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Aaron R. Jahn Alfred R. Engling Sr. Arlene M. Moeller
Audrey M. Lindenberg Barbara J. Schick Betty L. Welter
Carlos Foust Carrie M. Ward Dani L. Ernzen
David K. Corey Dorothy M. Beinborn Dorothy Mae Fulkerson Lamar
Eldon A. Adams Eldon A. Bigelow Eleanor L. Hinderman
Elizabeth Miller Fr. James Henderson Hanna A. Sun
Helen R. Czipar Janette M. Stanton Jeffrey A. Steffen
Jim Waller John Merkes Joseph A. Wanger
Joseph J. McDermott Lavern M. Osterhaus Leo J. Green
Lucille Helen Merkes Mary I. Sydnor Mary M. Harris
Patricia Doherty Schreiber Patricia J. Hall Peggy J. Olson
Rita N. Strohmeyer Robert E. Gray Robert K. Schmidt
Rose M. Runde Rosella Hill Stephen W. Brandenburg
Willis F. O'Malley

Audrey M. Lindenberg

Audrey M. Lindenberg, 84, of Dubuque passed away peacefully on June 24, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at Heritage Manor.

A celebration of her life for family and friends will be at 1:00 p.m. August 22, 2015 at Dubuque Community Church, 3490 Key Stone Drive.

Audrey was born December 22, 1931, in Dubuque, Iowa. The daughter of Wilkin and Constance Mauer. She attended and graduated from Senior High School in Dubuque. On March 9, 1951 she married Andrew E Lindenberg.

Audrey loved children, gardening, flowers, crafting, birds, music, crossword puzzles, and spending time with family and friends. Nothing made her happier than cooking for a family gathering.

Surviving is her brother, Noel (Bonnie) Mauer, her children, Connie Herrig, Rich Lindenberg, Gary Lindenberg, John Lindenberg, her grandchildren, Ryan Herrig, Kristin (Yon)Tekola, Justin(Rachel) Lindenberg, Nick (Julie) Lindenberg, Mike (Chelsea) Lindenberg, Erin Liindenberg (fiancé Ryan LaRue), great grandchildren, Emma, Chase, Jaden, Logan & Charlotte.

Audrey was preceded in death by her husband Andy, her parents, and her brother Russell Mauer.

In lieu of flowers, an Audrey Lindenberg Memorial Fund has been established.

The family would like to extend a special thank you for the compassionate care Mom received from Dr. Cynthia Konz and Shawna of Dubuque Internal Medicine, Dr. Ryan Cloos, Finley Hospital and staff, University of Iowa Hospitals and staff, Dr. Timothy Brennan, Dr. Matthew Karam, Manor Care, and Heritage Manor.



Elizabeth Miller

Elizabeth "Betty" Miller, age 85, with her family at her side, joined the Lord on July 1st 2015 giving praise as her last final words on her journey to Heaven.

Mass in Her Honor will be at 10:30a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Ghost Church. Please come and help us celebrate her life.

Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road is assisting the family.

Betty was born April 24th, 1930 in Dubuque, lowa the daughter of George and Stella (Hufnagel) Leibfried. She married Sydney Miller on September 1st, 1948 at St Joseph Church in Rickardsville, Iowa. He preceded her in death on January 2, 2008.

Betty was a excellent business women. Betty and Syd started and owned Dubuque Hardwoods,lnc. and Miller Trucking. In her later years she Managed the liquor department at Sid's Beverage Store.

Betty was a devote Catholic thru most of her live.

She is survived by her two children; Beverly (Mark Siegworth) Miller, and her sons Maxwell Miller and Ross Miller; a son Bob (Lynn) Miller and their three sons David (Elena) Miller, Thomas (Ellen) Miller and Daniel Miller; and six great grandchildren, Luke, Cole, Sophie, Gracie, Violet, and Frya. She leaves behind her brother Victor Leibfried, Joan (Bob) Valentine, Daniel (Mickey) Leibfried and Carol Ritt, along with several nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Syd, her brothers Paul, Howard, Roger, George and Tommy. Her mother and father-in-law Ralph and Violet (Nud) Miller.



John Merkes

John Merkes, 78, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Manor Care after battling melanoma cancer.

Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015, at Holy Spirit Parish, Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Kyle Digman officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery with full military honors accorded by American Legion Post #6. Friends may call from 2:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 5, at Leonard Funeral Home, 2595 Rockdale Road, where there will be a wake service at 6:30 p.m.

John was born on January 1, 1937, in Luxemburg, Iowa, the son of Peter and Margaret (Ries) Merkes. He was the youngest of ten children.

He graduated from Leo High School in Holy Cross, Iowa. After graduation he served in the Army; he was a Korean War Veteran. He also graduated from DeVry Technical Institute and was employed at John Deere in Dubuque after serving in the military.

John was united in marriage on June 28, 1960, to Lucille (Roling) Merkes at St. Joseph's Church in Bellevue. He enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with his wife, family, and friends. John and Lou visited 49 of the 50 states. They have many fond memories of the times they spend on bus trips with the John Deere retirees. They also loved to go dancing every weekend, listening to their favorite bands, and playing cards. John and Lou were always together.

John also enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and making people laugh. He loved to socialize and will be remembered for his quick wit and one-of-a-kind expressions. John enjoyed life and he will be missed.

John is survived by three of his children, Sheila (Jerry) Helbing, of Dubuque, Carl (Anne) Merkes, of Chesapeake, VA, and Sara (Tim) Hilby of Dubuque; ten grandchildren, Hollie Helbing, Cody Merkes, Brittany Helbing, Nathan Helbing, Samantha Hilby, Sierra Merkes, Keith Hilby, Clayton Hilby, Garrett Helbing, and Jesse Hilby; his sisters Mary Jane (Joel) Glennon, Theresa Foxen; brothers Peter Merkes, Arnie (Jackie) Merkes; and sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws Theresa Merkes, Isabelle Stillmunkes, Marcy Roling, Rosemary Roling, Leona Roling, and Alvin Kilburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lucille Merkes (2015); son, Allen Merkes (2014); brothers, sisters, and spouses Arthur (Dorothy) Merkes, Ambrose (Sylvia) Merkes, Katherine (Joe) Foxen, Yvonne Merkes, Leonard Foxen, Clara (Melvin) Weis, Aloysius Merkes; and several members of Lucille's family.



Rita N. Strohmeyer

Rita Neyens Strohmeyer, 93, of Dubuque passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at Stonehill Care Center, surrounded by her family.

To honor Rita's life, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Rev. Kyle Digmann officiating. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 29th at Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Road, where the rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Friends and family may also gather at the church before mass after 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Rita was born March 12, 1922, in Dubuque, daughter of John and Mary (Micken) Neyens. She married LaVerne "Bill" Strohmeyer, the love of her life, August 24, 1942.
She graduated from the former Immaculate Conception Academy, Dubuque.

Rita was employed for several years by the Dubuque Community School District; however she always dedicated the majority of her time to her husband and children. She enjoyed playing cards especially bridge, loved to read, and was a regular patron of the Dubuque Carnegie-Stout Library. Rita was a devout Christian Catholic woman, a devoted and loving wife to her husband LaVerne "Bill", a caring and loving mother to her two daughters Karen and Lynn and deeply loved her six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Surviving are her daughters Karen (Roger) Earle and Lynn (Dave) Feltes, of Dubuque; six grandchildren, Roger Earle II, Lisa (Larry) Feltes TeBockhorst, Timothy (Kimberly) Earle, Jim (Kimberly) Feltes, John (Triska) Feltes, and Dan (Erin) Feltes; and eleven great-grandchildren who lovingly called her Nana.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 72 years; parents, John and Mary Neyens; brothers, Claude, Lester, Julius (Gus) and Gerald Neyens; sisters, Ramona Gerhard and Grace Strohmeyer; brothers-in-law, Edward Gerhard and Eldon "E" Strohmeyer; sisters-in-law, Imelda, Eileen, Mary and Laura Neyens.

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



Peggy J. Olson

Peggy J. Olson, 81, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Epione Pavilion in Cuba City. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City with Rev. Bill Vasey officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Cuba City. Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Peggy was born on January 13, 1934, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the daughter of Ralph and Lillian (Mawby) Goss. She married Robert "Bob" Olson on June 11, 1949. He preceded her in death on March 30, 2005.

Peggy loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren's sporting events, especially wrestling matches. Peggy was the best cook and baker. She loved her gray cat Buffy.

Survivors include two daughters, Becky (Mike) Reese, of Cuba City, and Bonnie (Terry) Hinderman, of Wichita Falls, Texas; two sons, Billy Olson, of Verona, and Danny (Patty) Olson, of Mt. Horeb; a sister, Ida Mae Best, of Eau Claire; two brothers, Leroy "Bud" (Violet) Goss, of Oxford, and Ralph (Sherry) Goss, of Eau Claire; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Lillian Goss; two grandchildren, Marilee Olson and Tara Stevenson; a brother, Jack Goss; and three sisters, Beatrice Best, Ione Bosher and Darlene Sault.

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



Janette M. Stanton

Janette M. (Vondra) Stanton, 84, formerly of Applewood I, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Luther Manor. According to her wishes, private family services will be held at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Road. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

Janette was born April 9, 1931 in Platteville, WI, the daughter of Anton and Maude (Dieter) Vondra. She graduated from Platteville High School, and completed two years at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She married Keith Stanton on May 15, 1971. He preceded her in death on February 15, 1997. Janette was employed at Butt's Florist and Hartig Drug. She was a member of Church of the Nativity. She was devoted to her family, and was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Survivors include three daughters, Deb (Bob) Balik of Loveland, CO, Linda (John) VanderMeulen of Dubuque, and Jean (Gary) Erion of West Des Moines, IA; four grandchildren, Brent (Leesa) Balik, Jill (Art) Powell, Rachel (Jim) Guentherman, and Francisco Erion; one great grandson, Evan Guentherman; three brothers, Clete (Janet) Vondra and Doug (Bonnie) Vondra, both of Platteville, and Norm (Norma) Vondra of Burlington, WI; a sister in law, Rosemary Vondra; a brother in law, John Margan, both of Platteville; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Arlyn Vondra; and a sister Delores Margan.

Memorials may be made to Luther Manor or Hospice of Dubuque.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Luther Manor and Hospice of Dubuque; and to her many friends at Applewood I.

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



Barbara J. Schick

Barbara Jane (Anderson) Schick, 90, died on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Luther Manor.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 6, 2015 at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Eureka, South Dakota.

Barbara was born on November 25, 1924 in State College, PA, the eldest daughter of Dr. Arthur K. and Edith (Huntington) Anderson. She was baptized by her paternal grandfather, the Rev. Abel Anderson on June 21, 1925 and was confirmed in the Christian Faith on Palm Sunday, 1938 at Grace Lutheran Church, State College, PA. She served as Lutheran Student Association delegate to the World Student Christian Federation meeting in Geneva in July, 1946. She married Edwin Adam Schick of Eureka, SD at Grace Lutheran Church in State College, PA on July 30, 1948.

Barbara graduated from State College High School, received her B.S. at Penn State University, M.S. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and completed the coursework for a PhD in Nutrition and Biochemistry at Penn State.

Barbara was a college teacher and a registered dietitian. She spent her professional life at St. Olaf, Penn State, Wartburg and Clarke College, Fitzsimmons Army Hospital and the University of Northern Colorado. She also taught human nutrition at the University of Jordan in Amman, and English, Home Economics and Basic Science in Bukuru, Nigeria and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Barbara authored "The Stability of Riboflavin in Eggs Subjected to Various Sources of Light," Food Research, 1947 and a chapter in "The Role of Women in Meeting Basic Food-Nutrition Needs and Agricultural Development in the Middle East," 1979.

A member of St. Peter Lutheran Church since 1965, Barbara served as Secretary, served on several Parish Committees and chaired the Parish Planning Council from 2002-2006. She was delegate and Secretary to Dubuque Area Congregations United, chaired two global Mission Events at St. Peter, rolled bandages for Global Health Ministries, and knitted bandages, mittens and baby sweaters for Lutheran World Relief. She was active as a volunteer at the St. Mark Community Center in Dubuque.

Surviving is her husband, Edwin; three children, Linda S. Liedtke of Coralville, Iowa, John A. (Renee) Schick of Dubuque and Robert E. Schick of Mainz, Germany; her brother, Arthur K. Anderson Jr.; and sister-in-law, Anne Louise Gjesdahl Anderson of State College, PA.

She was preceded in death by siblings, Dr. Mary Eldrid Anderson Hilton (Mrs. Frederick K.) and Rebecca Ann Anderson Morgenson.

 



Jim Waller

Jim Waller, age 81, former Dubuque County Supervisor passed away on June 30th, 2015 at Stonehill Care Center.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road with Sr. Margaret Anne Kramer, PBVM officiating. Burial will follow in Rockdale United Methodist Church with military honors accorded by American Legion Post #6. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 3rd at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road.

Jim was born February 17th, 1934 in Dubuque Iowa, the son of Walter J. (Pat) Waller and Daisy (Shaw) Waller. He graduated from Loras Academy in 1952.

Jim served in the army, based in Germany from 1955 -1957. He was employed at John Deere from 1955 to 1993 and concurrently served as financial secretary treasurer for Local 94 UAW from 1969 to 1993. He was also a Dubuque County Supervisor from 1993 to 2005.

Jim married his best friend and love of his life Kathleen "Kay" Dougherty on October 26th, 1957. Kay proceeded Jim in death on October 3rd 2003.

Jim was involved in many community organizations. He was on the executive board at the United Way for 30 years, and served as Chairman in 1997. Jim was in charge organizing and running the Labor Day Parade for 23 years.

He is survived by his children Jane (Terry) Anderson, of Bettendorf, IA, Michael Waller, of Dubuque, IA, Dan (Lisa) Waller, of Urbandale, IA, Cathy (Tim) Latimer, Terry (Mary Ann) Waller, both of Dubuque, IA, and his grandchildren, Zach Waller, Elizabeth (Jackie) Petrak, Sarah Latimer, Alex Waller, Isabel Waller, and Andi Waller, Becky (John) Allen, Samantha Anderson, Andrew Anderson, Stephanie Anderson, Mandy Seymour, Vinnie Linhart, RJ Williams, and his seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Patrica Kohler, Sharon (David) Becwar both of Dubuque, Gail Dame of Silversprings, Maryland, and Sandy (Gary) Becwar of Glen Haven, WI.

Jim is proceeded in death by his parents, his sister Betty at infancy, his father and mother in-law, James and Marie Dougherty, his brother-in-law Bob and his loving granddaughter Samantha "Sam" Latimer.



Robert K. Schmidt

Robert "Rabbit" K. Schmidt, age 72, has joined our Lord on June 30th, 2015. At the time of his passing, was surrounded and comforted by his family.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 3rd at St. John's Lutheran Church, 1276 White Street, Dubuque, IA with military honors accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League following services right at the church. Family and friends may gather after 9:00 a.m. Friday at the Church until time of services. Burial will be at a later date in Dubuque Memorial Gardens. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road is assisting the family.

Robert was born on January 21, 1943 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Kenneth and Hazel (Stock) Schmidt. He married Linda Beversdorf on October 7, 1972 at Saint John's Lutheran Church.

Robert served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. After returning to Dubuque, Robert was employed by John Deere for 36 years, retiring in 2000. After retiring, Robert worked part-time at Hartig Drug. Throughout his life, Robert enjoyed participating in many sports and outdoor activities. He enjoyed bowling, achieving three 300 games. He was active and played on multiple volleyball and softball teams in the tri-state area. He didn't miss an opportunity to enjoy a good round of golf or the occasional game of racket ball. His family is grateful for the memories and experiences that he provided them while fishing and camping along the Mississippi River. Robert was a member of the Elks Lodge #297.

Robert is survived by his wife, Linda, and their two children: Gregory (Lisa) Schmidt, granddaughter Aimee Moberly of Kalona; Charles (Nina) Schmidt and grandchildren Sofia and William of Aurora, South Dakota. Survivors also include a brother Thomas (Carol) Schmidt and a sister Barbara Culbertson, both of Dubuque. He leaves behind several nieces and nephews and those he loved as family: Ken and Rhonda Thill and their children, Courtney, Cassandra, and Zachary.

His parents, Kenneth and Hazel Schmidt, and a brother, Jerry, precede Robert in death.

Robert wishes to thank the physicians, nurses and staff at Unity Point - Finley Hospital. He wants to personally thank Dr's. Schope, Nelson, Whalen, Martin and Putz, as well as the numerous nurses and staff that provided him care and comfort in his final days.

Memorial gifts may be donated to St. John's Lutheran Church.



David K. Corey

David Keith Corey, 73, of Delmar, Iowa, and formerly of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at WestWing Place in DeWitt, Iowa.

A memorial service celebrating David's life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, July 3, 2015, at Delmar United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:15 A.M. to 10:15 A.M. at Delmar United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.

David Keith Corey was born on August 22, 1941, in San Jose, California, to Keith Lee and Lois Perry (Holston) Corey. He grew up in Long Beach, California and then moved to Oklahoma where he graduated from Muskogee High School in 1959. He later lived in Texas and Montana before returning to California. He married Joanne Carol Schmidt on November 17, 1967 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Iowa. To this union one child was born: Darlene.

David's working career began in Victorville, California where he owned and operated JB Print Shop from 1969 to 1977. He continued working as a printer for Mackay Iowa Envelopes in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa from 1979 to 1984. He then became a locksmith and the owner of Corey Lock and Key in Mt. Pleasant for 25 years, retiring in 2007. He moved to Delmar, Iowa shortly after retiring to be closer to family.

David was a member of the Delmar United Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing cards, square dancing and fishing, especially deep sea fishing.

Those left to honor David's memory include his wife, Joanne Corey of Delmar, IA; a daughter, Darlene (Perry) Lamp of Charlotte, IA; and 3 grandchildren, Beth, Garrett and Holly. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Glenda Valenzuela.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department.

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

 



Hanna A. Sun

Hanna Amber Sun, 20 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on June 28, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center following a sudden illness.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 3rd at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road with Charles Fizer officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery . Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 2nd at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road.

Hanna was born on September 6, 1994 in China. She is the daughter of Erika M. Kratochwill and Sam H. Sun. She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 2013 and was currently working for Hy-Vee on South Locust.

She was a precious gift from God. Her family will be forever grateful for the joy she brought to everyone.

She is survived by her mother Erika Sun, of Dubuque, her father Sam (Suzie) Sun, of Potosi, WI, three siblings, Solomon (Sarah) Sun, of Arizona, Joshua (fiancé, Samantha Klemme) Sun of Davenport, and Jenna Sun, of Dubuque. Her niece and nephew Eden and Eli Sun.

In lieu of flowers a Hanna Sun memorial fund has been established.



Rosella Hill

Rosella Hill, 90, of Dubuque and East Dubuque passed away peacefully after a brief illness Saturday June 13, 2015 at the home of her daughter Deanna Koopmann with her other daughter, Carol Feltes also at her side.

In accordance with Rosella's wishes, private family visitation and services will be held at The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road. Burial will follow in Saint Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Bellevue.

Rosella was born on July 30, 1924 in Bellevue, Iowa, the daughter of Andrew and Margaret (Specht) Wagner. She married Orville Jackson in November of 1946. From this union they had two daughters, Deanna (Jackson) Koopmann and Carol (Jackson) Feltes. She later married Richard L. Hill on July 8, 1967. He passed away on March 24, 2012.

She was a member of Saint Patrick's Church and formerly worked at both Clarke College and Loras College. She enjoyed playing bingo and euchre, traveling, and spending time with her family. She enjoyed a weeklong trip to Branson just a little over a month ago.

She is survived by her daughters Deanna (Patrick) Koopmann of Dubuque and Carol Feltes of East Dubuque, her stepsons Larry (Michelle) Hill of Cape Coral, FL, and Paul (Helene) Hill of Dubuque, several grandchildren and great grandchildren a sister Rita Goetzinger of Cedar Rapids, and sisters and brothers-in-law, Joann Wagner of Omaha, Erma Kirschbaum of Lancaster, WI, Ruth and Bill Mezera of Potosi, WI, Virgil and Mildred Hill of Merrillan, WI, Laverne Hill of Platteville, WI, and Jim Hill of Potosi, WI, along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son-in-law Jim Feltes, a grandson Joshua Koopmann, a sister Mary Bryant, a brother Eldred Wagner, and brothers-in-law Leo J. Goetzinger, Verle Bryant, Norbert Kirschbaum, Harold Hill, Floyd Hill and Herb Hill.

Deanna and Carol would like to thank the following for all the kindness and care shown to their mother, Dr. Jennifer Mohr, and her nurses, especially Julie, and to Hospice of Dubuque nurses and aides especially Melanie.



Dorothy Mae Fulkerson Lamar

Dorothy Mae Fulkerson Lamar, age 86, Olathe, KS, and formerly of Maquoketa, died June 26, 2015 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. July 2, 2015 at College Church of the Nazarene Garrett Chapel, 2020 East Sheridan, Olathe, Kansas with visitation to follow. A Public Graveside Service and Inurnment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015, from the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be made to MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Dorothy Lamar was born in Evansville, Ind., on Sept. 28, 1928. She was married to the Rev. Clinton Marvin Lamar and had 5 children, Zandra, Clint, Dan, Rocky and Scott.

Her husband, Clinton, and her children Zandra, Clint and Scott preceded Dorothy in death.

She is survived by sons Dan and Rocky; grandchildren Crystal Lamar, C.T. Lamar, Teresa Powell, Daniel Joe Lamar, Chaz Lamar, Sarah Lamar, Michael Rangel, Nathaniel Lamar, Tim Lamar, Lindsey Hunziker, Paige Lamar, and Terence Halstead; 14 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

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



Helen R. Czipar

Helen R. Czipar, 92, of Luther Manor, formerly of  the Woodland's died peacefully on Saturday June 27, 2015 with her family by her side.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 1 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, with Rev. Steven Rosonke officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Road and from 9 to 9: 45 a.m., Wednesday at the Church.

Helen was born on June 1,1923 in Dubuque, the daughter of Anton and Gladys (Holmes) Bernhard.

She married Joseph P. Czipar on August 9, 1945 in Dubuque. He preceded her in death on June 7, 1973.

Helen was employed as a catalog manager at JC Penny's for over 20 years.

She was a longtime member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and St. Anne's Circle.

Helen loved her family and cherished time spent with them.

Christmas was her favorite holiday and every year she made it special.

Every fall she would take her grandchildren and great grandchildren back to school shopping, and they would each pick out their first day of school outfit.  

She enjoyed traveling, and later in life playing euchre and bridge.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Pauline (Larry) Donahue and Sandra Sullivan, both of Dubuque; grandchildren, R. Joseph Kennedy, Becky (Brad) Plummer, Kris (Bill) Donahue, Sara (Eric) Weiland and Amanda (Jude) Herrig; great grandchildren, Emma and Ellie Akins, Courtney (Kyle) Tuthill, Laura (Jake) Trierweiler, and Dakota Tuthill, Morgan Gold and Reese Weiland, and Grace and Riley Herrig; 2 great- great grandchildren, Aiden Seamen and Wyatt Trierweiler.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Kenneth and Mark Bernhard; and sisters, Gladys Mae, in infancy, Marie Long, and Ione Baule.

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

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Luther Manor activities department, Hospice of Dubuque or St. Anthony's Church.

Helen's family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Luther Manor and Hospice of Dubuque.

 

 



Patricia Doherty Schreiber

Patricia Doherty Schreiber, 90, of Dubuque, passed away on Friday, June 26th surrounded by her family. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Tuesday at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road where there will be a parish wake service at 7:30 (?) pm. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Nativity. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Patricia was born on March 20th, 1925 in St. Paul, Minnesota, daughter of Agnes Drews Doherty of Saint Paul, and Thomas Doherty of Foxford, County Mayo, Ireland. Her family moved to Dubuque when she was in junior high.

Pat enlisted in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII and graduated from Mercy College in Detroit with a nursing degree.

Pat truly settled into Dubuque when she married Frederick J. Schreiber on the November 25, 1950. Together they raised four children. He preceded her in death in 1980.

She was a member of Serra Club, Catholic Daughters, Theresians, Nativity Church and its Rosary Society and We Care Committee, Mother's Club, Lunch Bunch, and her Bridge Club of many years.

Pat was proud of her family, her faith and her Irish heritage. She loved to travel, play cards and spend time with family. She had a great sense of humor and was well known for her "Patti-isms" which she loved to share.

Patricia is survived by her four children and their spouses, Mary Schreiber (James Herrig), John (Rose) Schreiber, Mark (Jane) Schreiber and Tom (Molly) Schreiber; 13 grandchildren & six great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters-in law, John and Mary Ann Schreiber, Mary Lou Schreiber and Robert Schreiber.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Brian and Paul; and brothers and sisters in law, Ginny Doherty, Albert and Mary Hanson, Carl and Marita Kreamer, Jeanette Schreiber, and Charles Schreiber.

Memorials may be given to the Patricia Schreiber Memorial Fund.

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

The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Home Instead for their compassionate care of Patti over the past five years and Dr. Chris Sinsky and her staff for their wonderful care.

 



Stephen W. Brandenburg

Stephen W. Brandenburg, 73, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday morning, June 25, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

A gathering of family and friends celebrating Stephen's life will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Stephen Walter Brandenburg was born on July 22, 1941 in Clinton County, Iowa, to Walter and Caroline (Winchip) Brandenburg. He grew up in Clinton County and attended Delmar Schools. He married Rose M. Barten on September 6, 1958 in Maquoketa, Iowa. She preceded him in death on March 9, 2006.

Stephen first worked for the railroad at the Delmar Depot. He then farmed in the Preston area, and later worked for International Paper in Clinton first as a waste paper bailer operator and lastly as a typesetter, retiring in 1995. Through the years he had also worked as a farm hand helping area farmers. In retirement he worked for Brandenburg Drainage until 2002.

Stephen was avid coon hunter, and enjoyed camping and fishing. He had raised and trained field trial and swim racing dogs for over 40 years.

Those left to honor Stephen's memory include his eight children, Stephanie (Neville) Stamp of Goose Lake, IA, Arthur (Jody) Brandenburg of Maquoketa, IA, Merton Brandenburg of Charlotte, IA, Beth (Mike) Streeper of Onslow, IA, Joseph (Donna) Brandenburg of Maquoketa, IA, Susan (P.J.) O'Meara of Welton, IA, Caroline Brandenburg of Lost Nation, IA, and Walter (Melissa) Brandenburg of Monmouth, IA; 24 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, an infant daughter Sara, and 3 brothers Mark, John and Ronald.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Stephen Walter Brandenburg memorial fund has been established.

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

 



Joseph A. Wanger

Joseph A. Wanger, 81, of Dubuque died Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Unity Point Health-Finley Hospital. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 pm Sunday at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy road Where there will be a parish wake service at 7:30. Funeral Mass will be 1 pm Monday at Holy Spirit Parish-Sacred Heart with the Rev. Kyle Digman officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League immediately following at the church.

Joseph was born August 19, 1933 in Dubuque, son of Albert and Pearl (Noonan) Wanger.

He graduated from Loras Academy in 1953. While at Loras Academy he was active in ROTC. He then served with the 5th Armored Division under Major General William Mitchell in Berlin, Germany.

He worked for 39 years at Dubuque Packing Co. and FDL Foods.

In 1978 he married his soul mate, Maxine Dodds.

He was a lifetime member of Amvets post 3, the Dubuque Boat Club and Moose Lodge #355 of Dubuque. He enjoyed 55 years at his cottage in Waupeton and also enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association.

Joe was a member of Sacred Heart Church, where he was baptized as an infant.

He is survived by his wife Maxine Wanger of Dubuque; children, Brad (Mary) Licht of Andrew, Iowa, Michele Beyer of Epworth, Melanie (Dennis) Primising of Cedar Rapids, and Melodie (Tom) Schueller of Maquoketa; 13 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren; sisters Virginia Maurer of St. Helena, Calif. and Shirley Noggle of Dubuque, and 12 special nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Brent; his parents, two sisters and their husbands, Betty and Joe Takes and Mary and Jack Wagner; two brothers in law, Cy Maurer and Don Noggle; and a son in law, David Beyer.

The family would like to thank Drs. Salas, Wahlen, and Oppert, as well as the nurses and staff at Finley Hospital fourth floor for their care.

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



Arlene M. Moeller

Arlene Margaret Moeller, 93, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday morning, June 26, 2015, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A celebration of Arlene's life will be held at 11 A.M., Tuesday, June 30, 2015, from the Salem Lutheran Church in Andrew, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M. on Monday, June 29, 2015, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Burial will be in the Andrew, Iowa Cemetery.

Arlene Margaret Moeller was born on June 18, 1922 in LaMotte, Iowa, to William and Marie (Hoerschelman) Wiegert. She grew up near LaMotte and married Daniel Wayne Moeller on September 18, 1949 in LaMotte. He preceded her in death on September 23, 2010.

Arlene was a homemaker and farmed with her husband in the rural Maquoketa area for 60 years.

Arlene was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Andrew and where she had taught Sunday school for many years. She liked gardening, helping on the farm, and cooking and baking homemade bread, pies and cookies.

Those left to honor Arlene's memory include her daughters Wanda (Gary) Trafford of DeWitt, IA, and Beverly (Harry) Fuller of Davenport, IA; 5 grandchildren, Steve, Becky, Michele, Hope and Jesse; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and sisters Sylvia Hankemeier and Elda McGowan.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Salem Lutheran Church in Andrew, Hospice of Jackson County, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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

 



Leo J. Green

Leo J. "LJ" Green, 93 of Cascade, Iowa, died Friday, June 26, 2015 at 9:10 A.M., AT Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade, Iowa.
Friends and relatives of Leo may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, Iowa, where a KC Rosary will be held at 5 P.M. and a wake service will be held at 7 p.m.

Services for Leo will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 29, 2015 at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Cascade, Iowa, with Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade, Iowa, with full military honors afforded by the Cascade American Legion Post #528.

He was born March 6, 1922 in Cascade, Iowa son of Stephen and Mildred (Heard) Green. He is a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Cascade, Iowa. On May 3, 1947 he was united in marriage to Rosemary Schulte at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Manchester, Iowa. He was a car salesman all his life, having worked for Cascade Chevrolet for Art Ressler and later for McLaughlin Chevrolet in Cascade. He was a 30 year Legion of Leader for the Chevrolet Motor Division in the United States. Leo truly loved Cascade, the people, the history, community spirit and involvement.

Leo is an Army Veteran, having served in World War II and Korea. He was a member of the Cascade American legion Post #528, Cascade Knights of Columbus-Council #930, and the 4th Degree Dubourg Assembly #1573. He was also a member of Matthias Parish in Cascade.
He is survived by two sons, Mike (Edna) Green of Clive, IA and Mark (Brenda) Green of North Liberty, IA; one daughter-in-law, Ruth Green of Cascade, IA; 6 grandchildren, Brian Green, Christy Green and Keri Remsburg all of West Des Moines, IA, Kim Tasset of Overland Park, KS, Abby Archer of Cascade, IA and Andrew Green of Independences, IA; 15 great grandchildren; and three siblings, Jim (Dorothy) Green and Mary (Bill) Habel of Dubuque, and Kay Petitgout of East Dubuque, IL.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Rosemary L. Green on June 25, 2011; and a son, Thomas J. Green on December 16, 2014; four brothers, Milton, JD, Clarence and Tom Green; and one sister, Monica Ann Green.

Memorials for Leo J. Green may be given to Aquin Little Angels Daycare or the Cascade American Legion Post #528.

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



Alfred R. Engling Sr.

Alfred R. "Al" Engling Sr., age 80, of East Dubuque, IL and formerly of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at 7:47 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Bell Tower Apartments, East Dubuque, IL. To honor Al's life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Church of the Resurrection, 4300 Asbury Road, with Rev. Mark D. Murphy officiating. To celebrate Al's life, family and friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where there will be a parish wake service said at 1:00 p.m. Full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Alfred was born on January 18, 1935, in North Buena Vista, Iowa, son of John and Bernadette (Brimeyer) Engling.

Al was united in marriage to Mary E. Close on February 2, 1957, at the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1956 in Korea. Al moved to Dubuque when he was 6 years old and has been a lifelong resident with the exception of the 6 years he resided in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al worked at John Deere Dubuque Works for over 31 years until his retirement in 1987.

He was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, the Dubuque Bowling Association and a former member of the Eagles Club. Al was very involved in politics over the years and helped to establish the ward system in Dubuque County. In their early years, Al and Mary owned a ceramics shop in Dubuque where they spent countless hours together. He was an avid bowler and eagerly participated in several tournaments throughout his life. Al also enjoyed woodworking and a good poker hand. As a testament that family was extremely important to Al, you could always find him faithfully being involved in the lives of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Al was a loving husband, a nurturing father, an adoring grandfather and a loyal friend to many. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Al is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary E. Engling, East Dubuque, IL; his children, Al (Kris) Engling, Jr., Peosta, IA, Kim (Dave) Mangers, Dubuque, IA, Lisa (Joe) Simon, Keller, TX, Laura O'Brien, Rockford, IL, Malinda Ahmann, Dubuque, IA, Shella (Steve) Czipar, Dubuque, IA; his 18 grandchildren, Karrie Engling, James (Shanna) Engling, Holly (Neil) Brubeck, Jessica Mangers, Steven (Sara) Mangers, Michael (Ashley) Mangers, James Mangers, Jonathan (Shelley) Simon, Patrick O'Brien, Todd O'Brien, Brett O'Brien, Alex (Tiffany) Ahmann, Emily Ahmann, Kelly (Keith) Schmidt, Stacey (Brock) Gittleson, Austin Lynch, Kari Czipar and Tyler Czipar; his 21 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Marcella Travis, Dubuque, IA, Carl Engling, Sioux City, IA, Joyce Miller, Dubuque, IA, Leon (Kathy) Engling, Bettendorf, IA, Cindy Ohenserg, Dubuque, IA, Helen (Archie) Molzof, Dubuque, IA, Don (Alice) Engling, White Water, WI; his daughter-in-law, Mary Martinez Engling, Las Vegas, NV; his sister-in-law, Shirley Hunsfeld, Freeport, IL; and several fantastic nieces and nephews.
Al was preceded in death by his parents, a son Daniel Engling and his siblings Johnny, Lou, Theresa, Irene, Ray and David.An Alfred R. "Al" Engling memorial fund has been established.

Al's family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Manor Care Health Services, Hospice of Dubuque and Bell Tower Apartments for all their loving care and support.

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

 

 

 



Aaron R. Jahn

Aaron R. Jahn, 30, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Dubuque, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Family will greet friends from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 28, at Hoffmann Schneider Funeral Home, 1640 Main St., with a 4:00 pm scripture service. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Aaron was born Nov. 6, 1984 in Omaha, NE, the son of Robert and Rosalie (Boddicker) Jahn. He graduated from Dubuque Hempstead High School in 2003 and from the University of Iowa with a degree in Accounting in 2006. He was a very focused and determined student, receiving the Henry B. Tippie Accounting Scholarship and working at the University of Iowa Hospitals in accounting-related jobs during his entire college career, completing his degree in just 3 years.

Immediately after graduating, Aaron began his career in Waterloo in the Finance Training Program with John Deere. Aaron continued advancing at John Deere in various accounting-related positions, including cost accounting, international auditing, financial analysis, and most recently supply management. His 9 year career took him to numerous places, including Cary, NC; Lenexa, KS; Moline, IL; and Rock Valley, IA, returning to Waterloo in February 2014.

Aaron enjoyed watching sports, biking, golfing, bowling, and he had a particular passion for collecting coins and worldwide traveling. His international audits with John Deere took him to France, Germany, Turkey, and Canada. He also enjoyed many family vacations and extensive personal adventures in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Aaron was independent and followed his own path. Friends and family will greatly miss his unique combination of quirky humor, kindness, honesty, and original way of looking at the world.

Survivors include his parents, Robert and Rosalie; siblings Rich (fiancé Gladys Herrera) of Minneapolis and Emily of Minneapolis; paternal grandfather Richard C. Jahn; aunts and uncles Thomas Jahn, Carol (Allan) Riesbeck, Laura (Jerry) Nameth, Terrance (June) Jahn, Janice Duncalf, Rita (Ron) Johnson, Lola (Richard) Jacobi, Diantha (Nolan) Zadra, Pat (Jim) Russell; and numerous cousins.

Aaron was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Joan M. Jahn; maternal grandparents Leo and Carolyn Boddicker; aunts and uncles LaVonne Boddicker, Marilyn Scheib, Vincent Boddicker, Charlotte Boddicker, Harold Duncalf, Mary Kay Jahn, Dick Radloff, and Dr. Robert Hatcher.

An Aaron Jahn Memorial Fund has been established. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hskfh.com



Willis F. O'Malley

Willis "Bill" F. O'Malley, 86, of Dubuque, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Church of the Nativity. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the Church. The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JKF Road, is in charge of arrangements.

Bill was born on May 31, 1929 in Dubuque, the son of Francis and Marie (Kingsley) O'Malley. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Kowalsky on July 18, 1953 at Holy Name Church, Racine, Wis. Together they shared 60 wonderful years of marriage, after meeting on a blind date. Elizabeth preceded him in death on November 24, 2013.

Bill was employed as a logistical engineer at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids. He served in the Army National Guard at Ft. Riley, Kansas.

He was a talented artist and created many beautiful oil paintings. He enjoyed camping, fishing and boating with his family at Apple Canyon Lake. He collected stamps and was a member of the Tri-State Stamp Club. He was also a longtime member of Nativity Catholic Church. Bill was proud of his Irish Heritage and celebrated St. Patrick's Day every year.

Surviving are his children, Colleen Tressel, Patrick (Karen) O'Malley, both of Dubuque, Cathy (Dan) Lenz and Sean (Linda) O'Malley, both of Bernard; 12 grandchildren, Jennifer, Brian, Christa, Amy, Matt, Sarah, Nicole, Doug, Lisa, Lindsay, Luke and Megan; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Carol (Joe) McGowan; and many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother Tom (Ruth) O'Malley; sister Bev (Elmer) Kaminski; nephew Mike O'Malley; and in-laws Bob (Grace) Kowalsky.

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

A Willis O'Malley memorial fund has been established.

Bill's family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Mark Moore and Dr. Thomas Johnson at Medical Associates and to the cardiovascular doctors, nurses, and staff at the University of Iowa Hospital for their exceptional care and support.



Eldon A. Adams

Eldon A. Adams, 67, of Hazel Green, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Unity Point Health-Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 29, at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City with Calvin Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with military rites accorded. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Monday at the funeral home before the service.

Eldon was born on Nov. 18, 1947, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Eldon A. and Rosemary (Gassman) Adams. He married Sharon Nelson on June 14, 1969.

Eldon served in the US Navy during the Vietnam Era and was a member of the VFW. He worked at and retired from John Deere Dubuque Tractor Works. Eldon was an ordained Bible Baptist minister. He was avid for karate and self defense. Family meant everything to him. Everyone loved him. He always had a smile and joke for everyone.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; three daughters, Michelle (Jason) Weber, of Dubuque, Becky (Chris Johnson) Hendrickson, of Cuba City, and Charity (Jeremy) Frey, of Arlington, WI; two sons, Samuel (Meghan) Adams, of LaCrosse, and Caleb (Lindsey) Adams, of Cuba City; his father-in-law, Norman Nelson, of Dubuque; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law, Maxine Nelson.

An Eldon A. Adams Memorial Fund has been established.

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



Lavern M. Osterhaus

Laverne M. Osterhaus, 82, of Dyersville, and formerly of Petersburg, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa.

Visitation will be held 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave. SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 4:00 and an American Legion service will be held at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue Saturday from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015, at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Petersburg, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery.  Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 137. Rev. Carl Ries will officiate.

Laverne was born January 22, 1933, in Petersburg, Iowa the son of Frank and Rosa (Bruggemann) Osterhaus.  He served in the Army from 1954 - 1956. He married Kathleen M. Knipper on June 12, 1956, in Petersburg, Iowa.  Together they farmed near Petersburg for 25 years until moving to town.  He worked for Delaware County Road Maintenance until retiring in 2002.  They moved to the Ellen Kennedy Living Center in Dyersville in 2014.  They were lifelong members of SS Peter & Paul Parish.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen, 6 children: Gary (Deb) Osterhaus of Petersburg, Jane Osterhaus of Dubuque, Carl (Debbie) Osterhaus of Rosemount, MN, Pat (Patsy) Osterhaus of Petersburg, Lori (Tim) Daly of Bankston, Tammy (Eric McClintock) Osterhaus of North Liberty; 10 grandchildren: Chad (Kris) Osterhaus, Kurt (Christy) Osterhaus, Lara Osterhaus, Jordan, Baylee Osterhaus, Ashley, Leah Osterhaus, Jimmy, Sarah and Eric Boeckenstedt,

6 great grandchildren; a sister, Virgie Domeyer of Manchester; in-laws: Gladys Osterhaus, Rosemary Klein, Venita Knipper, Julia Knipper, Walter (Charlotte) Knipper, Richard (Janie) Knipper.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 grandchildren: Abby Osterhaus in 1999, Greg Osterhaus in 1984, siblings: Lester Osterhaus, Marie (Mickey) Domeyer, Raymond Osterhaus in infancy, Ambrose (Emily) Osterhaus, Omer (Elaine) Osterhaus, Julanda (Lawrence) Koch and Gene Osterhaus; in-laws: Daniel Domeyer, Nellie Knipper, Laverne (Alice) Knipper, Gilbert (Viola) Knipper, Ralph Knipper, Joe (Norma) Knipper, Mary Knipper in infancy, and Dick Klein.

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

 

 

 



Jeffrey A. Steffen

Jeffrey A. Steffen, 51 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on June 24, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center.

Funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 29th at St. Joseph The Worker with Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Friends may call from to 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 28th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where there will be a wake service at 5:00 p.m. Private family burial will be at a later date in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Jeff was born on August 17, 1963, in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Kenneth and Nancy (Herting) Steffen.
He attended Dubuque Senior High School, and worked for Dubuque Stamp as a machinist.
Jeff was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved his animals especially his cats and bird. Most of all Jeff enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his three sons, Troy (Jennifer) Steffen, of Dubuque, Nick Steffen, of Iowa City, Iowa, Nate (fiance Jessica Potras) Steffen, of Dubuque. Three grandchildren, Shane & Adelyn Steffen and Raelyn Hendricks. His mother Nancy Steffen of Dubuque, his brother Ron (Susie) Steffen, of Cascade, and his nephew Alex Steffen.

He was preceded in death by his father, along with his maternal and paternal grandparents.
In lieu of flowers a Jeffrey Steffen memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank Above and Beyond Hospice especially, Angie Lambert-Cox, Karla Manternach, and Jessie Mausser for all their wonderful care they gave to Jeff.



Fr. James Henderson

Fr. James Henderson, age 83, of New Melleray Abbey, passed away on June 22, 2015 at 9:45 p.m. at New Melleray Abbey.

To honor Fr. James Henderson's life, a funeral mass will be celebrated at the New Melleray Abbey Church at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 27. To honor Fr. James Henderson's life, there will be a public viewing from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26, at New Melleray Abbey, 6632 Melleray Circle, Peosta, IA. Burial will follow mass in the monastery cemetery. Behr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fr. James Henderson entered the monastery in 1953, was ordained in 1960, and served as guest master and counselor for many years in our retreat house.

Fr. James Henderson is survived by one brother, Dr. Terrence Henderson of St. Paul, MN, and many nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces.

Our gratitude to Hospice of Dubuque for their assistance and kindness in his last days.

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



Lucille Helen Merkes

Lucille Helen "Lou" Merkes, 79, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Unity Point Health, Finley Hospital from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Ghost Church with Rev. Dwayne Thoman officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 26, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, where there will be a wake service at 7:30 p.m.

Lucile was born on Dec. 12, 1935 in Bellevue, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Helena (Steichen) Roling. She was the 12th of 13 children. She graduated from St. Joseph's in Bellevue, Iowa and cosmetology school in Dubuque. After graduation she worked at Vanity Fair Beauty Salon.
Lucille was united in marriage on June 28, 1960 to John Merkes at St. Joseph's Church in Bellevue. In addition to raising her own four children (Allen, Sheila, Carl and Sara) Lucille also babysat for her grandchildren and for many other little ones.

She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with her husband, family and friends. Lou and John visited 49 of the 50 states. They have many fond memories of the times they spent on bus trips with the John Deere retirees. One of her most memorable trips was to the Panama Canal. They also loved to go dancing every weekend, listen to their favorite bands, and playing cards. Lou and John were always together.

Lucille also enjoyed baking, babysitting, gardening, canning, embroidering, crocheting, painting, decorating for the holidays, and making wooden dollhouses, barns, and toys for children to play with. Lucille enjoyed life and she will be missed.

Lucille is survived by her husband, John Merkes; three children, Sheila (Jerry) Helbing, of Dubuque, Carl (Anne) Merkes, of Chesapeake, VA and Sara (Tim) Hilby, of Dubuque; ten grandchildren, Hollie Helbing, Cody Merkes, Brittany Helbing, Nathan Helbing, Samantha Hilby, Sierra Merkes, Keith Hilby, Clayton Hilby, Garrett Helbing and Jesse Hilby; her sister Isabelle Stillmunkes and brother and sisters-in-law Marcy Roling, Rosemary Roling, Leona Roling, Alvin Kilburg, Teresa Foxen, Mary Jane and Joel Glennon, Theresa Merkes, Arnie and Jackie Merkes and Peter Merkes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Allen Merkes; siblings and their spouses Vincent (Mary) Roling, Arthur (Agnes) Roling, Raymond (Rita) Roling, Richard (Carol) Roling, Bernice (Robert) Heim, Estelle Kilburg, Glen Roling, Ida (Cletus) Herrig, Orville Roling, Raymond Stillmunkes, Aloysius Roling, and Virginia (Robert) Deppe.

"Thank you for all the good times we had together. I love you all." - Love, Lucille



Joseph J. McDermott

Joseph J. McDermott, 54, of Peosta, Iowa, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 2:40 a.m. at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Friends and relatives of Joe may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth, Iowa, where a wake service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friends may also call after 9 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at St. John the Baptist Church in Peosta, Iowa. Services for Joe will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at St. John the Baptist Church in Peosta, Iowa. Burial will be held in St. John's Cemetery in Placid, Iowa.

He was born May 23, 1961 in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Calvin "Jim" and Marien I. (Bruggeman) McDermott and was raised on the family farm in Placid, Iowa. He received his education in the EPP School in Placid and graduated in 1979 from the Western Dubuque High School in Epworth. On June 30, 1984 at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Sherrill, Iowa, he was united in marriage to Cindy Nauman. He was currently employed at the Western Dubuque Biodiesel plant in Farley, Iowa, after he spent many years farming on the family farm.

Well known as "Papa Joe," he could always get a rise out of the youngsters. Joe loved Cindy's home cooking and will forever be a farmer at heart. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Peosta, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy McDermott, of Peosta; two children, Amber McDermott (and a special friend, Jonathon Gotto) of Epworth, and Shannon McDermott of Peosta; one granddaughter, Gabriella Rose; eight siblings, Gerald (Anita) McDermott, Kathy (Dennis) Soppe, both of Farley, Alphonse "Alan" (Eileen) McDermott, Mark "Burrhead" (Mary) McDermott, Laura Bergfeld, William McDermott, Marilyn (Bill) Weber, and Matthew McDermott, all of Epworth; his father- and mother-in-law, Merlin and Pat Nauman of Sherrill; brothers- and sisters-in-law Terry (Cathy) Nauman of Dubuque, Sandy (Steve) Klein of Peosta, Tim (Chris) Nauman of Robins; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Edward McDermott, on May 17, 1970.

A Joseph J. McDermott memorial fund has been established.

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

The family would like to thank Dr. Ramabadran and his nurse, Lacey, at Medical Associates and the Epworth EMS personnel for all the wonderful care given to Joe.



Dani L. Ernzen

Dani L. Ernzen, 7-year-old daughter of Crystal (Jeremy) Leemon and Daniel (Kate) Ernzen, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 26, at the Church of The Resurrection with the Rev. Mark Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Rd.

Dani was born on Nov. 15, 2007 in Dubuque. She loved music, cartoons and boating. Dani was a fighter and a snuggle bug with a vibrant personality whose laughter was contagious. She loved without asking for anything in return.

Surviving are her mother, Crystal (Jeremy) Leemon of Dubuque, IA and her father, Daniel (Kate) Ernzen of Dubuque, IA; maternal grandparents Joseph and Julia Feltes of Dubuque, IA; paternal grandparents Shelly Kalb of Dyersville, IA and Pat and Caroline Leemon of Bessemer, MI; maternal great-grandmother Luzmilla Karwoski of Dubuque, IA; also surviving are aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Daniel L. Ernzen; great-grandparents Dwaine and Mabel Feltes and maternal great-grandfather Edward Karwoski.

Crystal and Jeremy wish to extend a special thank you to the medical staff at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the direct care nurse at UnityPoint Trinity Home Health Care and the medical staff at UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital for their care and support.

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



Robert E. Gray

Robert E. Gray, 74, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

A memorial service celebrating Robert's life will be held at 3:00 P.M. Friday, June 26, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. There is no visitation and cremation has taken place. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Anamosa, Iowa, at a later date.

Robert Earl Gray was born on July 17, 1940 in Monticello, Iowa, to Hubert and Kathryn (Patnode) Gray. He was of the Catholic faith.

Robert had worked for Long's Manufacturing, Clinton Engines in Maquoketa and as a farm hand. He lastly had worked for HWH Corporation as a janitor for many years.

Those left to honor his memory include sisters Pauline (Ralph) Wood of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Theola (Cletus) Chapman of Monticello, IA; many good friends and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Ed and Jim Fagan, and Jerry Gray.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Robert E. Gray memorial fund has been established.

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



Rose M. Runde

Rose Marie Runde, 83, of Dubuque, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Oak Park Place.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25 at Church of the Resurrection. Rev. Joseph Hauer will officiate. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Road, Dubuque, where there will be a prayer service at 3:00 p.m.

Rose was born July 23, 1931 in Monona, IA, the daughter of Frank and Martha (Igenfeldt) Knitsch. She married the love of her life, Gerald R. Runde Sr. on February 15, 1969 in Galena, IL. He preceded her in death on May 21, 2012.

Rose graduated from Dubuque Senior High School with the class of 1949, and went on to graduate from Dubuque Beauty Academy. She was employed as a beauty operator for 42 years, was employed at The Hair Studio, and owned and operated Tender Touch Beauty Salon. She was a member of Church of the Resurrection. Rose had a special devotion to the rosary.

She and her husband were members of the Dubuque Eagles Club. Rose enjoyed socializing with friends and family, and playing cards, especially euchre and solitaire. She was an avid Cubs fan. Rose and Gerald went everywhere together, and she especially loved taking rides with him along the river.

Surviving are three step-sons, Gary R. (Sheila) Runde of Bernard, and Robert J. Runde, and Gerald R. (Robin) Runde, both of Dubuque; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; her brothers in law, Robert J. Runde and Joseph (Karen) Runde; and her sisters in law, Mabel Bass, Jeanne (Chuck) Allen, and Rosemary Brodbeck.
In addition to her husband, Rose was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren, Christopher Runde and Carrie Ann Runde; one brother, George Knitsch; three sisters, Wanda (Willard) Blume, Hilda (Roland) Blume, and Meta (Lester) Hill; one sister in law, Alice Runde; and one brother in law, Donald Brodbeck.

Rose's family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Dubuque, to the staff at Oak Park Place, and to Dr. Liaboe.

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



Eleanor L. Hinderman

Eleanor L. "Ellie" Hinderman, 80, of Platteville, Wisconsin, formerly of Cuba City, died Monday, June 22, 2015, at Southwest Health Center Hospital in Platteville. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2015, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cuba City with Rev. David Flanagan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City where the parish and Catholic Daughters rosary will be at 2:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 9-9:45 a.m. Friday at the funeral home before the funeral.

Ellie was born on September 14, 1934, in Beetown Township, Wisconsin, the daughter of Howard L. and Viola (Garthwaite) Myers. She married James C. "Jim" Hinderman on August 11, 1953, at St. Patrick's Church in Dubuque. He preceded her in death on January 15, 2014. She graduated from Bloomington High School. Ellie and Jim farmed in the Cuba City area all their lives. Later she attended Southwest Tech and was employed at Universal Electric in Dubuque.

Ellie enjoyed playing cards, bowling, genealogy and record keeping. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their sports activities. Ellie was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the St. Rose Council of Catholic Women and held various offices in both of them.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda (Dan) Osterhaus, and Carolyn (Mike) Bierman, both of Bloomington, and Rose (Jim) Bierman, of Lancaster; a son-in-law, Ken Tranel, of Cuba City; a sister, Barbara (Don) Douglas, of Amery, WI; three brothers, Donald (Heather) Myers, of Janesville, MN, Darrell (Betty) Myers, of Cuba City, and Dennis Myers, of Wyalusing; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, James B. Hinderman; a daughter, Diane Tranel; a granddaughter, Danielle Osterhaus; and an infant sister.

An Eleanor L. "Ellie" Hinderman Memorial Fund has been established.

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



Dorothy M. Beinborn

Dorothy M. Beinborn, 88, of Cuba City died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Services will 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City, with Rev. David Flanagan officiating. Burial will be St. Rose of Lima Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where the parish scripture wake service will be held at 2:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 9-9:45 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home before the service..

Dorothy was born on April 20, 1927, in Richwood Township, Wisconsin, the daughter of Glenwood and Elma (Persinger) Randall. She married Harold "Ham" Beinborn on December 9, 1948, in Decorah, Iowa.

Dorothy enjoyed cooking, baking, watching game shows, bowling, golfing and playing bingo. She loved babysitting and taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Many children knew her as "Grandma B" and enjoyed her great cookies. Most of all she loved being with her family. Dorothy was a member of the Cuba City Lioness Club.

Survivors include her husband, Harold "Ham"; two daughters, Pam (Larry "Stretch") Freymiller, and Kay (Dan) McWilliams, both of Cuba City; two sons, Ed (Barb) Beinborn, of Madison, and Denny (Melissa) Beinborn, of Trenton, Georgia; son-in-law, Roger Welbes, of Cuba City; two sisters, Lyndy Moran, and Eleanor Freymiller, both of Boscobel; one brother, Ron Randall, of Sand Point, Idaho; 25 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Peggy Welbes; a daugher-in-law, Paula Beinborn; a sister, Evelyn Randall; and three brothers, Leo, Harlan and Ralph Randall.

A Dorothy M. Beinborn Memorial Fund has been established.

We would like to thank the following for their excellent care and help: Medical Associates especially Christy Willis and her staff, Dr. Engleman, Dr. Janes, Mercy Hospital and staff, Cuba City Area Rescue Squad and Mercy Home Care.

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



Eldon A. Bigelow

Eldon A. “Butch” Bigelow, 77, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Holy Spirit Parish - Sacred Heart Church, Dubuque, with Fr. Dwayne Thoman officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, Ill., where the parish scripture service will be at 7 p.m. Members of the East Dubuque Volunteer Fire Dept. will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Visitation will also be from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church.

Eldon was born on Jan. 13, 1938 in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Leo and Dorothy (Arensdorf) Bigelow. He married LaVonne “Bonnie” Schuster on Sept. 7, 1957 at St. Mary’s Church in Dubuque.

He was a 1956 graduate of Loras Academy. Eldon was formerly a drug salesman for Torbert Drug Company in Dubuque for 18 years and later was a furniture salesman for Leath Furniture and later Slumberland Furniture until his retirement. After retirement he worked part-time for Slumberland and was a shuttle driver for Anderson-Weber, Inc.

Eldon enjoyed playing cards, time spent on the river, he loved to eat and thoroughly enjoyed time spent with family, especially the grandchildren.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, where he served as an Usher.

Surviving is his wife, Bonnie; three children, Michael (Ellen) Bigelow of East Dubuque, Ill., Beth Bonz of Asbury, and David Bigelow of Dubuque; four grandchildren, Steven (Natalie) Bigelow, Cristen, Michael and Caitlyn Bonz; a great-granddaughter, Charlotte Renee Bigelow; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Renee Bigelow; and two sisters, Virginia Juno and Grace Fortner.

An Eldon A. Bigelow memorial fund has been established.

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



Carlos Foust

R. Carlos Foust, 84, of Zwingle, Iowa passed away on June 21, 2015 at home.

Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 26th at St. Lawrence Church, Otter Creek, with Rev. Donald Hertges officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where there will be a wake service at 3:00 p.m. and a K.C. Rosary at 7:30 p.m.

He was born on December 23, 1930 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Rudolph J. and Henrietta (Pancratz) Foust. He attended Buncombe School in Buncombe, Iowa.

He married Mary Alvena Wolf on September 9, 1952 at St. Clements's Church in Bankston, Iowa.

He was a lifelong farmer until his retirement. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus LaMotte/Key West 4236, Farm Bureau, and was a Super Crost Seed Representative.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years Mary Alvena, seven sons, Timothy C. (Barb) Foust, Bellevue, Iowa, Steven F. (Mary) Foust, of Otter Creek, Christopher A. (Sharon) Foust, of Dubuque, Joseph J. (Josephine) Foust, Las Vegas, NV, Matthew P. (Laura) Foust, of Bernard, Vernon P. Foust, of Bernard, and Brendan J. (Kari) Foust, of Rochester, MN. Three daughters, Karen L. (Allan) Till, of Maquoketa, Carla M. (Robert) Reuter, of Peosta, Gloria J. (John) Federspiel, of Bernard. Thirty one grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren. His brother Eugene Foust, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters Emily (Howard) Herron, Janet (Aloysius) Kemp, Joan (Leo) Arensdorf, three brothers, Martin Foust, John Fred (Florence) (Gen) Foust, Quinten (Jean) Foust. Sister-in-law Gerri Foust, and brothers-in-law.



Carrie M. Ward

Carrie Marie Ward, 34, of Tampa, Florida, and formerly of Anamosa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Florida Hospitals in Tampa.

A celebration of Carrie's life will be held at 1:30 P.M., Saturday, June 27, 2015, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held prior to the services from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa.

Carrie Marie Carlson was born on September 12, 1980 in Davenport, Iowa to Jeffrey and Pamela (Kemp) Carlson. She attended Anamosa High School and was a graduate of River Bible Institute in Tampa, Florida. She married Burley Ward.

Those left to honor Carrie's memory include her husband, Burley Ward; her parents, Jeffrey and Pamela Carlson; brother, Nathan (Courtney) Carlson; sister, Tiffany (Dusty) Sanders; grandmothers, Beverly Kemp and Virginia Carlson; aunts, Kathy Swanson & family, and Julie Johnson & husband Willis and family; uncles, Russell Carlson & wife Lucretia and family, and David Carlson & wife Marcia and family; several cousins, nieces, nephews and her three cats.

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

 



Mary M. Harris

Mary Maxine Harris, 94, of Sunset Park Place, died Saturday, June 20, 2015.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 23 at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory. 2659 Kennedy Road.  Burial will be in Ivy Cemetery, Malcolm, Iowa at 2:00 p.m. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

Mary was born on November 30, 1920 in Malcolm, Iowa the daughter of George and Violet (Bard) Stephen.

In 1939 she married Robert N. Harris in Lancaster, Missouri.  He preceded her in death in 2006.

Mary was a teacher at a one room school house in Montezuma and Malcolm, Iowa.

 She later was employed at Sears for over 30 years.

Mary was a member of Wesley Methodist Church in East Dubuque, where she taught Sunday School. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, crocheting and sports.

Surviving are her children, James (Beverly) Harris of Blue Springs, MO. Stephen (Kimberly) Harris, of Dubuque, and Kenneth (Maureen) Harris of Bellevue; 7 grandchildren, Todd, Stephen, Amy, Michael, Lori, Jamie Harris and Eric Gourley; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents. 

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

Memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque, or Charity/Church of your choice.

Special thank you to Hospice of Dubuque and Sunset Park Place for all their love and care for Mom.

 

 



Patricia J. Hall

Patricia J. "Pat" Hall, age 88, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully at 5:05 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Stonehill Care Center. To honor Pat's life, funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street with Rev. Dianne Grace officiating. To celebrate Pat's life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until the time of services at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015, at Behr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

Patricia was born on June 3, 1927, in Waterville, ME, daughter of Frederick and Jesse (Shirley) Moore.

Pat proudly served her country with the Women's Army Corps from 1951 until 1952. She was united in marriage to Billie Hall in September of 1952, in New Jersey. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1987. Pat was employed with the Dubuque Historical Society at the Mathias Ham House and the Riverboat Museum. In her free time she enjoyed putting together puzzles, doing word searches and attending plays and musicals.

Pat is survived by her sons, Richard (Dawn) Hall, Maquoketa, IA, Brian (Maureen) Hall, Key West, IA; her five grandchildren, Jeremy (Kelly Schleicher), Cameron, Brandon, Taylor and Sydney Hall; and three step-grandsons, Brent (Angie), Ryan (Jessica) and Mitch Harkey.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Billie; and her daughters, Deborah Hall and Bridget Murphy.

A Patricia J. "Pat" Hall memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Stonehill Care Center and Hospice of Dubuque for their loving care of Pat.

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

 



Mary I. Sydnor

Mary I. (Beall) Sydnor, age 81, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully at 10:10 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Dubuque Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. To honor Mary's life, private family services are being held. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary was born on September 3, 1933, in Dubuque, IA, daughter of James E. and Martha I. (Moore) Beall.

Mary is survived by her sister-in-law, Joyce Weese, Minneapolis, MN; and nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glen Sydnor; and three brothers, James Jr., Robert and Thomas Beall.

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

 



Betty L. Welter

Betty L. Welter, 83, of Dubuque, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 22, at Holy Spirit Parish, Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Road, where a wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m.

Betty was born on February 18, 1932 in Dubuque, the daughter of Raymond and Margaret (Stoeffler) Hilkin. She attended St. Mary's School and graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in 1950. In 1950, at a school dance, she met the love of her life, Harold Welter. They were married on November 28, 1953 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Dubuque.

Betty was devoted to her faith and her family. She cherished the time spent with her extensive family. In addition to being a wonderful Mom and homemaker, she was employed in the billing department at the Dubuque Packing Company for many years. She enjoyed reading, baking, traveling, playing cards, and visiting with her ICA classmates.

Surviving are her husband, Harold, 7 children, Cathy (Dan) Davis, of Dubuque, Sue (Joel) Dure', of Bradford, MA, Mike (Natalie) Welter, of Story City, IA, Dave (Sherri) Welter, of Peosta, Steve (Kelly) Welter, of Cedar Falls, IA., Carol (Rick) Floyd, and Peggy (Mark) Huber both of Madison, WI.; grandchildren, Tracie (Scott), Ryan (Sally), Josh (Anna), Nick (Leslie), Lindsay(William), Erik, Mackenzie (Jesse), Eric (Tishana), Triston, Kate, Sarah, Doug, Brian, Noah and Justin; great- grandchildren, Maxwell, Riley, Gabriel, Evelyn, Grey, Jackson, Keelyn, Sol, Eli, Clara, and a baby girl due any day.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother and step-mother, Myrna; daughter-in-law, Lynne Welter; and baby Daniel.

Heaven just gained a beautiful, loving, caring, and gentle soul.

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

In lieu of flowers a Betty Welter Memorial Fund has been established.