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Allan George Falck Betty Jean Birch Charles F. Jewell
Darrell D. Barker Debra K. Dryer Dolores V. Urbain
Doris M. (Hilby) Kuhle Fred A. Donath Frederick T. Uthe
Freida K. Loesche Gerald R. Wright Gloria Mae Jean Lieb
Gordon P. Schmidt Greyson S. Horton Harley McCoy
James L. Chapman JoAnn Muhlhausen Kevin J. Koster
Lois E. Myatt Margaret M. Miller Mary Ann Koltes
Michael P. Barrett Natalie J. Kurt Peter G. White
Spencer J. Dress Virginia J. Zimmerman

Frederick T. Uthe


Frederick T. "Fred" Uthe, 85, of Dubuque, IA, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Dubuque Specialty Care, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Fred's life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the Church of the Resurrection, 4300 Asbury Road, with Rev. Mark D. Murphy officiating. To celebrate Fred's life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where there will be a parish scripture wake service held at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.

Frederick was born on December 8, 1930, in Dubuque, IA, son of Karl and Mary (Langen) Uthe.

Fred proudly and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Fred earnestly invested 30 years of his working career at J.C. Penney's before eventually retiring in 1992. During his free time, Fred had three definitively favorite interests; art, model railroading and family. Art was an outlet for Fred to freely express himself and his artwork will be cherished by family and friends. His second passion of trains was an itch which would never be cured. Model railroading easily delivered years of fun with family and friends. Finally though, Fred's greatest pleasure was the times spent with his family both at home and on vacation.

As we move forward in our lives, we know that the impact he's left behind on the hearts and minds of all who knew and loved him will last until the end of time.

He is survived by
his loving wife of 60 years:
Virginia L. (Earle) Uthe;

their 4 children:
Janet Uthe, Middleton, WI;
Mark (Deb) Uthe, Manchester, IA;
Diane (Kurt) Trimborn, Johnson Creek, WI;
Linda (Kevin) Miller, Center Point, IA;

his 13 grandchildren:
Jennifer (fiancé Ray Henning) Uthe, Patrick Kramer, Steve (Lauren) Trimborn, Amanda (Brennan) Melloy, Molly Kramer, Charlie Uthe, McKenna Miller, Garrett Trimborn, Reece Miller, Nickolas Uthe and Kaitlyn Uthe;

his 5 great-grandchildren:
Mason, Aiden, Braelyn, Kinley and Lydia Henning;

his sister-in-law:
Rosemary (Charles) Uthe;

a brother-in-law:
Roger (Karen) Earle both of Dubuque, IA;

and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles; a sister in infancy; his maternal and paternal grandparents; his wife's parents; two brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the nurses and staff at Dubuque Specialty Care for their unwavering support and friendship to Fred and his family. The family would also like to thank his attending physician, Dr. Mark Runde and staff, Mercy Medical Center and staff, Hospice of Dubuque and the Dubuque County Commission of Veterans Affairs.

A Frederick T. Uthe memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among Fred's favorite charities.

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

 



Kevin J. Koster


Kevin J. Koster, age 41, of Dubuque, IA, was called home to the Lord suddenly, and unexpectedly, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at home. To honor Kevin's life, funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016, at Behr Funeral Home, with Pastor Tom Shinkle officiating. To celebrate Kevin's life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until the time of services at 6:00 p.m., on Friday, May 27, 2016, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.

Kevin was born on February 16, 1975 in Dubuque, son of Randy and Susan (Clancy) Koster.

Kevin has been an energetic and charismatic gentlemen since the day the Lord delivered him to earth. His work ethic was second to none and his career in the food industry started at a very young age. His eager attitude would propel him to begin as a dishwasher and eventually led to positions as a lead cook at such local establishments as the Hoffmann House, Sweeney's and currently the Diamond Jo. A long shift or weeks in row, without a day off, would never rattle Kevin; he was simply happy to be doing what he enjoyed and reaping the benefits of his hard work. Kevin was as big a teddy bear on the inside as he was in his physical stature. If you weren't his friend already, it's most likely because you hadn't crossed paths with him yet. In his spare time, Kevin thrived on being around fast and loud stock cars, collecting baseball cards and other assorted sports memorabilia, bonding time with his nieces and nephews, or even venturing out into the woods for a quiet and relaxing day of deer or turkey hunting. His greatest leisure activity though was definitely camping with family and friends, especially his treasured escapes up to Yellow River with his grandparents. Kevin has been called home to Heaven much to suddenly and early for our hearts to fully comprehend, but we know and trust that he is now in a state of perfect health and waiting patiently to be reunited with all of his loved ones he's left behind.

Those left to cherish Kevin's memory include

his parents,
Randy and Susan Koster, Dubuque, IA;

his siblings,
Timothy (Nicole) Koster, East Dubuque, IL
and Amy Jo (Josh) Driscoll, Dubuque;

his maternal grandmother,
Grace Clancy, Dubuque, IA;

his aunts and uncles,
Cheryl Gaul, Worthington, IA,
Linda Packer, Stoughton, MA,
Bob (Sharon) Koster, Dubuque,
Dale Koster, Dubuque,
Dave (Val) Clancy
and Mike (Patti) Clancy, both of East Dubuque, IL;

his nieces and nephews,
Alissa Koster-Kelly, Joedaniel Kelly, Skylar Koster, Danielle Koster, Olivia Driscoll and Mason Driscoll;

and his great-nephew,
Harley Vanscoyoc.

Kevin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ben (Mary) Koster and Clarles Clancy Jr.; and also by his uncles, Dan Koster, Leon Gaul and Jim Packer.

A Kevin J. Koster memorial fund has been established.

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

 



Debra K. Dryer


Debra K. "Debbie" Dryer, 62 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 surrounded by family at Mercy Medical Center after a long illness.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road with Rev. Karen Candee officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 27th, 2016 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road.

Debbie was born on February 23, 1954 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Clarence and Evelyn (Dunkley) Van Vors.
She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School. She married Rick Dryer on September 24, 1982 in Dubuque, Iowa.

She worked for 24 years at Harmon Glass retiring in 2000.
Debbie enjoyed going for rides on the motorcycle with Rick, camping, shopping, her cats but especially loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Rick, and a brother Jerry Van Vors of Dubuque, her mother-in-law Betty Dryer, of Dubuque, three sisters-in-law Cindy Dryer, Roseann (Ron) Dryer-Hunt, Debbie (Melvin) Levins, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her father-in-law Louis Dryer and brother-in-law Roger Dryer.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.

The family wishes to thank Mercy Medical Center, Hospice of Dubuque, Dr. Mark Janes, Dr. Mark Niemer, Dr. Ryan Stille and their staffs, and to Finley Home Care for all their wonderful care and kindness they gave to Debbie these last few years.



Gerald R. Wright


Gerald R. Wright, 75, of Delhi, Iowa, formerly of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Dubuque Specialty Care from complications of dementia.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Faith Lutheran Church in Cuba City with Pastor Melissa Waterman officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Cuba City. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Friday at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City. Friends may also call from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Saturday at the church before the service.

Gerald was born on January 13, 1941, in Darlington, Wisconsin, the son of Oliver and Frieda (Pahnke) Wright. He graduated from Benton High School in 1959. Gerald married the love of his life, Mary Brandt, on August 19, 1967, at Faith Lutheran Church in Cuba City. They resided in Dickeyville for 36 years.

Gerald retired from John Deere Dubuque Works in 2001 after 36 years. At that time he and Mary bought their retirement home on Lake Delhi. They entertained many friends and family with pontoon rides, fishing and campfires.

Gerald and Mary were past members and officers of the Dickeyville Rescue Squad for many years. Together they also had the Rhinestone Cowboy Band playing the supper clubs around the area, along with many weddings and anniversaries. Gerald was a past member of the East Dubuque Drum and Bugle Corp. He also enjoyed feeding the birds, and the many other "critters" that came to his feeders. Gerald was a motorcycle safety instructor for many years at Southwest Technical College. Gerald and Mary took many rides and vacations together on their Gold Wing motorcycle. He took up the art of making beautiful oak furniture after retirement. His family and friends were the recipients of his talent.

Gerald is survived by his loving wife and companion of 58 years, Mary; his daughter, Kandi Deerfield, of Streamwood, IL; his sons, Scott (Connie), of Dickeyville, and Russ, of Delhi; and his seven grandchildren, Kyle, Maggie, Kylie, Rachael, Brooke, Luke and Dylan. He is also survived by his brother, Ron, of Benton; his sisters, LeAnne (Bruce) Wuthrich, of Brodhead, WI, and Marcy (Merv) Brenum, of Dickeyville; and nieces and nephews.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Paul; four brothers-in-law, Dale Farrey, Faedelus Herbst, Richard Lutz and Clarence Negus; and a sister-in-law, Kay Brandt.

A Gerald R. Wright Memorial Fund has been established.

The family would like to thank Dubuque Specialty Care and Hospice of Dubuque for their wonderful and compassionate care of Gerald.

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



Harley McCoy


The irrepressible Harley McCoy, age 94, faced the inevitable on February 1st, 2016 in Oakdale, California. He died after a period of progressive weakness and fatigue, pain-free and at peace.

Memorial service will be held on the 4th of June at the Carson Celebration of Life Center, Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation begins at 1:00 pm with the service at 2:00 pm, and interment of ashes to follow at Evergreen Cemetery Delmar, Iowa.

Harley was born June 12th, 1921 to Harley Guy and Letha (Lewis) McCoy and graduated high school in Villisca, Iowa. He proudly served in WWII as a Navy shipmate in the Philippines. During a shore leave Harley traveled from San Diego and Shirley Anne McKee traveled from her home in Villisca to meet in Las Vegas and marry on June 14th, 1942. Together they had four children.

Harley was a devoted father as his children were growing, attending high school debates, dance recitals, 4H & scouting activities, trail rides, football games and band concerts. He also provided his family the architype 1950's summer vacations including trips to Mt Rushmore, Lake Okoboji and Rocky Mountains National Park. Later in their life together, he and Shirley Anne gained some regional notoriety from raising and showing purebred dogs. This had them traveling throughout the Midwest on many weekends and enjoying their time together. Shirley Anne tragically died of brain cancer in 1978 at age 55.

Harley married Phyllis Feder August 19th, 1989 at Harrah's Lake Tahoe in Nevada. They enjoyed their time together ballroom dancing and playing dominoes with friends.

Retired and living in California, Harley became an avid golfer belonging to the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. He shot his only hole-in-one on September 30th, 2009, at age 88, using a 3 wood to drive 135 yards over water to the cup of the par 3, 16th hole.

Throughout his career Harley was a skilled and professional salesman, always working on a commission basis and focusing on providing service to his customers. Indeed, he and his customers often became friends. He was successful in his work and occasionally was awarded company sponsored trips, including a special one with Shirley Anne to the Bahamas. However, there were business setbacks in Harley's life such as when the parent corporation spun-off a product line cutting his income in half. Yet, this was never spoken about around the supper table; Harley simply worked harder to recover from the loss.

Harley was personable and outgoing, always quick with a greeting and ready to speak with complete strangers. He remained active throughout his life; from caring for horses, livestock and dogs, to travel, dancing and golf. Mostly, I believe, Harley possessed an upbeat, irrepressible attitude, being able to bounce back from little things, such as a refused sales-pitch, or from a life tragedy, such as the death of a spouse. He was eventually able to find a new tack and continue moving in a positive direction.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children Terri Hayes, Mike (Mary Ann), Becky (Jack) McDermott and Ed (Karen); 11 grandchildren; and as of this writing, 18 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.



Fred A. Donath


Fred A. "Fritz" Donath, age 82, of Dubuque, IA, was called home peacefully at 11:15 a.m. on May 23, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family.

To honor Fred's life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Rev. Dianne Grace officiating. To celebrate Fred's life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Behr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

Fred was born on April 22, 1934, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Ernest and Marie (Radloff) Donath.

Fritz honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Shortly after returning from his military service, Fritz would meet Pauline Thomas. They would be united in marriage in 1962 and their union would be blessed with 19 years together before she was called home ahead of him in 1981. Fritz would faithfully invest over 43 years of his time and talents and the Dubuque Packing Company, before he eventually retired after spending his final 13 years as a supervisor. Fritz's free time was surely centered around the outdoors and spending time out in God's country. Bow hunting, fishing and boating were his passion and he was proud to be a longtime member of both the Dubuque Archery Club and the Bass Club of Dubuque. Fritz has spent his last day here with us and now finds himself reunited with all of his other family members who've gone home ahead of him. We will miss him, and definitely feel the void of his absence, but we know the memories he leaves behind will help carry us through until we all meet again.

Those left to cherish Fritz's memory include

his children,
Fredrick "Pudge" Donath, Key West, IA,
Ann (Scott) Duggan, Dubuque, IA
and Mary Boal, Dubuque, IA;

his grandchildren and great-grandchildren

and his first wife and care giver during this final week,
Pat Felderman, Key West, IA.

Fritz was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Pauline; three sisters, Viola, Elda and Marie; and three brothers, Donald, Otto and Walter.

A Fred A. "Fritz" Donath memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among Fritz's favorite charities.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque for all of their wonderful and compassionate care.

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



Dolores V. Urbain


Dolores V. Urbain, 99, of Cascade, Iowa, died Sunday evening, May 22, 2016 at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade, Iowa.

Friends and relatives of Dolores may call from 2 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, Iowa, where a wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Services for Dolores will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 27, 2016 at St. Martins Catholic Church in Cascade, Iowa, with Rev. Douglas Loecke Presiding and Rev. Joseph McDermott S.V.D, Concelebrating. Burial was held in St. John's Cemetery in Placid, Iowa.

Dolores was born February 12, 1917 in Dyersville, Iowa, daughter of Percy and Alice (Huber) Leib. She received her education in the Placid country schools. On June 1,1938 she was united in marriage to Cyril "Billy" Urbain at St. John's Catholic Church in Placid, Iowa. She and her husband farmed in the Fillmore area for many years. She also worked as a bartender at the Boar's Nest in Cascade and Nobles in Farley, IA for 10 years and was a cook at the Cascade Drive Inn.

She was a member of St. Matthias Parish in Cascade and was a very active 4H Fillmore "Farmerettes" leader.

Dolores is best remembered for her dog bones, cinnamon rolls and homemade bread. She loved to crochet, was an avid quilter, seamstress and did many other crafts. She collected many angels' statues. She had a lot of faith in Angels and said the daily rosary.

She is survived by four daughters, Delda Hershberger of Platteville, WI, Mary Agnes Kass of Sherrill, IA, Becky Johnson of Cascade, IA, Tami (Gary) Hammel of Zwingle, IA; one son, Tony (Jackye) Urbain of Dubuque, IA; 33 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Theresa (Roland) Stecklein of Cascade, IA; and a sister-in-law, Madonna Leib of La Porte City, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cyril "Billy" Urbain on March 26,1988; three sons-in-law, James Hershberger, Vincent Kass and Vince Mausser; three grandchildren, Stephanie Sherwood, Jeff and Katie Kass; four brothers, Donald, Richard, Howard and Dennis Leib; and one sister, Dola Kramer.

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

The family would like to thank the staff at Shady Rest Care Center and Hospice of Dubuque for the care given to Dolores and the many nieces, nephews and grandchildren that took the time to come visit with her.



Charles F. Jewell


Charles F. Jewell, 75 of East Dubuque, IL passed away on May 20, 2016 at Ennoble Manor.

Family and friends may gather from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where a prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m.

Charles was born on October 30, 1940 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Charles E. and Mary (Bellings) Jewell. He attended school in Dubuque and served in the army from 1957 to 1959.

He married Carol A. Miller and together they had two daughters, Cheryl and Cindy. She passed away in October of 2001. He later married Carol J. Snouffer and she preceded him in death in February of 2015.

He worked as a service and parts manager at Kenworth in Birmingham, AL.

Charles or "Elmer", as he was known as in the early days, loved his old time radio programs on Sunday nights, NASCAR races, and the Chicago Cubs. He had a love for his cats and dogs and especially enjoyed being with his family.

He is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (Dan) Dalberg and Cindy (Jim Kubitz) Jewell; siblings Mitchell Warner, of Dubuque, Trudy (Robbie) Fischer, of Gillespie, IL, Sylvia (Ned) Newingham, of Gillespie, IL and Chris Warner, of Livingston, IL; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ben Jewell.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Mark Hermann and Staff, Ennoble Manor, and Hospice of Dubuque for all their wonderful care and kindness they gave to Charles.



Peter G. White


Peter G. "Pete" White, 76, of Benton, Wisconsin, died Monday, May 23, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Benton where the parish wake service will be at 2:45 p.m. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2016, at St. Patrick's Church in Benton with Rev. David Flanagan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may also call from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Friday morning at the church before the service. Casey Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Benton is in charge of arrangements.

Pete was born on March 24, 1940, in Benton, Wisconsin, the son of Charles and Iva (Winters) White. He graduated from Benton High School in 1959. On June 20, 1959, he married Mary Alice Rock at St. Mary's Church in Dubuque, Iowa. He worked for the Dubuque Packing Company and later was the owner of Benton Feed and Farm Supply for 31 years.

Pete served as the Benton Village President for eight years and was a member of the Benton Fire Department, the Benton Booster Club, and a key member of Rocky's Bar in Benton. He was a longtime member of Rocky's Bar Bowling Team and softball and fastpitch ball teams. Pete was a lifelong fan of the White Sox, a Packers fan, and supporter of Benton athletics. He was also an avid fisherman.

He is survived by his four children, Jeff (Dana) White, of Chandler, AZ, Tim (Donna) White, of Benton, Lisa (Tim) Roelke, of Spring Green, and Gretta (Shawn) Stilson, of Benton; seven grandchildren, Séamus and Fisher White, Michael and Ben White, and Kayla, Maggie and Sophie Dougherty; and three step-grandchildren, Heather Dougherty, Jared Charnas and Ty Stilson. He is also survived by two sisters, Leah Richards, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Jeanette Wilford, of Platteville; and a brother Jim (Sue) White, of Cuba City.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice; a son, Michael Joseph White; and a sister, Elizabeth Woods.

A Peter G. "Pete" and Mary Alice White Memorial Fund for Benton High School scholarships has been established.

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

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the Benton First Responders, Hazel Green Rescue Squad, Mercy Medical Center emergency room staff, and ICU doctors and nurses, especially Brenda and Bonnie.



Virginia J. Zimmerman


Virginia J. Zimmerman, 96 of Dubuque passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Seventh Heaven Care Facility.

Memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 26 at the Church of the Resurrection. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Road is assisting the family.

Virginia was born on February 4, 1920 in Dubuque the daughter of Henry and Josephine (Klein) Frost.

She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School.

She married Henry Zimmerman on September 28, 1940. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1995.

Virginia was a wonderful homemaker. After her children were raised she was employed at St. Anthony's Catholic school as director of the hot lunch program. Her favorite people were children and she became involved in the lives of many while employed at St. Anthony's.

She enjoyed playing bridge, Cubs games, bus trips and plays.

Surviving are her children, Margo (Ronald) Richeson, of Dubuque and Craig (Donna) Zimmerman, of Durango; 7 grandchildren, Lisa (Tom) Richeson- Gilbertson, Laura (Roger) Richeson- Brandel and Daniel (Cathy) Richeson, James (Nikki) Zimmerman, Melissa Zimmerman- Wolf, Kris (Neil) Zimmerman-Owens and Jolene (P.J.) Zimmerman- Born; 10 great- grandchildren, Cory Gilbertson, Mitchell Gilbertson, Hope Gilbertson, Hannah Brandel, Tessa Brandel, Jenna Brandel, Andrew Owens, Alexia Born, Payden Born, Michael Zimmerman; and her brother, Charles (Thelma) Frost of Glasgow, Montana.

She was also preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Robert (Lucille) Frost; and sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine (Hugo) Flores.

For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com.

The family requests no flowers.

Special thank you to Mary and Kelly at Seventh Heaven and to Barb and Lisa at Hospice of Dubuque.

 



Freida K. Loesche


Freida K. Loesche, 63, of Petersburg, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at St. Luke's Unity Point Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a short illness.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 5 p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday morning, May 26, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Petersburg, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Earlville. Rev. John O'Connor will officiate.

Freida was born February 11, 1953, in Manchester, the daughter of Merlin and Betty (Goetzinger) Conrad. She graduated from Maquoketa Valley High School in 1972 and worked at the Ertl Company in Dyersville for 20 years. Following that she worked at Modernfold and Nu-World Amaranth.

On October 2, 1993, she was united in marriage to Russ Loesche. Freida was a member of St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Petersburg. She loved spending time with her family, helping her husband on the farm and found enjoyment teasing her nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, going to the gambling boat, bingo and living in the country. Freida was a humble and giving soul, who had a quirky personality with a heart of gold that would do anything for you. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Freida is survived by her husband, Russ Loesche, of Petersburg; step-son, Jayme (Stefanie) Loesche and step-granddaughter Chiaa of Cedar Rapids; siblings June (Bob) Naber of Dyersville, Arlo Conrad of Delhi, Eric Conrad of Los Angeles, CA, Neal (Nancy) Conrad of Hopkinton, Dale (Connie) Conrad of Delhi; father- and mother-in-law Sylvester ‘Red' and Alma Loesche of Dyersville; in-laws Dennis (Jean) Loesche and Randy Loesche, both of Petersburg, Connie (Leon) Schuster and Margie (Cam) Kolle, both of Dyersville, Bonnie (Gary) Bass of Bedford, TX; nieces and nephews Rob (Autumn) Conrad, Adam and Scott Conrad, Amy (Chris) Errthum, Amanda (Curt) Kramer, Aaron Conrad, Matt and Laura Naber, Benji (Missy) Loesche, Billi (Dave) Mottet, Bob Loesche, Brittany Loesche, Amber (Jeff) Lehman, Cory Schuster, Carrie (Josh) Broghammer, Ashley (Jeremiah) Chapman and Amanda (Justin) Tucker.

Freida was preceded in death by her parents, Merlin and Betty Conrad; maternal grandparents Leo and Magdalene (Mohr) Goetzinger; and paternal grandparents Thomas and Angeline (Pfeiler) Conrad; a brother-in-law, Wayne Wieneke; and several aunts and uncles.

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



Natalie J. Kurt


Natalie J. Kurt, 82, of Dubuque, died Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Dubuque Specialty Care.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Raphael Cathedral where visitation will be held Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Natalie was born January 12, 1934 in Cascade, Iowa, daughter of Fred and Nora (Devaney) Kurt. She graduated from St. Columbkille's School and attended Loras College. She was a novice with the Sisters of the Presentation until her disability.

Natalie was known as the family historian.

She is survived by a brother, Noel Kurt of Dubuque; a sister, Dianne (Don) Simon of Cuba City; 29 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and -nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings, Mary Edith, Leon, Fr. David and Mark Kurt and June Manning.

The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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



Darrell D. Barker


Darrell D. Barker, 86, of Dubuque died Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 5:25 am at Stonehill Care Center. To celebrate Darrell's life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home, 2659 Kennedy Road. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, where a visitation will be held Thursday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, held separately with the family.

Darrell was born March 14, 1930 in Fairfield, Iowa, son of Edward and Etola (Pottoff) Barker. Darrell was fortunate enough to have two mothers. Etola passed away when he was very young at age 4 and Mary Florence (Adams) Barker, who raised him through his adulthood and played a significant role in his life by keeping his birth mother's family in his life.

Darrell would eventually meet the love of his life, Susan Seeley and be united in marriage on August 31, 1952. Their union would be blessed with 63 wonderful years together and have 3 loving daughters.

He worked in the newspaper field for most of his life, starting out delivering papers for the Fairfield Daily Ledger after school during his high school days and full time for three summers. He went on to the University of Iowa newspaper in Iowa City for 17 weeks as a linotype operator, moving on to work for newspapers in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Darrell then moved to Dubuque and worked for the Telegraph Herald for 38 years, working as assistant composing manager of the last 12 years. He was president of the International Typographical Union for two years. His last employment was with Econofoods for three years and six years at Hy-Vee bakery department.

He and his wife were camping enthusiasts for 51 years. Camping all over the Midwest, Darrell and Susan wintered for a month in Florida for 15 years. He was also league secretary and bowled with his buddies for many years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge for over 25 years.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Barker of Dubuque; daughters, Debra (Tom) Bedtka of Dodgeville, WI, Becky (John) Jagielski of Elgin, IL, and Sara Habick of Dubuque; granddaughters, Tracy (Adam) Schroeder, Joscelyn Habick and Jessica Habick; and great grandchildren, Bailey and Dominic Schroeder. He is also survived by his kid sister, Elizabeth (Bill) Bowers of Mt. Lebanon, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Carol (Don) Amrine.

In lieu of flowers, a Darrell Barker Memorial has been established.

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



Spencer J. Dress


Spencer J. Dress, age 25, of Dubuque, IA, was called home at 3:38 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following a motorcycle accident. To honor Spencer's life, funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. To celebrate Spencer's life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m., until the time of services at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Spencer was born on February 18, 1991, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Henry White and Molli (Dress) White and was a proud member of the Chippewa Tribe of White Earth, Minnesota.

Spencer's bright light has flickered out much too early and the void he leaves behind today will never fully be healed. He was a wonderful father who devoted countless hours with his deeply adored son Emmitt in the garage, teaching him how to turn a wrench while reinforcing the longtime ritual, and necessity, of getting dirty before you could ever truly go fast. Spencer worked at Steffen's Roofing during the day and also enjoyed working on cars in the evenings and on the weekends. Whether the project was the next big flip or simply an attempt to get a little more horsepower to the wheels; if he was working on the toys in the garage with family and friends, then Spencer was in his glory. Spencer was definitely a live wire and a high spirit during his 25 years with us. If Spencer was in the area, you could be sure some classic adventure was about to occur or even a continual barrage of humor and jokes to keep everyone feeling good. We will miss Spencer will all of our hearts and relish the fun, and uniquely Spencer, memories he leaves behind and we pray to discover slight moments of peace in knowing that one day we will see him again.

Those left to cherish Spencer's memory include

his son,
Emmitt Dress, Dubuque, IA;

Emmitt's mother,
Mercedes "Sadie" Fuller, Dubuque, IA;

his son on the way,
Spencer Joseph Dress Jr., Dubuque, IA;

his mother,
Molli White, Dubuque, IA;

his father,
Henry (Bobbie Jo Rapp) White, Dubuque, IA;

two brothers,
Timothy (Heather Frommelt) Dress,
Joseph Dress;

his sister,
Jordan Hennessy, all of Dubuque, IA;

his maternal grandparents,
Vicki and Joseph Dress Sr., Dubuque, IA;

his paternal grandmother,
Noreen Dole, Dubuque, IA;

his maternal great-grandmother,
Monica Jellison-Fullbright, Dubuque, IA;

two half brothers,
Brady and Brandon, Dubuque, IA;

and he is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Spencer was preceded in death by a sister, Dancé Molli Dress in infancy.

A Spencer J. Dress memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Spencer's favorite uncle, Joey Dress, Amanda Fury, Heather Frommelt, Cody Siefker and family, the White family, the Weber family, his amazingly long list of friends and the staff at Mercy and University Iowa City Hospitals for all of the loving support they have shown the entire family during this very difficult time.

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

 



Michael P. Barrett


Michael P. "Bear" Barrett, 66 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center.
Family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 23rd 2016 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Mike was born on November 28, 1949 the son of Martin "Slug" and Monica (Rogers) Barrett. He attended St. Raphael's and graduated from Wahlert High School both in Dubuque. In December 1972, he married Marilyn J. Ruff at Holy Ghost Church in Dubuque.

Mike worked for the Derby Stations for many years and then became a painter for John C. Kaiser until he retired in 2011. After retirement you'd be able to find him bartending at the Grand Tap in Dubuque.

Mike was a member of the Painters Union, Men's Association, Grand Tap Lodge of Leaky's and Men's Bowling Association.

Although Mike was a man of few words, he showed us all that he loved us in his own way. He was a loyal, kind, moral man of his word. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, whether it be at a bar having "a few" with friends, or going out to dinner and traveling with Marilyn. He also enjoyed spending time listening to his grandkids play bluegrass, having breakfast with Lucy and attending Brennan's karate tournaments.

Mike is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marilyn, daughters, Karrie (Paul) Schumacher and Kelly (Ben) Houtakker. Seven grandchildren, Colin, Mackenzie, Reese and Caden Schumacher, Brennan, Lucy and Carsyn Houtakker. His sister-in-law Peg (Scot) Koren, four brothers-in-law, Dennis (Cecilia) Ruff, Gary (Carol) Ruff, Duane (Ann) Ruff, and Gordon (Sharon) Deuchler, along with five nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin "Slug" and Monica (Rogers) Barrett, a brother Tom, and his grandparents.

The family would like to thank all the doctors, especially Dr. Caceres and Mercy Nursing staff for the care they gave him. A special thanks to his loyal friends for being there for him and his family. He will be missed by all.



James L. Chapman


James L. "Jim" Chapman, 80 of Key West, Iowa passed away on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at home with family by his side.

Funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 23rd, 2016 at St. Raphael Cathedral with Msgr. Thomas Toale officiating. Entombment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum with full military detail by the American Legion Post #6. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 22nd, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where a wake service will be held at 2:00 p.m.

Jim was born on April 4, 1936 in Beetown, Wisconsin the son of Lester and Ramona (Mink) Chapman. He served in the Iowa National Guard and married Shirley Langkamp on June 2, 1956 at St. Raphael Cathedral. He worked for Flexsteel for 39 years retiring in 1996. After retirement Jim worked for the Sisters of the Presentation for 13 years.

Jim enjoyed ice fishing, squirrel hunting and riding his motorcycle, but most of all his greatest love was his family and being able to spend time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved to putter around in his basement workshop and garage. Jim was always available to help anyone at any time.

Jim is survived by his wife Shirley of almost 60 years, two daughters Kris Chapman and Terri (Douglas) Kluesner, both of Dubuque. Five grandchildren, Nicholas and Michael Mulert and Justin, Jena, and Aaron Kluesner. Siblings, Bonnie Chant and Jeffery Chapman. Two sisters-in-law, Darlene Chapman and Darlene Langkamp; three brothers-in-law, Harold (Maria) Langkamp, Arnold "Arnie" Langkamp and Thomas Piehl along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lester and Ramona; mother and father-in-law Clarence and Emma Langkamp; brother, Gary & brothers-in-law Leonard and Merlin Langkamp, and sisters-in-law Beverly Piehl and Delores Langkamp.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque, Stonehill Care Center or St. Raphael Cathedral.
The family would like to thank Stonehill Rehab and Skilled nursing staff, Dr. Mark Runde and his nurse Julie and to Hospice of Dubuque especially Amy and Ryan for all their wonderful care and kindness they gave to Jim and his family.



Gordon P. Schmidt


Gordon P. Schmidt, 80, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.

Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at First Lutheran Church in Manchester, Iowa, with Rev. Tony D. Ede officiating. Visitation is from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016,, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment with Military Rites will be at 1:30 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Iowa

He was born on September 5, 1935, in Earlville, the son of Paul and Elda (Becker) Schmidt. He was baptized into the church on October 6, 1935 and confirmed his faith in Jesus Christ on April 10, 1949, at First Lutheran Church. Gordon was raised and educated in the area, and graduated from West Delaware High School in 1953. Gordon served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957.

On February 29, 1964, Gordon was united in marriage to Alice Marie Michels at the First Lutheran Church in Manchester. Together they farmed for several years and then moved to Manchester where he worked for Delaware County Secondary Roads. He retired in 1998.

Gordon was a long-time member of First Lutheran Church. Gordon and Alice traveled extensively throughout the United States, making it to all 50 states. They also traveled to Europe.

Survivors include one son, Gary (Andrea) Schmidt, of Manchester; two daughters, Paula (Don) Krogmann of Center Point and Laura (Bill) Thomas of Manchester; nine grandchildren, Jacob Thomas, Lucas (Jessica) Thomas, Megan (Peter) von Qualen, Benjamin Krogmann, Jonathan Krogmann, Hannah Schmidt, Grant Schmidt, Mark (Christina) Schmidt, and Christina (Heath) Landt; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marvelyn (Rick) Davis, of Florida; and sisters-in-law Leona Jones of Cedar Rapids, Delores (Ray) Grulkey of Hiawatha, Carol (Don) Eiben of Anamosa, and Mary Michels of Central City.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alice Schmidt, on November 11, 2012; a son, Duane Schmidt, in July of 2012; a daughter, Karla Schmidt, at birth; two brothers, Eldon and David (Virginia) Schmidt; a grandson, Paul Schmidt; a granddaughter, Olivia Schmidt; his sister-in-law, Judy LeDuc; his brothers-in-law Eddie Jones and Richard Michels; and two nephews, Michael Schmidt and Doug Grulkey.

Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.



Betty Jean Birch


Betty Jean Birch, 89, died peacefully on May 18, 2016, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque.

Friends may call at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale, on Friday, May 20th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery Chapel with Bill Mauss officiating. Entombment will follow the service in the mausoleum.

Betty was born August 2, 1926 to Beatrice "Beanie" Hutzenbuehler and Albert Savary. Betty and her sisters worked with their mother at Beanie's Café for many years.

Betty married Marshall Birch on November 22, 1945. Together they worked for over twenty years at Veteran Oil Company, for the local Phillips 66 jobber. In 1967 they bought the local business and operated it as Birch Oil Company until their retirement in 1976. Betty was a sharp businesswoman at a time when it was not common for women to operate a business, but she was also known, like her mother before her, for her kind heart.

Betty and Marshall owned three horses, Dolly, Cochise, and Ringo, and over the years an assortment of dogs and cats. They always had plenty of chores, and so they often employed the help of their nieces and nephews, who learned a valuable work ethic, while enjoying Betty's playful sense of fun, Marshall's sly sense of humor, and their frequent pranks.

After retirement Betty worked for several years providing in-home health care. She delighted her clients, and the patients at various nursing homes, when she would visit while pulling her little dog, Dusty, around on a skateboard.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marshall, in 1988; her brother, William Winkler, in 2014; her brother-in-law Merlin Heiar in 1994, and her brother-in-law Dale Gieseman in 2012.

She is survived by her sisters, Mary Juen (Dale) Gieseman and Eileen (Merlin) Heiar; her sister-in-law, Judy (William) Winkler; and her nieces and nephews Paula, Mark (Desirae), and Amy (Jeff Spahn) Gieseman; Kurt, Kris (Robert Newman), John, and Jane Heiar; and Chad (Tina) and Tracy (Greg Tippery) Winkler.

The family especially wishes to thank Dr. Andrea Ries for her compassion and assistance, as well as Dr. Umesh Chakunta, Dr. Michael Scott, Dr. Brad McClimon, Dr. Joseph Fuller, Dr. R.S. Ramabadran, and their nurses, who along with Dr. Ries, provided Betty with excellent care and personal concern, which helped both her and her family. We also wish to thank Cindy, Megan and the team at Hospice of Dubuque, and the wonderful staff at Stonehill Care Center, where Betty lived first on the third floor, and finally in the memory care unit. It was a comfort to her family to know that she was living with people who appreciated her spirit, and who truly cared for her with kindness, patience, humor, and skill.



Margaret M. Miller


Margaret M. Miller, 95, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.

Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester, with Rev. John Kremer officiating. Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2016, at the church. Inurnment will be at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Manchester, Iowa

She was born on April 25, 1921, in Worthington, the daughter of John and Clara (Tegler) Recker.

On June 30, 1941, Margaret was united in marriage to Herbert Miller at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester. Five children were born to this union. Together they helped Louie Ryan farm and then later began farming on their own in rural Manchester. They retired and moved to town in 1979. Herb passed away in 2010.

Margaret was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Greeley and a devoted member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America. Margaret loved to play cards, especially Bridge, and enjoyed her garden. She lived at the Meadows for the past eight years. Margaret loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Survivors include her five children, Joan Miller of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, Pat (Bill) Serbousek of Cedar Rapids, Richard Miller of Solon, David (Jenny) Miller of Iowa City, and Daniel Miller of Lancaster, California; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Andy Miller; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Lemmon and Anna Jean Harris, both of Manchester.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert Milller; a son-in-law, Doneldon Dennis; two grandchildren, Gregory Kane and Sarah Serbousek-Miller; two sisters, Armella Besler and Lucinda Gudenkauf; and four brothers, Cyril, Allie, Ray, and Leo Recker.

Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.



Mary Ann Koltes


Mary Ann Koltes, 72, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at Stonehill Care Center with her family at her side.

Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at St. Peter and Paul Church in Sherrill with Rev. Richard Gaul officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale, where a family wake service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Family and friends may also gather after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church until time of mass.

Mary Ann was born on March 24, 1944 in Cuba City, WI daughter of Rudolph and Mabel (Kaiser) Loeffelholz.
She married Gary Koltes on July 5, 1997. Mary Ann has been a caregiver for many years and babysat for many different families. She also worked for LouAnna's Catering for weddings and anniversary parties.

Mary Ann enjoyed going on vacations with family and friends and when Gary started the truck she was already ready to go.

She is survived by her husband, Gary, of 18 years; her sister, Jeanette (Joe) Henkels; three brothers, Howard (Barb) Loeffelholz, Eugene (Sandi) Loeffelholz, and Jerry (Patty) Loeffelholz; her in-laws, Janann Ambrosy, Shirley Koltes, nd Duane "Hap" Koltes along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws Leo and Rosina (Nauman) Koltes, Lelan Ambrosy, Lavern Koltes and Linda Koltes.

The family request no flowers.

The family wishes to thank Finley Hospital Staff, Stonehill Care Center Staff and Hospice of Dubuque especially Shelia and Barb, and her niece Jennifer Pins for all their wonderful care and kindness they gave.



Lois E. Myatt


Lois E. Myatt, 93, of Elwood, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, May 15, 2016, at the Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

A celebration of Lois' life will be held 1:30 P.M., Sunday, May 22, 2016, from the Elwood United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 P.M., Saturday, May 21, 2016, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be in the Elwood, Iowa Cemetery.

Lois Ethel Schultz was born on March 29, 1923 in rural Clinton County, Iowa, fourth child to Herman and Ethel (Current) Schultz. She was a 1940 graduate of Elwood Consolidated High School and then attended Coe College for two years obtaining her teaching certificate. Shortly thereafter she was hired by the Buffalo, Iowa School District to teach fourth grade.

As a freshman at Elwood High School Lois was asked to a school dance by her future husband, Harold "Bud" Myatt. They were married on June 5, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas where "Bud" was stationed in the Air Force. To this union five children were born: Larry, Ann, Thomas, Hal and David.

While raising a family Lois found time to do substitute teaching in the Elwood, Lost Nation and Maquoketa school districts. In 1964, she was hired as the full-time Kindergarten teacher at Delwood and taught for eight years.

Lois was a 44 year member of the JCPH Ladies Auxiliary where she had served as past president for five years and treasurer for 19 years. She was an active member of the Elwood United Methodist Church where she had taught Sunday school and children's sermons for several years, and been a part of the ladies aid for 42 years. Additionally, she served on three scholarship committees and as a Jackson County Regional Health Center volunteer for 18 years. Through this dedication to community and volunteerism Lois was awarded the Grace B. Tubbs Award in 2007.

Lois was always willing to help anyone. She loved her family, her church and her friends. She enjoyed playing Euchre and baking pies, especially custard pie. She was excellent at corresponding with family, always keeping track of birthdays and special events.

Those left to honor Lois' memory include her husband of 72 years Harold "Bud" Myatt of Elwood, IA; children, Larry (Beverly) Myatt of Greensboro, GA, Ann (Bruce) White of Ann Arbor, MI, Tom (Linda) Myatt of Oro Valley, AZ and David (Cathy) Myatt of Bettendorf, IA; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Carol List of SC, and Gail Ravitts of Oak Park, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Hal on June 1, 1984, and two brothers Homer and Howard.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa, the Maquoketa Family YMCA or the Elwood Methodist Church.

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

 



Gloria Mae Jean Lieb


Gloria Mae Jean "Pat" Lieb, 87, of Dubuque passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016.

A visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Road, where a service will begin at 7:30p.m.

Pat was born on October 20, 1928 in Dubuque, the daughter of Clarence and Pearl (Fuller) Urban.

She married David Glen Lieb on November 30, 1946 in Sea Side, Oregon. He preceded her in death on February 28, 2016.

Pat was a wonderful homemaker. She as was an excellent cook and skilled artist. She enjoyed flowers, sewing and crocheting.

Pat spent most of her life volunteering for many organizations. Most notably, she volunteered at the Tri State Blind Society for 14 years and as president of the Legal Aid Services of Dubuque for 30 years.

Pat was an extremely kind and generous person. She cared for everyone she met and will be missed by many.

Surviving are her children, Susan (John) Schmitz of Zwingle, IA., David (Sandra) Lieb, Joe (Lynn) Lieb, Mike (Janet) Lieb, Guy (Gladen) Lieb, all of Dubuque, Troy (Gina) Lieb, of Freeport, Ill., and Tracey (Jon) Ruosch of Milton, Wis.; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and sisters Judy Lyons, of Rockford, Ill., Dixie Bennett and Joyce (Al) Weidenbacher, of Dubuque.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Cynthia Trine and Cheryl Lieb, in infancy; four brothers; and six sisters.

A Gloria Lieb memorial fund has been established.

A heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque, especially Amy, Jennie and Peggy and to the doctors, nurses and staff at Mercy Medical Center for your compassionate care.

For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com.



Allan George Falck


Allan George Falck, 93, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died at his home on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Strawberry Point. with Rev. Jerome Godsonofficiating. Visitation is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the Emanuel Lutheran Church. Interment will be at Cass Township Cemetery - Strawberry Point, Iowa.

He was born on August 25, 1922, in rural Lamont, the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Kleinsorge) Falck. Allan was raised and educated in the Lamont area, and graduated in 1940 from Lamont High School.

On January 23, 1945, Allan was united in marriage to Lillian Birrer. Together they farmed near Strawberry Point.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Lillian Falck of Strawberry Point; two sons, Larry (Jenette) and Kent (Sue), all of Strawberry Point; four grandchildren, Tammy (Kevin) Schneiders, Tom (Krista) Falck, Deana (Tom) Herzmann, and Craig (fiancé Shanan Klink) Falck; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Allan was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Robert.

Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.



Doris M. (Hilby) Kuhle


Doris M. (Hilby) Kuhle, 85, of Dickeyville, WI, formerly of Sinsinawa, WI, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Epione Pavilion, Cuba City, WI.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Sinsinawa, with Fr. Ken Frisch officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, where a parish scripture service will be at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Doris was born on October 1, 1930 in Menominee, IL to Emil & Florence (Welp) Hilby. She attended grade school in Menominee and high school at the Sinsinawa Mound. On February 7, 1950 she married LaVern A. Kuhle and they spent the next 66 years making a home and raising a family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Doris worked at the Red Top Supper Club, Clarke College and Mercy Medical Center, but "raising the kids" was her life's work. Homemaking, gardening and flower arranging were her passion. Family gatherings were always top priority.

Those left behind to honor her memory are her husband, LaVern; their children, Pat (Tom) Fleege, Diane O'Shea, Steve Kuhle, Rick (Karen) Kuhle, Dan (Claire) Kuhle, Mary Jo (Beaner) Runde, Ron (Carolyn) Kuhle, Kate (Bill) Vickerman, Ken (Jane) Kuhle and Tina (Kim Anderson) Kuhle; 25 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; siblings Ione (Ralph) Turman, Sister Carol Hilby, OSF, Mary Ann (Paul) Burbach, Jack (Rose) Hilby, Mark Hilby and Joan Hilby.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Florence; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Jerry Kowalski; grandchildren Adam Runde and Alex Kuhle; siblings Robert Hilby and Margie Burroughs; and in-laws Bernard & Jackie Kuhle, Joe Klein, Roger Tranel and Bill Burroughs.

A Doris M. Kuhle memorial fund has been established.

LaVern and family extend a special thank you to the staff at Epione Pavilion for their loving care of our wife and mother.

"Gentle woman, quiet light, Morning star so strong and bright, gentle mother, peaceful dove, Teach us wisdom, teach us love."

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



Greyson S. Horton

Greyson Steele Horton, infant son of Shania Horton and Anthony Haring of Maquoketa, received his angel wings shortly after birth on Monday morning, May 9, 2016.

A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M., Friday, May 20, 2016, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation has taken place.

Greyson is survived by his mother, Shania Horton of Maquoketa, IA; his father, Anthony Haring of Maquoketa, IA; a brother Lakota of Maquoketa, and a twin brother Steele Greyson currently hospitalized in Iowa City; maternal grandparents, Susan Creecy of FL and David Horton of FL; aunts Megan Creecy of Maquoketa, IA, and Lori (Edwards) Feuss of Lost Nation, IA; a cousin Hailey of Maquoketa, IA; and numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Warren Haring and Judy Edwards, maternal great-grandparents and paternal great-grandparents.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Greyson Steele Horton memorial fund has been established.

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

 



JoAnn Muhlhausen


JoAnn Muhlhausen, 84, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday morning, May 13, 2016, at her home in Maquoketa.

A celebration of JoAnn's life will be held at 11 A.M., Wednesday, May 18, 2016, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation will follow the visitation and burial will be at the Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.

Alice JoAnn Sugden was born on April 5, 1932, in Hopkinton, Iowa, to George Cecil and Irene Bessy (Miller) Sugden. She was a graduate of Hopkinton High School. She married Carl L. Muhlhausen Jr. on March 22, 1952 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. To this union eight children were born: Carla, Christy, Cathy, Cheryl, Carl Alan, Cindy, Clarissa and Craig.

JoAnn had first worked as a candy striper and nurses aid and then at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa. She later worked alongside her husband Carl as the co-owner of Carl's DX Gas Station in Maquoketa. Above all things, she was a dedicated wife, mother and proud grandmother.

JoAnn was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa and had previously served as a Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing, baking, taking road trips with Carl, and listening to KMAQ Radio, especially bingo. She was especially proud of and loved spending time with her grandchildren who affectionately called her "G-Nug".

Those left to honor JoAnn's memory include her husband Carl Muhlhausen Jr. of Maquoketa, IA; eight children, Carla (Lou) Behrend of DeWitt, IA, Christy (Paul) Heinrich of Maquoketa, IA, Cathy (Harold) Huebbe of Maquoketa, IA, Cheryl Fuller of Maquoketa, IA, Carl Alan "Al" (Nancy) Muhlhausen of Maquoketa, IA, Cindy (Steve) Starr of Maquoketa, IA, Clarissa Ferguson of Dubuque, IA, and Craig Muhlhausen of Maquoketa, IA; 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; a sister Dee Murphy of Cascade, IA; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, John and Carol Muhlhausen of Bettendorf, IA, and Phyllis Carmichael of Maquoketa, IA; one aunt, Letha Ritenour of Hopkinton, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Lucille Wheeler.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a JoAnn Muhlhausen memorial fund has been established.

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