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Edith E. Schadey Elaine Roeth Francis W. Ruden
Janann L. Connolly Jeanette L. Meyer Joseph A. Koch
Joseph H. Gehl Joseph W. Featherston Kathleen S. Schadl
Lyle D. Gruenwald Mary E. Brady Mary E. Hauber
Mary R. Sauser Michael P. Kearney Paul G. Steuri
Richard L. Findley Robert E. Gassman Robert T. McClain
Rosemary Cronin Ruth M. Lansing

Lyle D. Gruenwald

Lyle D. Gruenwald, 91, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at the Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A celebration of Lyle's life will be held at 3 P.M., Saturday, September 6, 2014, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 2 to 3 P.M. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, at a later date.

Lyle Dean Gruenwald was born on November 6, 1922 in Delmar, Iowa. He was the youngest of four children born to William Henry and Josephine Alice (Wirth) Gruenwald. He was raised on a farm between Delmar and Maquoketa and attended country school, graduating from Maquoketa High School in 1940. He married Lois Alberta Taylor on March 16, 1948 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Lyle had worked as the longtime owner and operator of Veterans Radio Cab in Maquoketa from 1950 to 1985, as well as the owner of Hillside Trailer Court in Maquoketa from 1956 to 2000.

Lyle was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Maquoketa. He enjoyed gardening, mowing yards and was known for his sharing of stories and storytelling. He was an avid collector of many things, and liked "playing" the stock market, investing and trading stocks. In the years of his taxicab business he always enjoyed the people and built relationships with many.

Those left to honor Lyle's memory include his wife Lois Gruenwald of Maquoketa, IA; children, Russell Gruenwald of Maquoketa, IA, Gary (Adriana) Gruenwald of Venice, Italy, and Alice (Tom) Daurelle of Maquoketa, IA; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ralph and Elroy, and a sister Elva.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson County.

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

 

 



Robert T. McClain

Robert T. McClain, age 81, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, at 1:43 p.m. on Saturday, August 30, 2014. To honor Robert's life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at Behr Funeral Home with Pastor Katherine Achtemeier officiating. To celebrate Robert's life, friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Galena, IL, where military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.

Robert was born on April 30, 1933, in Tennyson, WI, son of Albert E. and Evelyn E. (Pluemer) McClain.

Robert served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Joyce A. Dayton on February 12, 1955, in Galena, IL. Robert was employed as a machine operator with the John Deere Dubuque Works for 30 years until his retirement. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 94. Robert enjoyed playing the guitar, riding horses and Harleys and camping with Joyce in Galena. He was a "Jack of all trades" and was always willing to help anyone who needed a hand.

Robert is survived by, his loving wife of 59 years, Joyce McClain, Dubuque, IA, his son, David (Christine) McClain, Peosta, IA, a grandson, Ryan R. McClain, Peosta, IA, a step-granddaughter, Taylor Rupp, Cuba City, WI, a sister-in-law,Shirley McClain, Dubuque, IA, his goddaughter, Lisa Bastian, Chanhassen, MN, and many nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Patricia McClain in infancy and Lucille (Charles) Richardson and a brother Alfred McClain.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Dr. Hermann and Dr. Kirkendahl, especially his nurse, Kate, and Hospice of Dubuque for all of their wonderful care of Robert.

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

 



Jeanette L. Meyer

Jeanette L. Meyer, 87, of Luther Manor, formerly of 3055 Hales Mill Rd., died Friday, August 29, 2014 at Luther Manor. Funeral services will be 11:30 Wednesday, September 3 at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road where friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 pm. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

Jeanette was born October 23, 1926 in Dubuque, daughter of Joseph and Ernelda (Bobzien) Massey. She married Edward Meyer on May 31,1947 at Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ. He preceded her in death in 1990.

She was a past member of the Asbury Methodist Church. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and the Masonic Temple Women Cauldron. Jeanette was devoted to her family her whole life.

She is survived by four children, Sandy (Tom) Cullen, Ed (Mary Jo) Meyer II, Lori (John) Datisman, all of Dubuque and Steve Meyer of Asbury; ten grandchildren, Patrick, Corissa, Jenny, Carla, Mandy, Jessi, Dawn, John, Danielle, and Austin; ten great grandchildren, one brother, Leonard (Sally) Massey of New York and nieces and nephews.

A Jeanette Meyer Memorial Fund has been established.

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

The family would like to thank all of the wonderful people at Hospice of Dubuque, Luther Manor and Sunset Park Place for their special care.

 



Alice M. Boeckenstedt

Alice M. Boeckenstedt, 96, of Dubuque died Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with the Rev. Steve Rosonke officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Church. Entombment will be in Mt. Calvary Mausoleum. The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Alice was born October 24, 1917 in Petersberg, Iowa, daughter of Joseph and Clara (Osterhaus) Bagge. She married Albert Boeckenstedt in 1946 in Petersberg, Iowa. He preceded her in death on February 10, 1990.

Alice worked as a sales clerk for Hartig Drug Store for 26 years. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and Rosary Society. She was a volunteer at St. Anthony's, Project Concern and Mercy Medical Center. She enjoyed sewing, embroidering and gardening.

Alice is survived by two daughters, Judy (Jack) Blosch of Dubuque and Joyce (George) Wisker of Indianapolis, Ind.; four grandchildren, Scott (Sarah) Blosch, Nicole (Chris Cocklan) Blosch, Courtney (Steve) Roth and Brian Wisker; two great grandchildren, Lucas and Olivia Blosch; a brother, Dan (Myrna) Bagge; two sisters, Priscilla (Lavern) Morman and Mary Ellen Hoefler; and two sisters in law, Imogene Bagge and Carol Bagge.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Mila and Betty Bagge, Pearl Koelker and Jeanette Tauke; and two brothers, Jerome and Leon Bagge.

Memorials may be made to Mercy Medical Center or St. Anthony's Catholic Church.

 



Joseph H. Gehl

Joseph H. Gehl, 72, of Cascade, Iowa, died Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville, Iowa after a courageous battle with cancer.

Friends and relatives of Joe may call from 2 to 8 p.m., Sunday, August 31, 2014 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 7:30 p.m.

Services for Joe will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 1, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fillmore, Iowa, with Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating.  Burial will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Fillmore, Iowa.

Joe was born August 5, 1942 in Monticello, Iowa, son of Henry J. and Monica (Melloy) Gehl. He received his education in the Sacred Heart Schools and is a graduate of the former St. Mary’s High School in Cascade.  On June 17, 1967 he was united in marriage to Marjorie McNally at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cascade, Iowa.

Joe is an Army Veteran having served in the reserves from 1964-1970.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Fillmore, Iowa, a member of  its Befriender Group, the Cascade American Legion Post #528, the Cascade Knight Columbus Council #930, a leader for the 4-H Whitewater Jr. farmers.

Joe was a most chaste husband who's love, honor, and devotion kept him by his best friend's side for 47 years.   A father who instilled strength in his children through a tireless work ethic, tough-love teaching, and leading by example.  A friend who cut wide circles, treated everyone with dignity and respect, and always had time for conversation.

A servant worker who devoted his body and mind with meticulous commitment to the family farm, multiple committee services and even his "retirement" car hauling ventures.   Although Joe was taken from this earth sooner than expected, he went to his final resting place knowing he had lived a fulfilled life with no regrets.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie (McNally) Gehl of  Cascade; five children, Jeff Gehl of Cascade, Greg Gehl of Belleville, MI, Scott Gehl of Cascade, Nicholas (Angela) Gehl of Des Moines, and Kelly (Jason) Simon of Cascade; grandchildren, Alaina and Jack Gehl; Alex and Ben Gehl; Henry and Lucy Gehl; Devin, Kennedy and Lane Simon; three brothers, Bill (Kathy) Gehl, Mike Gehl, and Roger Gehl all of Cascade; four sisters, Bonnie (Dan) Schmitt of Fairfield Glade, TN, Judy (Dave) Kleitsch, Diane (Dave) Coyle and Joyce (Brian) McQuillen all of Cascade.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers in infancy, Gary, Raymond, and Henry; two nephews, Rex Gehl and Justin DeMoss; and a niece, Kimberly Kleitsch.

Online condolences may be sent to the family atwww.reifffuneralhomeinc.com

The family would like to thank the Finley Hospital, University of Iowa Hospitals, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville and Hospice of Dubuque for all the care and support given to Joe and the family.




Rosemary Cronin

Rosemary (Connors) Cronin 72, died on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Madison, WI.

Friends may greet the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2nd, at Hoffmann-Schneider Funeral Home, 1640 Main St., where there will be a prayer service at 7:45 p.m. Friends may also greet the family on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at Nativity Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Msgr. Jim Miller will officiate.

Rosemary was born in New Britain, Connecticut on November 3, 1941, daughter of John and Ann (Streigle) Connors. She graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 1959, received her Bachelor's degree from Emmanuel College in 1963 and received her Master's degree from the University of Hartford in 1967. She married Robert (Bob) F. Cronin of Brockton, Massachusetts on August 22, 1964 in New Britain Connecticut. Bob preceded her in death on January 10, 2001.

Rosemary, an educator, taught at Loras College, Clarke University and the University of Dubuque. She was the Director of Continuing Education at the University of Dubuque for twelve years where she introduced the UD for Kids program which continues today. She also worked at McGraw Hill Publishing and the Iowa Foster Care Review Board. She loved inspiring a lifelong love of learning and her care and concern for others always showed in every position she undertook. Her final job was one of love, caring for Bob at home until he died in 2001.

Rosemary was a voracious reader, and she loved discussing and sharing her favorite books. She was an amazing cook and baker; no one ever left her house hungry. She loved flowers and those ‘in the know' always knew to tell the florist, more flowers, skip the vase. She loved to explore the world and her travel adventures took her to every continent but Antarctica. Her two grandsons, Casey and Colin were the light of her life and she savored every precious moment she spent with them. She spent many happy hours creating their annual photo-scrap books. Her volunteer activities kept her busier than most people with full time jobs.

Rosemary was an active volunteer in the Dubuque community. Her involvement included: Hospice of Dubuque, Four Mounds Women's Fellowship, Friends of the Carnegie Stout Public Library, Roberta Kuhn Center Advisory Committee, Dubuque Friendship Force, Dubuque Historic Preservation Committee and the Dubuque Alzheimer's Association. She was a co-founder of the Dubuque Fine Arts Society and was project director for the grant "Dubuque: A City for Living - the Public and the Arts".

After Bob was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 1994, both Bob and Rosemary became activists for the Alzheimer's Association. In 1998 they testified before the House Senate Committee on Appropriations for the 105th Congress, advocating for increased funding for Alzheimer's research. Bob participated in clinical research studies at the National Institutes of Health, the University of Iowa and MIT.

She is survived by two children, Kevin James (Lynn) Cronin of Dubuque, Iowa and Katherine Ann Cronin of Verona, Wisconsin, two grandsons, Casey James and Colin Francis Cronin of Dubuque, Iowa, a beloved sister and brother-in-law, Maureen Connors Byrne and Raymond Byrne of Plymouth, MA, brother-in-law Thomas Meninno of Avon, MA, three sisters-in-law, Claire Cronin and Elaine Cronin of N. Ft. Meyers, Florida and Rosemary (Joseph) Downey of The Villages, Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Robert F. Cronin Communication Arts Scholarship at Loras College, Hospice of Dubuque, Agrace Hospice of Madison, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made for the family at www.hoffmannschneiderfuneralhomes.com.

The family would like to thank Dr. Eric Engelman and his staff at Mercy Medical Associates, nurses Candy and Bonnie at Mercy Hospital, the palliative care team at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and the amazing and caring staff at Agrace Hospice of Madison.

"Enjoy the little things in life for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things".

 



Michael P. Kearney

Michael P. "Mike" Kearney, 71, of Dubuque died Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at home.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 30, 2014 at St. Raphael's Cathedral, with Rev. Alan Dietzenbach officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m., Friday, August 29, at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Road where a wake service will begin at 3:00 p.m.

Mike was born on May 7, 1943 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Clarence and Marie (Donahue) Kearney.

He married Darlene Neumann on June 1, 1991 at St. John's Placid.

He was employed as a security guard at A.Y. McDonald until his retirement in 2012.

Mike greatly enjoyed watching sports, and was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.

He was a life-long member of St. Raphael's Cathedral.

Surviving is his wife, Darlene; his children, Michelle (Ken) De Groot, David Kearney, Terrence Kearney, and Jennifer (Brian) Bass; 5 grandchildren; and brothers, Thomas (Ann) Kearney and Dennis (Kathy) Kearney.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Michael Kearney memorial fund has been established.

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

Mike's family would like to extend a special thank you to his brothers, his friends, especially JoAnne Swift and David and Connie Cole, the entire staff at Medical Associates and Hospice of Dubuque, we will never forget your kindness and care.

 

 



Edith E. Schadey

Edith E. (Scheppele) Schadey, 87, of East Dubuque, IL, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at UPH-The Finley Hospital in Dubuque.

A celebration of life service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, with Pastor Kayla Lange officiating.  Burial will be in the East Dubuque Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 9:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Schadey was born on August 4, 1927 in Dubuque, the daughter of Earl F. and Edna (Brother) Scheppele.  She married Arthur A. Schadey on August 19th, 1978.  He preceded her in death on February 7, 1984.

She was a graduate of Dubuque Senior High School and was formerly employed at Regency Thermographers, Dubuque Stamp and Bishop's Buffet.  Edith was an avid card player and enjoyed the various bus trips to the different casinos.  She loved gardening, fishing and hunting squirrels.

Surviving are a step-son, Robert (Brittany) Schadey of Christiansburg, VA., her former daughter-in-law Tricia Blaylock of Phoenix, AZ., 3 grandchildren Hannah, Madeline, and Vivian and 3 step-grandchildren Claudia, Jack, and Mathew, three sisters, Myo (Elaine) Boyer and Barbara (Donald) Becker both of Dubuque; and Jeanne (Lynden) Marshall of Sherrill, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl & Edna, her husband Arthur A. Schadey and her siblings, Marilyn "Bootsi" Fox, Joyce Lolwing and Paul Scheppele.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque.

Edith's family would like to give special thanks to the nursing staff at The Finley Hospital, and for the wonderful and loving care provided by Hospice of Dubuque.

 

 



Mary E. Hauber

Mary Eileen (Freund) Hauber, 57, of Dubuque, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at home from a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 27th, at St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church with Rev. John Haugen officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 26th at St. Joseph The Worker where there will be a wake service 7:30 p.m. Family and friends may also gather after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church until time of mass. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is assisting the family.

Mary was born on Sept. 19, 1956, to the late Robert E. and Eileen M. (Gleason) Freund in Chicago, Ill. She graduated from St. Francis College in Joliet, Ill., with a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1977. She later attained a master's degree in education, specializing in literacy and reading, from Clarke College.

Mary began her career teaching at Saint Joseph School in Homewood, IL and then moved to Dubuque to teach at Nativity School. She later joined Keystone Area Education Agency where she guided teachers in professional development. Mary worked closely with the Every Child Reads program. She focused on literacy education and technology for the classroom. Mary retired from Keystone AEA in 2014.

On March 5, 1988 she married James T. Hauber at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Dubuque. She was a devoted wife and mother to Jim and Brian. Over the years the family experienced great times and created many memories. Mary enjoyed participating in the music ministry at St. Anthony's for years.

Mary approached life with honesty and integrity in her work and home life. She enjoyed golfing, dining and conversation with co-workers, friends and family. In 2008, Mary received a new liver and enjoyed another six years of life. Thank you to her generous donor and to the University of Iowa Hospitals doctors and staff.

In recent years, she was excited to spend time with her granddaughter, Evelyn Grace Hauber. Grandma Mary (Mimi) wanted to leave a lasting impression with her first and only grandchild. Her spirit and guidance will live on through Evelyn every day.

Mary enjoyed her two horses and three dogs but loved her family most of all. She enjoyed traveling in the family's Country Coach with Jim and Brian. Walt Disney World & Disneyland were of the top destinations of choice by her and the family.

Survivors include: her husband James; a son, Brian James (Nicole) Hauber; a granddaughter, Evelyn; a sister, Carol (Paul) Lang of Champaign, Ill.; three brothers, Robert (Ann) of Rochester, Minn., Richard (Annette) of Westchester, Ill., and Alan (Cynthia) Freund of Wheaton, Ill; brother-in-law, Thomas (Tracy) Hauber of Dubuque; sisters-in-law, Joan (Lawrence) O'Toole, of Newport Beach, Calif., Carole Stoewer of Dubuque, Nancy Watson of Dubuque, Barbara (Edward) Mickelsen of Moline, Ill., and Jean (Ted) Joslun of Waukegan, Ill,; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, a Mary Hauber memorial fund for education has been started.

A special thanks to Dr. Lengeling, Dr. Hermann, Dr. Iverson and Staff and to Rev. John Haugen.

 



Elaine Roeth

Elaine Roeth, 72 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at home. According to her wishes there will be no public visitation or services. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road is assisting the family.

Elaine was born on February 9, 1942 in Dubuque the daughter of Joseph and Loretta (Nauman) Schiltz.

She spent a lifetime putting herself second and taking care of others.

She is survived by her children, Aaron (Lisa) Roeth, Paul Roeth, and Larry (Doris) Roeth. Grandchildren; Megan, Daniel, Natalie, Michael, Sam, and Amanda. Two brothers; Jerry Schiltz and Roger (Kitty) Schiltz and two brothers-in-law; Jim and Don Roeth.

Elaine wishes to thank her son Larry and daughter-in-law Dory and Meg for all the care they gave especially spending most of their time at my house more than theirs.

 



Janann L. Connolly

Janann L. "Nan" Connolly age 65 of East Dubuque, IL and formerly of Dubuque died Friday August 22, 2014 at Unity Point Finley Hospital with Patrick by her side.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 Wednesday August 27, 2014 at Saint Raphael's Cathedral with Msgr. Thomas Toale officiating. Friends may call from 3 to 8 Tuesday August 26, 2014 at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road where there will be a parish wake service at 3 pm.

Nan was born on November 28, 1948 in Dubuque the daughter of Edward and Ethel (Schmidt) Winter. She married Patrick Connolly on November 28, 1970 at Saint Raphael's Cathedral and together they shared 43 wonderful years.

Nan graduated from the Visitation Academy in 1966. Nan had a great love for children and did in home day care for many years. She also worked for the former Dubuque Packing Co. and Advance Data Com and lastly worked at Prodigy Child Development.

Nan loved to read and belonged to several book clubs. She also enjoyed playing euchre and was a sports fan of the Iowa Hawkeye's the Cubs and the Packers.

Nan was a very generous person who had an uncanny ability to, as she put it, "collect friends". She dearly loved her grandchildren, her animal's and traveling on her many excursions with Patrick and her family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband and the love of her life Patrick, her two children Kim (Steve Hedrick) Connolly and Sara (Shawn) Schmitz, both of Dubuque, her two grandchildren Dakota Patrick Connolly and Gracie Joy Schmitz, a sister in law Martha Winter of Walker, MN, brothers in law Jim (Joan) Connolly and John (Gloria) Connolly and her life long friends the Martensen family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Gerald and Harold Winter and a sister Eunice "Kathy" Schultz.

"Nan's family would like to thank all the staff at Finley Hospital for all the care and kindness they gave".

 



Barbara M. Elliott

Barbara M. Elliott, 66, of Dubuque, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Road. Private interment will be Monday. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Barbara was born on Jan. 2, 1948 in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Marilyn (Wolf) Kaesbauer. She was a graduate of Wahlert High School and attended the University of Iowa. Barbara was a waitress at Timmerman's Supper Club for many years. She then drove a bus for the Dubuque Community School District and also worked in sales and marketing for Iowa Coaches, Tri-State Travel, Eagle Window and Door and most recently at Swiss Colony.

You could always count on Barbara to show up early and play cards at family gatherings, which she enjoyed immensely. She was an avid bowler and followed in her mother's footsteps by serving on the board of directors for the Dubuqueland Women's Bowling Association. Barbara was passing on her family's love of bowling to her grandson Logan by taking him to junior bowling and "motivating" him with a little wager now and then on who would bowl the best score. She also enjoyed following the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Surviving are her daughter, Julie (Todd) Isely of Eldridge, IA and their children Anthony and Alex Isely; her son Wesley (Amanda) Renne of Asbury, IA and their children Ethan, Logan, Jillian and Jackson Renne; her siblings, Sue (Rick) White of Peosta, IA, Bob (Pat) Kaesbauer of Asbury, IA, Tom (Cathy) Kaesbauer of Dubuque, IA and Patty (Mike) Riniker of Asbury, IA; also surviving are nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and James and Barry Elliott.

A Barbara M. Elliott memorial fund has been established.



Kathleen S. Schadl

Kathleen S. "Kay" Schadl, 80, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Luther Manor, surrounded by her family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 27, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Rev. Steven Rosonke will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Rd.

Kay was born Sept. 18, 1933 in Dubuque, the daughter of John and Lucille (Mueller) Giellis. She married Leo S. Schadl on Dec. 26, 1951 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Dubuque. He preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 1992.
Kay graduated from St. Joseph Academy. She retired from Armstrong Department Store after 25 years in the lingerie department.

She was a woman of great style. Kay was devoted to her family and she truly loved being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Kay enjoyed vacationing with Leo and their friends Kay and Joe Gansemer. She was a longtime member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and liked playing board games and scrabble. Special thanks to Kay Gansemer for her 45 years of friendship to our mother.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Patti (Tom) Leicht and their children John (Sarah) Bries, Mike (Lindsay) Bries, Nick (Stacy) Bries, Stacie (Joe) Hoffman, and T.J. Leicht; Susan Schmitt and her children Emily (Jake) Schmitt and Hannah Schmitt, Marty (Lisa) Schadl and their children Eric (Megan Murphy) Schadl and Stephanie (Will McCarthy) Schadl; Lynn (Jim) Taylor and their children Kelli (Alex) Schweitzer and David (Tara Fishnick) Jackson, Jesse, Chris, Jennifer, Erica, Danny, and Zach Taylor; Greg Schadl and his children Claire and Chloe Schadl; great-grandchildren Haleigh, Will, and Colton Bries; Owen, Drew, and Gavin Bries; Ayden, Piper and Brody Bries; Reese Hoffman and Baby Hoffmann on the way; Owen Schadl; Jaylyn and Hayden Schadl; Haleigh and Will Schweizter; and seven step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her brother, John Giellis.

Memorials by may be made to the Kay Schadl Memorial Fund.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Luther Manor Memory Care Unit for their exceptional care of Mom.



Joseph A. Koch

Joseph A. Koch, 83, of Stonehill Care Center, formerly of 3825 Sunlight Ridge, died Monday, August 18, 2014 at Stonehill Care Center.

Funeral services will be 7 pm Friday at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home, 2659 Kennedy Road, where visitation will be Friday from 5 pm until time of service. Committal service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Calvary Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.

Joseph was born March 9, 1931 in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Arthur and Helen (Loeffelholz) Koch. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. On July 16, 1955 he married Janet Birch at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Dubuque. He worked for Peoples Natural Gas for many years, then worked at Mt. St. Francis before his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Koch of Dubuque; 10 children, Peter (Sonja) Koch of Dubuque, Paul (Sandra) Koch of Dubuque, Anna (Ted) Gulhaugen of Wausau, Wisc., Mary Jaeger of Dubuque, John Koch of Dubuque, James (Sharon) Koch of Dubuque, Julita (John) Kinley of Dubuque, Matthew Koch of New Zealand, Michael (Peggy) Koch of Williams, Iowa, and Rosalie (Curt) Zimmerman of Dubuque; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Juanita (Tom) Hesseling of Georgia and Cecilia (Tony) DuBois of Minnesota; and a sister-in-law, JoAnn Koch of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by a son, Andrew Koch; his parents; two brothers, Arthur and Ambrose Koch; and four sisters, Mary Rowan, Christine Schiessl, Helen Maker, Lucille Handfelt.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Joseph's name.

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



Mary E. Brady

Mary E. Brady, 78, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died on Friday morning, August 22, 2014, at West Wing Place in DeWitt, Iowa.

A Natural Journey Farewell with cremation has taken place. A private burial will be held from the Hickory Grove Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Mary Elizabeth Ralston was born on May 3, 1936 in Emeline, Iowa, to Clifford Robert and Mathilda Ida (Beeks) Ralston. Her early years were spent at the Emeline Country School. She then graduated from Maquoketa High School with the Class of 1953, and later attended the University of Dubuque. She married James R. Brady on July 30, 1955 in Maquoketa, Iowa. He preceded her in death on June 27, 1991.

Mary had first worked at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa. She then became a school bus driver for the Maquoketa Community School District working for over 40 years.

Mary enjoyed bowling, knitting, reading and playing bingo. She was an avid coffee drinker and always looked forward to having coffee with "The Girls".

Those left to honor Mary's memory include her daughter Marji (Neal) Franzen of Delmar, IA; 1 grandson, Adam Franzen of Delmar, IA; and a sister, Pat Snodgrass of Davenport, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a grandson, Travis Franzen in 1997.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to West Wing Place in DeWitt, Iowa.

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

 



Mary R. Sauser

Mary R. Sauser, 96, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Cascade, Iowa passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Stonehill Care Center.  Visitation will be held for Mary on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 2 – 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m., scripture service at the Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Rd, Dubuque, Iowa.  Funeral Mass is scheduled at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 30, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Dubuque, Iowa. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Cascade.

Mrs. Sauser was born January 7, 1918 in Dyersville, Iowa the daughter of Leo H. and Lucy (Benn) White.  She graduated from St. Paul High School, Worthington Iowa and Lenox College, Hopkinton, Iowa.  She taught in rural schools prior to her marriage.

Mary was united in marriage to Joseph F. Sauser on September 22, 1945 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Worthington, Iowa.  Mary and her husband operated Sauser’s Dairy and then farmed at Cascade before their retirement to Dubuque. He preceded her in death on July 3, 1981.

Since 1981, Mary has been a member of St. Anthony Parish, its Rosary Society, St. Bernadette Circle, A.C.C.W, and the Catholic Daughters of the America Court 1287, Stonehill Auxiliary, and Dubuque Arboretum volunteers.

Surviving Mary are her children; Frank (Diana) Sauser of Rock Island, IL, Steve (Barb) Sauser of Cascade, Margaret (Joe) Noonan of San Antonio, TX,  Anne  Sutter (Ron Carpenter) of Davenport, Allan (Doris) Sauser of Cascade, Mary Jane (Dan) Driscoll of Dubuque, Ed (Joan) Sauser of Monticello, Ray (Jane) Sauser of Dyersville, Bill (Vickie) Sauser of Worthington, and Joan (Leo) Hawkins of Lawrence, KS; 24 grandchildren: Katherine (Sauser) Phillips, Jon Sauser, Pat, Chris and Andy Noonan, Mark Sutter, Brian, Nick and Mike Sauser, Michelle (Driscoll) Vogler, Tom and Leah Driscoll, Sean, Joel, and Eric Sauser, Todd Angela, and Molly Sauser, Jessica Pitz, Brad, Thomas, Shawna, Samantha, and William Sauser; 36 great-grandchildren; a sister, Terese (Paul) Reittinger of Richardson, TX; and a sister in-law, Rosie White of Cascade. 

Mary was preceded in death by her parents ; husband, Joseph F.; two children: Thomas and Joseph N. Sauser; 3 brothers and spouses: Leo (Olive) White, Gerald (Delores) White, and Aelred (Willetta)White and sisters and brothers  in law : Leo( Adeline ) Sauser, Gertrude( Fred) Ertl and Theresa Sauser. 

Mary was a very loving mother, grandma and great grandma whose greatest joy was being with her family.
She was an exemplary witness of a woman of deep faith, selflessness, kindness to all and always staying positive.
She will always be remembered for her gentle nature, the twinkle in her eye and her beautiful, loving smile.

Mary’s family wishes to thank all who cared for her in her later life, especially the staff’s at Sunset Park Place, Medical Associates, Mercy Hospital, Hospice of Dubuque & Stonehill Care Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Anthony Church, Stonehill Care Center or EWTN in Mary’s memory.

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



Ruth M. Lansing

Ruth M. Lansing, 86, of Dyersville died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville surrounded by her family.

Friends may call from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sunday (today) August 24, 2014, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville, where a parish vigil service will be held at 2:00 p.m. and a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate and Revs. Richard Gaul and Al Vorwald will concelebrate.

Ruth was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Dyersville the daughter of Alfred and Rose (Olberding) Klosterman.  She attended the St. Francis Independent Country School.  She married Joseph A. Lansing on June 21, 1951, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica.  Together they farmed east of Dyersville.  Ruth worked at Hentges Hardware and at the Field of Dreams, and made and decorated wedding and all occasion cakes.

Ruth had a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin and instilled that devotion to her children and grandchildren.  She loved her family deeply and was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and worked at Xavier Bingo for 30 years.  Ruth was an historical and genealogy author who penned three family history books, St. Francis Country School Grotto, and St. Francis Country School.   She maintained the grotto on Dyersville East Road for over 50 years.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Joseph A. Lansing; 2 children: Diane Lucas (special friend Ray Huegerich) of Breda, IA, and Dan (Deb) Lansing of Dyersville; seven grandchildren: Greg (Mary) Lucas, Amy (Jake) Van Scoyoc, Sarah (Andy) Johnston, Steve (Carmen) Lansing, Tom (Mandy) Lucas, Kevin (Molly) Lansing and Kelly (Eric) Klein; 10 great grandchildren and 2 more on the way; 2 sisters: Vera Kroeger and Lila Clemen, both of Dyersville; brothers and sisters-in-law: Lorraine Klosterman and Verna Klosterman, both of Dyersville; Jerome (Mary Margaret) Lansing and Arthur (Bernice) Lansing, both of Dyersville, John (Rita) Lansing of Farley, William (Joan) Lansing of Worthington, Catherine (Hugo) Engelken of Petersburg, Verna Rose (Leroy) Bries of Guttenberg and Leon (Betty) Mullis of Waterloo.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Virginia Klosterman and Rita (Jim) Deutmeyer, 2 brothers, Art Klosterman and Alfred Klosterman; brothers-in-law: Gary Kroeger, Vince Clemen, Lawrence (Amanda) Lansing, Wilma Mullis and Fr. Augustine Dreiling, O.S.B.

Memorials are preferred to St. Francis Xavier Basilica.

Information available at www.kramerfuneral.com

 



Paul G. Steuri

Paul G. Steuri, 84, of Earlville died Friday, August 22, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Friends may call from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Peace United Church of Christ in Monticello.  Mike Cleeton will officiate.  Burial will be at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.  Military honors will be accorded.

Paul was born March 25, 1930, in Monticello, IA; the son of Adolph and Freida (Lengenhager) Steuri.  He attended the Country School on Hardscrabble Road until the 8th grade.  He began 9th grade at the High School in town and began to farm with his family. He met Shirley Bauer while she was visiting her sister-in-law in Monticello, and they married on November 18, 1950, in Dubuque.  He served in the Marine Corps from 1951 - 1953, and was discharged as a Corporal. When he returned from the service, he began working for Pepsi Cola in Dubuque and then they bought the family farm in 1955.

Paul and Shirley started a Rochester Silo dealership in 1959, on the farm, and eventually moved to the north end of County Road X-47 in 1974.

Paul will be fondly remembered for selling kettle corn, for his love of NASCAR races, storytelling, picnics at the cabin, listening to polka music, his tinkering and inventing skills and his tractor restoration.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; 6 children: Patricia Steuri of Earlville, Susan (James) Tucker of Monticello, Diane (Mike) Russell of Kirkland, WA, Steve (Wanda) Steuri of Monticello, Julie Steuri of Dubuque and Kathy (Jamey) Dirks of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren: Jennifer (Michael) Rose of North Liberty, Daryn (Lauren) Dirks, Deidra and Jaryd, all of Cedar Rapids, Ashley and Wesley Russell of Kirkland, WA, and Aaron Steuri of Monticello; great grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Nicholas Rose; siblings: Edna Gadient and Don Steuri, both of Monticello; a brother-in-law, Wayne (Betty) Bauer of Dubuque.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings: Otto (Berdina) Steuri, Freida (George) Eiben and Herm (Martha) Steuri.

Information available at www.kramerfuneral.com

 

 



Francis W. Ruden

Francis W. "Frank" Ruden, 90 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at Manor Care.

Funeral mass will be at 10:30a.m. Monday, August 25th at St. Joseph Church, Key West with Rev. Michael Podhajsky officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 24th, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 1:45 p.m.

Frank was born on November 27, 1923, in Zwingle, Iowa the son of Nicholas and Mary (Wolfe) Ruden Jr. He married Elinor Hunt, on November 25, 1950 at Nativity Catholic Church in Dubuque. Frank farmed in the Zwingle area his whole life, raising Hereford Cattle. He loved his IH tractors and Ford trucks.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, LaMotte - Key West Council #4236, St. Joseph Church, Key West, and former member of the St. Joseph Prairie Church. He was an avid New York Yankee and Iowa Hawkeye fan.

He is survived by his wife Elinor, nine children; Nicholas (Paula) Ruden, of Dubuque, Diane (Larry) Freiburger, Hazel Green, Joe Ruden, of Dubuque, Gary (Karen) Ruden, of Dubuque, Tom Ruden, of Dubuque, Mark (Christine) Ruden, of Dubuque, Karen (Jeff) Jones, of Dubuque, Lisa (Rick) Kearney, of Dubuque, Phil (Lacey) Ruden, of Zwingle. 22 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, sisters-in-law; Dorothy Ruden and Marilyn Gordon, many nieces and nephews and his good friend Dave Theisen

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Ralph, Wilmer, Urban, and Eldon, a sister Theresa and two brothers in infancy.

A Frank Ruden memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Manor Care, Hospice of Dubuque, Dr. Jared Freiburger and his staff for all their wonderful care and kindness.

 



Joseph W. Featherston

Joseph W. Featherston, 69, of Dubuque died peacefully at home free of pain, on August 16, 2014, of chordoma cancer.

Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on August 19th, at St. Raphael Cathedral in Dubuque with Rev. Msgr. Thomas Toale officiating. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, August 18th, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 4:00 p.m.

Joseph was born in Cascade, Iowa on February 24, 1945 to Joseph Peter Featherston and Bernadine Agnes (Neyens-Featherston) Hoerner. He grew up in Cascade and graduated from Divine Word Seminary High School in East Troy, Wisconsin. He attended Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa and received his bachelor's and masters' degrees from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. On June 22, 1968 he married Barbara Hunt of Dubuque.

He spent most of his professional life as a licensed social worker for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa. He retired from Catholic Charities as it's Associate Director. He also loved his volunteer work as a disaster relief counselor for Red Cross. He proudly received the Matthew 25 Award from Divine Word College. Helping others be their best was his life's work.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Barb and their three daughters and one foster daughter: Jennifer (Harry) Bemis of Davenport, Sarah (Greg) Yoder of Iowa City, Abigail (Jacob) Tebbe of Dubuque and Giau (Quang) Nguyen of Kent, Washington; five grandchildren: Megan Bemis, Norah Yoder, Ethan Yoder, Margaret Tebbe, Cecilica Tebbe and one foster granddaughter Elsie Nguyen. His surviving siblings are; BJ (Jane) Featherston, Greg (Gail) Featherston, Donna Bardon, and Rob (Laura) Hoerner. His brothers and sisters-in-law; Jane (Bob) Mathweg, Marsha Voorhis, Mary (Mike) Koenig, Tom (Ellen) Hunt, Charlie (Tammy) Hunt, Laura (Chris) Lawrence, Dave Wilson, and many nieces and nephews.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Mary Alice Wilson, Martha Maahs, and Monica Featheston, brothers-in-law Jerry Bardon, Rick Voorhis and Dick Maahs.

In lieu of flowers a Joseph Featherston memorial fund has been established.


The family wants to thank Angela, and Jennie of Hospice of Dubuque for their support and expressions of love during Joseph's final journey. Special thanks to Dr. Broderick, Dr. Found, and Dr. Voight of University of Iowa Hospital.

 



Dixie L. Rapp

Dixie L. Rapp, 77 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral mass will be at 10:00a.m. Tuesday, August 26th at Holy Spirit Parish, Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Kyle Digman officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, August 25th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where there will be a wake service at 7:30.

Dixie was born on July 26, 1937 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Harold and Lorraine (Dix) Hefel. She married Gerald Rapp on October 4, 1958.

She was a nurses aid for many years but her job she was most proud of was taking care of her daughter Diane for 51 years in her home and tending to her roses. She loved her visits from her grandchildren and her great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Gerald, children; Kathy (Mike) Krause, Julie (Jim) Deckert, and Diane Rapp. Grandchildren; Jen (Chad) Wernimont, Brad (Sarah Schiel) Krause, Jim (Stephanie Faust) Deckert, and Jodi Deckert. Her great grandchildren; Braden and Lauren Wernimont and Chloe Deckert. Her brothers; Richard (Mary Ann) Hefel, Eldon (Janet) Hefel, Russ (Chris) Hefel, all of Dubuque, Marvin Hefel, of Sarasota, Florida, Dan (Kathy) Hefel, of East Dubuque, IL. Her sisters; Donna (Vern) Husemann, of East Dubuque, IL, Sr. Laurinda Hefel, OSF, of Midlothian, IL Doris (Terry) Gartner, of Dubuque, DeLaine (Joe) Gartner, of Conway, Arkansas, and Debbie (Richard) Folk, of Tyro, KS. Many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and her loving dog, "Bella".

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Hal Hefel, sisters-in-law Judy Hefel, and Eileen Hefel.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Mercy Medical Center especially the emergency room and the ICU for all their wonderful care they gave to Dixie.

In lieu of flowers a Dixie Rapp memorial fund has been established.



Christopher F. Dumbell

Christopher Frank Dumbell (Chris) died on Monday, August 18, 2014, aged 87, peacefully at his home in America.

Funeral services will be 3: 00 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2014 at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

He was born in Wolverhampton on January 28, 1927 and lived in Worfield, Shropshire. 

Loving and devoted husband to Donna, father to Donald, Debbie and Lu and grandfather of five. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the University of Dubuque. Please send to University of Dubuque Advancement Office, 2000 University Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001.

The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Road is assisting the family.



Beverly A. Gregory

Beverly A. Gregory, age 76, of Dubuque, IA, passed away at 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at home. Funeral services to honor Beverly will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St., with Rev. Donnie Key officiating. To celebrate Beverly's life, friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Behr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

Beverly was born on October 29, 1937, in Dubuque, IA, daughter of Rudolph Beversdorf and Ann (Leik) Smith.

Beverly was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing bingo, rummy royal, doing embroidering and latch hooks in her spare time. She also loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. Beverly worked for years at the Holiday Inn and Hotel Julien as a housekeeper. She was also a waitress and CNA outside of being a housewife and raising her 7 children.

Beverly is survived by her children, Lou Ann Guthrie, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, Linda (Dave) Stierman, Dubuque, IA, Leonard Gregory Jr., Fort Madison, IA, Susan Gregory, Dubuque, IA, Cindy Donath, Dubuque, IA, Lisa (Wayne) Imbus, Dubuque, IA, Christie (Pat Sr.) Tucker, Dubuque, IA; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Delores Timmerman, Dubuque, IA, Albertina Key, Dubuque, IA, Duane Beversdorf, California.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Leonard Gregory Sr., two brothers, Richard and Rudolph "Bud" Beversdorf and two sons-in-law, William "Billy" Gallaher Sr., and Owen Donath.

In lieu of flowers a Beverly A. Gregory memorial fund has been established.

A special thank you to Hospice of Dubuque and all their staff, especially Melanie, and Dr. Liaboe of Dubuque Internal Medicine for all their care and support.

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

 



Richard L. Findley

Richard Lee "Dick" Findley, 72 of Loves Park, Illinois, formerly of Dubuque, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 23, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Rd, conducted by Pastor Howard Green, where the family will greet friends from 3:00 pm. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the funeral home, additional visitation will be one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Osterdock, Iowa.

Richard was born February 2, 1942 in Dubuque, the son of Gane P. "Lefty" and Bernice (Grant) Findley. Richard married Susan Green on September 23, 1967 at St. John's Lutheran Church. He worked for Chrysler Motor Works in Belvidere, Illinois retiring in 2000. Richard enjoyed collecting Coca Cola items, marbles, and Hot Wheels. He loved going to the movies, camping and going to the zoo. Richard spent many hours watching old western movies and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.

Survivors include his wife, Susan; a son, Mark (Holly) Findley of Rockton, IL; siblings, Linda (Larry) Hentrich of Galena, Jeff (Rebecca) Findley of East Moline, IL, Julie Weiland and Dale Findley of Dubuque; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; extended family, Sandy (Bill Harms) Hadley & family, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Steven on August 23, 2009, and an infant brother, Mark.
In leui of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Richard's memory.

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



Robert E. Gassman

Robert Edward "Bob" Gassman, 69, of Key West, Iowa passed away on Sunday August 17, 2014 at his daughters residence in Dyersville.

Funeral mass will be at 10:30 on Friday, August 22, 2014 at St. Joseph Church, Key West with Rev. John O'Connor officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 21st at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 3:00p.m. by Deacon John Stierman.

Bob was born on August 7, 1945 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Clarence and Mildred (Reardon) Gassman. He graduated from Wahlert Catholic High School in 1963 in the first full graduating class and he married Mary Ann Mueller.

Bob owned and operated the Key West Feed Store "the unofficial Key West City Hall" where he served as unofficial "Mayor". He started working at the original Hayes Key West Feed and continued until his retirement.

Bob later worked for Holy Family Schools, at Wahlert Catholic High School and St. Anthony's. He was a very active member of St. Joseph Key West Parish, the Holy Name Society, and served as an usher.

Bob was very active in sports throughout his life. Both as a fan and a player, continuing as a grandfather watching his grandchildren play sports. He played on many basketball and baseball teams in Key West and continued playing softball into his 60's. He also enjoyed golfing, playing cards especially euchre and playing cribbage. He participated in many leagues sponsored by Happy's Place and others.

Bob had a great sense of humor and was known to aggravate people "once in a while." When playing cards he also loved to occasionally "Sit on people", especially Mark. He was a great Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bear fan.

Throughout Bob's illness he always remained positive and had a realistic attitude toward death. He showed us all how to face the inevitable with a smile.

He is survived by his two daughters, Julianne (Kevin Bown) Gassman, and Lisa (Norman) Pottebaum. His grandchildren; Taylor, Justin, Kaitlyn, and Jackson Bown, Ty and Eli Pottebaum. His sister Margie (Leonard) Schuster, his brother Richard (Shirley) Gassman and many nieces and nephews. His former wife Mary Ann Gassman and her mother Grace Mueller and her family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Madonna Link, brother-in-law Harry Link, and a niece Laura Pinska.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque especially Edna and Stacy, Dr. Mark Herman, MD, Tony Heiar, PA, and their nurses and staff at Dubuque Internal Medicine, also to Dr. Bobby Koneru, MD, at the Wendt Center and their staff for all their wonderful care and kindness. To all of his amazing family and friends who called and came to visit, you made his last days here on earth very memorable. Bob will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers Bob has requested that memorials be given to Holy Family Schools, Dyersville Beckman or St. Patrick's Catholic School in Cedar Falls.

 



Alene L. Simons

Alene L. Simons, 81, of DeWitt, Iowa, died on Tuesday morning, August 19, 2014, at her home in DeWitt, Iowa, surrounded by her family.

A celebration of Alene's life will be held at 3:30 P.M., Friday, August 22, 2014 from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 2:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. on Friday, August 22, 2014 from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa.

Alene LaNeta Templeton was born on November 23, 1932 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Kent and LaNeta (Hute) Templeton. She was educated at the Welton school. She married William K. "Bill" Simons on December 31, 1949 in Maquoketa, Iowa. He preceded her in death on July 18, 2001.

Alene raised five children and through the years had also worked as a waitress for area restaurants, egg handler for Hoffman Eggs, and for the creamery in Welton. Additionally, she and her late husband Bill had worked at flea markets selling homemade products. They had also built several homes and then sold them, long before the practice of "flipping" houses was popular.

Alene enjoyed staying very busy. She enjoyed tatting, bowling, crocheting, crafts and sewing. She liked working outside and especially enjoyed playing board games with her grandchildren. She was an avid bingo player and was known for always preparing a big feast during the holidays.

Those left to honor Alene's memory include her daughters, Debra (Dean) Tillis of Stockton, IL, Nina (Roy) Buff of Casar, NC, and Teresa Simons of Delmar, IA; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; a sister Judy (Art) Jones of Maquoketa, IA; and brothers Fay (Virginia) Templeton of DeWitt, IA, Gary (Denise) Templeton of Spokane, WA, Larry (Debra) Templeton of Maquoketa, IA and Lee (Beverly) Templeton of Clarence, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 2 sons Terry and Dennis, 4 brothers Gerald, Roy, Ronnie and Gene, and an infant great-grandchild Jaxson Bell.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, an Alene L. Simons memorial fund has been established.

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