staff of Mercy Medical Center along with Manor Care and Lori at the VA for the exceptional care they gave to Chuck also to Janell at Sunshine Restaurant for her friendship.



Mercedes C. Maiers

Mercedes C. Maiers, 92, of Dyersville, Iowa died Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville, Iowa.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday October 17, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 4:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday October 18, 2014, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Jeffrey Dole will officiate.

Mercedes was born January 19, 1922 in Dyersville, Iowa the daughter of Ernest and Clara (Goerdt) Grawe.  She married Ambrose Maiers on October 24, 1945 in Dyersville, Iowa.  He preceded her in death.  Mercedes worked for St. Francis hot lunch for over 18 years.  She also was a host maker and cleaned church for many years.

Survivors include one sister, Imogene Bagge of Dyersville, and many nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ambrose in 1992, siblings: Cletus Grawe, Gerald (Aurelia) Grawe, Madonna (Leroy) Wulfekuhle and brother-in-law, Jerome Bagge.

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

 



Rita H. Callahan

Rita H. Callahan, 90, of Epworth, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at her home in Epworth, Iowa. Friends and relatives of Rita may call from 3 to 8 p.m., Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth, Iowa, where a wake service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Services for Rita will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014 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.

Rita was born November 25, 1923 in Bankston, Iowa, daughter of Fred and Johanna (Stritzel) Mausser. She attended rural country schools and graduated from Epworth High School. On November 16, 1950, she was united in marriage to Noel Callahan at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He proceeded her in death on December 23, 2010.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Parish and it's Altar and Rosary Society. Rita enjoyed her flowers and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal's fan.

She is survived by one daughter, Donna (Dave) Marxen of Epworth, IA; one son, Curt (LuAnn) Callahan of Dubuque, IA; three grandchildren, Zachary Marxen, Jessica (Marcus) Wunderlich, and Valerie (Chris) Marxen-Spoerle; one great grandson; Benson Wunderlich; two sisters-in-law, Jean Mausser of Epworth, IA and Florence Callahan of Dyersville, IA.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Noel Callahan; two sisters, Emma Mausser and Bette (Danny) McDermott; 5 brothers, Bill (Margret), Joe, Clem, Henry and Bernard (Mary Agnes) Mausser; brothers and sisters-in-law; Vince (Margret) Callahan, Irene (Milton) Oberfoell, and Ray Callahan.

A Memorial Fund has been established in memory of Rita Callahan.

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



Jason A. Moore

Jason A. Moore, 45, of East Dubuque, Ill., passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 at his residence.

Funeral services will be 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque with Jody Timmerman officiating.  Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the East Dubuque Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Jason was born on April 24, 1969 in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Ronald and Diana (Robertson) Moore.

He was a graduate of East Dubuque High School, Class of 1987.  Jason worked as a Masonry Laborer. He loved music and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan but the most important part of his life was his son Riley Joe.

Surviving is his son Riley Joe Kammerude, his parents Ronald & Diana Moore, one brother Ronald Steven Moore and a sister Tracy (Rob) Schwartz all of East Dubuque. A niece Ashley Moore of DeForest, Wisconsin and a nephew Adam Schwartz of East Dubuque. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother Chad Moore in infancy, his grandparents, Kenny & Helen Moore and Paul & Eva Robertson.

A Jason A. Moore memorial fund has been established for the care of his son Riley Joe.

 

 



Jacqueline L. Schroeder

Jacqueline Lee Schroeder, 53, of Dubuque, IA, passed away Friday, October 10, in the loving arms of her husband after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Thursday, October 16, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Kyle Digmann officiating. Interment will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may greet the family at Sacred Heart on Wednesday, October 15, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., where there will be a wake service at 7:30 p.m. Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Jacque was born September 29, 1961, daughter to Jerry and Barbara (Newman) Clarke. She married Peter Schroeder on November 23, 1985 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Jacque grew up in East Dubuque, Illinois and graduated from East Dubuque High School in 1980. She went on to receive an AA in Accounting at NICC. Jacque then attended Clarke University, graduating in 1985 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting. Her career in accounting included Flexsteel, Trilog, and McKesson. Most recently, Jacque acted as Vice President of Ja-Mar Pattern and Restoration, the business she shared with her husband Peter. Jacque enjoyed many activities with her husband and family, including road trips, fishing, deer hunting, and remodeling their home. She loved karaoke and would often DJ events with Peter under the moniker, King of the Road Entertainment. She looked forward to lavishly decorating for the holidays, birthdays, and any special event. She also enjoyed spending time with her beloved dog, Sedrick, who preceded her in death.

Jacque is survived by her husband of 29 years, Peter; her children Barbara Schroeder of Memphis, TN, Paul (Kristin) Schroeder, and John Schroeder, both of Dubuque; her mother, Barbara; siblings Janet (Jeffrey) Pettera, Judy (Melvin) Matous, Jo Blakeman, Jean (Randall) Cornwell, twin sister Julia Clarke-Davis, Linda (Jerry) Fossum, and Theodore Clarke III; mother in law, Virginia Schroeder, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry, and her father in law Paul Schroeder.

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



Mary A Gebhard

Mary A. Gebhard, 94, of Bloomington, IL and formerly of Dyersville died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL.

Friends may call from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 5:00.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Oct. 16, 2014, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Jeffrey Dole will officiate.

Mary was born May 13, 1920, in Dubuque, IA the daughter of Paul and Caroline (Birner) Billmeyer.  She married Frank A. Gebhard on Jan. 15, 1946, in Dubuque.

Mary loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved to stay busy and throughout her long and active life; she was on a bowling team, enjoyed sewing, worked as a volunteer at the Dyer House, made hosts at the Basilica, enjoyed hiking and walking outside, shopping, baking cookies, and going to the activities at Westminster. She especially loved the holidays as it would bring her family together.

She will be remembered as loving mother, grandmother, and proud great-grandmother.

Surviving are 5 children: James (Linda) Gebhard of Pasadena, CA, Mary Kay (John) Sheehy of Cincinnati, OH, Tom Gebhard of Orlando, FL, Michael (Lucinda) Gebhard of Bloomington, IL and Jerry (Robin) Gebhard of Tulsa, OK; 13 grandchildren: James Jr. (Cara), Mark, and Peter (Sylvia) Gebhard, Renee, Joseph, Kathy and Dr. John Paul Sheehy, Paul (Courtney) and Hans Gebhard, Miriam (Dan) Troutner, and Joel Gebhard, Eric (Lauren) and Craig (Erin) Gebhard;4 great grandchildren: Phoebe, Willa and Charlotte Gebhard and Ava Troutner; a sister, Jeanette Smith of Des Moines, IA, and a brother, Gilbert (Maureen) Billmeyer of Dubuque, IA.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1986, 2 brothers, Lt. James and Richard (Ruth) Billmeyer, and a brother-in-law, George Smith.

Memorials are preferred to Beckmann High school.

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

 

 



Joanne J. Horn

Joanne J. Horn, 77, of Dubuque, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at Manor Care.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Hoffmann-Schneider Funeral Home, 1640 Main St. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18th at the funeral home.

Joanne was born March 25, 1937 in Dubuque, daughter of Walton E. and Marion E. (Frommelt) Mauer. She married Harold A. Horn on July 19, 1958 at First English Lutheran Church in Platteville, Wisc.

She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School She enjoyed arts, crafts, sewing, her flowers, and gardening.. She was a dedicated homemaker caring for her family and raising her children and many other children just like they were her own for many years. She loved all animals especially her dogs and cat. She was a great supporter of the Doris Day Animal Foundation.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Harold ‘Harry'; children, William Horn, Robert "Slob" Horn, and Jeffrey "J" (Mary) Horn, all of Dubuque; and a nephew, Brian (Candace) Mauer, of Seattle, Wash.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Walton E. Mauer, Jr., and Dwayne Mauer.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Joanne's memory.

Special thanks to the staff at Mercy Medical Center, Ennoble Manor, Bell Tower, Manor Care and Hospice of Dubuque, for all your care of our wife and mom.

Online condolences maybe sent at www.hoffmannschneider.com



Carl J. Wilson, Sr.

Carl J. Wilson Sr., age 66, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:24 p.m. To honor Carl's life, funeral services will be held at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St. on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m with Deacon John Stierman officiating, where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League. To celebrate Carl's life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Behr Funeral Home.

Carl was born on September 14, 1948 in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Ernest and Martha (Hosier) Wilson. Carl married Dianna Lynn McIntyre on June 21, 1969. Carl proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps with 2 tours in Vietnam; bravely holding his position as a decorated point man with the U.S. Marine Special Forces 3rd Recon Battalion Alpha Company. He retired from John Deere Dubuque Works after 30 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, UAW Local 94 and the American Legion. Carl was an honorable man and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Carl is survived by his wife, Dianna of Dubuque. Daughter, Cynthia (Steven) Hartley of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. Son, Carl J. (Reina) Wilson Jr. of San Antonio, Texas. 4 Grandchildren, Brandon M. Davis, Ashleigh (Shaun) Kessler, Cody Wilson and Kaydi Wilson. 1 Great-Grandson, Christian Kessler and one arriving in May 2015. 3 Brothers; Rick (Susie), Steve and Mike (LouAnn) Wilson. 2 Sisters; Julia Benson and Christina Wilson. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. And Carl's cocker spaniel and "his little girl", Sammy Sue.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents.

A Carl J. Wilson Sr. memorial fund has been established, cards for the family may be mailed directly to Behr Funeral Home care of the Carl J. Wilson, Sr. family.

The family would like to extend our appreciation for the dedicated care given to Carl by the nurses and staff with Dr. Thomas Benda Jr., Dr. Liaboe, Dr. Shaw, Finley ICU, and Hospice of Dubuque, especially Elizabeth and Jenny and also to Susie from Finley Home Care. Also a deepest and most sincere thank you to our dear friends Amy, Justice, Junior, Karen, Kathy, Sandy and Andy who stood by us during our time of need.

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



Joyce J. O'Toole

Joyce J. O'Toole, 73 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at Unity Point Health, Finley Hospital. Funeral mass will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 15th, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church with Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 14th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 4:00 p.m.

Joyce was born on May 31, 1941 in DeKalb, IL the daughter of Merlin and Anna (Gillen) Coyle. She worked at Eagles Country Market in Dubuque for many years until retirement. She enjoyed taking shopping trips, going to the casino and making people laugh. She married John "Jack" O'Toole, and they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on October 17th. Jack passed away on September 15th, 2014 and the family believes Joyce passed of a broken heart. They will now celebrate their 50th together in Heaven.

She is survived by her children; Molly (Bill) Carpenter, of Dubuque, and Sean (Erin) O'Toole, of Gilbert, Arizona. Six grandchildren, Kayla, Billy, Brock Carpenter, Jackson, Nolan, and Josie O'Toole. Siblings Pat (Dave) Lehman, of Farley, Iowa, Peter (Barb) Coyle, of Dubuque, Marilyn Garbart, of Pittsburg, PA, Dolly Jennings, of Sabula, IA, and Jack (Joan) Furlong, of Dubuque.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John "Jack" O'Toole on September 15, 2014, her sister Kathy Loso, and brother, Gene Furlong.