Weekly Ads

Obituaries

Click here for obituaries
older than 14 days


Current Obituaries

Adelaide J. Haferbecker Barbara E. Berens Bernard M. Stoffel
Bonnie Yvonne Leirmoe Clifford J. Winner Diana Rae Morton
Dianna M. Morrow Donna M. (Stackis) Wooldridge Dorothy L. Lester
Evelyn E. Brant Gloria J. Williams Helen M. Pfohl
Ilse T. Stillmunks Imogene A. Feldmann Josephine H. Larkin
Kimberly A. Kenyon LaVerne Strohmeyer Leona R. Fortmann
Linda A. Powlistha Lloyd E. Schromen Marlene M. Eversoll
Marlin A. Otto Martha L. Pickering Mary C. Custer
Michael A. Duccini Michael R. Schute Patricia A. Tibbetts
Phoebe L. Keck Renee C. Friedman Rosalie M. Ballard
Roy C. Dimitroff Susan M. Hefel

Lloyd E. Schromen

Lloyd E. Schromen, Jr. 49 of Dubuque died Tuesday October 28, 2014 at home. Family and friends may gather from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where a remembrance service will be held at 11:00 a.m.

Lloyd was born on May 11, 1965 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Lloyd E. Schromen and Luann Westemeyer. He graduated from Dubuque Senior High and worked in construction. He loved spending time on the river especially with his friends at Massey.

He is survived by his parents, Lloyd E. Schromen Sr. of Dubuque, and Luann (Glenn) Flury, of Bellevue, Iowa. His siblings, April (John) Berendes, of St. Donatus, Kelly (B.J.) Schmitt, of Dubuque, Danny Schromen, of Dubuque, Ryan (Emily) Schromen, of Dubuque, Amber Amundson, of Santa Fe New Mexico, Glenn (Kelly) Flury, Jr. of Dubuque. Many nieces, nephews and good friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, his brother Robbie, and brother-in-law Craig Amundson.



Josephine H. Larkin

Josephine H. "Josie" Larkin, 89 of Bethany Home formerly of 14446 Ryan Road, Peosta, Iowa passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Bethany Home.

Funeral mass will be at 10:30a.m. Wednesday October 29th, 2014 at Holy Family Catholic Church, New Melleray with Rev. Michael Podhajsky, and Rev. Xavier Dieter, OSCO officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00p.m. To 8:00p.m. on Tuesday, October 28th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd with a parish wake service will be at 3:00p.m.

Josephine was born on March 24, 1925 in Fillmore, Iowa the daughter of Joe and Mary (Byrne) McGinn.

She married John A. Larkin on September 9, 1950 at Sacred Heart Church, Fillmore and together they farmed in the Bernard area for many years. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2007.

She and John loved to dance and were very active in supporting 4H projects for many years. She was a founding member of Dubuque County Saddle Club, she was also a member of the Dubuque County Cowbells and Holy Family Church, New Melleray.

Josephine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her six daughters, Mary (Rob) Astgen of Dubuque, Sue (John) Thier of Eldridge, Margie (Whitey Reiter) Larkin of Bernard, Joyce (AJ Spiegel) Beck of Dubuque, Jean (Ed) Evangelista, of Dubuque, Lorie (Dennis) Hoffman of Cascade, grandchildren, Leah (Mike) Whetsell, Luke (Allison) Astgen, Amy, Jordan and Darin Evangelista, Elle Hoffman, great grandchildren Isabelle and Brock Whetsell. Her in-law's Donna McGinn, of Dubuque and Joe and Pat Larkin, of Bernard, Iowa, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John, son-in-law, Nick Beck, siblings, Ethleen Rochford, Cathryn McGinn, John McGinn, Ann Marie Murphy.

In lieu of flowers a Josephine Larkin memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Bethany Home for all their loving care they gave to Josephine "Josie".



Bernard M. Stoffel

Bernard M. (Biff) Stoffel, 89. Of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully at 4:29 p.m. on Monday, October 27, 2014, at Dubuque Nursing and Rehab Center.

To celebrate Biff's life, a gathering for his family and friends will be from Noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday November 1st, 2014 at the Dubuque Moose Family Center #355, 2635 Windsor Ave. A private burial with military detail by the Iowa National Guard and the Dubuque Marine Corps League will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Rickardsville, Iowa. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is assisting the family.

Biff was born on January 21, 1925, on the family farm at 5 Points in IA, son of Peter and Alvina (Wilwert) Stoffel.

Biff served in the U.S. Army, in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Prior to entering the service he worked on the family farm. After the Service, he was a chef at such local restaurants as, Kerrigan's, Lucille's Lounge, Club Esquire, Fred's Supper Club, and The Swiss Chalet. He moved to a small hobby farm in Monfort, WI, in the late 1970's, during which time he occasionally taught some culinary classes at the Fennimore, WI, Vo-Tech School. He retired back to Dubuque in 2002.

Biff was a member of Dubuque Moose Family Center #355, He had a passion for art, music, good food, and an occasional glass of wine. He liked to go to the Diamond Jo and play the slots, he became a fixture in the downtown Dubuque area, and liked to dine at many of the restaurants, and go to shops looking for little treasures.

Biff is survived by his sisters, Theresa (James) Hanson of Dubuque, Rosemary Ploessl of Holy Cross, and Joann Klein of Balltown, and a sister-in-law Gertrude McDermott of Cascade, and many nieces and nephews.

Biff was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Leonard (Agnes) Stoffel, Merlin (Germaine) Stoffel, Francis Stoffel, and Arnold Stoffel, brother-in-laws Wm E. Campbell, Ray Klein, and Donald Ploessl, and his dear friend Jay Robinson.

The family would like to thank, the Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at Mercy Medical Center, at Dubuque Nursing and Rehab Center, and at Hospice of Dubuque, for all of the loving care that was given to Biff and his family. Thank you also to his Ecumenical Towers Family.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque.

 



Kimberly A. Kenyon

Kimberly Ann Kenyon, 61 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends after a long courageous battle on her birthday, October 29, 2014 in Dubuque.

Kim was an exceptional mother/father, friend, sister, aunt and grandma to all that knew her. She held it together for so long and fought the fight. Kim had a knack for lighting up the room with her huge friendly smile, and a shout out "What's up!" We can not sum up in a few sentences of what she has meant to all of us.

She is survived by her son Caleb (Kerry) Bechen, their children, Cody and Kirsten. Her daughter Emily Lindecker and her boyfriend Andy Leehy and their children Ryder and Grahm. Her father William T. Kenyon, brother, William S. (Karen) Kenyon, sisters Rebecca Kenyon, and Jill (Ray) Gassman. Her nieces Nicolette, Darcie, Kayla, and Hannah. Nephews Derek and Douglas.

She was preceded in death by her mother Katherine Kenyon, maternal and paternal grandparents, her brother Douglas Kenyon and a nephew Steven Gassman.

The family would like to express their gratitude to numerous family members especially Charlene aka Chuck.

According to Kim's wishes there will be no public visitation or service. A private celebration of her life will be held by her family. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.

 



Patricia A. Tibbetts

Patricia A. "Pat" Tibbetts, 72, of East Dubuque, Illinois, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 28, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Jackie Van Meter, in Dubuque.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, with Pastor Michael Hill officiating. Burial will be in the East Dubuque Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Pat was born on Jan. 10, 1942 in Galena, Ill., the daughter of Joseph and Velma (Temperly) Miller. She was a graduate of Galena High School, Class of 1960. Pat married Harvey W. Tibbetts on June 18, 1960 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Galena.

Pat and Harvey moved from Galena to East Dubuque in 1966. She always shared with people her thankfulness for being blessed to enjoy the same house with the same husband for 48 years. Pat was passionate about her beliefs and interests. Her grandchildren were dear to her heart.

Surviving is her husband, Harvey; two children, Tony (Sara) Tibbetts of East Dubuque and Jackie Van Meter of Dubuque, Iowa; six grandchildren, Marissa Tibbetts, Megan, Daniel and Natalie Roeth, Travis Busch and Michael Van Meter; her siblings Dick Miller (special friend Kay) of Galena, Diane Niemeyer of Shullsburg, Wis., Ron (Libby) Miller of Galena, Greg (Lindy) Miller of Earl, Wis. and Mark Miller of East Dubuque.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Pat Tibbetts memorial fund has been established for the benefit of Hospice of Dubuque.

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



Susan M. Hefel

Susan M. "Sue" Hefel, 60, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died suddenly on Monday evening, October 27, 2014, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Friends and family may gather for a memorial visitation from 4 to 7 P.M. on Friday, Oct. 31, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Public graveside services and burial celebrating Sue's life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, Nov. 1, from the Bridgeport Cemetery, rural Maquoketa. All friends and relatives are invited to join the family for "One Last Party" in "The Bistro" at Carson's immediately following the graveside services.

Susan Marie Ryan was born on Oct. 5, 1954 in Davenport, Iowa, to Cleo and Mary (Schmidt) Ryan. She was educated in Maquoketa schools and received her GED. She married Leonard J. "Lenny" Hefel on June 3, 1985 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Sue started working at the Green Mill Café in Maquoketa as a waitress at the age of 13. She would continue to waitress for many years both in Iowa and Colorado. She later worked for Spain Oil Company in Maquoketa for eight years and lastly at the Jackson County Senior Center until her retirement.

Sue loved playing pool, was a member of the Maquoketa Pool League and had served as a past president for several years. She enjoyed camping, fishing, motorcycling and traveling. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and on many Friday nights during the winter months she would take them out for dinner and a movie.

Those left to honor Sue's memory include her husband, Leonard J. "Lenny" Hefel of Maquoketa, IA; a son, Tim (Michele Miller) Coffin of Maquoketa, IA; 3 grandchildren, Kiley, Sarah, and Joseph; 4 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Colton, Blake and Stormie; and sisters Judy (Jack) Evans of Grand Mound, IA, Linda Salyars of DeWitt, IA, Beck Duffield of Chicago, IL and Nita Bickford of Oxford Junction, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Connie Jo Crone.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Susan M. "Sue" Hefel memorial fund has been established.

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



Donna M. (Stackis) Wooldridge

Donna M. (Stackis) Wooldridge, age 82, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, at 2:55 p.m. on Sunday, October 26, 2014.

A private celebration of Donna's life will be held at a later date. Behr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donna was born on Nov. 16, 1931, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of John and Katherine (O'Connell) Grant.
Donna held many jobs throughout her life and enjoyed doing things for other people. She was dependable, honest and a very hard worker. Donna enjoyed visiting with friends having a cappuccino and had a special love for her cat Bear.

Donna is survived by her children, Jolene Stackis, Dubuque, IA, and Todd (Charmane) Stackis, Dubuque, IA; her grandchildren, Sara Widmeier, Dubuque, IA, and Joe Davis, Omaha, NE; her four great-grandchildren, Cody, Colton and Marisa Widmeier, and Nicholas Davis; her brother, Ted (Agnes) Jaeger, Dubuque, IA; and a very special great-nephew, Alex Stackis.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents.

A Donna M. Wooldridge memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Hermann and Hospice of Dubuque for their care of Donna. Also thanks to Darla, Ted and Alex Stackis; with their help Donna was able to remain in the home she loved.

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



Evelyn E. Brant

Evelyn E. (Schmidt) Brant, 92, of the Dubuque Nursing & Rehab Center, formerly of Dickeyville, Wis., passed away at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Dubuque Nursing & Rehab Center.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at Holy Ghost Church in Dickeyville, Wis., with Fr. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, where the parish prayer service will be at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Mrs. Brant was born on August 25, 1922 near Springbrook, Iowa, the daughter of Florian and Clara (Steines) Schmidt. She was united in marriage to Clifford H. Brant on May 9, 1945 at Ss. Peter & Paul Church in Springbrook. He preceded her in death on April 29, 2002.

Evelyn was a homemaker who loved sewing, cooking, gardening and was known for her beautiful pies. She was a member of Holy Ghost Parish and a former member of the Legion of Mary. Evelyn served as sacrastin for Fr. Francis Steffen while living at Sun Valley Apartments.

Surviving are three children, Shirley Seeley of Dubuque, John (Jane) Brant of Cuba City, Wis., and Mark (Sandy) Brant of Benton, Wis., 11-grandchildren and 12-great grandchildren, her brother Fr. Florian Schmidt of Dubuque and a sister Marie (Oscar) Donar of Cuba City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clifford H. Brant, a son-in-law John Seeley, three brothers, Fr. Wilfred W. Schmidt, Paul and Floyd Schmidt, and two sisters Gilda (Cliff) Martelle and Myrna (Ken) Pumphrey.

Evelyn's family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Dubuque Nursing & Rehab Center and Hospice of Dubuque for the special care and support given to their Mother.

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



Barbara E. Berens

Barbara Ellen Berens, 61, of Silver Springs, Maryland died Monday, October 27, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Nativity where friends may call from 9 to 10:45. Committal services will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The Egelhof, Seigert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara was born September 10, 1953 in Dubuque, daughter of Eugene and Marcella (Saville) Berens. She graduated from Sacred Heart Elementary, Wahlert Catholic High School and Clarke College.

Barbara worked in human resources and as a benefits manager for companies in Des Moines, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and lastly in the Washington D.C. area. She loved cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

She is survived by her brother, Eugene (Barbara Kiely) Berens of Chicago; eight nieces and nephews, Joe (Karen) Weber of Tampa, Florida and their son Talieson; Janet (Kirt) Patters of Dubuque and their son Kole; Joan (Tim) Schueller of Dubuque and their daughters, Rebecca and Catherine; Jeff Weber of Wichita, Kansas; Julie (Junior) Davis of Dubuque and their daughters, Sydney, Nora and Audrey; Jane (friend Kerry Sawyer) Weber of Omaha, Nebraska and her children Johnathan and Grace; and Katherine Berens and Elizabeth Berens, both of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister and her husband Mary Ann and Don Weber.

A Barbara Berens Memorial Fund has been established.

For further information or to leave and online condolence, please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Mercy Medical Center and Dr. Engelman for their wonderful care.



Roy C. Dimitroff

Roy C. Dimitroff, age 92, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully at 11:57 a.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Stonehill Care Center.

To honor Roy's life, funeral services will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Deacon David McGhee officiating. To celebrate Roy's life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at Behr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Roy was born on Jan. 30, 1922, in Dubuque, IA, son of John and Elma (Nash) Dimitroff. Roy proudly served in the US Army during WWII. He married Dorothy Ritt on Nov. 27, 1949, at St. Patrick's Church. She preceded him in death on August 16, 2003. Roy was employed as a supervisor with the US Postal Service, retiring after 29 years. In his free time Roy enjoyed playing cards.

Roy is survived by a sister-in-law, Lorraine Dimitroff, and nieces and nephews.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorothy and his brother Eldon Dimitroff.

A Roy C. Dimitroff memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Stonehill Care Center for their wonderful care of Roy.

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



Bonnie Yvonne Leirmoe

Bonnie "Yvonne" Leirmoe, 86, of Applewood II, formerly of 835 Clarke Dr., our love, our light, our Mother, while surrounded by her loving family, passed away at 4:46 a.m., Sunday, October 26, 2014.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Hoffmann Schneider Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1640 Main St., Dubuque, IA. Pastor DeWayne Teig will officiate. Burial will be at Linwood Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, and from 9:00 a.m. to the time of service on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the funeral home to celebrate Bonnie's love for life.

Bonnie was born in Dubuque on April 26, 1928, daughter of Frank S. and Pearl (Peil) LePert. She married Curtis J. Leirmoe on Jan. 17, 1947 at St. John Lutheran Church in Dubuque. He preceded her in death on May 14, 1995.

Bonnie attended Senior High School and worked at Dubuque Stamping Company, where she met her husband, Curt. Together they moved to South Carolina during his U.S. Navy service, before returning to Dubuque to raise their family, son Gary and daughters Sandy, Charlie and Lisa. After raising her family, Bonnie worked at the downtown St. Vincent de Paul store from which she retired.

Bonnie and Curt loved to dance together throughout the house or wherever they were. She was proud of her family, especially having grown up in the Point area of town where they weren't just neighbors, everyone was considered family. Bonnie spent much of her childhood on the Mississippi River with her father and family, camping, fishing, just enjoying nature. Bonnie, affectionately known as "Grandma Chicken Legs", also enjoyed watching movies on the TCM channel and playing Bingo. She will forever be remembered for her special potato salad, her love for cardinals and her lil' red beret.

Her legacy will go on for those who treasured her most; Gary (Patricia) Leirmoe of Elk River, MN, Charlie (Ken) Leirmoe-Kaiser, Lisa (Rick) Maiers both of Dubuque, and the late Sandy Leirmoe; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; her sister in law Magolia Simone; nephew Frank Gary LePert both of Miami, FL; nieces Penny O'Dell, Marleen Mennant; nephew Roger O'Dell and many ‘COUSINS'.

In addition to her husband, daughter and parents, Bonnie was preceded in death by her brother Frank G. LePert; grandson Gaylin S. Leirmoe; great-grandsons Jack M. Leirmoe and Gage S. Leirmoe; her grandmother Maw Peil; several sisters in law, brothers in law, Aunts and Uncles.

Memorials may be made to the Bonnie "Yvonne" Leirmoe Memorial Fund.

Online condolences may be left at hoffmannschneiderfuneralhomes.com



Imogene A. Feldmann

Imogene Ann Feldmann, 84, of Dyersville, Iowa, and formerly of Worthington, Iowa, died Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 9:18 a.m. at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville, Iowa.

Friends and relatives of Imogene may call from 2 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville, Iowa, where a wake service will be held at 8:00 p.m.

Services for Imogene will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville, Iowa, with Rev. Dennis Quint Presiding. Burial will be held in St. Paul's Cemetery in Worthington, Iowa.

She was born May 15, 1930 in Turkey River Iowa, daughter of Arnold Peter and Regina Rose (Ulbrich) Bries. She received her education in the Holy Trinity School in Luxemburg, Iowa. On September 14, 1954 she was united in marriage to Carl J. Feldmann at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg, Iowa. He preceded her in death on April 14, 2003.

She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Dyersville, Iowa, and the Catholic Order of Forester Court #607.

She is survived by six sons, Dennis (Micki) Feldmann of Cedar Rapids, David (Beth) Feldmann of Urbana, Dean (Mary Jo) Feldmann of Keystone, Carl G. Feldmann of Dyersville, Charles (Erica) Feldmann of Waterloo, and Duane (Cathy) Feldmann of Waterloo; 4 daughters, Carlyn (Chester) DeFlieger, Cheryl (David) Klostermann, Joyce (Dennis "Fuzzy") Deutmeyer and Karen (Gerald) Hoffmann all of Dyersville; 24 grandchildren; 11 brothers, LeRoy (Verna) Bries of Garnavillo, Roger Bries (and friend, Virgene) of Manchester, Virgil (Janice) Bries of Luxemburg, Kenneth (Lois) Bries of Dyersville, Elmer (Theresa) Bries of Monona, Michael (Marieta) Bries of New Vienna, Charles (Mary Jean) Bries of St. Olaf, Ronald (Lee) Bries of Dyersville, Harold (Lois) Bries of Guttenberg, Gerald (Karen) Bries and Arnold W. (Joyce) Bries both of Dyersville; 2 sisters, Thelma (David) Oberbroeckling of New Vienna, Carol (John) Hartmann of Guttenberg; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosela Feldmann of Dyersville, Grace Feldmann of Worthington, Delmar (Mary Lou) Feldmann of Epworth, Leonard (Caroline) Feldmann of Cuba City, WI, Margie Lehmann of Farley, Mary (Louis) Ronnebaum of Earlville, Rose Feldmann of Dyersville, Darlene Bries of Dyersville and Dorthy Wille of Garnavillo.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Anna Marie Bries and JoAnn (Donald) Wille; a brother, James Bries; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie Hall-Streif, Rita (Charles) Meyer, Raymond (Millie), Andrew, Lawrence, Leo, Donald and Francis Feldmann, Lucille (Al "Wish") Vonderhaar and Tom Feldmann.

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

 



Marlin A. Otto

Marlin Albert (Doc) Otto, 93, of 2700 Matthew John Drive, formerly of Bettendorf, Iowa, died October 24, 2014.

In keeping with Marlin's wishes there will be no public services or visitation. Interment will be at a later date in Eden Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Minnesota.The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Road is assisting the family.

He was born July 12, 1921, to Albert and Ella (Schleimann) Otto on the family farm in Eden Township, Brown County, Minnesota.

Marlin graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, in 1943. Marlin joined the Navy and served as lieutenant on a mine sweeper during WWII. Later, he was recalled to the Naval Reserve during the Korean conflict.

Marlin met his wife, Wanda Drumm, in Yorktown, Virginia, while they were both serving in the Navy. They married on May 9, 1947, and had one son, Donald.

Marlin was employed by the Standard Oil Company (Amoco Oil, British Petroleum Oil) as Terminal Superintendent in Minnesota, Kansas, Dubuque and Bettendorf, Iowa. After he retired from Standard Oil, he worked for the Rock Island (Illinois) Arsenal.
Marlin enjoyed researching family genealogy, listening to "Big Band Orchestra" music, and caring for his Pontiac cars.

Marlin was preceded in death by wife, Wanda, and his parents.

Surviving are a son Donald (Deborah) Otto; grandchildren Valerie (Chris) Loewenberg and Elizabeth (Justin) Kuhle; and great-grand-children Lilly, Hayden and Gwenyth Loewenberg and Gunner, Harvey, and Norman Kuhle, all of Dubuque.

Marlin's family would like to thank the Eagle Point and Hospice Teams and Dr. C. Stille and staff for their loving care of Marlin.



Michael A. Duccini

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

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

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

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

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



Mary C. Custer

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

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

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

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

A Mary C. Custer memorial fund has been established.

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

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



Martha L. Pickering

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 



LaVerne Strohmeyer

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

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

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

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

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

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



Renee C. Friedman

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

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

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

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

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

For more information please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com

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

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



Helen M. Pfohl

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Leona R. Fortmann

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

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

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

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

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

Condolences accepted at www.kramerfuneral.com

 



Clifford J. Winner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Gloria J. Williams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Dorothy L. Lester

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

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to the Dorothy Lester Memorial Fund.

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

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



Linda A. Powlistha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 



Marlene M. Eversoll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Michael R. Schute

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

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

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

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

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

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



Diana Rae Morton

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

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

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

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

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



Ilse T. Stillmunks

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

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

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

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

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



Adelaide J. Haferbecker

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

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

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

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

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

An Adelaide J. Haferbecker memorial fund has been established.

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



Rosalie M. Ballard

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

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

Online condolences maybe submitted at www.hoffmannschneider.com



Phoebe L. Keck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Dianna M. Morrow

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

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

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

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

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