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David L. McMahon

David L. McMahon, 96, of Luther Manor, formerly of 395 York St. Dubuque, Iowa, died March 27, 2015 at 2:15 a.m.
Services will be held on Monday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Columbkille Church with Father Gabriel Anderson officiating. A visitation will be held from 9:00-10:15 Monday at the church. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, where Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion, Post 6. The Egelhof, Siegert, & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

David was born on May 21, 1918, in Dubuque to Joseph and Genevieve (McGuire) McMahon. He graduated from Columbia Academy (later Loras Academy) in 1936. During his teen years and following his graduation, he and his brothers painted houses and barns to help support the family during the Great Depression.

During World War II David was drafted into the Army where he served in the Signal Corps, 1941-45. He received training at Fort Monmouth, N.J., Fort Dix, N.J., and Camp Crowder, Mo. In November 1943 he was sent overseas and was stationed in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre. Sailing from Long Beach, Calif., he was among 24 soldiers, a Navy gun crew, and some Merchant Marines, including the captain, aboard a Liberty Ship. The ship encountered a cyclone en route to India and nearly sank.
With the rank of Tech Sergeant, David was a cryptographer with the Military Intelligence Service and was in charge of the code room, first in New Delhi, India, and later in Chongqing, China. His duties included breaking down coded messages into plain text and encoding and sending coded messages. After circumnavigating the globe by ship during his tour of duty he was honorably discharged in November 1945. In October 2010 he went on Honor Flight from Dubuque to Washington, D.C., and experienced a memorable day touring the WWII Monument, Viet Nam War Memorial, as well as others.
Upon discharge from military service, he returned to work at the family business, McMahon Wallpaper & Paint Store, located at 544 Main St., until it closed in 1970 due to the city's urban renewal project. He then worked at Montgomery Ward in Kennedy Mall until his retirement in 1982.

David married Annabelle Shields on Sept. 27, 1947, at the Church of the Nativity, Dubuque; she died on Nov. 20, 2014. Together they had five children: Anne, Stephen, Sheila, Donna, and James. David and Annabelle were members of St. Columbkille Parish since 1947.

As a young man, David sang in the St. Anthony's Church choir and enjoyed ice skating and playing football, baseball and tennis, as well as other sports. He was an avid Notre Dame football fan, Chicago Cubs baseball fan, and was a league bowler for many years. He enjoyed family gatherings and loved to play euchre.

Surviving are three daughters: Anne (Richard) Hesse of Menomonee Falls, Wis., Sheila (Myron) Tranel of Platteville, Wis., and Donna (Daniel) Stehn of Peosta, and a son, Stephen of Dubuque. Also five grandchildren: Luke (Pamela) Tranel, Laura (Danny) Holt, Molly (James Cho) Stehn, Katie (Ethan Esser) Stehn, and Maggie Stehn; and six great-grandchildren: Henry, Oliver, and Rosemary Tranel; Jameson Holt, and Sylvia and Daniel Cho.
He is also survived by his sister-in-law Pearl McMahon of Orange, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Annabelle, his son James in 1995, his parents Joseph and Genevieve McMahon, his siblings Francis and Loretta, both in infancy, his sister Mary, and brothers Harold, Clarence, Robert, Maurice, and Joseph.

The family wishes to thank the staffs of Luther Manor and Hospice of Dubuque for the care they provided our Dad and Grandpa.

Online condolences may be left at www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com



Donald L. Ohmert

Donald Leslie Ohmert, 83, of Dubuque, died Friday, March 27, 2015 at home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2959 Rockdale Rd with the Rev. Dianne Grace officiating. Burial will follow in Center Grove Cemetery with military detail accorded by American Legion Post #6. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory.

Don was born on December 21, 1931 in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of George and Ruth (Bradley) Ohmert. He married Ethel Bakula on February 1, 1958 in North Buena Vista.
Don worked first as a bee farmer on his father's farm, then as the owner of Ohmert's Excavating, and Ohmert's Lawn and Sports, he also owned several rental properties.

Don enjoyed traveling, hunting, snowmobiling, camping and Euchre and has visited almost every state in the U.S. He also enjoyed traveling outside the United States, especially to Canada, Mexico, Panama Canal and Switzerland.

He is survived by his 4 children, Debra (Marvin) Eagle, of Yates Center, KS., Sandra (Ohmert) Clifton, of Colfax, CA, Roger (Carol) Ohmert, of Dubuque, IA and Douglas (Peggy) Ohmert, of LaMotte, IA; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, parents, brother Wayne, and 2 sisters, Elda Ohmert, and Alice Scholz.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque, Home Instead Senior Care, or American Legion Post#6.

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

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. K. Nelson and the nurses and staff Home Instead Senior Care, and Hospice of Dubuque for their constant care and support.



Dolores I. Gerken

Dolores I. Gerken, 87, of Farley, Iowa, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Heritage Manor in Dubuque, Iowa. According to her wishes, there will be no public visitation or services, and her final resting place will be with her parents at Mt Calvary Cemetery. Leonard Funeral Home & Cremetory, 2595 Rockdale Road is assisting the family.

Dolores was born on November 1, 1927 in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Ewald and Anna (Schumacher) Gerken.
She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Dubuque, and worked at Stampfer's Department Store. In 1947 she joined the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Victory and located to Huntington, IN. As a missionary Dolores served in Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. During that time, she received a Master of Arts Degree. Later she was Director of Religious Education at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, MD, and St. Bridget's Church in Richmond, VA. The next 20 years, Dolores resided in the area near Barboursville, VA, where she developed a deep appreciation of antiques, acquired her skill in the art of basketry, and became a Master Gardener. She crafted and sold baskets for her business, Virginia Basketree.
In 1994, Dolores moved back to the Dubuque area, and lived next door to her brother and sister in-law, Bill & Donna, in Farley. She founded the Iowa Basket Maker Guild, and taught basket weaving classes at NICC in Peosta. Dolores volunteered at Mercy Medical Center, Divine Word Seminary, Meals on Wheels, Dubuque Dispute Resolution Center, and Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. In addition, she enjoyed listening to classical music, reading, crocheting, gardening, and playing dominoes and cribbage, and of course, making baskets.

Dolores is survived by her brothers and sister-in-laws: Ewald Gerken, of Cascade; William (Donna) Gerken, of Farley; Joan Gerken, of Naperville, IL; Marlene Gerken, of Dubuque; and nieces, nephews, and friends, near and afar.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louise (Wilfred) Coakley, Donald (Ann) Gerken, Teresa (Donald) McCoy, Adrian Gerken, Joan (Vernon) Larson, Elizabeth Gerken, Mary (John) Temple, Daniel (Joyce) Gerken, and Loras Gerken.

The family wishes to thank Heritage Manor for the care and kindness they provided.

Memorials may be given to the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.



Jim R. Luckritz

Jim R. Luckritz, 68, of Dubuque died Friday, March 27, 2015 at home with his wife, Kathy, and dog, Sadie, by his side, after a brave battle with cancer. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 pm Monday at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road, where there will be a parish wake service at 7 pm. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church with Military Rites accorded by the American Legion Dubuque Post #6 following.

Jim was born July 5, 1946 in Dubuque, son of Wilfred and Elva (Hopkins) Luckritz. He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School and attended University of Dubuque and Clarke College.

He served his country in Viet Nam, with the 82nd Airborne, serving in combat with the 173rd paratroopers. He also served with the Elite Army 5th Special Forces. Upon his discharge from active duty, he served in the reserves with the 389th engineering battalion.

He retired from John Deere Dubuque Tractor works where he worked in product support.

Jim married Kathy Weydert on May 8, 1982 at St. Paul Lutheran Church; they later had their marriage blessed at Sacred Heart Church on May 24, 1987.

In his early years, Jim was an active Boy Scout with Troop 48. He was later active in rugby and drag racing. He was a World Series Grand Racing Champion in the early 1970's. He was also a member of many veterans organizations.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Luckritz of Dubuque; his daughter, Jamie (Bill) Reis of Northbrook, Ill and their children, Luke, Isaac and William; his son, Maj. Jay (Corrine) Luckritz of Italy; cousins, Judy (Jerry) Putz, Joan Steffen, Betty (Tom) Walser, and Miriam DiMascio; In laws, Ronald (Terry) Weydert of Bullard, Texas, and Barbara (Dr. Richard) Lambert, Gerald (Mary Kay) Weydert, Roger (Mary) Weydert, and Margo Weydert, all of Dubuque; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Kathy's parents, Marie and Harold Weydert; sisters in law, Carolyn Weydert, Ann Marie Weydert and a brother in law, Richard Weydert.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jim Luckritz Memorial Fund.

The family would like to thank Fr. Gabriel Anderson, Msgr. Wayne Ressler, Msgr. Tom Zinkula, and Deacon Bill Biver; Drs. John Viner and his nurse, Ann, Mark Hermann, Tony Heiar ARNP, and staff, John Whalen and his nurse, Charlie, Keith Shaw, and Randy Lengeling; the entire staff at Dubuque Internal Medicine, including Jim's lab technicians; Hospice Care Of Dubuque, with the special care from nurse Barb; Finley Home Healthcare, nurse Linda; friends Chris and Dan Brimeyer and family, Ruth and Steve Seipp, Cindy and Dan Kubitz, Susan Bruck-Powell, Tim and Nancy Butler, Paula Evers, Jayne and Bob Ervolino, Kim Sanford, and Jack Sawvel; his classmate, Rex Graham; neighbors Donny Riniker and Gary, Abhay, and Mandy; and family, Barb and Rich, who brought him the Eucharist, and Mary and Roger Weydert.



John C. Burlage

John C. "Jack" Burlage, 64, of Kieler, Wisconsin, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Unity Point Health-Finley Hospital in Dubuque. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler with Rev. Bernard Rott and Rev. Bart Timmerman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Kieler where the parish scripture wake service will be at 1:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 9-10:15 a.m. Monday at the parish center before the service. Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cuba City is in charge of arrangements.

Jack was born on May 6, 1950, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Leroy S. and Arlene (Runde) Burlage. He married Mary Jo McCrea on January 2, 1971, in Benton, Wisconsin. Jack worked at the John Deere Dubuque Tractor Works for 35 years until he retired in 2013.

Jack was a Jamestown Volunteer Firefighter, member of the Southwestern School Board, the Immaculate Conception Holy Name Society, chairperson for the Immaculate Conception 4th of July Picnic, Parish Mulligan Cook, and Pee Wee Baseball coach.

Jack was an avid Wisconsin sports fan and enjoyed gardening, cooking and canning. He loved visits from his grandchildren and attending their activities.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo; three daughters, Brenda (Jay) Redfern, of Dickeyville, Lynne (Erin) Rogers and Brooke (Adam) Kaiser, both of Kieler; three sons, Brad (Jodi Monahan) Burlage, of Kieler, Scott (Lynn) Burlage, of East Dubuque, and Todd Burlage, of Kieler; a sister, Jody (Orv) Brothers, of Kieler; three brothers, Dick (Ruth) Burlage, Harry (Kim) Burlage, and Jim "Moose" (Joan) Burlage, all of Kieler; a brother-in-law, Ed Hendricks, of Hazel Green; and twelve grandchildren, Madison, Taylor, Tori, Trina, Logan, Landon, Lincoln, Morgan, Beau, Alli, Charlee, and Hayden. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Phoebe McCrea, of Benton; a brother-in-law, Gary (Marlene) McCrea, of Benton; and four sisters-in-law, Myrna (Jim) Sysko, Renee (Chuck) Wartner, and Michelle Carver, all of Benton, and Marie (Dave) Keleher, of Cambridge, Wisconsin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Jeannie Hendricks and Janice Smith; a brother, Tom Burlage; and a brother-in-law, John Smith.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Hermann and the staff at Finley ICU for their dedicated care.

A John "Jack" Burlage Memorial Fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.caseyfuneralhome.net.



Madonna F. Danzer

Madonna F. Danzer, 73, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.
Family and friends may gather at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road on Monday, March 30th, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Donna's name to the Wendt Cancer Center at Finley Hospital.

Donna was born on February 10th, 1942, to Joseph and Alma Ferring in her hometown of Lansing, Iowa. Donna married Gary Danzer of Dubuque, Iowa on May 6th, 1967 at St. Patrick's Church in Dubuque. Although she was a lousy golfer, she was a diehard Elvis Presley fan.

Donna is survived by her husband, Gary, her children, Brian and Lisa, and her granddaughter, Chloe. She is also survived by four siblings - Ron, Bill, Mary, and Rita.
Donna was the most perfect wife, mother, and grandmother anyone could ask for and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.



Darlene A. Steinhauser

Darlene A. Steinhauser, 88, of Platteville, Wis., formerly of Dubuque died Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 28 at the Church of the Resurrection. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.

Darlene was born on July 1, 1926 in Colon, Nebraska the daughter of Albert and Florence (Martens) Knutzen.
She married Norbert Steinhauser on April 12, 1947 in Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska.

Darlene was a wonderful homemaker. Her grandchildren were very important to her and she cherished spending time with them.

Surviving are her children, Michael J. (Dawn) Steinhauser, of Mont., Susan (Gene) Von Seggern, of Neb., Teresa (Terry) Pluemer of Wis., Bob (Cindy) Steinhauser, of Dubuque; six grandchildren, TJ (fiancé Cindy Baker) Von Seggern, Elizabeth (Jonathan) Arens, Ryan Pluemer, Sean Pluemer, Mitchell Steinhauser, Maxwell Steinhauser; three great grandchildren, Grant, Ella and Connor; and two sisters, Kathleen (Stan) Hopkins and Mardel Striggow.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert; parents; and her brothers.

Memorials may be made to the Darlene Steinhauser Memorial Fund.

To leave an online condolence please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com

The family would like to thank Dr. Ryan Stille and his nurses Doris and Kelly, and Tracy and Stephanie from Hospice of Dubuque for their wonderful care.



Thomas Lange

Thomas J. Lange, 79, of Dubuque, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church.  Rev. Kyle Digmann will officiate, with Rev. Jack Paisley concelebrating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Military Honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.  Friends may greet the family Friday, March 27, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., for a celebration of life at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Road, where there will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

Thomas was born October 30, 1935 in Dubuque, the son of John "Jack" and Julia (Salwolke) Lange. He attended Loras Academy. He served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Korean War. Thomas was an agent with Prudential Insurance for 36 years.

He was a lifelong Dubuquer, raised in the north end, and was a lifelong member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed tennis, camping, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Thomas supported and attended the sporting events in which they participated. He enjoyed collecting antiques, especially anything related to Dubuque.   

Thomas is survived by his children, Steve (Jane) of Dubuque, Peggy (Rick) Robson of North Port, FL, and John, David (Jill Friedman), and Christopher; his grandchildren, Tommy (Kate), Dan (friend Jennifer), Abbie, Michael, Jessica, Paige, and Kali; two great grandchildren, Addison and Jack; his brother in law, Dick Kutsch of Dubuque; many nieces and nephews, and his former wife, Mary Jane (Breitbach) Lange of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Merlin (Maylou), Jeanette (Jack) Joyce, and Lorraine Kutsch.

Thomas' children would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Hospice of Dubuque; and to their mother, Mary Jane, for her special care of Thomas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque or The American Cancer Society.   

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

 

 

 



Phyllis P. Clampitt

Phyllis P. Clampitt, 79, of Monmouth, Iowa, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015, at Manor Care in Davenport, Iowa.

A gathering of family and friends celebrating the life of Phyllis will be held from 2 to 4 P.M., Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation will follow the gathering and burial will be in the South Mineral Cemetery, rural Onslow, at a later date.

Phyllis Pauline Brown was born on March 5, 1936 in Manchester, Iowa, to William G. and Violet Mae (Thomas) Brown. She spent her early years in Anamosa and married Louis Clampitt on April 30, 1955 in Iowa City, Iowa. He preceded her in death on September 2, 2010.

Phyllis had worked for Anamosa Silos for two years and then became a homemaker raising a family of eight children. Outside of her family, she loved dogs, horses and western movies.

Those left to honor her memory include her eight children, Connie (Don) Black of Maquoketa, IA, Linda Peterkin of Clinton, MD, Diana Hatcher of Cedar Rapids, IA, Kelly (Tom) Horst of Miles, IA, Julie Schumacher of AZ, Kathy (Art) Elmegreen of Delmar, IA, Russell Clampitt of Monmouth, IA, and Roxanne (Ron) Ingram of Elkhart, IA; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; brothers William Brown of Cedar Rapids, IA, Allen Brown of Columbus Junction, IA, Keith Brown of Oxford Junction, IA, and Ronald Brown of Maquoketa, IA; and sisters Lois Hart of Cedar Rapids, IA, Marilyn Ellison of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Joyce Hurley of Cedar Rapids, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother Jerald, sisters Betty, Norma, Sheryl and Ella, and a grandchild Holley.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Phyllis P. Clampitt memorial fund has been established.

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

 



Adele M. Clemens

Adele M. Clemens, age 93, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2015, at Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehab. To honor Adele's life, private family services are being held. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

Adele was born on August 31, 1921 in Dubuque, IA, daughter of Arthur and Ursula (Accola) Kaune.

Adele graduated from Dubuque Senior High School. She married Robert Clemens in Dubuque in 1943. He preceded her in death. Adele and Robert loved to go camping together with their family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who took great pride in caring for her children. Adele loved playing cards with her grandchildren and was known for her "sweet tooth".

Adele is survived by her children, Sandy (Keith Klein) Barklow, Dubuque, IA, Richard (Susan) Clemens, Tampa, FL; and her four grandchildren, Joe and Kelly Clemens, Samantha and Ali Barklow.

Adele was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; a sister Janet Weitz; and a brother, Clarence Kaune.

An Adele M. Clemens memorial fund has been established.

A special thanks to Dr. Abele and the nurses and staff at Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehab and Hospice of Dubuque for the wonderful care they provided Adele.

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

 



Larry J. Hurst

Larry J. Hurst, age 67, of Dubuque, IA, passed away suddenly at 9:31 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque. To honor Larry's life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1410 Main Street, with Rev. Kathleen S. Milligan officiating. To celebrate Larry's life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Dubuque Post 6.

Larry was born on December 30, 1947, in Dubuque, IA, son of James B. and Opal (Greenwood) Hurst.

Larry proudly served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He married Susan Bandy on March 22, 1968, in Galena, IL. She preceded him in death on December 3, 2001. Larry was employed with Unique Balance for 14 years and C.C.C. Trucking for 2 years until he was forced to retire because of health complications. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and the American Legion Dubuque Post 6. In his free time, Larry enjoyed listening to music, watching sports, riding motorcycles and driving stock cars. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.

Larry is survived by his children, Wendy Sue Hurst, Dubuque, IA, Larry James "Beau" (Casey Stoyke) Hurst II, Dubuque, IA; his four grandchildren, Dillon James Hurst, Sierra Sue Hurst, Holley Olivia Hurst and Lucas Stoyke; and his siblings, Sandy (Loras) Wolbers, Dubuque, IA, Rick (Kathy) Hurst, Dubuque, IA, Steve (Luann) Hurst, Bellevue, IA.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Susan.

A Larry J. Hurst memorial fund has been established.

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

 



Roger J. Justman

Roger Jay Justman, 86, of Dubuque and Waikiki, HI, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at home.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2145 JFK Rd., where friends may greet the family from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Rev. Dr. Kristian Kincaid will officiate, with Rev. Jesse Cearlock as co-officiant. Burial will be at Linwood Cemetery. Friends may also greet the family from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Road.

Roger was born September 29, 1928 in Dubuque, the son of Harold and Olive (Sunderland) Justman. He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School with the class of 1946, and served his country with the U.S. Navy. He married Anna Mae Miller on October 2, 1948 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Dubuque.

Roger was employed at John Deere Dubuque Works until his retirement after 40 years. After his retirement, Roger and Anna Mae enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Waikiki, HI. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Roger was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan, and enjoyed attending games with his family.

Roger is survived by his wife, Anna Mae; two children, Dr. Bruce Justman of Iowa City and Vicki (Randy) Hohnecker of Dubuque; and two granddaughters, Jill Hohnecker of Americus, GA and Julie Hohnecker (Sam Jennings) of Iowa City, IA. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Bill Husemann; his brother, Harold Justman Jr.; and his parents-in-law, Clarence and Ida Miller.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Luther Manor and the nurses at Mercy Medical Center for their care of Roger.

The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hoffmannschneiderfuneralhomes.com



Laurie K. Andresen

Laurie Kay (Love) Andresen 48, of Dubuque passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at home, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

In honor of her life funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 23rd at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with Rev. Dwayne Thoman officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 22nd at Hoffmann-Schneider Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1640 Main St., where there will be a prayer service at 1:45 p.m.

Laurie was born March 21, 1966, daughter of Jim and Helen (Gilles) Love. She graduated from Hempstead High School in l984. She met her husband, Joe Andresen while working at the Tollbridge Inn. From the time they met it was apparent that Joe adored everything about her. They were married October 6, 1990 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Laurie was employed from 1993 - 2013 at the Holy Trinity Day Care.

Her pride was contagious when she spoke of her son Erik's career in the United States Air Force and her daughter, Paige graduating high school early and attending Northwestern University. Also, the sparkle in her eye was obvious when she had a good story about her faithful furry companions, her cats!

Laurie never turned down a chance to go shopping, Vegas with her girlfriends, to go camping with her husband, to pull the handle on a slot machine, or to jump in the car and sightsee!

As an only child she and Joe lovingly cared for her parents until their passing. Also, as an only child, she quickly became a sister and a friend to her sisters-in-law, Carol, Ann and Dena. She was never ashamed at how quickly she could cry, whether tears of joy or sorrow. She will always be remembered for saying "my eyes are too close to my heart"! For anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her, their heart has been blessed knowing her. Her strength, humor and attitude throughout her illness were life changing for those that cared for her. Laurie was indeed an amazing wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law and friend.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Andresen, of 24 years; her son, Erik; her daughter, Paige; her mother-in-law, Mary Ann Andresen; her sisters-in-law, Carol (Mike) Schueller, and Ann (Brad) Palzkill; her brother-in-law, Mark (Dena) Andresen; her nieces and nephews, Jacob, Rachel, and Luke Schueller, Zac and Sophia Andresen, Katie (Austin) DeFlieger, and Allison Christensen; her two aunts, Anita Gilles and Barb Wiedner; as well as her close friend Jolene Rettenberger and the rest of her shopping family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her father-in-law, Richard Andresen; and her grandparents, Harriet and Donald Love and Mary and Henry Gilles.

A special thank you to Dr. Christine Holms, the staff in the Oncology Department at Medical Associates; Hospice of Dubuque, particularly Melanie, and Angie; and Dr. Goodheart at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic, in Iowa City, IA.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Children Hospital.

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



Howard J. Werner

Howard J. Werner, 94, of Worthington, Iowa died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at home.

Friends may call from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friends may continue to call from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Thursday prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Worthington with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.

Howard was born March 29, 1920 in North Fork Township near Hopkinton, Iowa the son of George and Elizabeth (Sternhagen) Werner. He attended rural schools in Lebo and St. Paul Catholic School. Howard married RoseAnn Luensmann on May 31, 1956, in Delhi, Iowa. Together they farmed until their retirement in 1987. Howard was a member of St. Paul Parish in Worthington.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, RoseAnn, 6 children: Joyce Gaul of Dyersville, Carol (John) Watts of Madelia, MN, Allen (Nancy) Werner and Chris (Arlene) Werner, both of Hopkinton, Nancy Werner of Worthington and Ronald (Sheila) Werner of Hopkinton, 17 grandchildren: Jayme Gaul, Chad Gaul, April Young, Mindy Kamp, Gina Dunne, Cory Watts, Andrew Werner, Amanda Werner, Johnathon, Dylan, Zachary, Austin, Devin, Max, Alex, Camrun and Logan Werner; 8 great grandchildren: Hunter Kamp, Kaleb Young, Jade Young, Ariana and Abigail Gaul, Joseph Kamp, Aiden, Addison Werner; step great grandchildren: Dani & Jaci Poswiatowsky and Jack Knepper; and special family friend, Jeff Derga.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 7 siblings: John (Clara), Ray (Ann), Norbert (Anna), George (Millie) Werner, Florence (Joe) Drees, Christine (Henry) Jaeger and Helen (Linus) Luensmann, in-laws: John (Esther) Luensmann, Alfred (Mary) Luensmann, Elmer (Mary Ann) Luensmann, Robert (Elizabeth) & Billy Luensmann (in infancy) Marie (Francis) Ernzen and Frances Luensmann.

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

 



Betty J. Klocker

Betty Jane (Weimerskirch) Klocker, 86 of Dubuque, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Church of the Nativity, Msg. Jim Miller officiating. Family will greet friends 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home, additional visitation will be one hour prior to Mass on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

Betty was born September 19, 1928 in Dubuque, the daughter of Peter and Rayse (Weidenbacher) Weimerskirch. She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School and worked as a Secertary at A.Y. McDonald. Betty married Charles A. Klocker on July 30, 1953 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dubuque. She enjoyed family gatherings, shopping trips with her mother, Rayse and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Charles; son, Keith (Sharon) Klocker of Dubuque, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Eldon, Charles, Wesley, Elsie Weidenbacher.

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



David V. Carlock

David V. Carlock, 77, of Dubuque, died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, in Dubuque, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church where visitation will be held Tuesday from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

David was born November 28, 1937 in Dayton, Ohio, son of Vernon and Elaine (Douglas) Carlock. He grew up in Detroit and attended the Art School of Society of Arts and Crafts, majoring in Industrial Design.

David was a car enthusiast and designed model cars working as a design engineer for AMT in Detroit, Ertl's in Dyersville, and for Testor's in Rockford. He was also an accomplished visual artist and painter.

He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church.
He married Jill Heitzman on November 23, 1994.

He is survived by five sons Kyle "Amir" (Cathy) Carlock of Atlanta, Georgia, Karim Carlock of San Diego, California, Rachman (Jessica) Carlock of Fayetteville, South Carolina, Sean "Rahim" Carlock of Atlanta, Georgia, and Benjamin Carlock of Dubuque; his wife, Jill Heitzman of Dubuque; two grandsons, David and Ion Carlock, both of Atlanta; three brothers, Michael (Merilynn) Carlock of Detroit, Mich., Daniel Carlock of White Lake Township, Mich., Conrad Carlock of White Lake Township, Mich.; and two sisters, Merrie (Frank Parkanzky) Carlock of White Lake Township, Mich., and Suzanna Lewis of Oakland, California.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Douglas Carlock.

The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. For further information, please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com.



Bernice R. Kremer

Bernice R. Kremer, 86, of Dyersville died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.

Friends may call from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 3:00 p.m.  Friends may continue to call from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Dennis Quint. 

Bernice was born November 22, 1928, in Platteville, WI, the daughter of George and Rose (Siepker) Reuter.  She married Joseph H. Kremer on September 8, 1951, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Platteville, WI. Over the years, she worked at the Dubuque Packing Co., Ertl Toy Co., and mainly waitressed at the Knight Light Supper Club and other area restaurants.  She enjoyed bingo, golfing, gambling and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her 5 sons: David of Cedar Rapids, Robert (Suzy) of Bennett, CO, Thomas (Dina) of Dubuque, Don (Mary) of Monticello, and Ron (Rose) of Clarence, 2 daughters: Nancy (Mike) Sisson of Liberty, MO and Kathy (Randy) Feldmann of Dyersville, a daughter-in-law, Jean Kremer of Dyersville, seventeen grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren, 2 sisters-in-law, Louise O'Neill of Danville, CA and Blanche Reuter of Onalaska, WI.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, James, a daughter-in-law, Lynn, and an infant grandson, Derek Kremer; 3 brothers: Kenneth (Darlene), Ralph (Wilma) and LeRoy (Betty) Reuter; a sister-in-law, Mary Jean (Hank) Gorney.

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

 



Mary Routledge

Mary Routledge, 91, of Dubuque died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Heritage Manor. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, March 23, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church where visitation will be held Monday from 9 a.m. until time of service.

Mary was born December 17, 1923 in Newton, Iowa, daughter of Richard and Mary (Krocheski) Routledge. She lived in Dubuque since the age of 5, graduated from the Visitation Academy and received her BA in English from Clarke College.

She spent several years in retail work after college and then joined the staff of the Telegraph Herald where she worked for 15 years in design and advertisements. After her work at the newspaper she worked an additional 15 years at Mercy Hospital in design work for hospital publications retiring in the early 1980's.

Mary cared for her invalid widowed mother for nearly 15 years after her graduation from college. She lived alone in Dubuque the rest of her life becoming active in St. Patrick's parish for as long as she was able to do so. She was known for her keen mind, gentle personality and wonderful sense of humor all of which she kept intact right up until the days preceding her death.

Mary is survived by numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John Routledge.

The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. For further information, please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com.

Special thanks to Karen Slagel who befriended Mary in her last years and was present at the time of Mary's passing.



Lillian C. Salzmann

Lillian C. Salzmann, 89, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2015, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville with Rev. Bernard Rott and Rev. Francis Steffen officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City where the parish rosary will be at 1:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 9-9:45 a.m. Monday at the funeral home before the service.

Lillian was born on July 11, 1925, in Grant County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Gerhard and Lorena (Brink) Kaiser. She married Joseph "Joe" Salzmann on January 2, 1946, at Holy Ghost Church in Dickeyville. He preceded her in death on March 4, 1996.

Lillian was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. Lillian was always ready to go; whether it was going out to eat, playing euchre, or attending grandchildren's activities. On Tuesdays she went to the Dickeyville Community Center. Lillian was a fan of the Badgers, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and the Cuba City Cubans.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane (Steve) Breitbach, of Hazel Green, and Lois (Rod) Habel, of Downers Grove, Illinois; three sons, Dale (Julie) Salzmann, of Kieler, Bill (Bev) Salzmann, of Galena, Illinois, and Bob (Theresa) Salzmann, of Dickeyville; a brother, Merlin (Jane) Kaiser, of Dubuque; and two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Kaiser, of Dubuque, and Lucille Kaiser, of Dickeyville; eight grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and 11 step great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Vince and Gerald, and two sisters, Esther Busch and Sr. Helen Kaiser, S.D.S.

A Lillian C. Salzmann Memorial Fund has been established.

Thank you to the staffs of Epione Pavilion and Mercy Medical Center and to Dr. Tom Sinsky.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.caseyfuneralhome.net.



David L. Ring

David L. "Dave" Ring, 68, of Hazel Green, Wisconsin, lost his 5 month battle to brain cancer on Friday, March 20, 2015, at home. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Benton with Pastor Dan Verdegan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Benton. Friends may also call from 1-1:45 p.m. Monday at the church before the service.

Dave was born on July 13, 1946, in Hazel Green, Wisconsin, the son of Donald and Pearl E. (Thompson) Ring. He married Martha J. Hillary on October 22, 1976. He served in the Army in Germany from 1964-1967.

Dave worked at John Deere Dubuque Tractor Works for 36 years. He was a member of the Izaak Walton League, UAW and the Benton VFW. Dave enjoyed hunting, fishing, every one of his hunting and fishing buddies, and the trips they took to Canada. Dave loved his family, friends, nieces and nephews, and taking them fishing and hunting. Stock cars were a big part of Dave's life and he enjoyed taking his 66 Chevelle to a lot of car shows.

Survivors include his wife, Martha; two daughters, Sheila (Matt) Stephens, of Platteville, and Kayla (fiancee, Nevada Marty) Ring, of Hazel Green, his father and mother-in-law, Wayne and "Smokey" Leona Hillary, of Hazel Green; a sister, Bonnie Pfieffer, of Janesville, WI; and two brothers, Tom (Betty) Ring, of Orfordville, WI, and Frank (Dr. Karen) Thorpe, of Clinton, WI; and a special friend and neighbor, Harold Lindeman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kevin Thorpe; and a sister, Connie Thorpe.

A David L. "Dave" Ring Memorial Fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.caseyfuneralhome.net.



Lois Mae Hearn

Lois Mae Hearn, 81, of Monticello, died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center in Monticello after a brief illness.

Friends may gather after 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 23, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Monticello where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Monticello.

Lois was born May 8, 1933 in Castle Grove Township, Jones County, Iowa, at home, the daughter of John and Mary (Burrack) Caspers. Lois graduated from Monticello High School with the Class of 1951, and attended Coe College.

She married Gilbert L. Hearn on Sept. 16, 1953, at St. Matthew Lutheran in Monticello, where she was a lifelong member, having also been baptized and confirmed there. When Gilbert's father, Paul, passed away in 1956, Gilbert and Lois bought the family business, Hearn Oil and Tire, and operated it until 1996. After retirement, Lois helped Gilbert run his real estate business, R Realty.

Lois was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, the Iowa Hawkeyes and NASCAR. Lois and Gilbert loved to travel and especially enjoyed going to Germany to where Gilbert was stationed in the Army. She loved dogs and always had a companion by her while she was at home.

She is survived by a brother-in-law, Roger (Shirley) Hearn of Monticello, Iowa, and many nieces and nephews.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gilbert; daughter Wendy Sue; and 2 sisters, Mabel Oltmann and an infant sister, Hattie.

The family of Lois wishes to thank the staff at Monticello Nursing and Rehab and Above and Beyond Hospice for their loving care during her last days.

Condolences accepted and information at www.kramerfuneral.com



Charlotte V. Meis

Charlotte V. Meis, age 91, of 764 Stoneridge Place, Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully at 4:35 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Stonehill Care Center. To honor Charlotte's life, funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 1880 St. Ambrose St., with Rev. Steven J. Rosonke officiating. To celebrate Charlotte's life, family and friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St., is in charge of arrangements.

Charlotte was born on October 9, 1923, on the family farm south of Farley, Iowa, daughter of John A. and Ella B. (Pittman) Hogan.

Charlotte graduated from St. Paul's High School in Worthington, Iowa in 1939, and then attended Clarke College in Dubuque until the war called her away from her studies. Charlotte and her sister, Florence, worked together at the Savannah Army Depot until their duty was complete. Charlotte married Francis W. Meis on February 12, 1945, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque. He preceded her in death. Charlotte eventually went to work at Goodrich Tire and sold World Book Encyclopedias. She was lastly employed with Iowa State Extension Social Services until her retirement. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed the opportunity and blessing of raising her family. Charlotte had an inquisitive mind and loved history, reading historical and biographical books and watching movies. She enjoyed playing cards, especially Bridge, gardening, canning and traveling by train to the Northwest. She took many trips to Chicago throughout the years to visit her sister, Florence.

Charlotte is survived by two sons, Neal Meis, Dubuque, IA, Mark (Virginia) Meis, Houston, TX; two grandsons, Hunter and Carter Meis, Houston, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Francis; a son, Gaylen "Chuck" Meis; a grandson, Nick; and her siblings, Ray (Marie) Hogan, Dorothy Chewing and her son during childbirth, Helen (Harold) Hicks, Fred (Pauline) Hogan, Alfonse "Pat" (Mae) Hogan, Mary (Floyd Schemmel) (Leonard Luckritz) Shemmel-Luckritz, Cletus (Dorothy) Hogan, Florence (Julien) Sipiora and Gerard Hogan in infancy.

A Charlotte V. Meis memorial fund has been established.

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

Online condolences may be left for the family at htt#mce_temp_url#

 



John R. Devaney

John R. Devaney, 57, of Monticello, died suddenly Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Jones Regional Medical Center.

Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello with a parish vigil service at 3:00 p.m. Friends may continue to call after 10:00 a.m. Monday morning at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate.

John was born Oct. 25, 1957, in Monticello, IA the son of Robert and Rosemary (Decker) Devaney. He graduated from the Monticello High School with the Class of 1976, and then attended Kirkwood Community College and Iowa State University. He was a wash machine repairman at the Gambles store in Monticello.

Surviving are his daughter, Michaela Devaney of Monticello, 4 grandchildren: Ryanna Devaney, Charly Lloyd, Alyvia Devaney and Isayah Devaney; his father, Robert of Monticello; 7 siblings: Beth (Darnell) Porter of Monticello, Patrick Devaney (Kathy Adams), of Center Junction, Karen (Terry) Solomon of Manchester, Tom Devaney (Barb Siefker) of Anamosa, Mike (Doris) Devaney and Diane (Matt) Lund, both of Cedar Rapids, Jeff (Holly) Devaney of Marion;

17 nieces and nephews: Julie (Matt) Lux, Chris Porter, Scott Porter, Sage (Andy) Miller, Dustin Wilson, Amanda and Ryan Solomon, Ben (Ashley) Devaney, Jordan Devaney, Carly, Jenna and Paige Jennings, Kassidy Devaney and Vanessa Lund, Colin and Haley Gorgen and Tara Devaney; 8 great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death his mother, Rosemary, and a sister, Mary Paula.

Information available and condolences accepted at www.kramerfuneral.com.

 

 



Margaret M. Welsh

Margaret M. "Margie" Welsh, age 94, formerly of 10672 Lake Eleanor Road, Key West, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Bethany Home.

Family and friends may gather from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at St. Joseph Church, Key West, where a funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Michael Podhajsky officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet cemetery. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is assisting the family.

Margie was born on Oct. 20, 1920 in DeKalb, IL, the daughter of James Joseph and Mary Ellen (Mullane) Callan. She was born into a family of 12 children, 6 brothers and 6 sisters. She married Glenn H. Welsh of Zwingle, IA on Sept. 30, 1944 in St. Joan of Arc Church, Lisle, IL. Glen passed away on, Nov. 27, 1989.

She worked at Hempsted High School and Table Mound School with the Dubuque Community School Lunch program until her retirement. She was a long time member of Saint Joseph church, Key West and enjoyed doing activities at Mt. Carmel with friends and sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which included Water Aerobics, and Tai Chi. Margaret was a very good seamstress and enjoyed tending to her apples tress and gardening.

She is survived by her three sons, James Welsh of Cupertino, CA, William (Jody) Welsh of Dubuque, IA, and Joseph (Joy) Welsh of Overland Park, KS; 9 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; her sister, Betty (Stanley) Balcer, of Wisconsin, and brothers Tommy (Barbara) Callan and Peter (Pat) Callan, both of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glen; brothers Jack (Marie) Callan, Leo (June) Callan, Billy (Jean) Callan, and Joe (Jeanie) Callan; sisters Mary (John) Paul, Catherine (Tom) Vernard, Patsy (Larry) Hampel, and Alice (Don) Conner.

In lieu of flowers a Margaret Welsh memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque, The Finley Hospital doctors, nurses and staff and to the staff of Bethany Home for all their wonderful care and kindness they gave to Margie.



Shirley A. Lambert

Shirley Ann Weber Lambert, 78, of Key West, IA passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at home.

Funeral mass will be at 10:30a.m. Thursday, March 19th at St. Joseph Church, Key West with Rev. Scott Boone officiating. Committal services will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Family and friends may gather after 9:00 a.m. Thursday at the church until the time of the funeral mass. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road is assisting the family.

Shirley was born on December 16, 1936 at the family home in Dubuque the only child of Edward and Rosina (Finzel) Weber. She graduated from Nativity Grade School, Visitation Academy and Dubuque Cosmetology Academy in Dubuque. She worked for Dubuque Beauty Supply House.

She married Dave Lambert on September 15, 1956 at Nativity Church in Dubuque and together they raised four children.

Shirley was proud of, and blessed with a great family. She was a fantastic cook and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Shirley's home was very special to her and her yard was filled with beautiful flowers. Her favorite times were being with her friends, playing cards and dominoes. She joined the "Red Hat" club in 2005.

Shirley will be missed by her loving husband Dave; children Vicki (fiance, Don Haas) Brandell, of Isanti, Minnesota, Mike (Chris) Lambert, of Peosta, IA, Jeff (Nancy) Lambert, of Centennial, Colorado, and David (Carol) Lambert Jr., of Dubuque, Iowa; grandchildren Ryan and Alyson Brandell, John (Mariana), Joe, Jeana, Joshua, Megan, Andrew and Kayla Lambert, Angie and Garret Pratt and Ethan Sabers; great grandchild, Myles Brandell; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Mary (Dr. John) Brehm, Sister Eleanor Lambert, Terry (friend Roberta) Lambert, Hazel Lambert and many cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her mother-in-law and father-in-law Frank and Flora Lambert, brothers-in-law Jim and Danny Lambert.

The family request no flowers. Memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque.



Mary A. McCarthy

Mary A. (Morgan) McCarthy, 91, of Luther Manor, formerly of 2106 St. Ambrose St, Dubuque, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2015 at Luther Manor.

A private family burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. There will be no public visitation.  The Miller Funeral Home of East Dubuque is assisting the family.

Mary was born on December 20, 1923 at Lansing, Iowa, the daughter of John and Leonette (Althoff) Zeimet.  She married Francis Morgan on February 17, 1942 at St. Patrick's Church in Dubuque, he preceded her in death on October 16, 1974. She later married Justin McCarhty on July 30, 1977 at St. Anthony's Church also in Dubuque and he preceded her in death on November 10, 1993.

Mary was a homemaker, loved gardening and visiting the Freiburger farm. She was a member of St. Anthony's Parish.

Surviving is her son, William F. "Bill" (Judith) Morgan of Dubuque, three grandchildren, Todd Wainwright, Ben (Nicole) Morgan and Brad (Bridget) Morgan, six great grandchildren, her brother Jim (Jean) Zeimet of Hastings, MN, and a sister Regina Collins of Rockford, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Francis and Justin, and a daughter Barb Wainwright on Dec. 20, 1974, her siblings, Bernadette Weber, Barney, Tom, Clem and Adrian Zeimet.

Mary's family wishes to extend a special thank you to the "special angels" at Luther Manor and to the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque, especially Melissa for the wonderful care given to their mother and grandmother.



Lou Ann Stecher

Lou Ann Stecher, 82, of Dubuque passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 with her family by her side. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with the Rev. Steve Rosonke officiating. Visitation will be Thursday 3-8pm at St. Anthony's Church where there will be a prayer service at 2:45 p.m. 

Lou was born December 4, 1932 in Buena Vista, Iowa, daughter of Otto and Anselma (Eilers) Brimeyer. She married her true love, Victor Stecher, on August 30, 1952.

Lou had the gentlest of hearts and a strong love of life. She was a devoted wife and mother, and it was through her depth of love, devotion, and hard work that she became a true role model for her children and grandchildren. Her family was her entire world, right down to her core. Lou's husband was the love of her life and the two were inseparable at home, work, and play. She was a "jack of all trades," working alongside Vic on their numerous rental properties. Lou was an avid golfer and meticulous seamstress, and loved a good game of dominos.

Surviving are her five children, Randy (Carol) Stecher, Lynn Steines (Charlie Hemmer), Julie (Randy) McClain of Zwingle, Rene (Dennis) Meyer of Parker, Colorado; Lisa (Brian) Meyer; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four sister-in-laws, Jeanette Brimeyer, Eileen Fischer, Loretta (Fritz) Behnke, Joyce (Gerry) Schmitt; and three brother-in-laws, Noel (Pearl) Stecher, Joseph (Carol) Stecher, and Loras (Jeanne) Stecher.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and two brothers, DuWayne and Clyde Brimeyer.

The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. For further information, please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lou Ann Stecher Memorial Fund.

A special thanks to Cozy Corners and Mary Steines for the special care they provided.

Heaven has surely added another angel to watch over our family. The siblings would like to recognize our earthly angels-Lisa, Brian, Allison, Sean, Eric, and Mike Meyer where generously gave Mom unconditional love, support, and compassion all day, every day. You epitomize the word "family" and we will forever be proud and grateful.



Shirley M. Schueller

Shirley M. Schueller, 77, of Asbury, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Rev. Kyle Digmann will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Road, Dubuque, where there will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

Shirley was born November 27, 1937 in Centralia, the daughter of Nicholas and Cecelia (Gassmann) Hennen. She married Richard Schueller on October 12, 1957 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on August 10, 2006.

She was a longtime member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. She was employed in environmental services at Stonehill Franciscan Services from 1978 to 2003.

Shirley loved oil painting and playing the organ. She enjoyed music, especially Elvis, Conway Twitty, and Il Divo. She enjoyed spending time and caring for her dogs and her granddaughters. Shirley also loved playing euchre and making her turkey and dressing sandwiches for her family.

Shirley is survived by two sons, Terry Schueller and Randy (Kari) Schueller, both of Dubuque; two granddaughters, Allison and Linzi Schueller of Dubuque; her sisters in law, Theresa Hennen, Elizabeth Hingtgen, Marilyn (James) Lansing, Annette Schmitt, Bernadette (Dave) Wernke, and Eileen Schueller; her brother in law, Lou McDonough; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special god-daughter, Patricia "Patti" Hayes.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, LaVern and Melvin Hennen; her sisters in law, Rose Hennen and Geraldine McDonough; and her brothers in law, Jerome Schueller, Lavern Hingtgen, and Steve Schmitt.

The family would like to thank Dr. Engleman and his staff at Medical Associates Clinic; the amazing nurses and hospitalists (Dr. Schultz and Dr. Gordon) at the CVN at Mercy Medical Center; the staff at the Wendt Cancer Treatment Center; Paramount Ambulance and Asbury Ambulance Services; and all the amazing angels of Hospice of Dubuque, especially Amy, Elizabeth, Stacy, Diane, and Nichole for all the amazing care that these services gave to our mom. God Bless you all!

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

 



Alfred J. Haigh

Alfred J. "Big Al" Haigh, 62, of Dubuque, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Unity Point-Finley Hospital.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Wesley United Methodist Church, One Wesley Way, East Dubuque, IL, with Pastor Kayla Lange officiating. Burial will be in the East Dubuque Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. on Friday at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque and from 9 - 9:45 a.m. on Saturday at the Church.

Al was born on October 2, 1952 in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Fieldon and Dorothy (Hines) Haigh. He was united in marriage to Deborah "Deb" (DeVries) Donner on December 11, 2004.

He was a graduate of Dubuque Senior High School, class of 1970. Al was employed as a truck driver for Hurst Logistics.

Al loved attending flea markets. He loved riding his Harley motorcycle, time spent with family and friends, camping, hunting, fishing and he was very patriotic and loved his country. The fourth of July was his favorite holiday. He was one of the organizers of the annual game feed in Sherrill for 25 years which benefited Albrecht Acres, Hospice of Dubuque and the Sherrill Fire Dept. Al was also a member of the Dubuque Tea Party.

Surviving are his wife Deb, a daughter Heather Breitbach (Canaan James) of Angier, N.C., two step-children, Rob (Laura) Donner of Dubuque and Tisha Montgomery of East Troy, WI; six grandchildren, Taylor and Megan Francois, Mason, Isabella and Benjamin Donner and Zoe J. Hosier, his siblings, Robert (Catherine) Haigh of Epworth, Richard (Pat) Haigh of Dubuque, Jean Wilke of Plover, WI, Joyce Morgan and Sandra Mason both of Cedar Rapids, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Al's family expresses their deep appreciation to the Physicians, Nurses and Staff at The Finley Hospital for the excellent care given to "Big Al".



Charles R. DeLarm

Charles R. DeLarm, 84, of Oxford Junction, Iowa, passed away on Sunday morning, March 15, 2015, at the Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A celebration of Charles' life will be held at 3 P.M., Friday March 20, 2015, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1 P.M. Cremation will follow the service and burial will be at a later date in the Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.

Charles Ronald DeLarm was born on March 4, 1931 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Willis and Ruby (Taylor) DeLarm. He grew up on a farm and had lived in Low Moor, Welton and east of Delmar. He married Brenda Rae Bowden on March 11, 1961 in Clinton, Iowa.

Charles had first worked at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa and then the Milwaukee Railroad for 9 years as a section hand. He then worked on a dairy farm for Brenda's family until lastly working for Central Steel Tube in Camanche for 9 years. He became disabled in 1979.

Charles loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and doing anything outdoors. He especially enjoyed watching wrestling and westerns on television, and all kinds of pie.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife Brenda DeLarm of Oxford Junction, IA; children Eugene (Laura) DeLarm of Wauzeka, WI, Janella Lea DeLarm of Charles City, IA, and Ronald DeLarm of Maquoketa, IA; 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; brothers Donald DeLarm of Maquoketa, IA, Raymond DeLarm of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Richard (Delores) DeLarm of Onslow, IA; sisters Margaret Lovely of TX, and Judy (Dick) Ray of Dubuque, IA; and former daughter-in-law Amy DeLarm of Cedar Rapids, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 3 brothers, Carl, David and infant Bobby Joe.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Charles R. DeLarm memorial fund has been established.

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

 



Carl W. Thumser

Carl W. "Buddy" Thumser, 82 of Dubuque, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque after a courageous battle. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Holy Spirit Parish - Holy Ghost. Family will greet friends 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Rd.

Carl was born on January 4, 1933 in Sherrills Mound, Iowa to Herman and Alvina (Grutz) Thumser. He attended Holy Ghost School and later joined the US Air Force in 1953, where he proudly served in Korea. He married his love, Debra Hentges on October 15, 1971.

For 30 years, Carl worked at the The Dubuque Packing Company and later was the owner/operator of Thumser LP Gas. After working for 10 years as a Patient Aide at Medical Associates, he retired to spend time relaxing with his wife and family.

Carl loved to spend time fishing and gardening. He enjoyed playing euchre, collecting junk and never met a pie he didn't like. Buddy was the consummate storyteller and would tell a tale to anyone lucky enough to be seated nearby.

Carl is survived by wife, Debra; his children, Jennifer (Jenn Pfab) of Dubuque, Kurt (Shelley), Danny (Patty) of Kieler, WI, Dale (Emmy), Cal (Char) of East Dubuque, IL, Jeff (Cynthia) of Benton, WI, Terry (Lisa) of Cuba City, WI; grandchildren, Charlie, Jessica, Kelley, Tamra, Toni, Aiden, Conor, Laney, Liam, Dane, Chloe, Nick, Noah, Austin, Danielle, and Cassie; 11 great-grandchildren; his mother, Alvina; a step-brother, Donald (Shirley) Schueller of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his father.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Mercy Medical Center with a special thanks to Dr. Hendrik Schultz for his compassionate care.

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



Robert M. Dolter

Robert Michael "Mike" Dolter, 54, of Dubuque died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Oak Park Place. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Thursday at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy road where funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Inturnment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Mike was born October 1, 1960 in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Joseph and Rita (Dullea) Dolter. Mike lived in Connecticut and worked as a powder coat painter for many years.
He enjoyed playing horseshoes and riding his motorcycle with his Boozefighter brothers. Mike (Dead eye) was a chapter 42 member of the BoozeFighters Motorcycle Club est. in 1946. He was respected by other riders and played an important part of making the club grow by being the first member in Iowa.

Mike was a member of St. Patrick's parish in Dubuque.

He is survived by his son, Joseph Grant of Wakefield, Rhode Island; a brother, Steven Dolter of Dubuque and a sister, JoAnne (Robert) Mack of Manchester, Conn.; three nieces and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and infant brother, Timothy; and a sister, Mary Kay Capalad.

For further information, please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com.

A special thanks to Joe Henry (Hank) for being a True friend and Horseshoe partner to the end.

Also, a special thank you to the caring staff at Oak Park Place and Hospice of Dubuque.



Kathy A. Foxen

Kathy A. Foxen, 59, of Dyersville, Iowa died Monday, March 16, 2015 at her home.

Friends may call from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Friends may continue to call from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Thursday, prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Jeffrey Dole will officiate.

Kathy was born on October 2, 1955, in Dubuque, IA, the daughter of Joseph and Magdalen (Jaeger) Krogman.  She graduated from Beckman High School with the Class of 1973.  She married Dennis Foxen on September 14, 1974, in Dyersville.  Kathy and Dennis enjoyed spending time in their park-like back yard doing the gardening, landscaping, and simply enjoying the environment.  She took pride in teaching her grandchildren to live each day to the fullest with passion, energy and love.

She worked at Oak Crest Manor as a nurses aid from 1974 - 1990, then worked and managed IOCO for several years until joining the FarmTek team.

Survivors include her husband, Dennis, 2 sons: Andy (Adriana) Foxen of Dyersville, Tony (Kristi) Foxen of Epworth; 3 grandchildren: Drake, Ainsley and Haddie Foxen; her siblings: Rose Greenwood of Farley, Mary Sorensen of Dubuque, Verla Turnis of Worthington, Vernon Krogman of Dyersville, James (Bev) Krogman of Worthington, Carol (Harold) Tibbetts of Mesquite, Nevada, Gary (Linda) Krogman of Dyersville, Richard (Debra) Krogman of Dubuque;  in-laws, Helen Krogman of Dubuque, Darlene Hogan of Dubuque, Nancy Foxen of Jasper, IN, Diane Foxen and Lori (Brian) Wells, both of Dyersville, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings: Helen (Gilbert) Bahl, Elwood (Eunice) Krogman, Tom Krogman, David Krogman, Leroy Krogman, Joseph (Toots) Krogman and Pearl (Lawrence) Roling, and Bonita Krogman; and in-laws: Harold Greenwood, George Sorensen, Richard Turnis, Raynette Krogman, Daniel and Duane Foxen.

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

 

 



Grace M. Leppert

Grace M. Leppert, age 82, of Bellevue, IA, passed away peacefully at 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital. To honor Grace's life, funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Behr Funeral Home with Deacon David McGhee officiating. To celebrate Grace's life, family and friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

Grace was born on April 30, 1932, in Dubuque, IA, daughter of Azariah and Olia (Howell) Clark.

Grace married Kenneth J. Leppert on September 23, 1950. She was an Avon lady in Bellevue and was the secretary for the Jackson County Humane Society for several years. Grace loved to garden and play cards with her friends. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bellevue and volunteered with the school hot lunch program there. Grace had a generous heart, loved animals and living in the country.

Grace is survived by her husband of 64 years, Kenneth Leppert, Bellevue, IA; her daughter, Janice (Jim) Knief, Bellevue, IA; 3 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren; her sister, Rita (Henry) Lund, WA.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Janine A. Schapp; a son, William J. Leppert; two sisters, Delberta and Mary Ann; seven brothers, Richard, John, Dennis, Albert, Louis, Charlie and George.

A Grace M. Leppert memorial fund has been established.

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

 



Sharon L. Johnson

Sharon Lea Johnson, age 67, of Dubuque, IA, passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. To honor Sharon's life, funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St. To celebrate Sharon's life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until the time of services at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Behr Funeral Home.

Sharon was born on May 21, 1947, in Dubuque, IA, daughter of Garland L. and Betty (Dolan) Findley.

Sharon graduated from Senior High School in 1965. After graduation, she went to work for the family business, White Bear Typewriter Exchange. In 1987, after the business was sold, Sharon went to work for the Dubuque Community School District as a Para Professional Educator, working at Central Alternative High School, Washington Middle School, Hempstead High School and at Senior High School until her retirement in 2011. Sharon married Chris Johnson on December 18, 1971, in Dubuque. In her free time, Sharon enjoyed getting together with the Class of 1965 group, baking, gardening and quilting. She took great care to make each quilt special for the person it was intended for. Sharon was very proud of her Irish heritage and during the summer of 2012, she and her entire family went on the trip of a lifetime to Ireland.

Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Chris Johnson, Dubuque, IA; two daughters, Amber (Jason Snitker) Johnson, Rachel (Christine Sherrod) Johnson, both of Des Moines, IA.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Colleen Findley.

A Sharon L. Johnson memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kukla, Dr. Quann, the oncology staff and Medical Associates and Hospice of Dubuque for all the wonderful and compassionate care given to Sharon. We also want to thank all of our family and friends for their support and love over the past two years.

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

 



Georgeanne Loes

Georgeanne Loes, 89 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at home.

Funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road with Pastor Dwayne Tieg and Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating. Family and friends may gather after 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home until time of services. Entombment will follow services in Mount Olivet Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum.

She was born on May 11, 1925 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Peter and Frances (Carroll) Koeff. She married Melvin "Moon" Loes on February 18, 1946.

She was an avid golfer and a member of Lacoma Golf Club, she also enjoyed playing cards, but most of all she was a fun loving wife, mother and grandmother and was an amazing homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years Melvin "Moon" Loes, of Dubuque, three children Ken (Gwen) Loes, of Geneva, IL, Sue Manternach, of Cascade, Mona (Greg) Manternach, of Cascade. Twelve grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren. One sister Arlene Mentzer, of Dubuque.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister Mary Miller.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Bruce Abele and his nurse Maureen Kennedy, Eagle Point Place and their staff, and Hospice of Dubuque for all their wonderful care and kindness they gave.



Marilyn W. Morehead

Marilyn W. Morehead, 58, of Waterloo, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Friday evening, March 6, 2014, at Harmony House in Waterloo, Iowa.

A public graveside service and burial celebrating Marilyn's life will be held at a later date from the East Iron Hill Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa. There is no visitation. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Marilyn Wendy Morehead was born on December 19, 1956 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Max Walter and Helen Frances (Wendell) Morehead.

Marilyn had been a resident of Harmony House for many years and loved playing checkers and being around her extended family there.

Those left to honor Marilyn's memory include nephews, several cousins and her extended family at Harmony House in Waterloo, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Carol Ellett.

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

 



Donn D. Willey

Donn David Willey, 79, of Baldwin, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at his home in rural Baldwin, Iowa.

A memorial service celebrating Donn's life will be held at 11 A.M., Saturday, March 21, 2015, from the Faith United Methodist Church in Monmouth, Iowa. A light reception will follow in the church basement. A natural journey farewell with cremation has taken place. There is no visitation. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Donn David Willey was born on February 24, 1936 in Baldwin, Iowa, to LaVerne A. and Mildred Elizabeth (Scott) Willey. He was raised on a farm in Baldwin where graduated from Baldwin High School.

Donn farmed for years and married Nancy Lee Jayne on April 20, 1958 in Anamosa, Iowa. They made the move to Oxford Junction, Iowa in 1969 where they lived for many years. Donn held many jobs through the years including Clinton Engines, Collis, ADM and Farmstead. He was a lumberjack, truck driver, worked road construction, but most of all he was a self-employed carpenter.

Those left to honor Donn's memory include his wife Nancy Willey of Baldwin, IA; daughters Kathryn (Todd) Clark of Baldwin, IA, and Daine (Tim) Crowley of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren Dakota Clark, Kadie Clark, Dempsey Clark, Derrick Clark, Stephanie Thornton and Hollie Dunn; a great-grandchild Isabella Thornton; a sister Marilyn Nothstine of Baldwin, IA; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a step-brother Duane Willey, an infant daughter Jayne Willey, and one infant grandson Brandon Denniston.

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

 

 



Anne Lammer

Anne Lammer, 87, of Dubuque passed away peacefully on March 14, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center. She had just returned from six weeks in Florida when a sudden illness caused her passing.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church with Rev. Steve Rosonke officiating. Burial will follow at Assumption Cemetery Silvia Switch. Friends may call from 3 to 8 pm Tuesday March 17, 2015 at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road with a vigil service will be held at 3:00 p.m.

Anne was born on February 28, 1928 in Bernard Iowa the oldest child of eight children born to James and Marion (Slattery) Lyons. She grew up on the family farm and in 1948 married Ben Lammer. Anne began her teaching career in one-room school houses in Dubuque County and later taught at both Audubon and Kennedy Schools in Dubuque until her retirement in 1993.

After retiring she kept busy with her many activities. She was an active member of Saint Anthony's Catholic Church. She was a local election worker, and volunteered at the Dubuque Arboretum, the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Resale Shop, her passion for these groups will be continued through her memorial donations.

She was the loving mother of Diane (Mike) Kutsch, of Wichita, KS; Dr. Edward Lammer (Dibsy Machta) of Berkeley, CA; Richard Lammer, of Martinez, CA; Susie (Tom) Orr, of Dubuque; Peggy (Nels) Satterlund, of Loomis, CA; and Pat (Cheryl) Lammer, of Davie, FL. She had six grandchildren Brian and Tim Kutsch, Aaron and Ellie Lammer, and Britta and Andrea Satterlund and her siblings Jack (Helen) Lyons, Gerry (Kathy) Lyons, Jane (Dave) Boffeli, Joe (Barb) Lyons all of the Dubuque area, Ray (Sandy) Lyons of Kingman AZ, and Linda (Bill) Mullinex of Marion, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ben Lammer, her parents James and Marion Lyons, and her brother Bob Lyons of Maquoketa.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Anne's favorite causes.



Naida M. Humke

Naida M. Humke, 84, of Dubuque died Friday, March 13, 2015 at Ennoble Manor. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 to 8 pm at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road.

Naida was born March 3, 1931 in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Vince and Vivian (Sowle) Messerknecht. She was a 1949 graduate and Class Vice President of Dubuque Senior High School. On December 31, 1949 she married Donald Humke at Third Presbyterian Church.

She worked at Randall's, Theisen's, and the Shaggy Dog. She loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an excellent cook and baker, especially known for her cinnamon rolls.

Naida is survived by her husband of 65 years, Donald Humke of Dubuque; five children, Beth (John) Weber of Cuba City; Steven (Jolene) Humke of Dubuque and their children, Alissa (Brian) Birkhoefer and their children Cruz and Creed, and Meggan (Aaron) Healey and their children, Grayson and Scarlett; Robert (Susan) Humke of LaMotte, and their children, Jamie (Kerry) Humke, Andrew (Stacey) Humke and Holly (Rob) Williams; Michelle (Kevin) Fearon of Lakeland, Fla.; and Carrie Humke of North Port, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents and Jeanne Pfeiffer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Naida Humke Memorial Fund. For further information, please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Ennoble Manor for their wonderful care.