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Deacon Tim LoBianco
Our community lost one of its most devoted and compassionate souls on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 when Deacon Tim LoBianco's faithful journey came to a peaceful close. In his final homily Tim invited all members of this beloved community to walk beside him as he embarked humbly towards the Lord.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 12 at the Church of the Resurrection, 4300 Asbury Rd., with Most Rev. Michael O. Jackels, Archbishop of Dubuque officiating and Rev. Joseph Hauer as homilist. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, where Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion, Post 6 of Dubuque. Friends may call from 2:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, at the Church, where a Parish wake service will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Road is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born on March 21, 1950 in Dubuque, the son of Stanley and Mary (Becker) LoBianco.
Deacon Tim was a graduate of St. Joseph the Worker grade school and of Wahlert Catholic high school. Following high school graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was medic in the Vietnam War, stationed in Korea.
Upon his return he married Teresa Kamentz on May 20, 1972 at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
On May 6, 1984 he was ordained Deacon. His first assignment was at St. Joseph the Worker, Dubuque where he entered full time ecclesial ministry.
On September 25, 1989 he was appointed Master of Ceremonies for Archbishop Daniel Kucera and continued for Archbishop Hanus until July 1999.
On June 1992 he left St. Joseph the Worker and began full time ecclesial ministry at the Metropolitan Tribunal, Archdiocese of Dubuque, as an Auditor. On July 1, 1997 he left the Metropolitan Tribunal and became Pastoral Administrator, St. Patrick Parish, Dubuque.
On July 13, 1999 in addition to his other responsibilities he became Pastoral Coordinator and Administrator of St. Mary-St. Patrick Catholic School, Dubuque.
On July 1, 2007 he left St. Patrick and St. Mary Parishes and became Pastoral Associate for the Church of the Resurrection, Dubuque.
Those left to cherish his memory is his wife, Teresa; daughter, Casey (Cory) Thein; and granddaughter, Peyton, all of Dubuque; siblings, Tony (Lisa) LoBianco and Kathy (Steve) Tschiggfrie, both of Dubuque and Ann (Steve) Osterberger, of East Dubuque, Ill.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike (Mary Ann) Kamentz, of West Des Moines, IA., Elessa (Tom) Vath, of Grimes, IA., Vicki (David) Jackson, of Otsego, Minn., and Sharon Pluemer, of Dubuque; aunts and uncles, Fr. Pat LoBianco, SVD., of Techny, Ill., Joe (Janet) LoBianco, and Marge LoBianco, both of Dubuque; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe (Traci) LoBianco; uncle, Louis and aunt Rose Hebert; and brother-in-law, Dan Pluemer; and beloved cat Milo.
For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com
A Deacon Tim LoBianco Memorial Fund has been established.
Tim's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Mark Hermann and his staff, Hospice of Dubuque, especially all the Amy's, Allison, Edna and Elizabeth, and Rev. Joseph Hauer and the Resurrection Community.
Mary E. Conley
Mary Elizabeth Conley, age 65, of Dubuque, IA, passed away at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at home. To honor Mary's life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 12, 2015, at Holy Spirit Parish Sacred Heart Church, 2215 Windsor Avenue with Rev. Kyle M. Digmann officiating. To celebrate Mary's life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 12, 2015, at Holy Spirit Parish Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Behr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary was born on November 27, 1949, in Dubuque, Iowa, the only child of Daniel and Pauline (Grace) Conley.
Mary received her education from Holy Ghost and Wahlert High School, graduating in 1967. She worked with Dr. Sal Tabak of Dubuque Optometric for 33 years and was currently employed at the Diamond Jo Casino. Mary was a fun loving woman who thoroughly enjoyed dining and going to the movies with friends. Mary's faith was very important to her and she was a longtime member of Holy Spirit Parish, Sacred Heart Church. Her soul has made a sudden and swift transition into Heaven and her absence here on earth will be felt by all who knew and loved her.
Mary is survived by several good friends who love her like family and many cousins throughout the country.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and her beloved cats.
In lieu of flowers a Mary E. Conley memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left for the family at behrfuneralhome.com
Gerald L. Williams
Gerald L. "Jerry" Williams, 79, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, October 06, 2015 at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque.
There will be no public visitation or services. Private family burial will be held at a later date. The Miller Funeral Home of East Dubuque is assisting the family.
He was the youngest child born to Fred and Christine (Schroeder) Williams on May 6, 1936 at Iowa City, Iowa. Jerry spent most of his childhood at St. Mary's Orphanage. As a teen he met and married Jeanette Mary Swan and moved to the Chicago area where they raised four children. After 21 years of marriage they divorced and Jerry moved to Memphis, Tennessee with his new love Fran.
He worked as a maintenance man at the Naval Base in Memphis. When Fran passed away he came back home to Dubuque. Jerry had a good sense of humor and good work ethic, enjoyed country music, being with friends and family and loved the animals (as Jerry would say, the Critters). He loved to have a good time. He made many friends in his life and will be missed.
Surviving are his best friend and beloved brother, John L. (Sherry Foht) Williams of East Dubuque, four children, Connie Williams Hantelmann and Diane (Joe) Unsen both of Dubuque, Linda (Randy) Hook of Rock Falls, Illinois and John L. Williams of El Centro, California, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Jerry is also survived by three special friends, Kelly, Kathy and Joey.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather and four sisters, Dorothy, Ruth, Betty and Shirley and three siblings in infancy.
Jerry's family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Kirkendall and the staff at Stonehill Care Center, especially Bonnie, Tracy, Kristen, Jennifer and to all those who gave the best care to Jerry.
Rosemary "Rosey" Specht, 87, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday evening, October 6, 2015, at Wheatland Manor in Wheatland, Iowa.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4 to 7 P.M. on Friday, October 9, 2015, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Private family graveside services and burial will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa.
Rosemary Kleineck was born on August 18, 1928 in Baldwin, Iowa, to Roy J. and Bernice (Stingley) Kleineck. She grew up in Onslow and was an Onslow High School graduate. She then attended Shimer College in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to her finishing college she met her future husband Lester Henry Specht. They were married on February 18, 1948 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and to this union 4 children were born: James, Thomas, Richard and Jodi.
"Rosey" was a homemaker and had farmed with her husband in the Grand Mound area from 1948 to 1974, retiring and moving to Maquoketa.
"Rosey" enjoyed playing cards, reading, bowling, golfing and crossword puzzles.
Those left to honor Rosemary's memory include her children, James "Jim" Specht of Maquoketa, IA, Richard "Dick" Specht of Epworth, IA, and Jodi Specht of Clinton, IA; and 2 sisters-in-law, Ruth Denger of Maquoketa, IA, and Beulah Clark of Waterloo, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lester on September 23, 1994, and a son Thomas on February 28, 1997.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Rosemary "Rosey" Specht memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Paul L. Schroeder
Paul L. Schroeder, 74, of Hazel Green, Wisconsin, formerly of Kieler, died Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 9, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler with Rev. Bernard Rott and Rev. Bart Timmerman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center where the parish wake service will be at 2:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 9-10 a.m. Friday at the parish center before the service. Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cuba City is in charge of arrangements.
Paul was born on April 18, 1941, in Potosi, Wisconsin, the son of Arnold and Theresa (Simon) Schroeder. He married Darlene Pickel on June 12, 1962, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler. She preceded him in death on November 19, 1991. Paul worked at and retired from John Deere Dubuque Tractor Works.
Paul was a member of the Jamestown Fire Department, the Jamestown Town Board and Park Board, and a volunteer for the Dubuque Fighting Saints. He was also a member of Immaculate Conception Church and its Parish Council, Cemetery Association and Holy Name Society, and the Catholic Knights. Paul enjoyed his Friday lunch crew and daily visits with his neighbors.
Survivors include four daughters, Lynne (Chuck) Brant, of Potosi, Vickie (Ted) Schroeder-Harvey, of Dubuque, Joan (Dennis) Benish, of Nelson, WI, and Brenda (Chris) Creighton, of New Richmond, WI; two sons, Rick (Shelly) Schroeder, of Hazel Green, and Brian (Amie) Schroeder, of New Richmond, WI; a sister, Carol (Frank) Holmgren, of Cambridge, MN; two sisters-in-law, Lavon (Ron) Heinricy, of Kieler, and Dolores Pickel, of Platteville; two brothers-in-law, Kenny (Berneice) Pickel and Pete (Arlene) Pickel, both of Kieler; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Amber Schlarmann; a brother, Leo Schroeder; infant twin siblings, Gerald and Geraldine Schroeder; and a brother-in-law, Orville Pickel.
A Paul L. Schroeder Memorial Fund has been established.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.caseyfuneralhome.net.
Diane M. Smothers
Diane M. Smothers, 60, of Dubuque, passed away Monday, October 5, 2015, surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Church of the Resurrection. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Road, where there will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Diane was born April 10, 1955 in Dubuque, the daughter of Bill and Grace (Redmond) Delaney. She graduated from Wahlert High School, and went to work for United Clinical Labs, where she worked for the next 42 years. She graduated from NICC with her A.A.S. in 2001. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.
Diane enjoyed traveling, especially taking many vacations to visit friends and family. She enjoyed many activities with her "Tuesday Night Girls". She was a strong woman who served as the glue to many relationships and events. Diane was a confidant to many, offering a listening ear, and always seeing the best in others. Always up for an adventure, Diane was fun and easygoing. She was cherished by all who knew her, and will be deeply missed.
Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Michael Smothers of Austin, TX; her daughters, Kristin (Josh Richter) Smothers, of Fort Collins, CO, and their son, Oliver Robert; and Cindy Lestina of Austin, TX; her siblings Dick (Nancy) Delaney, Jim (Jean) Delaney, and Doreen Jecklin, all of Dubuque, Mary (Tom) Ward of Austin, TX, Dave (Liz) Delaney of San Marcos, CA, Dan Delaney of Minneapolis, MN, and Tom Delaney of Dubuque; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her former husband, Robert Smothers.
Memorials may be made to the Diane M. Smothers Memorial Fund.
The family would like to thank all the family and friends who offered such wonderful support, and to Hospice of Dubuque.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hskfh.com
Aloysius F. Brinkmoeller
Aloysius "Al" F. Brinkmoeller, 84, of Dubuque passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at Holy Spirit Parish-Holy Ghost Catholic Church, with Rev. Dwayne Thoman officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by the American Legion. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4th and at 9:30 a.m. to the time of service on Monday at Holy Ghost Church.
Al was born May 14, 1931 in Dubuque, son of Alois and Patricia (Donlan) Brinkmoeller. He married Joyce Jaeger November 28, 1951 at The Church of the Nativity, Dubuque.
He graduated from the former Loras Academy and attended Loras College, both in Dubuque. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, stationed in San Diego. He served on the aircraft carrier Coral Sea where he learned the carpentry trade.
Al worked as a finished carpenter and then as a Master Carpenter. He was employed at Loras College as Physical Plant Director for 27 years retiring in the spring of 1997.
Al loved his family; his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a member of Holy Ghost parish where he was active in various organizations; a member of American Post # 6; past member of Mount Calvary Cemetery Board and a founding member of the Wahlert Booster Club.
Al is survived by his wife, Joyce Brinkmoeller, of Dubuque; a son, David (Sue) Brinkmoeller, of Dubuque; two daughters, Laura (Gary) Von Ah, of Dubuque and Lynn McEvoy, of Cary, IL; six grandchildren, Katie (Mark) Giese, Molly (Matt) Kennedy, Zachary (fiancé, Samantha) Brinkmoeller, Nicholas Brinkmoeller, Lauren McEvoy and Michael McEvoy; three great-grandchildren, Lilah Giese, Grayson Giese, and Finnigan Kennedy; and one sister, Mary Ellen (Jim) Duffy, of Winfield, IL.
Al was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Terry Lee, an infant grandson, Joseph McEvoy and a sister-in-law, Carol Burgess.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital, in Iowa City, IA.
The family would like to thank the doctors of Oncology in Iowa City and a special thank you to his local doctors, Dr. Mark Runde and Dr. Eric Engelman of Medical Associates for their compassionate care.
Hoffmann-Schneider Funeral Home, 1640 Main Street is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at hskfh.com.
Rick A. Cox
Rick A. Cox, 51, of Walcott, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday morning, October 6, 2015, at the Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa.
A natural journey farewell with cremation has taken place. There is no visitation, and a private memorial will be held at a later date. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.
Rick Allen Cox was born on Oct. 25, 1963 in Muscatine, Iowa, to Raymond James and Lois Ann (Laychak) Cox. He was a 1982 graduate of Davenport West High School.
Rick enjoyed racing. He raced for several years in a late model and IMCA modified.
Those left to honor Rick's memory include his two sons, Ricky and Ryan Cox; a brother, Ray (Michelle) Cox, Jr. of Maquoketa, IA; nieces Katie Dondlinger and Kayla Cox; and a nephew, Michael Heister. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Eulalia E. Ferris
Eulalia E. "Lollie" Ferris, age 94, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully at 7:20 a.m. on Monday, October 5, 2015, at home. To honor Lollie's life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with Rev. Steven J. Rosonke officiating. To celebrate Lollie's life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2015, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where there will be a parish scripture wake service held at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Balltown, Iowa.
Lollie was born on October 4, 1921, in Balltown, Iowa, the oldest child of Victor and Monica (Schroeder) Breitbach Sr.
Lollie attended grade school in Balltown, graduated from the St. Joseph Academy and eventually earned her degree from Clarke College. Lollie met and married the love of her life, Robert "Bob" Ferris, on September 29, 1946 at St. Francis Church, Balltown. He preceded her in death after 41 wonderful years of marriage on September 3, 1988. Bob and Lollie were blessed with 8 beautiful children and traveled the world raising them while chasing Bob's career in the Air Force for 20 years, before finally settling in Dubuque. Lollie taught school in her younger years at Balltown and Sherrill and proudly retired after 20 years of service to her students. After her retirement in 1986, Lollie joyfully volunteered in the cafeteria at Mercy Hospital for the next 20 years of her service to others. In her free time Lollie enjoyed traveling, playing euchre and bridge with friends and was a member of several bridge clubs. She was a longtime member of St. Anthony's Church and a past member of the Retired Teacher's Association. Lollie was a dearly sweet and personally driven woman who graciously devoted her time and talents to taking care of others. Her transition into her eternal life, and the rewards for all her service, has left a tear in the hearts of all who knew and loved her which only time will begin to heal.
Those left to honor and cherish Lollie's memory include
her eight children,
Mike (Ann) Ferris, Dubuque, IA,
Pat (Pam) Ferris, Appleton, WI,
Marie (Bill) Becker, Ft. Meyers, FL,
Kathy (Peter) Kalb, Dubuque, IA,
Tom (Ruth) Ferris, St. Louis, MO,
Jim Ferris, San Diego, CA,
Joe (Elizabeth) Ferris, Carlsbad, CA,
and Liz Ferris Roling, Costa Mesa, CA;
Jennie (Melissa) Ferris, Lisa (Todd) Danneman, Matt (Katie) Ferris, Robert (Terri) Ferris, Sara (Jason) Moilanen, Laura Ferris, Jeff (Jenna) Becker, Brian Becker, Casey Becker, Rachel (Jason) Padilla, Katie Kalb, Luke Kalb, Dan (Jen) Ferris, Steve (Maggie) Ferris, Kim (Danny) Love and Jessie Ferris;
Mariah and Trevor Danneman, Jake, Alli and Maddi Ferris, Gabrielle Ferris, Evelyn, Emma and Jaron Moilanen, Wesley and Jack Becker, Hannah, Aubrey, Alannah and Blake Padilla, Kael Moore, Paige Ferris and Ronin Love;
her three sisters,
Monica Griffin, Spring, TX,
Margaret Hefel, Dubuque, IA,
Mary Jane Lange, Dubuque, IA;
and a sister-in-law,
Donna Breitbach, Dubuque, IA.
Lollie was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Bob Ferris; her brothers, Victor Jr. "V.J.", Tom and Bill (Ruth) Breitbach; and three brothers-in-law, Patrick Griffin, Joe Hefel and Tom Lange.
A Lollie Ferris memorial fund has been established.
The family would like to thank Phyllis, Janet, Tina and Liz for the loving care they generously gave to Lollie.
Online condolences may be left for the family at behrfuneralhome.com
Alfred Thomas Birch
Alfred " Tom" Thomas Birch, 84, of Dubuque, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015 at home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7th at St. Patrick Catholic Church, where friends may call after 9 a.m. until the time of service. Entombment in Resurrection Garden Mausoleum, Mount Calvary Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted. Hoffmann-Schneider Funeral Home, 1640 Main St., is assisting the family.
Tom was born May 26, 1931 in Dubuque, son of Alfred and Adeline Birch. He married Karen Cleveland, August 6, 1983 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dubuque.
He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School, and was employed in the maintenance department at John Deere Dubuque Works retiring in 1987.
Tom was in the U.S. Navy for two years and the U.S. Army for two years.
He enjoyed working on cars, fishing, hanging out with his buddies, "shop" talk with the guys, enjoyed old western movies, and reminisce about the old times.
He was a member of St. Patrick parish and active with the church.
Surviving is his wife, Karen Birch, of Dubuque; sons, Harold "Tom" (Debbie) Birch, and Chris Birch; daughters, Julie (Pat) Messesli and Jodi (Chuck) Lewis; stepsons, Rick (Janice) Glew and Allan (Sheri) Glew; stepdaughters, Debbie (Ryan) O'Donnell and Glenda (Lynn) Pesson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two sisters, Rosie (Dick) Haskel and Shirley Stecklein.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren, Amanda Mae Birch and Andy Birch; and a brother-in-law, Jim Stecklein.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church.
A special thank you to Dr. Matthew Kirkendall and his nurse, Kate for their care of Tom.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hskfh.com.
Sharon F. Gaffney
Sharon Francis Gaffney, 70 of Dubuque died Tuesday October 6, 2015 peacefully at home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday October 10, 2015 at the Church of the Nativity 1225 Alta Vista St. Dubuque with Msgr. James Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 Friday, October 9, 2015 at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road Dubuque and after 9:00 a.m. Saturday at The Church. There will also be a parish wake service on Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home and a Nativity Guild Rosary at the church prior to Mass.
She was born on July 16, 1946 in Davenport, Iowa the daughter of Billie Ridings Anderson. Sharon grew up in Macomb, Illinois and graduated with a B.A. in Speech Communication from Western Illinois University in 1967.
Sharon married Michael A. Gaffney at St Paul's Catholic Church in Macomb on September 21, 1968. They made their first home in Galesburg, Illinois, where Sharon was a librarian at the Galesburg Public Library. In 1972, the family moved to Dubuque where they were lovingly accepted by neighbors and churchgoers. Dubuque and the Church of the Nativity became Sharon's home for the rest of her life.
Sharon was Adult Basic Education Coordinator at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), and a teacher at NICC's downtown Learning Center, where she continued as a volunteer tutor after retirement. Sharon also volunteered at Nativity and served over twenty years as an officer in the Nativity Rosary Society.
Mike and Sharon's marriage was blest by the birth of two children, Loretta Mary Gaffney and Mark Michael Gaffney. The joy of Sharon's life was the arrival of three granddaughters, Maeve Higbie, Charlotte Higbie, and Veronica Gaffney. Sharon delighted in spending time with family and in helping others. She dedicated her life
to serving God and other people. She was a generous and kind person who never turned away anyone needing encouragement, assistance, or prayers.
Sharon is survived by her beloved husband of forty-seven years, Mike, her children, Loretta Gaffney (m. Toby Higbie) and Mark Gaffney (m. Anne Schutte), and her grandchildren, Maeve Higbie, Charlotte Higbie, and Veronica Gaffney.
The Gaffney family wishes to thank family, friends and the members of the Nativity Rosary Society for helping in so many ways throughout Sharon's illness.
"Thank you, Jesus, for the gift of my life."
Darlene E. Marugg
Darlene E. Marugg, 74, of Monticello died Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at St. Luke's Continuing Care Center in Cedar Rapids. She was a 14 year survivor of Leukemia.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish vigil service will be held at 4:00 p.m. and a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello where the family will receive friends and relatives beginning at 10:00.
Darlene was born Nov. 12, 1940, near Sand Springs the daughter of Clarence and Helen (Besler) Heims. She attended country school until 8th Grade and later earned her GED at Kirkwood Community College. She married Fritz Marugg on January 9, 1965, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Worthington. The couple farmed near Hardscrabble near Monticello. In 1967, they purchased their farm in Richland Township. The couple later divorced.
Darlene loved to go to the casinos on bus trips. Leather and needlework were a favorite pastime. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Parish and its Guild. Her grandchildren were an important part of her life. She was the primary caregiver to her son, Russell, for 34 years.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandy (Dan) Evans of Vinton, and Julie (Mike) Flitsch of Central City, and a son, Joe (Shelly) of Monticello and; grandchildren: Breanne, Russell and Jon Evans, Levi, Jay and Katie Flitsch; a brother, Jerome Heims of Ryan, and a sister-in-law, Mary Kay Heims of Monticello.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a son, Russell, an infant granddaughter, Angela Flitsch, 2 brothers: Robert (Kay) Heims and Lloyd Heims, and her former husband, Fritz.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses on the 5th and 6th floors at St. Luke's, Dr. Gosch and his staff and Above and Beyond Hospice for their exceptional care.
Information available at www.kramerfuneral.com
Ival Wayne Dague
Ival Wayne Dague, 76, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away Oct. 2, 2015, at Eagle Pointe Place in Dubuque, Iowa.
A gathering of family and friends celebrating Wayne's life will be held from 2 to 4 P.M., Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at a later date in the Reeseville Cemetery, rural Miles, Iowa.
Ival Wayne Dague was born on June 8, 1939 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Ival E. and Helen M. (Weets) Dague. He was a 1957 graduate of Maquoketa High School. He married Barbara Johnson on June 12, 1960 at Calvary Lutheran in Sabula, Iowa.
Wayne's first job was at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa, where, like most, he worked alongside many family members. He continued to work in industrial positions at Lord Baltimore, Alcoa and Ralston-Purina, where he retired after 27 years of service. Wayne was not content to "relax" during retirement, so he worked for Precision Metal Works, Dick's Grocery & the RTA. He lived in Sabula, Clinton/Camanche area & retired to rural Maquoketa to be near family. It was here he finally purchased his very own farm/country, "dirt", as he called it.
Wayne had been a member of the NRA, Izaak Walton League, and Calvary Lutheran Church. Wayne served as an EMT/Firefighter on the Sabula Volunteer Fire Department. He and Barbara also supported their girls as Boosters for the former East Central Schools. Wayne loved nature, was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed hunting and fishing, and all things farm related, especially horses, which he broke in his younger years. He had a unique respect for Bald Eagles. He liked to play cards, especially Euchre, and "shoot the bull" with family and friends, always entertaining them with his quick wit and great sense of humor.
Those left to honor Wayne's memory include his wife, Barbara Dague of Maquoketa; daughter Dagmar (Richard) Merfeld of Dubuque; their 3 sons, Erick (Jeanne Slade) Merfeld, Elijah (Sasha Smith) and Ehren (Naomi Fisher); 4 "great granddaughters" and a great-grandson on the way; daughter Amanda (Paul) Hook of Clinton; their 7 children, Alexandra, Sean, Miah, Genevieve, Bella, Hannah and Lila; a sister, Delores Manning, of Maquoketa; 2 sisters-in-law, Shirley Dague of Maquoketa and Jolinda Hendrix of NJ; and 1 brother-in-law, Robert Adney, of Clinton; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Ronald and Darrell; a sister, Ella Mae; parents-in-law; and 2 brothers-in-law, Darrell Manning of Maquoketa, and C. Thomas Hendrix of NJ.
An Ival Wayne Dague memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Anna G. Tegeler
Anna G. "Annie" Tegeler, 86, of Dyersville, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave. SW in Dyersville. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Jeffrey Dole will officiate.
Anna was born June 18, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany, the daughter of Anton and Elisabeth Kohaut. She grew up in Schwanheim where she was known as Anneliese to her friends and family. After graduating from high school at the age of 16, her fluency in German and English led her to become a translator for the railroad.
It was during this time that she met the love of her life, Herb Tegeler. Her parents, who were devout Catholics, refused to consent to their marriage until their family priest received a letter from the Dyersville parish assuring them that Herb was an honorable man. After gaining their approval, Annie and Herbie married on July 1, 1948 in Germany. Her decision to marry an American resulted in the loss of her German citizenship, so they were forced to leave. With sadness in their hearts, her parents watched as their only daughter moved 6000 miles away at the young age of 19. They did not reunite until 6 years later, when she returned to visit with Herb and their first 3 children.
She stood by her husband for 66 years supporting him and their family business, Tegeler Body and Frame. She and Herb will always be remembered for their love of dancing and dining with friends at local establishments. They loved the company of people and made friends easily. Material things were not nearly as important to her as her family and friends, who she would do anything for. Annie was a very proud woman who always dressed and acted like a lady, with the utmost manners. She took pleasure in reading and kept up with world history and events. Despite all the difficult times in her early life, she remained a very strong woman.
She is survived by her 3 children: Janie Tegeler, Jesse (Amy) Tegeler and Sherry Krapfl, all of Dyersville; a daughter-in-law, Ellen Tegeler, of Dyersville; 8 grandchildren: Tracy Tegeler, Tammy (John) Olberding, Scott Tegeler, Shelly (Ken) Hageman, Holly Tegeler, Josh Tegeler, Hunter (Alyssa) Krapfl and Kendall Krapfl; 10 great-grandchildren: Kimberly & James Bartlett, McKenna, Cassidy, Shelby & Elizabeth Olberding, Kayli, Luke and Ike Tegeler and Payton Krapfl; her brother, Walter Kohaut, of Frankfurt, Germany; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert G. Tegeler, on June 2, 2015; one son, Daniel L. Tegeler, on April 27, 2010; her parents, Anton and Elisabeth Kohaut; sister-in-law Hannalore Kohaut; in-laws William Tegeler, Alma (John) Manley, Edna (Ted) Madison, Earl (Rosemary) Tegeler and Elmer F. (LaVonne) Tegeler.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com
Nicolette Hnizdor Smith
Nicolette (Nikki) Hnizdor Smith, 65, died on September 30, 2015 at Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade, IA. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 1684 Iowa St., Dubuque, on October 24th at 11:30 a.m.
Nicolette was born November 4, 1949 in Garden City, Michigan daughter of Florence (Wolan) and Nicholas Hnizdor. Nicolette was educated at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan studying Biology and Political Science while employed at Hydromation Engineering and Filter Co., Livonia, Michigan. Later, she was employed at IBM in Peoria, IL., and D.E. SMITH & ASSOCIATES, INC. in Arlington Heights, Il and Dubuque, IA.
She and Dane E. Smith were joined in marriage in September, 1976. They lived in Arlington Heights, Illinois before moving to Dubuque, Iowa. Nicolette was a homemaker, a secretary, and an active member of First Presbyterian Church. Her hobbies were raising Hereford cattle, miniature Abysinian donkeys and riding her Morgan mare, Duchess.
Survivors include her husband; one son, Bradley Smith; three grand children Tyler Lodewyck of Plainfield, IL; Emily J. Bleile, Bernard, IA; Autumn Marie Smith, Epworth, IA; and an aunt, Amelia (Wolan) Robertson, Canton, MI; one step-grandson, Jason Rizzo, Palatine, IL. By marriage, Nikki was blessed with four sons, one daughter, three daughters-in law, six granddaughters, five grandsons, one great-grandson and one great --granddaughter.
Nicolette was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Rodney Hnizdor.
The family requests no flowers. Contributions may be made to the MAYO CLINIC Fronto Temporal Degeneration Research, PO Box 450, Albert Lea, MN 56007-9849, or at www.THE AFTD.org.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Shady Rest and at Hospice of Dubuque for their extraordinary kindness and care of Nikki.
Richard L. Andersen
Richard Lee Andersen, 72, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Saturday morning, October 3, 2015, at his home in Maquoketa.
A celebration of Richard's life will be held at 11 A.M., Monday, October 12, 2015, at the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa with military honors following the service. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 P.M. on Sunday, October 11, 2015, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa.
Richard Lee Andersen was born May 29, 1943 to Jens and Ruth (Masters) Andersen in Clinton, Iowa. He grew up in the Miles area and graduated from Miles High School in 1962. During his high school years, he lived with foster parents, Bob and Pat Horst. He was a proud Miles Bulldog on both the varsity baseball and basketball teams. Upon his graduation, Rich enlisted in the United States Navy. He served on the USS Kittyhawk and was honorably discharged in 1966. He re-enlisted and entered into the Hospital Corpsman training Course in San Diego, California. He entered combat in Vietnam with the 1st Marine Division in 1968, serving as a Hospital Corpsman. During that tour, he became affectionately known as "Doc". Rich was wounded in the line of duty, recovered in Okinawa, Japan and returned to duty again in 1969. He was again wounded and was honorably discharged in 1969. For his service to his country, he was awarded two Purple Hearts, one in November 1968 and the other in February of 1969.
In 1970, Rich married Linda Willey and together had a daughter, Molly. At that time, Rich began his civil service career with the United States Postal Service, from which he retired in 1998 and was affectionately known as "Andy".
Rich was a member of the Tri-State Vietnam Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled Veterans of American and the Dubuque Marine Corps League. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa and an avid golfer.
In 2000, Rich married Vicki Keeley. His greatest pride and joy was his family, in particular his grandchildren. He enjoyed attending their many activities and sporting events and sharing time on the golf course with them any chance he could. Rich is survived by his wife, Vicki, at home in Maquoketa. His children Bridget (Brian) Canaday of Columbia, MO, Raquel (Kyle) Clausen of Bellevue, IA, Molly (Bret) Luense of Marion, IA, Nicole (Mike) Olsen of Maquoketa, IA and Chip (Jen) Keeley of Clarinda, IA. His adored grandchildren, ranging in age from 6 months to 26 years, Keeley, Maddalyn, Jack, Carson, Parker, Dawson, Allison, Haley, Josh, Kelsea and Ashlea.
Three foreign exchange daughters, Virginie Morel of France, Mirna Ashkar Kadosh of Israel and Camilla Borlem of Denmark. He is also survived by sisters Rosie Morehead of Maquoketa, Iowa, Ruth Ann Daniel of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Mary Grill of Texas and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Rhonda and Joyce and brothers Harlan, Wayne and Robert.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Richard Lee Andersen memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Leroy W. Roggensack
Leroy W. Roggensack, age 90, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at home, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Leroy's life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 2001 Saint Joseph Street with Rev. Gabriel C. Anderson officiating. To celebrate Leroy's life, family and friends may visit from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at St. Joseph the Worker Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque American Legion Post #6. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street is in charge of arrangements.
Leroy was born on February 7, 1925, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Leroy and Lillian (Beitzel) Roggensack.
Leroy proudly and honorably served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946 in Europe as a field lineman. He was united in marriage to Bessie N. Hopkins on May 21, 1949, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa. They celebrated 66 wonderful years of marriage this year. Leroy was employed at the Dubuque Packing Company for 43 years until his retirement in 1982. After he retired, Leroy continued to go to "the office" , aka Donut Boy, every morning to visit with his friends and talk about current events and solve the world's problems. Leroy was very active and involved in several organizations including St. Joseph the Worker Church, the Dubuque American Legion Post #6, Mississippi Trails Hiking Club and the Dubuque Arboretum. In his free time he could easily be found fishing, playing cards, bowling or throwing horseshoes, but his favorite activity was definitely spoiling his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Leroy was a loving husband, father and grandfather who deeply adored and treasured the true blessing of time with his family. A good and faithful man has been called home to our Lord today and his absence will be deeply felt in the broken hearts of all who knew and loved him.
Leroy is survived by
his loving wife of 66 years,
Bessie Roggensack, Dubuque, IA;
Roy (Cheryl) Roggensack, Clearwater, FL,
Karen (Jim) Rolling, Dubuque, IA,
and Robert (Jane) Roggensack, Osage, IA;
Christopher (Julie) Rolling, Matthew (Sandra) Rolling, Julie (Scott) Provencher, Jonah Roggensack, Carter Roggensack and Lily Roggensack;
N'Kaylis, Naomi, Savanna, Melanie, Rocky, Scott and Jack;
and Virginia Hall;
and two brothers-in-law,
and Thomas Cox.
Leroy was preceded in death by his parents; a son in infancy, Peter Roggensack; a sister, Shirley Cox; and his in-laws, Stanley (Betty) Hopkins, John (Chris) Hopkins, Joseph Cullen, Winifred (Robert) Williams, Richard Hall and Betty Ellen Hopkins.
In lieu of flowers a Leroy W. Roggensack memorial fund has been established.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kirkendall and his nurse, Kate, Dr. Whalen and the nurses and staff of Tri-State Dialysis for all of their wonderful care of Leroy.
Online condolences may be left for the family at behrfuneralhome.com
Ner James Rankin
Ner James "Jim" Rankin, 91, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday morning October 2, 2015 at the Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A celebration of Jim's life will be held at 11:30 A.M., Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 to 11:30 A.M. at the church. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, with military honors.
Ner James Rankin was born on February 23, 1924 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to William and Harriet (Puffenberger) Rankin. He graduated from Maquoketa High School in 1941, attended Maquoketa Junior College until his enlistment in the Air Corps December 7, 1942, and earned the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He was a bombadier-navigator on B-29's serving on Tinian and Okinawa. After 44 months of service he was honorably discharged. He then went to work for the State of Iowa as the first dispatcher at the State Police Radio Station and worked there for 10 years. In 1957, he went to work for Hawkeye Security in Des Moines and retired from there in 1986.
He married Marilyn Hamilton in 1957 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Jim was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa, American Legion, Masonic Lodge and a lifetime member of the VFW. He was a past board member of the Jackson County Senior Center and Operation Nu-View. He had also served as 5th Ward councilman.
Jim loved sports and was on the Jr. College basketball team before going into the service. Upon his return he pitched for the Maquoketa Bears baseball team in their prime, and he loved to golf, hunt and fish for catfish with his older brother Kenneth.
Those left to honor Jim's memory include his wife Marilyn of Maquoketa, IA; a son David (Joy) of Mason City, IA; 2 granddaughters, Kelly (Erik) Becker of Rockford, IL, and Jamie (Mike) Coppess of Clinton, IA; 3 great-granddaughters; 1 step-great-grandson; 3 sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Harriet, brothers Kenneth, William and Donald, and a sister Marcella "Tootie" Kozak.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Ner James "Jim" Rankin memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Sr. Marie Gerard Donovan
Sister Marie Gerard Donovan, OP, 92, died Oct. 1, 2015, at St. Dominic Villa. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at Queen of the Rosary Chapel, Sinsinawa, Wis., followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery. Friends may call after 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Motherhouse where a wake and remembering service will take place at 6:30 p.m. Behr's Funeral Home, Dubuque, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.
Sister Marie Gerard taught English, speech, and drama for 24 years at these locations: Holy Trinity High School, Bloomington, Ill.;, Bethlehem Academy, Faribault, Minn.; St. Mary High School, Cheyenne, Wyo.; and Dominican High School, Whitefish Bay, Wis. She taught speech 5 years at Bowie State College, Bowie, Md., and English, speech and creative writing 21 years at Morris College, Sumter, S.C.
Wherever Sister Marie Gerard was, she joined others in an effort to undo racism. She wrote articles and actively participated in civic and religious gatherings as well as demonstrations and workshops.
Sister Marie Gerard, born Dec. 18, 1922, in Tulsa, Okla., to James and Mary (Kirwan) Donovan, made her profession Aug. 5, 1946.
Sister Marie Gerard is survived by nieces, nephews and the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa with whom she shared life for 69 years.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.behrfuneralhome.com.
William D. Parker
William "Bill" D. Parker, age 62, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. To honor William's life, private family services will be held at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Bill was born on September 10, 1953 in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Daniel and Mary (Malone) Parker.
Bill was born, raised and educated in Dubuque before leaving to join the Army. He eventually landed in Texas where he spent most of his working career as a copper welder in the oil industry. After Bill developed health issues and eventually lost his sight, he discovered that he enjoyed listening to Nascar races, Hawkeye games and documentaries on television. Life wasn't always easy for Bill, but each day was blessed with the love of his family and his faith in God.
Bill is survived by his siblings,
Marcella Perry, Richland Center, WI,
Rose (Steven) Huseman, Bernard, IA,
David Parker, Maquoketa, IA,
Joan Streets, Andrew, IA,
Jane (Ron) Francois, Dubuque, IA,
and Agnes (L.R.) Gnade, Andrew, IA;
Donna Parker, Dubuque, IA;
and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Parker; 2 sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Parker and Theresa (Robert) Adams; and 2 brothers-in-law, Paul Perry and David Streets.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.behrfuneralhome.com.
John D. Schreiber
John D. Schreiber, 60, of Dubuque, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. To honor John's life, funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, October 5 at the Church of the Nativity. To celebrate John's life, visitation will be held from 2 to 5 pm Sunday, at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road where there will be a parish wake service at 4:30.
John was born July 8, 1955 in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Frederick and Patricia (Doherty) Schreiber. John married Rosemary "Rose" Merges on September 16, 1978, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Sherrill, Iowa.
John owned and operated Ac'cent Kitchens for 30 years, until his retirement in 2004. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing and camping on the Mississippi, target shooting, woodworking, playing billiards with family and friends, and spending time with his grandkids. He was a member of Nativity Parish, Isaack Walton League, NRA, Mississippi Walleye Club, and Dubuque Landlords Association.
John is survived by his wife, Rose, two sons, Joe (Lindsey) Schreiber of Sherrill, Iowa and Steve (Christina) Schreiber of Hazel Green, Wisc., four grandchildren, Connor, Cooper, Lily, and Nora Schreiber; a sister, Mary (James Herrig) Schreiber and two brothers, Mark (Jane) Schreiber and Tom (Molly) Schreiber, all of Dubuque, Iowa; his mother-in-law, Ruth Merges of Dubuque; two brother-in-laws, Frank (Eileen) Merges of Dubuque, Iowa and Ed (Nancy) Merges of Sherrill, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Frank Merges.
A John Schreiber Memorial Fund has been established.
For further information, please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Medical Associates and Wendt Cancer Center and the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque, especially Cindy, for all of their wonderful care.
John A. Rohling
John A. Rohling, 73, of Lost Nation, Iowa, passed away on Thursday morning, October 1, 2015, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa.
A mass celebrating John's life will be held at 10 A.M., Monday, October 5, 2015, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lost Nation, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015, from 2 to 5 P.M. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lost Nation, Iowa and again on Monday morning from 9 A.M. to 10 A.M. at the church. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Lost Nation, Iowa.
John Allen Rohling was born on July 8, 1942 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Wilfred P. and Mary Kathleen (Regenwether) Rohling. He grew up on a farm north of Lost Nation and graduated from Lost Nation High School in 1960. He then served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He married Joyce M. Seiler on April 8, 1967 in Maquoketa, Iowa. To this union one child was born: Mary Beth.
John farmed with his father until moving to Lost Nation when he started a career driving semi's. He first drove for White's Trucking for 4 years, then National By-Products in Clinton for 10 years and retired from ADM after 18 years. In retirement he drove part-time for Brian Moore, then Nelson Farms and was currently driving for Novak Farms.
John was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lost Nation where he was a longtime usher. He enjoyed going to auctions, collecting Lawn Boy lawnmowers and John Deere tractors, and spending time outdoors in the timber cutting wood.
Those left to honor John's memory include his wife Joyce Rohling of Lost Nation, IA; a daughter Mary Beth Stecklein of Lost Nation, IA; 3 grandchildren, Shannon, Shane and Katie Stecklein; a brother Joe (Bev) Rohling of Lost Nation, IA; a sister Judy Neis of Iowa City, IA; 2 nieces, 1 nephew; 3 great-nieces and 1 great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents Wilfred and Mary Kathleen Rohling, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law Melvin and Marie Seiler.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a John A. Rohling memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Else M. Pitcher
Else M. Pitcher, 84, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at her home at Clover Ridge Place from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Jackson County for their love and attentiveness in Else's final months.
A celebration of Else's life will be held at 3pm on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa. Friends may visit with the family after the service at the church with a meal to follow. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.
Else was born March 4, 1931, to Christian and Astrid Nielsen of Chicago, IL. Her parents were Danish emigrants. She graduated from Brookfield, IL High School in 1949 and from Iowa State University in 1954 with a degree in Home Economics Journalism. While at ISU, she met Marshall. They shared a love of music and dancing and often frequented the dance halls where many Big Bands of the era were performing. Else and Marshall married on July 23, 1955 in Riverside, IL and after living one year in Freeport, IL, where Marshall practiced as a veterinarian, they moved to Maquoketa in 1956.
Else worked tirelessly in support of Marshall's veterinary practice and raised their 4 children. In 1983, she helped to open the first Edward D. Jones office in Maquoketa and worked as their Branch Office Administrator until her retirement in 2000. Else was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and served as a teacher for Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and Chapter BX PEO. She became a Master Gardener in 1999. Else served her community by delivering Meals on Wheels and serving on the library board. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and needlework and was an avid reader and loved her crossword puzzles.
Else's greatest joy was in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Her legacy of care and compassion lives on in them.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and two brothers, Hans and Paul.
She is survived by four children - Paul of Reading, PA, Anne (Michael) Hawks of Buckeye, AZ, Alan (Alicia) of Clearwater, KS, and Miriam (Tom) Mackey of Cedar Rapids and eight grandchildren - Marshall & Perry Hawks, Charlie Pitcher, Austin, Amelia, and Arin Pitcher, and Lydia and Helen Mackey.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Hospice of Jackson County, Jackson County Master Gardeners or the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa.
The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Colleen P. Duffy
Colleen P. Duffy, 61, of Dubuque, formerly of Pompano Beach, Florida, died Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Windsor Park Apartments. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015 at St. Raphael's Cathedral with the Rev. Alan Dietzenbach officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Colleen was born on January 17, 1954 in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Patrick E. and Mary M. (Freund) Duffy. She attended special education programs in Dubuque and Florida.
Surviving are her sisters Jean (Karl) Kohnen, of Dubuque, IA, Kit (Raymond) Kengott, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Margaret (Steven) Canter of Buffalo Grove, IL; four nephews David (Sarah) Kohnen, Michael (Valerie) Kohnen, Daniel Kohnen and John Canter; three nieces; Laura (Don) Stanner, Sara (Rob) Hofer and Rachel Canter and her aunt, Lillian Freund.
Colleen was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Joan Ellen Duffy and Dr. Sister Mary Susan Duffy, RSM, M.D.
Colleen's family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Cozy Corners Adult Day Care Center, Goodwill Industries and her friends at Windsor Park.
Eileen S. Ball
Eileen S. Ball, 91, of Dubuque, died Tuesday, September 29, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 3 at Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ. Burial will be at Linwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 pm Friday at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Rd, Dubuque and from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Mrs. Eileen Ball, the former Eileen Susan Kremer, was born November 6, 1923 in Dubuque, daughter of Leonard and Margaret (Thoeni) Kremer. She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1942. Eileen was married to Eldon Ball September 9, 1944 at Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ in Dubuque and together they celebrate 64 happy years of marriage. He preceded her in death on May 2, 2008.
Eileen was employed by the Dubuque Community School District for 20 years as a secretary at Bryant and Hoover Elementary Schools before retiring in 1986. She was also an Avon representative for many years.
She was an active, long time member of Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ. She was a past member of the Diaconate and Mission boards and taught Sunday School for many years. Eileen was also on the Memorial committee for several years.
Eileen loved bowling and played in the Guys and Gals and Retired Friday groups for several years. She also loved the Hawkeyes, Cubs, and her dog, Molly, whom she enjoyed taking for walks. Other enjoyments of hers were meeting for the Class of '42 luncheons, Women's Fellowship, Hospice Grief Support group, and the LIfetime Center exercise group.
Eileen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who dearly loved, and was proud of, her family. She was a great cook and enjoyed cooking for holiday meals and family gatherings.
Those left to cherish her memory include her six children, Judy (Terry) Barkhurst of Dubuque, James (Susan) Ball of South Korea, William (Patsy) Ball of Dubuque, Barbara (James) Kubesheski of Lake Geneva, WI, Margaret (Charles) Denney of Port Byron, Ill., and Martin (Amy) Ball of Medina, OH; 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, two step grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Eileen was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers James and Glen Kremer, mother and father in law Flora and Martin Ball, stepfather Frank Butler, and brother in law Milton Ball, sister in law Vernie Mudroch and an aunt, Arlene Kintzle.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Eileen S. Ball Memorial Fund.
For further information, please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com.
The family would like to thank Dick and Sherry, and Joyce for their daily care with her precious dog, Molly; her church buddy, Bob Rusk; the nurses and staff of Hospice of Dubuque; and Julie, the volunteer who came in on a weekly basis.
Velma R. Bleile
Velma R. Bleile, 81, of Epworth, Iowa, formerly of Sherrill, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa, surrounded by her family.
Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 2, 2015 at Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth, IA, where a wake service will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Funeral Services for Velma will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015, at St. John's Placid, with Father Michael Schueller officiating. Burial will follow at St. Francis Assissi Catholic Cemetery in Balltown, IA.
Velma was born on January 28, 1934, in Dubuque, IA, the daughter of Clifford and Rosella (Gasper) Schmitt. She married Werner F. Bleile on November 12, 1952, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Balltown, IA. She retired from Aramark at John Deere and worked at Eichman's Bar and Restaurant in Sageville, IA. Velma was always there for anyone who needed her help. She enjoyed playing games, cooking and good conversation. Her favorite thing to do was spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Coyle, and her husband Tom, of Epworth, IA; her grandchildren, Dennis (Amy) Coyle, of Farley, IA, Casey (Curt) Conrad, of Cascade, IA, Jared Coyle (Cami LeGrand), of Epworth, IA, Heather (Zoe) Coyss, of Peosta, IA, Ashley Coyle and Robert Coyle (Melody Siegert), of Epworth, IA; her great-grandchildren, Dustin, Grace and Evelyn Coyle, Carter and Carley Conrad, Thomas and Charlee Coyle, Talan and Casen Gassman, Devin Coyle, Mallory, Jayden, and Carson Siegert and two more on the way; her siblings, Margaret (Dolly) Schmerbach, Nicholas (Nicky) Schmitt, Helen Heiderscheit, Patsy (Gary) Hefel, and Clifford (Becky) Schmitt; her aunts, Mary Lou Birkel and Eileen Schmitt; her uncle, Richard Schmitt; her sister-in-law, Bernadine Bleile and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Werner, on August 15, 1993; her great-granddaughter, Kylie Aldrich-Coyle; and many other family and friends.
The family wants to thank the staff at Stonehill Care Center, Hospice of Dubuque, and Dr. Jared Freiburger for the care they provided to Velma.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffunerlahomeinc.com
Marcella A. White
Marcella A. White, 94, of Dyersville, died Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.
Marci was born February 5, 1921, in Dubuque the daughter of George and Mary Elizabeth "Mayme" (Pins) Leibold. She married George W. White on April 2, 1940, in Worthington. Together they farmed south of Monticello and near Peosta until 1973, when they moved to Dyersville. Marci worked as a lunch waitress at Roundup Room for a few years and volunteered at the Dyersville Senior Center.
Survivors include her 3 sons: Daniel (Ellen) White of Cascade, Roger (Maureen) White of Cedar Falls, David (Melodie) White of Worthington, 1 son-in-law, Bill Turnis of Bernard, 17 grandchildren: Jeff (Shirley) Turnis, Rick (Lucinda) Turnis, Deann (Rick) Bergfeld, Amy (Duane) Droeszler, Brian (Nicole) Turnis, Traci (Adam) Rollinger, Deb Merkes, Donna (Jason) Cluff, Diane (Al) Pansegrau, Darren White, Dawn (Dennis) Wonick, Dennis (Jennifer) White, Emily White, Kayla White, Michael (Christel) White, Teresa White and Jay White, 26 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Kathleen "Katie" Harms of Anamosa, and a sister-in-law, Grace McDonough of Castle Grove.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George in 2001, one daughter, Ruth Ann Turnis in 1989, a brother, LaVerne Leibold, and 2 sisters: Margaret White and Veronica Weber, and several in-laws.
We, Marci's family, would like to thank Mom's long-time neighbor and friend, LuAnn Deutmeyer, and the staff at Shady Rest Care Center for their care and compassion.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com
Joseph G. Lambert
Joseph G. Lambert, 83 of Dubuque, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2015 at Stonehill Care Center. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Holy Spirit Parish-Holy Ghost. Visitation will be 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Friday, October 2, 2015 at Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Rd., additional visitation will be 8:45 am - 9:45 am, Saturday prior to Mass at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors conducted by American Legion Post #6 will be at Linwood Cemetery.
Joe was born January 5, 1932 in Dubuque, the son of Sylvester and Lillian (Koupal) Lambert. He graduated from Loras Academy and then served in the United States Army 1952-1954. Joe worked with his father at Lambert Tire for many years, he also worked for John Deere Works in Dubuque for 26 years before retiring. He was a member of UAW Local #94, and Dubuque American Legion Post #6. Joe loved to fish, hunt, and spending time at his cottage, where he enjoyed many good times with the Hoffman Family.
Survivors include his extended family, Karen and Marty Hoffman, Brian, Kevin (Fiancé' Allison Rodenberg) Hoffman, Lynn (Andy) Bockenstedt, and Tanner Bockenstedt; sister in-law, Carol Lambert; and numerous nieces and nephews; former wife, Betty Lambert.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jeanne Lambert; siblings, Robert and Donald; a nephew, John.
The family will like to thank the staff of Stonehill Care Center, Hospice of Dubuque, especially, Amy, and his special friendships he made at Stonehill, especially his roommate, Harold Hillard. Memorials may be directed to Stonehill Care Center in Joe's Memory.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hskfh.com
LaVern L. Hingtgen
LaVern L. "Butch" Hingtgen, 76 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on September 26, 2015 at Genesis East Health Center in Davenport, Iowa suddenly while attending a football game.
Funeral mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, October 1, 2015 at St. Raphael Cathedral with Rev. Msgr. Thomas Toale officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 30th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where a wake service will be at 3:00 p.m.
LaVern was born on March 8, 1939 in the son of Frank and Marie (Ernst) Hingtgen.
He married Grace McCormick on April 19, 1958 at St. Mary's in Dubuque. He worked for the City of Dubuque in the city garage for over 40 years. He was an avid bowler and was past member of the 700 Club. He enjoyed attending family events especially his great grandson Blake, football games and his puppy "Belle".
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Grace, children, Brian Hingtgen, Peggy (Jeff) Siegert, and Vicki (Brian Culbertson) Frederick, 7 grandchildren; John (Rissi) Frederick, Craig (Kyla Rolwes) Siegert, Lacey (Bekah Tielen) Siegert, Edward (Darius) Brogean, Corey (Brianna) Siegert, Jessica Frederick, Lyndsey Hingtgen, Kyle (Gabriel) Hingtgen, Thomas (Alison Hodge) Frederick, and Jacob Hingtgen, five great grandchildren, Blake, Gabbi, Kennedy, Braxton, and Hunter. Three sisters, Mary Ehlers, Norma Greve and Lorraine (John) Salwolke and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons Gregory in infancy and Gary on June 30, 2013, three brothers Ray and Dwayne "Dewey" and a brother Norman in infancy, three sisters Bernice, Millie, Verna.
In lieu of flowers a LaVern Hingtgen memorial fund has been established.
The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Genesis East in Davenport, Iowa and to all their many close family and friends especially Bob and Von Wolf and Mike and Bev Deggenhardt.
Judy Van Blarcom
Judy (Stoffel) Van Blarcom, 72, of Dubuque, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2015, peacefully at home surrounded by her family.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 2nd at Holy Ghost Catholic Church with Rev. Dwayne Thoman officiating. Entombment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be at Leonard Funeral Home, 2595 Rockdale Road on Thursday, October 1st from 3:00-7:00 p.m. where a wake service will be at 6:45 p.m.
She was born on May 19, 1943, daughter of Stanley and Bonnie Stoffel. Judy attended Holy Ghost Elementary School and graduated from Wahlert High School in 1961. She married Earl Van Blarcom on May 30, 1964, in Dubuque. Judy was a member of Holy Ghost and St. Anthony's parishes. She was employed as a switchboard operator at Finley Hospital for 27 years.
Judy's passion was spending time with her family. She was a voracious reader and also enjoyed participating in car cruises with the Tri-Sate Automobile Club, bowling, playing cards, traveling, playing bingo and cheering on her grandchildren. Everyone she knew recognized her kindness and selflessness. Judy's family has been blessed by her legacy of a generous and loving spirit. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Bonnie Stoffel, brother-in-law, Jim Van Blarcom, sister-in-law, Phyliss Bly and nephews, Pat Bly and Mark Van Blarcom.
She is survived by her husband, Earl, two daughters, Kim (Joe) Flanagan, of Kansas City, Missouri and Kerri (Ryan) Paulson of Dubuque, Iowa, grandchildren: Alexandra, Colin, Delaney, of Kansas City and Avery, of Dubuque, siblings: Pat (Rosey Stoffel), Rob (Barb) Stoffel, Steve (Janel) Stoffel and Mike (Roxanna) Stoffel, in-laws: Barb Van Blarcom and Lois (Del) Link and Aunt, Arlene Stoffel and 23 beloved nieces and nephews.
Memorials will be made to Hospice of Dubuque and several other organizations Judy held close to her heart.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque, especially Amy. Your care and kindness will never be forgotten.
Carol Jean Schneider
Carol Jean Schneider,76, of Bellevue, passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue, Iowa after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bellevue. A visitation for Carol will be from noon to 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon prior to the service at the church. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd., is assisting the family.
Carol was born June 8, 1939 in Chicago, the daughter of Fillmore and Winifred (Rice) Galaty. Carol married George Schneider in July 1961 at Grace Episcopal Church in Oak Park, Ill.
Carol was very active in the community. She had a passion for teaching and taught at the Bellevue Schools, Red Cross swimming lessons, and St Nicholas Preschool for years. She was also active in Campfire girls, Blue Birds and involved in PEO, School Boosters, Butterfly Garden and church. Carol loved her time with children, and especially with family at her parents' cabin at the lake in Wisconsin. She will be deeply missed.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband of 54 years, George Schneider; sons Art (Sue) Schneider, Manchaca, TX and John (Diana) Schneider, Bellevue; daughters Karen (Mark) VanDenEinde, Woodbury MN, Kris (Jamie) Young, Madison MO, and Melissa (Jim) O'Brien, Mead CO; brother Richard (Debby) Galaty Denver CO; and 12 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Bill and Walt; and a son, Richard.
We would like to thank the staff at Mill Valley and Hospice of Jackson County for all the wonderful care given to Carol.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Butterfly Garden at the Bellevue State Park.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.leonardfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy J. Koecke
Dorothy J. Koecke, age 89, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at home. To honor Dorothy's life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at Law Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Meyer officiating. To celebrate Dorothy's life, family and friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at Law Jones Funeral Home, 309 Chicago Ave., Savanna, IL. Burial will be in Savanna Township Cemetery.
Dorothy was born on September 2, 1926, in Savannah, IL, daughter of Don and Viola (Clay) Pease.
Dorothy was born and raised in Savannah where she graduated as valedictorian from Savannah High School. Dorothy was united in marriage to Darrell F. Koecke on June 29, 1947, in Savannah, IL. They were married for 67 years before he preceded her in death on March 30, 2015. They moved to Dubuque in 1963, where they worked and raised their family. Dorothy was employed as a secretary at Dubuque Bible Church and later at Farm Bureau, eventually becoming the office manager before retiring after 20 years of loyal service. Dorothy was a generous and gracious soul who was faithfully devoted to her children's education to the point of funding medical school without hesitation. She was a very active and longtime member of both the Bible Church in Savannah and Hope E. Free Church in Dubuque. Dorothy had a great love and appreciation of glorifying her Lord through music and treasured the opportunity to play piano, organ and sing at church for most of her life. She also found joy spending time with her friends in the Over the Hill Group. Dorothy's soul is finally free and resting safely and securely in God's arms now.
Dorothy is survived by
David Koecke, Dubuque, IA;
Jennifer (Joey) Ewen, Reston, VA,
Stephanie (Tim) King, Cedar Rapids, IA;
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Darrell Koecke; a son, Stephen Koecke; and 2 daughters in infancy.
A Dorothy J. Koecke memorial fund has been established.
Friends and family are invited to share in Dorothy's life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com
Elizabeth J. Woolley
Elizabeth Jean Woolley, 86, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Saturday morning, September 26, 2015, at the Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A celebration of Elizabeth's life will be held at 11 A.M., Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at 1:30 P.M. in the Western Township Cemetery, Orion, Illinois.
Elizabeth Jean Ogburn was born on December 19, 1928 in Rock Island, Illinois to Everett and Mary Ann (Walker) Ogburn. She grew up on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities and attended Coal Valley Schools. She married Willis L. Woolley on September 7, 1947 in Andover, Illinois. He preceded her in death on January 2, 1994.
Elizabeth was a homemaker and had worked as a butter wrapper for Quality Milk in Illinois for several years. She was a member of the Maquoketa congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Those left to honor Elizabeth's memory include a daughter Carolyn (Glen) Manning of Maquoketa, IA; 5 grandchildren, Tracey (Brandy) Burzlaff, Travis (Jenn) Manning, Heather (Tim) Tully, Amanda Manning, and Bridget (Mike) Varner; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers, William (Grace) Ogburn of IA, David (Sharon) Ogburn of FL, Calvin (Sharon) Ogburn of TN and Gary (Maureen) Ogburn of Spencer, IA; sisters Marcella Hilbert of DeWitt, IA, and Phyllis (Roy) McClaskey of IL; and a special niece Judy Hardesty. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 2 infant daughters Sindy Sue and Bessie Ann, a brother Dean, a sister Rosemary, and a great-granddaughter Willissa Danielle Elkins.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, an Elizabeth Jean Woolley memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Irma F. Cody
Irma F. Cody, 96, of Dubuque died Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Bethany Home. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 pm Monday at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road where there will be a parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Irma was born September 13, 1919 in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Joseph and Viola (Kistler) Schmidt. She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1937. On September 15, 1943, she married John J. Cody in Denver, Colorado. He preceded her in death on May 4, 1989.
Irma was a loving mother and grandmother, the strong core of her family. We are blessed to have shared in her life. Irma lived her last 11 years at Bethany Home and thrived with the love and care of the staff. She thoroughly enjoyed her euchre games at Bethany. In her later years she became an avid sports fan and cheered for her family's favorite teams.
Faith was important to Irma and she was a 65 year member of St. Columbkille's. She also was a longtime member of the Mercy Service Club.
Surviving are three children, Anne (Dan) Roush of Dubuque, John Cody of Arlington Heights, Ill, and Dick (Sharon) Cody of Dubuque; eight grandchildren, Ben (Susie) and Doug (Kim) Roush, Erin (Ryan) Robinson and Adam (Lisa), Tim (Jenna), Shane, Marissa and Lauren Cody; and 11 great grandchildren, Cody, Maclaine, Jacob, Spencer, Teagan, Kelly, Mary, Will, Braden, Elise, and Grace.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Oeth and Lois O'Hearn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Home or a charity of your choice.
For further information, please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com
The family would like to thank the staff at Bethany Home and Melanie at Hospice of Dubuque for their wonderful care.
Jeanne M. Donovan
Jeanne M. Donovan, 87, of Cascade, Iowa died Friday, September 25, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade, Iowa.
Friends and relatives of Jeanne may call after 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Cascade, Iowa. The Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.
Services for Jeanne will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Cascade, Iowa with Rev. Douglas Loecke Presiding. Burial will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Fillmore, Iowa.
She was born February 16, 1928 in Fillmore, Iowa, daughter of Charles and Gertrude (Clancy) Sadler. She is a graduate of the former St. Joseph's Academy in Dubuque. On November 16, 1948 she was united in marriage to Cletus Donovan at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fillmore, Iowa. She was employed as a cook for the former Fillmore Fareway's and the Narrow Gauge in Cascade. She was a member of St. Matthias Parish in Cascade.
She is survived by seven children, Joyce Donovan of Cascade, Carol (Jim) Walker of Carmel, IN, Patricia "Buzz" Ryan of Austin, TX, Ed (Debbie) Donovan of Cascade, Terry "Barney" (Betty) Donovan of Cordell, OK, Tim (Jane) Donovan and Mike (Jan) Donovan both of Cascade; 13grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Rita (Bob) Takes of Cascade.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cletus Donovan on June 21, 1982; one son, Thomas "Scruff " C. Donovan on July 30, 2000; and two sisters, Anne Quint and Elsie (Carl) Meehan.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com