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Zasada, 84, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Friday, August 17, at home surrounded by his family. Some plans are similar to Nutrisystem in that you are required to purchase supplemental foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, to go along with the delivered meals. Cremation has taken place. Private Family Burial Services will be at a later date. The counselor also helps you transition to cooking your own meals as the program ends. Clete consistently role-modeled and instilled great family values for the generations behind him to follow. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

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Marylou and Jack worked their land and raised livestock together until his death in Marylou remained on the farm until when she moved to her home in Manchester.

In , Marylou moved to the Meadows. Marylou was active in many farm-related organizations. She was a past 4-H leader for the Greeley Go Getters. Marylou served as the past president of the Delaware County Cow Bells. She also served on the Delaware County Farm Bureau Board for 41 years and acted as the board secretary for 25 years. She was also a member of the Rebecca Circle 3 at the Greeley church. Marylou enjoyed working crossword puzzles. She was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes football and basketball teams.

Marylou always enjoyed driving her large pickup trucks around the countryside. While at the Meadows, she enjoyed going out on the various outings with her friends. Marylou's family would like to thank the staff at the Meadows for all of their wonderful care. Memorials may be directed to the Greeley Fire Department or a charity of your choice. There will be a 2: Friends may also call one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

Moyle, age 87, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 5: To honor Blanche's life, funeral services will be held at To celebrate Blanche's life, family and friends may visit from Blanche was born and raised in the beautiful rolling hills of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. She laid eyes on Elwin and knew he was the one. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Elwin Moyle, on June 28, , in Prairie du Chien and they were gratefully blessed with 2 loving children, Laurie and Tim.

Blanche was a devoted full-time wife, mother and homemaker, who took great pride in not only caring for her home, but mostly in loving and nurturing her family along the way. In their younger years, they enjoyed traveling in their camper with their children and eventually the grandchildren. Blanche was an avid fisher, she liked to outfish Elwin when it came to trout fishing and they both put in hundreds of miles over the years foraging for mushrooms, nuts and berries all over eastern Iowa for fun up until her last few months on earth.

When a little downtime would periodically find its way into Blanche's day, you could easily find her relaxing quietly while working on her latest beautiful quilt, dipping a paint brush on her pallet while creating her next masterpiece on the canvas before her or cultivating her garden from seed which she was so proud of.

She loved her polka music on Wednesday and computer games to "keep her mind sharp. She was a longtime member of Holy Ghost Church and to know that her last family gathering would be held in her church brought Blanche true peace of mind. We will miss our dearly sweet and loveable Blanche with all of our being, but we are beyond grateful for the 87 years the Lord was generous enough to share her with us and we know that she is surely enjoying a new and eternal family reunion of her very own loved ones, especially her son, Tim, who were called home ahead of her.

Thank you for all of the memories you've left behind to help mend our broken hearts Blanche, and may the Lord keep you safe in His loving arms until we meet again! The family would like to extend many thanks to Hospice of Dubuque and the nurses on the 5th floor of Finley Hospital. A celebration of Frances' life will be held at 11 A. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 P. Burial will be at the Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa. She was the fourth of nine children and was raised in the Fulton, Iowa area.

Frances moved to Maquoketa when she entered high school and worked as what today would be called a nanny for Glen and Mildred Woods. They were married on March 8, in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Frances worked at various restaurants in Maquoketa and was famous for her good-old-fashioned home cooking, most notably for her prize-winning pies and candies. Her last accomplishment professionally was opening her own restaurant, "Frances' Kitchen" at the United Livestock Sales Barn. After retirement she enjoyed going to Euchre tournaments with friends and sitting at the Bridge Table trying for a Grand Slam.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to the United Church of Christ in Maquoketa. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.

Saturday, August 25, at St. Visitation will be from 8: He married Alverna Cogan on May 2, at St. Mary's Church in East Dubuque. She preceded him in death on September 26, Later he was employed by the Sinsinawa Dominicans until his retirement. Jerome was a member of St. He loved fishing and gardening. He was a big Dodger, Badgers and Packers fan. Jerome loved spending time with his grandson Rory and great-grandchildren Amelia and Elliott. He would have the biggest smile when he would see Amelia and Elliott.

The family would like to thank Dr. Online condolences may be left for the family atwww. A celebration of Esther's life will be held at 10 A. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9 A. Burial will be at the Monmouth, Iowa Cemetery. Esther married Earl Campbell and they farmed in the Fulton area. Later, she married Jack Schwenker and they lived in Baldwin.

In her later years she married Dean Rickels. They lived their retirement years in Oxford Junction, Iowa. She enjoyed gardening and loved her yard. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, an Esther S. Rickels memorial fund has been established.

Ken Ginter, 68, of Dubuque, passed away Saturday, August 18, at home, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer. Mass will be at 7 p. Phil Gibbs will officiate. Ken was a man who believed in the value of family and was committed to doing what was right. Ken was a sports fanatic - he cheered on the Packers and cried when his Cubbies finally did it. He was preceded in death by his father; his brother Richard; his step-father Leonard Phillips; his father-in-law, John Breitbach.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a. Entombment will be in Mt. She joined the Cadet Nurse Corp from to On August 28, she married Donald Lattner at St. Patrick's Church in Chicago. He preceded her in death on July 19, Lorry was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a dedicated sister, aunt, and friend to many. She also used her nursing skill to care for her husband and lent assistance to many relatives and friends.

Lorry was a member of St. She is survived by a son, Michael D. Memorials may be made to St. Phillip Mensah officiating and Deacon Jim Schmidt as homilist. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. She married Louis F. He preceded her in death on April 24, Mom was educated in the Dubuque and Dubuque County Schools.

She worked for several local families during her youth. Mom and Dad farmed in Zwingle before moving to Key West where they eventually built our family home. Our Mom was best known for her Apple and Pear Pies. She was an avid canner of the multiple vegetables and fruits from Dad's gardens. Mom had a green thumb for house plants. Our Mom was known as a "social butterfly" by her friends in her apartment building. She enjoyed playing bingo and being a bingo caller.

Above all was her love of family. She especially loved spending time with her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mom was preceded in death by our father Louis, her daughter Debbie, her son Dale, a daughter-in-law Patricia, grandson Jason, her parents, two sisters Lucille and Evelyn and two brothers Clarence and Alvin. A private military graveside service and burial was held from the Evergreen Cemetery, Delmar, Iowa. No public visitation or services are planned. To honor Jodie's life, funeral services will be held at 6: To celebrate Jodie's life, family and friends may visit from 2: Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery.

Jodie has surely been a blessing upon this world during her 57 year earthly journey and her love for Jesus, her family and others were continually on display. Jodie thrived on being called "Mom", and her devotion to foster care finally led to her adopting 3 wonderful children, whom eventually become her very own.

She also faithfully invested over 24 years at Hills and Dales, caring for and nurturing some of her most precious children outside of her home. Jodie was undeniably very generous with her time, talents and treasure when it came to her church family and another 20 years of her personal time was joyfully spent in the church nursery. Her faith and love for her Lord and Savior were of the utmost importance to Jodie and she loved to share the message of salvation with anyone whose spirit was moved enough to listen.

We find our hearts in a state of complete shock today with the sudden absence of Jodie from our world. We trust that she is home in Heaven today, and for that we are foundationally grateful and humbled; but to know that we've received our last packet of pens from Jodie's smiling face, or heard our final "Duck", stated with absolute authority, is a mortal realization that simply hurts at our core. We will miss Jodie more than she could ever know, but we will diligently pray for strength in the days ahead to find peace within until we see her beautiful soul again.

Thank you Jodie for all you taught us and may we carry your honorable legacy forward with pride! She raised her son Tom as a single working mother and rose to management in information technology at the University of Illinois, before retiring with her second husband Richard to their tree farm in Guilford Township. She pursued organic gardening and organic living with a passion as a Master Gardener, making numerous presentations throughout Jo Daviess County.

During her life, she was an animal advocate, boxer, musician, and scuba diver, with a curiosity for science that she passed on to her son. She was an incredibly talented and creative cook and passed her love of cooking down to her granddaughter. In the words of her grandson, "She made the best breakfast and always was a fun person to be around.

She always knew how to put a smile on all of our faces with her crazy sense of humor. She acted as she wished. Visitation will be from Burial is in the Mount Carmel cemetery. She was a high school art and elementary teacher in Emmetsburg, Iowa. She ministered as a hospital volunteer in Albuquerque, N.

She entered the BVM congregation on Sept. She professed first vows on March 19, , and final vows on Aug. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother John, Jr. Mildred and brother-in-law John Starcevich. Make a donation in Sister's honor. Raphael's Cathedral in Dubuque, with Fr. Visitation will be from 4: He married Celia A. Lewis on January 15, at St. Terry worked at John Deere - Dubuque Works for 40 years, retiring in He enjoyed playing baseball and softball in his younger years, playing golf after retirement, and spending time with his family.

He was also a member of St. Calvary Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the American Legion, Post 6. He was honorably discharged. On February 11, he married Sandra Paar. She preceded him in death on December 6, Bob was employed at John Deere Dubuque Works for over 30 years, retiring as a supervisor. Bob enjoyed gardening, candle making, traveling, woodworking, playing euchre and his "outlaw" music - especially Johnny Cash.

The Kaiser family wishes to thank the staffs at Sunset Park Place and Hospice of Dubuque for their loving care and support. Zasada, 84, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Friday, August 17, at home surrounded by his family. Funeral service will be at Military honors by the Dubuque Marine Corps League to follow services. Family and friends may gather after Tuesday at the funeral home until time of service. Entombment will be at a later date in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

After high school he graduated from apprenticeship school and became a journeyman carpenter. He worked for John Deere in Dubuque for 32 years retiring in Gene loved life, traveling, good cooking and following his grandchildren on Facebook.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Mark Herman and his staff and the staff at Hospice of Dubuque for all the wonderful care they gave to Gene. Mass will be at 10 a. Thomas Toale will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery following the mass. Stephen was dearly loved by his family and friends. He genuinely enjoyed helping others out of the goodness in his heart and always worked with a devotion of serving the Lord.

All who knew Stevie will hold him close to their hearts. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1: He also previously worked at Ritehite. Tim was an avid Minnesota Viking fan, he enjoyed bowling, being outdoors, looking for morels and ginseng, fishing, and hunting.

He enjoyed helping others and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He loved spending time with his family especially his grandson Jace. His mother and father-in-law Richard and Judy Jacobs and their family along with many nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives of Irwin may call from 2: Martin's Catholic Church in Cascade, Iowa, where a wake service will be held at 2: Friends may also call after 9 a.

Services for Irwin will be held at Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade, Iowa. He received his education at St. On May 28, he was united in marriage to Luann Menster at St. Irwin had a great love for baseball and was a great baseball player himself, having being inducted into the Dubuque County Hall of Fame in He enjoyed many years coaching not only his children but other youth as well.

He was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan with one of his greatest memories being that of the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series in He had such a warm relationship and connection to so many young people, making all of them feel special and they were so special to him. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening, but Irwin's greatest joy in life was being a Husband, Father and Papa. He was a member of St. Matthias Parish in Cascade. Irwin was also a member of the Brotherhood of the Great Squirrel Shootout.

He is preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, Ray "Rabbit" and Florence Menster, one brother, Merlin E. Engelman and the doctors, nurses and hospital staff at the Mercy Medical Center and Hospice of Dubuque. Burkle, 79, of Dyersville passed away Wednesday, August 15, , at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque from complications related to surgery.

Visitation will continue Saturday from am at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery. Ralph Davis will officiate. She married Donald Burkle on June 23, , in Petersburg.

Together they farmed near Dyersville until moving to town in Lois was an extraordinary farm wife who loved quilting, cooking and baking, and taking pictures. She also kept up the family tree information. Survivors include her husband, Donald Burkle, children: She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Timothy Jude Burkle in ; siblings: David Goedken in infancy, Floyd Goedken, Sr.

Angela Goedken, and Martin Goedken; in-laws: In keeping with the wishes of Kelly, there will be no funeral services and a private family remembrance will be held at a later date. Kelly graduated from Cuba City High School. She worked many years as a bartender, waitress, and cook at various local establishments.

She enjoyed camping, time on the Harley, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her many cats and dogs, including special companion Lady. Thank you to family and many friends who supported Kelly throughout the years. Special thanks to the entire staff of Tri State Dialysis of Platteville, neighbors, special friends Sharon and Janet, and Hospice of Dubuque who provided Kelly with comfort in her final days.

Neff, 66, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday morning, August 13, , at his home. Friends and family may gather in remembrance of Randy on Friday, August 17, , from 6 to 8 P. Cremation rites have been accorded.

He attended Clinton schools and later earned his GED. Randy had first worked for the Rock Island Railroad until it closed. He then worked as a forklift operator for International Paper in Clinton for many years, and lastly as a security guard at Family Dollar in Maquoketa.

Randy was an avid fisherman, Cubs fan, and enjoyed gardening and sharing produce with friends and family. He loved flowers and could make beautiful arrangements, and was a self-taught musician playing the guitar and drums. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p. Bill was born on February 6, , the first born child of William N. He was a graduate of the East Dubuque High School, class of Bill served proudly and honorably in the U.

He previously was employed at Fred Jackson Tuckpointing Company and later was self-employed in East Dubuque, until his retirement in Bill was a sweet and gentle person who enjoyed visiting with people in downtown East Dubuque.

He loved playing football in high school, was a former Coach for the Wesley UMC basketball team, an avid Chicago Cubs fan, enjoyed playing cribbage and euchre, collecting post cards, doing "Seek and Find", and was a puzzle enthusiast. On March 5, Bill received the "Citizen of the Year" award.

Funeral services will be held at 7: Friends may call from 2: Wednesday at the center. After working various jobs in Chicago and Dubuque, he began work as a realtor with American Realty.

Joey also worked closely with his dad and mom to build and sell several beautiful homes in which he took great pride. Whether it was catching a live show, playing the drums, or having an impromptu dance party in his living room, Joey always seemed to have music flowing through him. He also had a passion for exploring new places and often traveled to visit family and friends across the country and beyond.

Joey was full of kindness, charisma, generosity, and love. His exuberance for life and ever-present smile were contagious, and he always seemed to know when someone needed an ear to bend or a shoulder to lean on. Joey was a fiercely loyal friend, brother, and son who approached life with an open-heartedness rarely seen.

He learned from his parents' example to be intensely loyal to his friends, compassionate to all, and to strive for success in all his endeavors. Joey brought joy into the lives of all who knew him and he will be deeply missed. He will live on in the hearts of those he touched. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Glenn and Bonnie Comer; paternal grandfather, Donald Hackbarth; maternal uncle, Gary Comer; and aunt, Janis Comer. Online condolences may be left for the family www.

Marty and Nancy would like to thank the birthday group and their husbands for their continued love and support during this difficult time. Ernzen, age 96, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 3: To honor Florence's life, funeral services will be held at To celebrate Florence's life, family and friends may visit from 1: Florence surely enjoyed growing up in the amazing world of country life.

An honest days work was never to be missed, but some relaxing time with family and friends always seemed to find its way into the days also. Florence was fortunate enough to cross paths with her soul-mate, Harold Ernzen, and the loving couple was united in marriage on April 12, , at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Balltown, Iowa. They would be blessed with 47 wonderful years, and 7 adored children together before Harold was sadly called home ahead of her on September 13, Florence was primarily a devoted wife, mother and grandmother throughout her 96 year earthly journey, but she did also faithfully devote over 30 years of her talents outside of the home at both Leiser's and Sweeney's Supper Club.

Florence's main focus in life was undeniably her family and to hold a place in her heart as one of her dearly loved ones was all anyone would require to find fulfillment in this world. But, her commitment to her church and community would run a close 2nd to family in Florence's mind.

Her faith was found not only in how she lived her daily life, but also within her long-time membership to Holy Ghost Church and their Rosary Society. Florence also generously gave of her personal time with many social and senior citizen groups around town; including any opportunity to create masterpieces in multiple quilting groups, an evening of hoping for the opportunity to yell "Bingo", or absolutely any opportunity to sit around the card table and regularly prove her uncanny ability to produce a winning Euchre hand again and again.

We arrive in this new day with broken hearts, but we are forever grateful for the 96 years Florence blessed our lives and we know that she was beyond ready to be reunited with her 3 sons, and her loving husband, Harold, so they could begin their eternal walk together, hand in hand once again. We miss you Mom, we love you, we thank you and we will forever treasure every memory you leave behind. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the University of Iowa Hospital, Stonehill, and Hospice of Dubuque, for their wonderful and professional care through these last days with Mom.

We would also like to express our sincerest gratitude to all of her friends at Windsor Park for all of the companionship and continual support over the years. A celebration of Sara's life will be held at 11 A. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9: Burial will be at the Sutton Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa. Sara was first and foremost a wonderful mother and wife. She had worked various jobs throughout the years including waitressing at Rocky's Café for over ten years, and on the assembly lines at both General Thermal and Hoof Products in Maquoketa.

She had also delivered the Clinton Herald daily for a couple years and she and Jim had delivered the Sunday Quad City Times for over 15 years. Sara enjoyed gardening and canning, genealogy, volunteering at the Jackson County Historical Society, and assisting Jim with researching cemeteries involved with the Jackson County Pioneer Cemetery Association. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Jim, and a son John Loras Breeden in September of Kohnen, 71, of Dubuque died Wednesday, August 8, at home.

Funeral services will be at Friends may call 3: He was a licensed social worker in Illinois. Karl returned to Dubuque in and worked in social work, housing and development. His love in life was music.

Karl was a music minister for Holy Spirit Parish and substitute for St. Karl is survived by his wife and 5 children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John Charles, and sister Karolyn Tucker. Memorials may be given to Holy Spirit Parish. The Kohnen family wishes to thank the staffs of Mercy Medical Center and Hospice of Dubuque for their care and support.

Selchert, 89 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away at home with her family by her side on Tuesday, August 7, Entombment will follow at Mount Olivet Chapel Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p. She married Russell J. Selchert on August 13, at the Church of the Nativity, he preceded her in death on September 22, She enjoyed embroidery and was especially proud of the quilts she made for each of her grandchildren.

She also enjoyed her time as a singer with the Sinsinawa Singers. Her family was very important to her, and the annual trolley ride at Christmas time made for wonderful memories, thanks to her.

Our beautiful mother will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Larry Selchert; a granddaughter, Jodi Metcalf; and a brother, Jim Schuler. The family would like to thank the residents and staff of Sunset Park Place for all the friendship, care and compassion they showed to Doris during her time there, especially Kathy Lansing and Sue Mills.

She truly considered it her home. Military rites will be held following the service. Frances was born July 17, in Ft. She graduated from Ft. High School, attended Valley City, N. She enjoyed nursing and especially loved in-home nursing. Before her retirement, she was a restaurant inspector in Dubuque. The most important things in life to Frances were her church, family and playing Euchre. She was also a member of the Eagles Club and American Legion.

She is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Richard W. Kringle; her parents; six brothers and three sisters. Saturday, August 11th, at St. Joseph The Worker Church with Rev. Family and friends may gather after 9: Saturday at the church until time of mass.

Paul was born in Iowa City, Iowa on April 29, He was a graduate of St. Cecilia Academy in Algona, Iowa. He was a graduate of Loras College in June of Gisch served the Dubuque Community on many boards and commissions. Five grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, a sister Dolores Engle, of Sioux City, IA along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, six sisters and a grandson Daniel Wilberding.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9: Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary's Cemetery, Eden, WI. Friends may greet the family from 5 p. He preceded her in death on August 8, In , Sandy and her family moved to Dubuque, where she continued her nursing career at numerous hospitals and nursing homes.

For a number of years Sandy also owned and operated a small boutique in East Dubuque where she sold unique home décor and furniture that she had refinished. In the last 10 years of her life, Sandy worked part time as a reporter, photographer, and general office assistant at the Dubuque Leader, published by her dear friend William Winders.

Sandy had a beautiful voice and often sang at funerals and weddings. She was dedicated to the Democratic Party and enjoyed campaigning for Democratic candidates. She was an active volunteer for the Dubuque Rescue Mission, where for the last six years she served as a member of the board of directors. She enjoyed traveling, especially with her beloved husband Leo. She was a lifelong University of Wisconsin Badger fan.

She delighted in telling stories and surprising people. Those who knew her understand that she endeavored to be unpredictable. In addition to her husband, Sandy was preceded in death by her parents; a brother in infancy; a brother-in-law, John Jack Meier and his wife Ruth Meier; and brothers-in-law William Bick and Thomas McDaniel. Sandy's family would like to thank Sandy's friend and helper, Tanya Welter, and all the caregivers from By Your Side Care, especially Lisa Flanagan, who treated Sandy as if she were her own mother.

Gieseman, 81, of Asbury, Iowa, passed away Saturday August 4, , at the University of Iowa Hospitals, due to injuries sustained in a pedestrian vs. Funeral Services will be held 10 a. Friends may call from 4 p. A Masonic Service will be held at 7 p. A visitation will also be held from 9 to 9: They submitted a record which took first place in the National Boys Club of America vocal quartet competition. President, Herbert Hoover, and elder statesman, Bernard Baruch, announced in New York City that the award went to Don's group, and they were thrilled to learn they had won.

After he retired he continued to work as an engineering consultant for several years. He had a lifelong love of books and learning, which he passed along to a few of his nieces and nephews, and to some of the young people he mentored through his work with DeMolay youth at the Masonic Temple, where he was a longstanding member and leader.

Don played a key role in every Masonic organization in Dubuque for many years. He received the Legion of Honor, which is the highest award that can be bestowed by the DeMolay. Don will be remembered for his intelligence, his wit, his kindness, and his commitment to working for the betterment of his community and his country.

He is survived by his brother Kermit Gieseman in Palm Bay, FL; by his sister-in-law Mary Juen Gieseman in Dubuque; and by several nieces, nephews, and chosen family, whose lives he enriched with his quick wit and interesting conversation, and who benefited from his guidance, generosity and kind heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by his sisters and their spouses, Lois and Lewis Holm, and Arliss and Donovan Hyde; by his sister Corinne "Corky" Krelle; by his brother and sister-in-law, Calvin and Marlene Gieseman, by his brother Dale Gieseman; by his sister-in-law Shirley Gieseman; and by three nephews: In lieu of plants and flowers a Donald E.

Gieseman memorial fund has been established. The family would like to extend a special heartfelt thank you to Deb Langkamp, who was Don's neighbor and friend, and who, at least once, literally saved his life. Rogers, Jenn, Katie, Victoria and Eric. Jaeger, 90, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, August 6, at Finley Hospital. Friends may greet the family from 3 p.

Thursday, August 9, at St. Steven Rosonke will officiate. He preceded her in death on January 9, Sally was an Avon dealer for over 20 years, and enjoyed the friends she met and kept over the years. She was a longtime member of St. Sally enjoyed boating on the river with family, shopping, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Sally is survived by three children, Judy Paul Demkier of Dubuque, and their children: In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; her infant grandson; five sisters; and four brothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Marcella C. Jaeger Memorial Fund for later donation to her favorite charities. Susan Elizabeth Curtis, 46, ended her thirty-month struggle with pancreatic cancer on Saturday, August 4th, at her parents' home in Dubuque.

James Miller and Rev. She spent most of her adult life in Chicago where she worked as an office manager for several large corporations, most recently for Merisant Worldwide. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents and her uncle, Robert Curtis. A special thank you, too, to everyone at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, Illinois, who treated and cared for Susan during her long illness.

Visitation will be held from p. A private family Memorial Service will be held. Burial in the St. Patrick Cemetery in Colesburg. She graduated from Central High School in Elkader. She married John Schilling on November 21, , in Elkader. Together they farmed near Colesburg.

When they retired, Kay worked at Products Unlimited in Guttenburg. Kay enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening and her flower beds, reading, and driving around with John. She also enjoyed her morning coffee group and visiting with family and friends. She enjoyed baking cookies for her grandkids as the cookie jar was never empty.

Survivors include her husband, John, 4 children: Carter and Owen Stover; in-laws: She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings: Vondran, age 89, of Potosi, WI, was called home peacefully at 9: To honor Grace's life, funeral services will be held at Raphael's Cathedral, Bluff Street, with Msgr. Grace was born in rural Wisconsin and she would happily call the rolling hills of the Badger State home for her entire life. She was united in marriage to Robert Vondran, and together they would settle in Potosi to raise their 10 children, before he was sadly called home ahead of her on May 30, Grace was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, who, to everyone's delight, had a passion for cooking and was excellent at creating a wide variety of wonderful dishes.

She was a caring mother and was quite proud of her ability to make sure all of the children were well taken care of, always making sure each knew how loved they were. Grace was a straight-shooter and you never had to guess how she felt about any subject, whether you were on her side or not.

In her free time, Grace loved to get in the car and head out for a "Sunday drive", no matter what day of the week it was, and her happiest destinations were the ones that led to visiting with family and friends. She also enjoyed years of a little down time listening to Betty Thomas on the radio. We are deeply saddened at the loss of our kind mother, grandmother, sister and friend, and will surely miss her more than words can convey; but we are also grateful for the 89 years we had to spend with her and the memories we created which will last a lifetime.

Grace's family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Stonehill and Hospice of Dubuque , for all of their kind, attentive and professional care of Grace and her entire family. To honor Jerry's life, funeral services will be held at 6: To celebrate Jerry's life, family and friends may visit from 2: He joined the Navy in hopes of seeing the world, and eventually was stationed in Lake Michigan, where he met his future wife, Anita.

In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting, especially his trips to Wyoming with "the guys". Later, he gave up hunting and took up golfing, sometimes playing seven days a week. On August 17, , he married Anita Elaine Kubitz, and they were married for over 50 years, raising 4 children together. Jerry was proud of the fact that he worked at "The Pack" for 38 years, especially in the "good ol' days", when it was a great place to work, having spent a majority of the time in the beef cooler or freezer.

Jerry had been active in the Knights of Columbus as a Fourth degree Knight. In more recent years, he was a member and helped out at the local Moose Lodge Family Center, especially when his friend, Gordy Neumann, was tending bar or putting on a meal.

Jerry and Anita traveled widely, often with their good friends, Gordon and Rosemary Neumann and Bob and Bobby Rogan, having visited too many places to list! In addition to the many other friends they made along the way. After they both retired, Jerry and Anita became "snowbirds", following Anita's brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Wanda Kubitz, down south to Florida. The warmer weather agreed with Jerry and after Anita passed away in , he moved to Florida full-time, where his circle of friends continued to grow.

In recent years Jerry started going for morning walks and doing crossword puzzles, staying healthy and keeping his mind sharp, and also took up reading thriller novels. In recent months, Jerry returned to his hometown of Dubuque, Iowa, where he enjoyed the best Midwestern steaks, Iowa cut pork chops, sweet corn and garden fresh tomatoes. He was fortunate enough to enjoy a few Maker's Mark Manhattans and to say goodbye to friends and family.

Emmett Young and Keith R. Meyer, all of Dubuque, IA;. Jerry, and his family, would also like to give a very special thanks to the nurses at Hospice of Dubuque , especially Kristin, Stephanie and Stacy. Monica came with a zest for life.

Early years had lots of hospital time for Monica. Marjorie especially dedicated her life to trying to keep Monica safe. Monica on the other hand spent her life trying to do as much as possible and safe wasn't her priority.

She loved to travel and it didn't matter if it was by car, plane, boat or her two feet she wanted to go. Monica loved the water and learned to swim at an early age. She tackled water slides, but she wanted to jump off diving boards.

Monica had NO depth of field. So the board length, width, bounce of the board and her mom yelling she could NOT do it had always kept her from jumping. However, her nephew Andrew helped her overcome that challenge by standing on the side of the pool giving directions.

He also had to yell at the other kids who wanted her to hurry up. She was ecstatic and after practicing with him as coach was able to do it without the coach. Monica had many pets: Monica loved projects and power tools.

Screw guns were one of her favorite way to fix things. Monica enjoyed many things but helping in Kindergarten Sabbath School class, holding babies, saying scriptures with Rebekah and listening to Elvis. Monica was pronounced dead on July 27th, at University of Iowa Hospitals. She went into St Luke's hospital Wednesday morning the 25th and by the time she got to Iowa City she was not responding neurologically.

Her death was caused by problems with the fluid in the brain. Monica had been born with Hydrocephalus in conjunction with Dandy-Walker syndrome. She had shunts that originally drained the fluid over time the shunts stopped working with what appeared no change in Monica.

However, fluid was building up and it became too much. At the Celebration of Life done July 30th words that people wrote to share with us were: Never saw her without a smile, always willing to help, caring, spitfire, kept her word, courageous, funny, passionate, friendly, always count on her to help me move things- she was so strong. Many aunts, uncles, cousins and many very special friends. Family would like to thank the staff from Systems Unlimited for all their hard work with Monica over the last several years as Monica wanted to spread her wings and stop living at home.

Friends and relatives of Dianne may call after 9: Martin's Catholic Church in Cascade, Iowa, where services will be held at On June 2, she was united in marriage to Leo Smith at St. He preceded her in death on May 29, She was employed as a CNA for many years. Visitation will be held 3: Visitation will continue Monday from a.

Monday, August 6, , St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Vienna, with burial in the church cemetery. He married Bernice Hermsen on January 9, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna.

He liked New Vienna softball, and in his later years he enjoyed golfing and making new friends. Ken was a high school basketball coach for St. Boniface High School and was very successful at it. He was instrumental in starting the Heritage House, the history of the area was very important to him. He was a life-long farmer and he was proud of his heritage farm.

He loved his wife and son very much and his special dog Molly. Alice Jim Oberbroeckling of Coggon, in-laws: Friends may greet the family from 1 p. Services will be at Pamela Starr will officiate. He preceded her in death in Nettie enjoyed shopping, playing cards, going out to eat, talking on the phone with her sisters, and taking walks with her daughter. She loved to visit her granddaughter in Phoenix, AZ, and enjoyed playing with all her great grandchildren. Friends and relatives of Bob may call from 3 to 8 p.

Friends may also call after 9: A Mass of Christian burial will be held at He received his education in the former St. Martin's school in Cascade. He was employed at Cascade Lumber and Mfg. During his retirement Bob drove for the Monastery delivering caskets. Bob was a very social, caring, genuine, hard working and selfless person. Bob was the President of the following: Bob was a dedicated life-long Chicago Bears fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Jason Stephenson in ; one daughter-in-law, Chris Takes in In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that memorials be made to the Cascade Historical Society in memory of Robert P. I'll stay there forever. A memorial mass to celebrate Jayne's life will be held Saturday, August 11, at 10 a. Anthony's Catholic Church with Rev. Burial will follow in Center Grove Cemetery. Wherever Jayne "GG" went, she always had on something purple and her favorite purple glasses, so to honor that, the family requests that those who attend the memorial also wear something purple.

She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in and married her husband, the late Robert Bob Edward Walker, on July 13, , thereafter becoming a proud firefighter wife and mother of three. Jayne had an unwaveringly strong faith and for many years walked to daily morning mass through sun, snow or rain. Close to her favorite chair you would always find her daily prayer book, the morning newspaper, and a crossword puzzle book or two.

During evenings you would often find her visiting with family and friends - cooking delicious homemade meals, laughing and telling stories, and enjoying a nice chilled glass of Rhine wine. Family came first, and Jayne raised her children to be humble, hardworking, appreciative individuals, traits passed down to future generations, though she did love to spoil her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Whether friend or family, Jayne welcomed all into her home and made sure you were comfortable, well-fed and never thirsty.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Jim Link; sister-in-law Marlyn Link; and son-in-law, John Rice. Jayne was always well cared for, and her family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of Hospice of Dubuque and Stonehill Care Center, as well as Dr. Kirkendall and Nurse Kate for their dedication and compassion towards Jayne through recent years and her final days. Affectionately nicknamed "GG" by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Jayne will be dearly missed, but continually celebrated for her unshaking, genuine love and concern for all of those close to her heart.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to Hospice of Dubuque. A public graveside service and burial celebrating Judy's life will be held at 2 P. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 7, , from 11 A. Judy had worked at Collis Company in Clinton, Iowa as a machine operator for 22 years until retirement.

She enjoyed puzzles, camping, reading, taking walks, crocheting, going on trips, and relaxing on her swing. She was very devoted to her family. Jane Ellen Turner Kouba, 72, of Dubuque died Saturday, July 28, at home following a courageous battle with cancer.

Jane was born September 13, in Aurora, Ill. On January 15, she married Steven Bruse in Dubuque. Jane was passionate about music and she sang, played the piano and viola.

She loved her family, reading, gardening, and storytelling. She loved having fun and making people laugh. She received her BA in contemporary literature from the University of Dubuque. Jane was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Dr.

Robert Turner and Charles Turner. A Jane Kouba memorial fund has been established. Thanks to all her amazing support systems: Mass of Christian burial will be at Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors accorded by the Cascade American Legion Post He served in the 82nd Air born until Sept. He farmed up until when he became a meat inspector for the US Department of Agriculture until his retirement in January of

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