Edmund R. "Ed" Herrig age 93 of 1240 Cerro Drive in Dubuque died Tuesday November 20, 2012 at Luther Manor. Funeral services will be at 10 AM Monday November 26, 2012 at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church with Fr. Steve Rosonke officiating. Entombment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, with Military Honors by American Legion Post #6. Friends may call from 4 PM to 8 PM Sunday November 25, 2012 at The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road where there will be a parish wake service at 7:30 PM.

He was born on October 3, 1919 in LaMotte, Iowa the son of John and Mary (Thielen) Herrig and was educated at Holy Rosary School in LaMotte. He married the love of his life Madonna E. "Donna" Heller on May 4, 1963 at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church in Dubuque. Ed served in the U.S. Army during WW II from 1941 to 1945 in both Africa and Europe. He worked for Dohrn Transfer for 32 years retiring in 1982 and then worked part time at Wahlert Catholic High School for 12 years. He was a member of the General Drivers Local #421, American Legion Post #6 and Saint Anthony's Parish. Ed enjoyed playing golf, cards and traveling. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends and he will be remembered for his quick wit and jokes.

He is survived by his wife Madonna, three children Thomas J. (Kathy) Herrig of Dubuque, Ronald J. (Marcia) Herrig of Elk Grove Village, IL, Douglas J. (Beth) Herrig of Aurora, IL, five grandchildren Nicholas, Justin, Emma, Clare, and Kaylee. Plus, a brother William "Bill" (Joan) Herrig of Dubuque and sister Lucille McAndrew of Bernard, IA a sister-in-law Marie Herrig of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Norbert, Wilfred, Arthur, Julian, Arnold and Albert, sisters Alvina Hoxmeier, Hilda Koch, and Ermina Koch.

An Edmund Herrig memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the Nurses and Staff at Luther Manor, to Dr. Brian Sullivan and his staff and to Fr. Steve and Sr. Margaret Ann for all they did for Ed and his family.

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Mary Ann Mootz, 52, of 711 1st Street Eldridge, Iowa formerly of Dubuque passed away on Thursday November 15, 2012 at Trinity Medical Center in Bettendorf, IA. Friends may call from 4p.m. to 7p.m. Wednesday November 21st at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, where there will be a service at 7:00p.m.

Mary Ann was born on November 23, 1959 in Darlington, WI the daughter of Donald W and Barbara J. (Swank) Valentis. She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School and was employed as the General Manager of Denny's Restaurant in Moline, IL. Mary Ann was a loving mother grandmother, daughter sister aunt and friend. She enjoyed spoiling her grandson Xavier whom she adored. Mary Ann always made it a priority to spend quality time with her family and friends. Her friends were an extension of her family. The loss of Mary Ann will be deeply felt by all that knew and loved her.

She is survived by her daughter Aundrea (Garion) Styles and grandson Xavier of Saint Louis, MO, her mother Barb Valentis of Dubuque, sisters Chris (Bob) Herbst of Benton, WI, Cathy (Bob) Wedige of Belleville, WI, Charlie (Jim) O'Meara and Valerie (Paul) Schreier both of Dubuque and many nieces and nephews who dearly loved her.

She was preceded in death by her son Matthew Mootz in 1980 and her father Donald Valentis in 2010.

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Yvonne Rose "Bonnie" Buelow, age 77, of Dubuque died at 4:35 AM Saturday November 17, 2012 at Dubuque Nursing and Rehab. Funeral Services will be at 11 AM Wednesday November 21, 2012 at The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road. Burial will follow at Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 Tuesday November 20, 2012 at the funeral home.

Bonnie was born on March 4, 1935 in Dubuque the daughter of Lyle and Mary (Welter) Bonnett. She married Milton Buelow in Dubuque and he preceded her in death in 1995. Bonnie owned and operated the Drummer Boy Antique Shop in Galena.

She is survived by her daughter Lisa Buelow of West Des Moines, Iowa a sister Arla White of Freeport, IL, two brothers Dave Bonnett of East Dubuque, IL and Wayne Bonnett of Dubuque and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Dubuque Humane Society or Hospice of Dubuque.

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Linda A. (Hantelmann) Lyons, age 63, of 3100 Brunskill Road died at 8:13 AM Saturday November 17, 2012 at Finley Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10:00a.m. on Wednesday November 21st at Saint Joseph The Worker with Fr. Gabriel Anderson Officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 3pm to 8pm on Tuesday November 20th at The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, where there will be a parish wake service at 3pm.

Linda was born on October 15, 1949 in Dubuque the daughter of Earl "Bub" and Janice (Manahl) Hantelmann. She married Chuck Lyons. She loved the Farmers Market and selling her crafts. She enjoyed being outdoors especially around the campfire. Her brother Doug inspired her each day to carry on.

She is survived by her husband Chuck, son Timothy ( Fiancé Bobbie Stevens), siblings; Nancy (Danny) Reeg, Karen (Mark) Bussan, Lisa (Jim) Smith, Doug Hantelmann, Kevin (Sue Behnke) Hantelmann, Gary (Amy) Hantelmann, all of Dubuque, Steve (Sally) Hantelmann of Maquoketa, Sue (Pat) Piatt of Coon Rapids, MN, and Ken (Sue) Hantelmann of Georgetown, Texas and many nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family wishes to thank the Finley Hospital nurses and staff, especially the ICU, and the nurses and staff of Dubuque Nursing and Rehab.

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Arthur M. Boardman, 87, of 91 Burns Street died at 9:00a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012 at home with his family by his side. Funeral services will be at 10:30a.m. Tuesday, November 20 2012 at Saint Columbkilles Catholic Church with Fr. Gabriel Anderson Officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery with full military rites by the American Legion Post #6. Friends may call from 5 to 8 Monday November 19, at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, where there will be a parish wake service at 5:00p.m.

Art was born on September 16, 1925 in Dubuque the son of Arthur G. and Rose (Bertella) Boardman. He married Catherine Rooney in 1952 and she preceded him in death on April 20, 2007. Art served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in the 45th Infantry Division. After being discharged he worked as a garage mechanic for four years and then began a 32 year career with Dubuque John Deere. He worked as an experimental mechanic in hydraulics and electronics also working with the engines and testing at John Deere.

He was a member of the U.A.W. Local 94, V.F.W. and was an active member of the American Legion Post #6 where he served on the Funeral Honor's Detail and marched in many parade's with the American Legion Color Guard.

He is survived by his daughters Patricia M. Boardman of Anaheim, CA, and twins Karen Boardman of Dubuque and Kristine (Brad) King of Folsom, CA. A son Arthur "Butch" Boardman of Dubuque, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, and two sisters Betty Boardman and Thelma Simon both of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents and a brother Harold in infancy.

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Thomas Allan Jessen, 67, formerly of 2152 Elm Street, Kieler, WI, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 at Manor Care in Dubuque. According to his wishes there will be no public service or visitation. Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road is in charge of arrangements.

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Robert K. Rogers, 86, of 1720 Keyway, died Wednesday November 7th at home, with his loving family by his side. Private family services were held Friday November 9th at Leonard Funeral Home, with military rights accorded by The American Legion at Linwood Cemetery.

Robert was born October 16th, 1926, in Richland Center Wisconsin, son of William and Esther (Williams) Rogers. He married Doris Henze on November 20th, 1948 in Frankfurt Hoechst Germany. Robert served in the United States Army overseas in Germany, and was honorably discharged after serving in WWII. Robert retired from John Deere Dubuque Works in 1985. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed teaching his children and grandchildren about hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Rogers, and his children Gerald (Linda) Rogers, Robert P. (Colleen) Rogers, Timothy (Joyce) Rogers, Linda (Mickey) Bahr, John (Kim A) Rogers, Thomas (Christine) Rogers, along with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, Marge, George, Donald, and their spouses.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Bill, Gerald, and Cliff, and his granddaughter Heidemarie Boyer.

The family of Robert Rogers would like to thank Pastor Kristian Kincaid, Dr. Brian Nelson and his nurse Rose, Finley Home Health Care, and Hospice of Dubuque for all their care and support.

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Mary Catherine Wolfe, age 92, of Luther Manor and formerly of Sunset Park Place died at 4:55AM Saturday November 11, 2012 at Luther Manor. Funeral services will be at 11AM Wednesday November 14, 2012 at Saint Columbkilles Church with Fr. Gabriel Anderson Officiating. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 9AM Wednesday until 10:45AM at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road.

Mary Catherine was born on June 7, 1920 in Dubuque the daughter of Joseph M. and Aileen S. (Becker) Hennes. She married LeRoy Wolfe on November 11, 1942 in Dubuque and he preceded her in death on October 25, 1990. Mary Catherine was raised in Dubuque, Iowa. Our Mom was the "Modern Mom" of her time. Mom attended Saint Joseph Academy then becoming a graduate of the Mercy School of Nursing in 1941. After meeting and marrying our father she raised a young family by herself while Dad served in World War II, She returned to the workforce full time as a RN at Xavier Hospital retiring in 1982. Our mom was our "Jane Fonda" without the leg warmers with her passion for exercise well into her 80's and also our "Avon" model with her beautiful complexion which was always the envy of her daughters. But most importantly she raised eleven children to become successful and independent each in their own way and being a very proud grandmother of 26 and great grandmother of 19 all of who meant the world to her.

She is survived by her eleven children, Aileen Murphy of Mesa AZ, Virginia (Bob) Lewis of Mesa, AZ, Sharon (John) Marshall of Dubuque, Mike Wolfe of Des Moines, Kathleen Kelly of Dubuque, Mary (Steve) Fitzgerald of Dyersville, John (Sue) Wolfe of Milford, Ohio, Jim Wolfe of Dubuque, Janet (Tim) Fitzgerald of Dyersville, Bill Wolfe and Tom Wolfe both of Dubuque, her 26 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren 3 sisters in law and 2 first cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a grandson Sean Murphy great grandson Christopher Palangian and several brother's and sisters in law.

We would like to thank Dr. Regan Wolbers, Sunset Park, Finley Hospital, Luther Manor and Hospice of Dubuque. Your kindness to Mom will always be remembered.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque.

"To our "beautiful" Mother, If flowers were Mothers we would Pick You", We love you Mom!

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Elsbeth Pauline "Beth" Williams age 92 of 2645 University Ave. Died Sunday November 4, 2012 at home. According to her wishes there will be no visitation or services. Burial will be at Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery.

She was born on May 30, 1920 in Germany the daughter of Frederick and Julia (Kintzinger) Hanselmann.

During her lifetime she worked for Dubuque Savings and Loan and at the Family business Hanselmann Sheet Metal Co. She was active in the Master Gardener Program and a past member of the Sunshine Circle at Finley Hospital.

She is survived by a daughter Judith (Robert) Richardson, of Iowa City, Iowa a son David (Janet) Williams of Dubuque, 4 Grandchildren Ian and Hayley Richardson, and Bradley and Sarah Williams, 2 sisters Gerda (Gene) Chappel Dubuque, and Gertrude Klinge of Dubuque, brother Roger (Sue) Hanselmann of Dubuque and her good friend Carolyn E. Steckel.

She was preceded in death by her parents sisters Frieda Rudolph, Irma Cartigney, Julia Morgan, brothers Herbert Hanselmann, Ralph Hanselmann and a brother-in-law George Klinge.

Beth requested memorials be given to your favorite charity in her memory.

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Alice H. Duccini, formerly Alice H. Krepfle, age 69 of 2010 Garfield Avenue, passed peacefully Sunday morning Nov. 4th, 2012 at Dubuque Nursing and Rehab Center. Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 9th from 2 to 8 p.m. at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road. A "Celebration of Life" ceremony will be held at 2705 Rhomberg Avenue beginning at 2 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 10th.

Alice was born on April, 1st 1943 in Dubuque, Iowa daughter of John & Helen Krepfle. Alice lived in the Point neighborhood of Dubuque her entire life. She graduated from Senior High School in 1961. She immediately began her years of caring for others working as a lab technician at Mercy Hospital. On April 24th, 1965, Alice H. Krepfle and John W. Duccini were married at Holy Trinity Church. They were blessed with two children at which time Alice left the workforce to be a stay-at-home mom and raise her children. When her children were both in grade school, she returned to school, enrolling at NICC in the respiratory therapy program. She graduated in 1977 and returned to MercyHospital to work in its Respiratory Therapy department. She enjoyed her work and continued to care for others at Mercy Hospital until her retirement in 2001. After retiring, Alice returned to her most precious job of all; she immediately began enjoying, and caring for her three grandchildren.

Alice is most often described as being just "a really nice lady". Family and friends also remember her as a fantastic cook and a wonderful hostess. She will be remembered for the large 3rd of July parties that she would co-host for the fireworks over the last 25 years; and for her elaborate Christmas displays and meals. Her two favorite events were undoubtedly Christmas and the 3rd of July where she was able to spend time with family and friends. Once one event would end; she would begin planning the next. She will be deeply missed on these particular days. In addition to family events, Alice was most proud of her times organizing, planning, and attending her class reunions for the ‘Class of 61" with her friends and classmates. Alice was truly the rock in the family, and the one everyone would go to during troubled times.

Those left to honor her memory are: her husband of 47 years John W. Duccini, a retired commercial fisherman; Her children Tom (Beth) Duccini and Kathryn A. Duccini; Her grandchildren Colten Duccini, Jacob Duccini & Alesha Duccini, all of Dubuque; and her mother Helen M. (Olson) Krepfle who resides at Stonehill Nursing home.

She was preceded in death by her father John H. Krepfle, and her three brothers Glen A. Krepfle and Douglas L. Krepfle of Dubuque , John L. Krepfle of Thonassassa, FL.

The family wishes to thank everyone at Dubuque Nursing and at The Tri-State Dialysis Center for the loving care they provided to Alice.

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Sharon R. Carr-Zander age 67 of 3900 Aurora Street died at 1:50 PM Sunday November 4, 2012 at home following a courageous battle with Cancer. Funeral services will be at 10 AM Thursday November 8, 20912 at Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church with Fr. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West. Friends may call from 3 to 8 Wednesday at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road where there will be a parish wake service at 3 PM.

Sharon was born on March 20, 1945 in Dubuque the daughter of Edward and Florence (Burkart) Zalaznik. She married James Carr on November 15, 1969 at Saint Joseph The Worker Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on January 26, 2002. She later married Alan Zander on November 3, 2007 in East Dubuque, IL. She worked for Grove Tool for over 35 years and loved being a grandma, traveling with Alan and her many shopping trips.

She is survived by her husband Alan, a son William (Becky) Carr of Dubuque, two daughters Christie A. (Aaron) Hirsch of Dyersville and Angie M. (Brian) Dante of Des Moines, six grandchildren Tyler, Hailey, Luke and Cole Hirsch and Nathan and Meredith Dante Sisters Patty (Lyle) Montgomery, Marilyn (Bob) Hoefer both of Dubuque, Charlotte (John) Gavin of Iowa City, Brothers Tom (Valerie) Zalaznik, Edward (Vickie) Zalaznik, Roger (Mary Jo) Zalaznik all of Dubuque, and Gary (Elaine Burmeister) Zalaznik of Rock Island, IL two aunts Vivian Zalaznik of Epworth and Mary Tujetsch of Guttenberg, a brother-in-law Dick Steinhoff of Wills Point, Texas and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Florence her step mother Shirley (Banks) Zalaznik, her husband James and a sister Joanne Steinhoff.

The family requests no flowers. A Sharon Carr-Zander memorial fund has been established.

Sharon's family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque West group especially Kristina for all their care, compassion and kindness.

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Paul I. Barth, age 84, of Belmont Wisconsin and formerly of Key West, Iowa passed away Friday November 2, 2012 at home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be at 11 AM Wednesday November 7,2012 at St. Joseph's, Key West, IA, with Fr. Michael Podhajsky and Father Monte Robinson of Belmont, WI concelebrating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Iowa. Friends may visit with the family at Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, Dubuque, IA, on Tuesday November 6, 2012 from 3 to 8 and again from 9 AM until the time of services Wednesday. There will be a parish wake service at 7:45 PM Tuesday.

He was born on January 21, 1928 at the family farm in Key West, Iowa, the youngest child of Emil and Mary Josephine (Gerlach) Barth. Paul married Mary Catherine (Kay) Schrobilgen on October 24, 1950 at St. Joseph's Church in Rickardsville, Iowa. Together they farmed in Key West, IA, Dickeyville, WI and since 1974, Lake Joy View Farm, Belmont, WI. He was a member of St. Philomena's Catholic Church, Belmont; Lafayette County Farm Bureau and the Milwaukee Milk Producers. He enjoyed listening to Maggie Mae, playing euchre, watching westerns, dancing, going for car rides and stopping to eat.

Those left to cherish his memory included his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Kay; his children Carol (Dan) Ellerbach of Bellevue, IA; Bonnie Hammes of Holmen, WI; Paula (Ron) Digman of Dickeyville, WI; Steven (Sue) Barth of Livingston, WI; Anita (Ken) Kohout of Montfort, WI; Gerri, Gail and Gene Barth, Mary Jane "MJ"(Derek) Dachelet, Karla (Bob) Stoney all of Belmont, WI; Brenda (Kris) Enright of Stockton, IL; and Ann (Matt McDowell) of East Dubuque, IL; Forty-one grandchildren; twenty-two great-children and a great-grandson due in February; a brother, Alfred (Marie) Barth of Dubuque, IA, sisters-in-laws Dorothy (Roy) Gabrenja, Patricia Hough, Thelma Roberts, all of Dubuque, IA, and Irma Schrobilgen of Durango, IA; numerous nieces and nephews; and special canine companion, Bailey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings and their spouses, Katherine (Frank) Dunne, Anne Barth, Florence (John) Muenster, Henry (Irene) Barth, Gertrude (Joseph) Kilburg, George (Erma) Barth, Helen Kowalske, Edna (William) Thoma, Robert Bremer, and Arthur Kowalske; a grandson, Alexander Walker; son-in-law, George Hammes, Jr.; in-laws, Joseph and Margaret Schrobilgen; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and their spouses, Melvin Schrobilgen, Germaine (Aloysius) Schmitt, Robert (Dorothy) Schrobilgen, Richard Hough and Harlan Roberts; along with special nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, a Paul I. Barth Memorial Fund has been established.

The family wishes to extend a special thank-you to Father Monte Robinson, Donna Digman, Marian Olson, Lafayette County Nursing Services, Teri Steinhoff, Dixie Clifton and Southwest Health Center Hospice and Dr. Jeff White and Medical Associates staff of Platteville for Paul's excellent and loving care.

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Jane Marie Erschen age 61 of 2419 Rockdale Road died Wednesday October 31, 2012 at home following a battle with Cancer. Funeral services will be at 6 pm Monday November 5, 2012 at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road with Rev. Donald Bakewell officiating. Entombment will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery Columbarium. Friends may call from 3 to 6. on Monday. November 5, 2012 at the funeral home.

Jane was born on August 1, 1951 in Menominee, IL the daughter of William and Mary (Hickie) Vogt. She married Steven Erschen in Dubuque and worked for several Dubuque area restaurants lastly at the Galena Cafe, in Galena. Jane loved to spent time with her family and was a great cook and pie maker. She loved to play cards and entered many euchre tournaments, she also enjoyed watching football.

She is survived by husband Steve, a daughter Tammy Madigan of Dubuque, three brothers Bill (Cheryl) Vogt, of Freeport, Dave (Sharon) Vogt of Phoenix, and Joseph (Karen) Vogt of Dubuque and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Donald Vogt and a sister Sandra Power.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Herman and his staff, and Hospice of Dubuque for all the loving care they gave to Jane.

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Robert Albert Papenthien, age 87, of Dubuque passed Tuesday October 30, 2012 at the Finley Hospital. Funeral services will be 10 AM Friday at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, 2025 Jackson St. with Rev. Parker Knoll officiating. Burial will be at Dubuque Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 PM November 1, 2012 at The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory at 2595 Rockdale Road and also from 9 to 10 AM Friday at Saint Paul's.

Bob was born on February 20, 1925 in Dubuque,Iowa the second son of William and Christina (Knockel) Papenthien. He was educated through the eighth grade at Saint Paul's Lutheran School whereupon he became fully employed on his Dad's farm North of Durango at the top of Gillespi Hill. He was married to Patricia A. O'Toole on July 1, 1950 and she preceded him in death on May 1, 1993. He subsequently married Ruth (Kupferschmidt) Kane on June 18, 1994 whom also preceded him in death on August 19, 2012.

Robert worked on his dad's farm while driving for Dairy Dispatch for 8 years and then drove for Gateway/Maslin Transportation for 27 years retiring in 1982. He was a volunteer with the Red Cross and The Retired Senior Volunteer Program. He was a life long member of Saint Paul's Lutheran Church and also attended Saint Peter's Lutheran Church. As his final act of giving and kindness he was a tissue and organ donor.

He is survived by his five children: Michael (Carol) Papenthien of Waterloo, Iowa, Karen (John) Leo of Panora, Iowa, Robert (Angie) Papenthien of Dubuque, Iowa, Tom (Cathy) Papenthien of Ixonia, Wisconsin, and Barb Spurling of Austin, Minnesota; two step-children James E. (Debra) Kane III of Dubuque and Jeffrey M. (Amy) Kane of Walford, Iowa; twelve grandchildren Jennie (Papenthien) (Luke) Matthews, Katie, Eryn (Soreide) (Ken) Wolf, Matthew (Ann) Soreide, Heidi, and Jordan (Danielle) Papenthien, Steve (Nicky), Kelly (Caryn), Doug (Angela), Lindy (Spurling) (Adam) Shamp, Ryan and Natalie Spurling, and nine step-grandchildren Cindy (Leo) (Lahsen) Kharrazi, Nels (Karla) Leo, Philip Leo and Betsey (Leo) (Josh) Sass; Mallory, Andrew, Rylie and Dalton Kane, and Ashley Hyberger and twenty three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Edwin Papenthien and two sisters Ruth Papenthien and Arleta (Papenthien) Redmond.

A Robert A. Papenthien memorial fund has been established with the family.

The family would like to thank the outstanding nurses, doctors and staff at the Finley Hospital for their excellent and loving care.

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Marie "Mickey" Caroline Bogas, 86, of Dubuque, died Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Luther Manor. Burial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Linwood Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 1 PM Wednesday November 7th at Saint John's Lutheran Church 1276 White St. with a reception to follow. The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Mickey was born February 6, 1926 in Andrew, Iowa, daughter of Edward and Martha Hanff. She graduated from Tripoli (Iowa) High School. Mickey married George Bogas on March 13, 1951 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Dubuque. Mickey was educated at Wartburg College and the Finley Hospital School of Nursing. After graduation, she worked in the operating room and entered management at the Polyclinic Hospital in New York City. Mickey returned to Dubuque to manage the Finley Hospital operating room. She also taught nursing for many years in the Dubuque community and was a member of The Finley Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association.

Mickey and George were best friends and partners, famous for their mouth-watering steak fry dinners skillfully prepared for many community organizations and businesses. The duo also frequently made meals and gift baskets for shut-ins, and invited those with limited family into their house for home-cooked meals and warm fellowship. Mickey relished adventure and traveled the world with George—their favorite destinations were Europe, Australia, Canada and Alaska, as evidenced by the numerous photographs they made during every trip. They also enjoyed their many "military family" reunions as a result George's World War II service with the U.S. Army's 745th Tank Battalion. Mickey frequently doted on her adopted Dupaco Community Credit Union family, where George served on the board of directors for more than 46 years.

Mickey was a kind and generous person, who appreciated the art of a hand-penned letter and a flower's simple beauty. She always was humble about her latest needlework creation. A music lover, Mickey played the piano and sang, lending her voice to the Dubuque Chorale. She was a long-time blood donor to the American Red Cross and spent many early mornings swimming laps at the Dubuque Community Y.

In addition to her loving husband, George, Mickey is survived by two sisters, Gretchen Senft and Veronica Augst of St. Paul, Minn., as well as 10 nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be given to St. John's Lutheran Church. Please no flowers.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to The Finley Hospital, Luther Manor and to the wonderful Dupaco Community Credit Union family.

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Dorothy B. Willman, age 90, of Dubuque died peacefully at 2:25 PM Friday October 26, 2012 at Ennoble Manor. Funeral services will be at 10 AM Tuesday October 30, 2012 at Saint Patrick's Church with Fr. Dan Knepper officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 Monday October 29, 2012 at The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, where a parish Ware service will be held at 3:45.

Dorothy was born on December 29, 1921 in Dubuque the daughter of William and Hannah (Merz) Cumpton. She married Robert F. Willman Sr. on July 10, 1943 in Salina, Kansas. He preceded her in death on May 9, 1987. Over the years Dorothy worked at the Dubuque Packing Co, Sutters Bakery and the Dubuque Casket Co.

She is loved by her family and will be missed by her four children Robert (Sandy) Willman Jr., Kathy Schueler, Judy (Tom) Firzlaff, and Jane Gassman. Her twelve grandchildren Michelle (Jeff) Orlowski, Marisa, (Matt) Schwartz, Jerome, (Sabrina) Hedley, Jamey (Cindy) Hedley, Bob (Bobbi) Scheuler, Tracy (Pat) Nolan, Shawn Schuler, Christy (Dean) Bergfeld, Kerry (Mark) Bradley, Corey (Lindsay) Firzlaff, Jamie (Steve) Capesias, and Benji (Jenny) Meyer her 28 great grandchildren Amanda, Hunter, and Brady Orlowski, Tory, Drake, Jessica & Tyler Hedley, Tyler Williams, Baby Schwartz, Brandon, Jordan, Morgan, Devin and Logan Schueler, Jacob and Ryan Nolan, McKenzie, Rylee, Jackson, and Briella Capesias, Kobe, Ashlyn and Alyna Meyer, Grace, Will and Lilly Bergfeld, Ava and A.J. Bradley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings Bill, Dick, Helen, Rose, Ethel, Mary Luella and Lillian and a son-in-law Marvin Gassman.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque.

The family would like to thank Dr. Tom Schreiber and his staff and Hospice of Dubuque for all their care and concern.

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Jon Christopher Drury, age 30, of 3001 Karen St. died Monday October 22, 2012 following a sudden illness. Services will be at 10:30 AM Saturday October 27, 2012 at the Sacred Heart Chapel at Clarke University. Burial will follow at Linwood Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the U.S. Army and the Dubuque Marine Corps League. Friends may call from 3 to 7pm Friday October 26, at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road and after 9 AM Saturday at Clarke University Chapel.

Jon was born on January 23, 1982 in Busan, South Korea and came to America on July 14, 1983 to become the son of Robert and Kathryn Drury.

Jon's life revolved in one way or another around Home. He came and went often, because he had two homes who shared his love, but always returned with wild stories, new passions, new friends, and room-capturing energy. He was home-schooled in adolescence, but even then spent much time away on his computer, working with the Berkley Software Development Group on the Linux open-source operating system. There, he made many friends (some of whom he never met in person) whose friendship he would share for the next decade of his life. After finishing his GED, he left home for New York, where he studied for a year at the Culinary Institute of America; where he further honed his passion for cooking, and returned with friends who shared that passion that he kept in touch with for years after. To the very end, his cooking skills were unmatched.

After Jon returned home from the CIA, he spent some time off finding himself. He moved often and lived fully, but soon returned home to his family to rest for awhile while he decided his next step. His next step was immense, and he trained at home every day in preparation to join the military; a career he would share with his father, Robert; brother, Benjamin; and a long line of family tracing back for generations. It wasn't long after Basic Training that Jon was deployed with the 4th infantry Division to Iraq. There, he served as a cook but found that all the cooking was being done by contractors. So, he joined on with the scout unit on his base where he would train with them, patrol with them, and help defend their convoys. On those patrols, Jon created new long-standing relationships among the men and women with whom he served. Jon returned home from Iraq in 2006 and was discharged from the military in 2008 for medical reasons at the rank of Specialist.

In the crucial years after Jon's return from Iraq, he found peace in the love of his family; especially his nephews Brayden and Kameron. He spent quiet evenings on the back porch of his mother, Kathryn; and step-father Steven, where they would argue and share for hours. He sat and kept his father and step-mother, Polly company while cooking meals (or resisting the temptation to step in while they cooked). Finally, at the time of his death, Jon was pursuing a new path. With great fervor, he attended Clarke University; first in the nursing program, then the philosophy department with the intent of studying law. At Clarke he found a home among the professors and students on campus and nurtured his unshakable hunger for knowledge. Between dinners at his parents house, spending time helping his sister, Allison, and her sons; Jon brought his learning, his incredible sense of value and self respect, and his larger-than-life personality home to share with everyone.

He is survived by his father Robert (Polly) Drury and Mother Kathryn (Steve) Struck a sister Allison "Allie" Kochneff and her children Brayden and Kameron and brother Benjamin Drury all of Dubuque.

A Jon Christopher Drury memorial fund has been established.

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Jennifer Rose "Jenni" (Genz) Skahill, age 41, of Dubuque died Tuesday October 16, 2012. Funeral Services will be at 10 AM Monday October 22, 2012 at Holy Spirit Parish Sacred Heart Church with Fr. Dwayne Thoman officiating. Burial will be at Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 5 Sunday October 21, 2012 at The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, where there will be a wake service.

Jenni was born on January 29, 1971 in Dubuque the daughter of Joseph and Ann (Kegler) Genz. Jennifer formerly worked at SELCO and WSLive. She enjoyed spending time with her many family and friends, live music, and going for motorcycle rides. Jennifer was always generous with her love and her sense of humor could make anyone smile. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life, and she especially cherished her time with her granddaughter, Kylee. She'll be greatly missed by everyone's hearts she's touched.

She is survived by her three children Britini (Andrew) Slaght of Dubuque, Cody Skahill and Jake Skahill both of San Antonio their father Robert Skahill, four grandchildren Kylee, Anna, Caroline, and Andrew, her brother Donald (Janet) Genz of Dubuque five sisters, Sharon (Bob) Koster of Dubuque, Jane (Jim) Bakey of Sherrill, Joan Genz of Dubuque, Julie (Tom) McDonald of Dodgeville, WI, Patricia (Todd) Miller of Brooklyn WI, 11 nieces and nephews Jill Beclar, Jodie Koster, Kelli Genz, Kathi Riemer, Peter Genz, Jesse and Jenna Bakey, Travis McDonald, Ashley, Ann, and Christopher Miller.

Many great nieces nephews cousins and her special friend of many years John Miller.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Kim in infancy.

In lieu of flowers, a Jennifer Rose Skahill memorial fund has been established.

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Francis Joseph "Fran" Woller, age 68, formerly of Dubuque, passed away at his home in Anchorage Alaska, after a short battle with cancer with his wife by his side on Sunday October 14, 2012. Funeral services will be at 10 Am Tuesday October 23, 2012 at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Ghost Church with Fr. Dwayne Thoman officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Marine Corps League and the Tri State Vietnam Veterans. Friends may call from 4 to 8 Monday October 22, 2012 at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, where there will be a parish wake service at 4:30.

Fran was born on January 18, 1944 in Chariton, Iowa the son of Francis Matthew and Hazel Marie (Walsh) Woller. He married Linda Diann, and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked in Construction and for Dubuque John Deere prior to moving to Alaska. He was a member of the UAW local #94.

He will be remembered for his sense of humor, practical jokes, and for always taking care of someone who was down and out on their luck. Fran would help when no one else seemed to care. Fran welcomed everyone into his family and treated them like they were family. He loved spending time with his family, and loved the mountains and being on the water boating. He also had a passion for cooking and was known for his famous Grasshoppers.

He is survived by his wife Linda of Anchorage, daughter Tammy (John) Sanders, son Francis (Monica) Woller both of California, grandchildren Haley Lin, Ryan matthew, Leo & Pearl, a brother John (Marlene) Woller of Dubuque a sister Colleen (Mike) Bailey of Davenport, nieces Tonya Garnica, Tara Diaz, Trisha Turner, Toni Miller, Serena Curler, Shawna Woller, Shelly Woller and several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Francis and Hazel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Veterans Freedom Center in Dubuque.

"Fran will be watching over all of us and the five additional grand children he is still expecting from his daughter-in-law. He will be missed dearly."

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Fred McLimans, 61, of Dubuque, IA passed away at home October 12, 2012. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Leonard Funeral Home, & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road, with Pastor John Sorenson officiating. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 and again Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory.

Fred was born January 17, 1951 to Ralph and Kathryn (Foley) McLimans. He married Yvette Budde-Felderman on March 16, 1999. Fred worked at John Deere Works Dubuque and was a member of UAW 94. Fred also served on the Board of Directors for Key West Sportsmen Club. Fred most enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. He was an avid Packers fan and enjoyed camping and boating (upon his wife's request). He also enjoyed hunting and the great outdoors. But his true friends will know what he really enjoyed!

Surviving are his wife Yvette, children - Heather (Dean) Sieverding, Chad Felderman, Terra (Scott) Strohmeyer. His grandchildren Ashley (Jack) Osterhaus, Alicia, Audrey, Alyx Sieverding, Taylor Domer, Delanie Brooks, Jaxen and Jolee Strohmeyer. Three brothers Ed (Patti), Jack (Robin), Jerry (Julie) McLimans, two sisters - Betty (Mike) Stohlmeyer, Debra (Dave) Baker. Godson Shane McLimans; Mother-in-law Ila Budde; many sister and brother-in-laws; many nieces and nephews.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-laws Glenn, Raymond (Buster) and Johnny Budde. Many close friends will also be there to welcome him into his new life. Let the card playing begin!

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

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Virginia E. "Virgie" Ruden, 96 of Bernard, Iowa passed away at 3:25pm Thursday October 11th, 2012 at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade. Services will be at 10:30a.m. on Monday October 15th at St. Patrick's Church, Garryowen, with the Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 1p.m. to 6p.m. Sunday October 14th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where there will be a wake service at 1:00pm.

She was born on July 15, 1916 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of John B. and Elizabeth (Fischer) Gerdemann. She married Urban P. "Urb" Ruden on Sept. 24, 1940, at Holy Family Church, New Melleray, and together they farmed in the Bernard area since 1945. He preceded her in death on September 22, 2009. After Urb passed away she moved and resided at Riverbend Retirement Community in Cascade. Virgie had a great love for flowers and children.

Surviving are three children, Judy Schmit, Jim (Chris) Ruden, and Donna (Don) Haas; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, Steve (Lorri) Schmit, and their children, Jenica, Eric and Jill, Anne (Kyle) Kauder, and their children, Kayla and Vic, Mike (Cheri) Schmit, and their children, Drew and Jake, Janet (Kevin) Felton, and their children, Mae, Libby, Nicole, & Kara, Karen (Matt) Rodekamp, and their children, Eden and Claire, Rod (Thea) Ruden, and their children, Gage, Ava, Tate, Maya, Ryan (Peggy) Ruden, and their daughter, Jillian, Emmett, and Sarah (Matt) Merz and their children Sophie and a sister-in-law Agnes Gerdemann.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, son-in-law Don Schmit on July 10, 2010, her brothers Arthur, Clarence, and John, sisters Marietta Cahill and Florence Steffen.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Riverbend Retirement Community, Shady Rest Care Center, and Hospice of Dubuque. Also to Rita Fischer for being a good friend to mom.

In lieu of flowers, a Virginia Ruden memorial fund has been established.

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Terry Williams of Orangevale, CA formerly of Dubuque, IA passed away peacefully at his home on August 10, 2012 surrounded by his wife and four children after a year long battle with cancer. He was 66 years old. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held in Dubuque on Friday October 12, 2012 from 4:00 – 7:00 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd.

Terry was born in Dubuque, Iowa on October 12, 1945 and graduated from Senior High School. He settled in Sacramento, California in 1976.

Terry and Debbie (Roussel) were married December 22, 1978. He was a loving husband to Debbie for 33 years and a wonderful father to their four children, Justin (his wife Apryl), Ryan, Kimberly, Stefani, and one grandson, Brysen, all of the Sacramento area.

Terry worked in the printing business for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, having barbecues, playing games and watching sports. Terry also enjoyed playing with his grandson. He enjoyed music and played the drums in several bands in the Dubuque area in the 70's. He was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 for the group, Bands of Gold. Terry also enjoyed his cars. His pride and joy was his 1966 Chevelle.

Terry is survived by his wife, children, grandson, a brother Bruce Williams of Dubuque, IA, and his father in law, Ray Roussel, Dubuque. IA.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Sue Williams, his mother in law, Mary Lou Roussel, and his sister-in-law, Mary Williams.

Prayers and condolences may be sent to Debbie Williams, 8709 Baxter Way, Orangevale, CA 95662.

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Timothy Ray Decker, 34, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Dubuque, passed away on September 28, 2012 as the result of a motorcycle accident. Services will be at 10:30a.m. on Wednesday October 10th at St. Joseph Church, Key West with Rev. Jerry Blake officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 4pm to 8pm Tuesday October 9th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 4pm.

Tim was born on April 30, 1978 in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of David and Gale (Crail) Decker. He graduated in 1996 from Dubuque Senior High School.

Tim married his high school sweetheart, soul mate & the love of his life Stephani Cupps on May 22, 1999. Tim was a Finance Manager at Thorobred Chevrolet in Phoenix, Arizona, and he enjoyed cars and motorcycles. Tim enjoyed spending time with his beloved family especially his three beautiful daughters and was always ready with a helping hand and a smiling face.

Surviving Tim are his wife Stephani of Phoenix, AZ and three beautiful young daughters, Alexis, 14, Morgan, 9, and Peyton,4, also of Phoenix; his mother Gale (Dave) Moline, of Dubuque, and two sisters, Tammi and McKenzie Decker also of Dubuque, and a brother Matthew (Teeney) Decker of Cedar Falls, IA; Grandparents, Albert and Callista Decker of Dubuque, and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Tim was preceded in death by his father David J. Decker.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

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Forrest "Kent" Meyers, 89, of Dubuque, formerly of Grundy Center, died October 3, 2012 at Dubuque Nursing and Rehab Center, Dubuque. Kent has donated his body to the University of Iowa School of Medicine. Graveside services will be at a later date in Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center Iowa. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

He was born June 14, 1923, in Grundy Center, Iowa, son of Forrest and Alberta Meyers. He married Dorothy Galbreath on December 17, 1948, in Waterloo and they later divorced. Mr. Meyers graduated from high school in Grundy Center and studied at both the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. His education was interrupted when he was drafted into the United States Army in 1943. He served in the 110th Battalion, fought at Normandy on Omaha Beach during WWII. He was awarded the silver star. After returning from the war, he farmed in Grundy County and Butler County. Kent was a Third Degree Mason and a former member of the El Kahir Shrine in Waterloo, Iowa. He was also a fifty-year member of the Emerald Masonic Lodge in Grundy Center. His dying wish was to make the trip to Washington, D.C. with Honor Flight of Dubuque. He valiantly rose to the occasion on September 25, 2012.

He is survived by his two daughters, Mary Gayle Stowe (Jack) of Gladbrook, Iowa and Susan Ward (Michael) of Waterloo, Iowa, sister, Marcia La Morte of Buffalo, New York, brother William "Bill" (Lova) of Sedona, Arizona and three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Colleen.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Dubuque and Honor Flight of Dubuque.

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Alice Jerrett Manning, 88, of Rock Island, IL formerly of Dubuque passed away at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, IA on October 2, 2012. Memorial services will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday October 6th at Trinity Anglican Church 1818 6th Ave, Rock Island, IL where friends may gather after 10:00a.m. at the church. Friends may call from 3p.m to 5p.m. Sunday October 7th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, Dubuque, Iowa. Private family burial will be on Monday October 8th in Rock Church Cemetery, Livingston, WI.

Alice was born in Switzerland on January 16, 1924 to Lina and Gottfried Friedli. She married LaVern Jerrett who preceded her in death. She later married James C. Manning and shared 55 years of marriage. James preceded her in death on February 18, 2008.

Alice was a devoted teacher for 40 years, starting in one-room and rural schools in Iowa and Wisconsin, and retiring from Cuba City, Wisconsin. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed reading, fishing and crafts. Alice emigrated to America as an infant, was raised in German Valley, WI and spent most of her adult life in Dubuque until moving to the Quad Cities in 2007. She lived at Friendship Manor where she made wonderful friendships and enjoyed playing Euchre.

She is survived by her children, Gary James (Donna) Jerrett of Bettendorf, Iowa, Paul (Liz) Jerrett of West Virginia, and Cathy (James) White, of Bettendorf, IA. Daughter-in-law Mary Jane Jerrett, of New Jersey, sister Lina Schmoekel, of Platteville, Wisconsin, and brother-in-law Ralph (Glee) Jerrett, of Livingston, WI. Alice will also be remembered by her loving grandchildren and great grand children.

She was preceded in death by her children Allen Jerrett, Terry Manning & wife June, Jaimus Montress and grandson Allen Jerrett Jr.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the devoted and caring staff of the Clarrisa C. Cook Hospice House.

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John W. Sullivan, age 96, formerly of 3274 Lake Ridge Dr., died at 3:30 AM Saturday September 29, 2012 at Stonehill Care Center. Services will be at 10:00a.m. Friday October 5, 2012 at the Church of the Nativity with Rev. Scott Bullock officiating, where a rosary will be said at 9:30am at the church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 3pm to 7pm Thursday October 4th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 6:45pm.

John was born on December 17, 1915 in Dubuque, Iowa near St. Joseph Prairie Church, the son of William J. and Catherine (McNamara) Sullivan. He married M. Elizabeth Moriarty on November 21, 1946 at St. Mary's in Dubuque. He worked at Dubuque John Deere in the Machine Shop until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of Nativity Parish and UAW Local 94. He was an avid golfer and accomplished 3 hole-in-ones in his lifetime. He was also a great baseball fan and played ball in the Prairie League for many years.

He is survived by his wife M. Elizabeth "Betty" Sullivan, two daughters Colleen (Steve) Hook, Scottsdale, AZ, Diane Sullivan, of Olathe, KS, and a son John (Barbara) Sullivan, of Kirkland, WA. Four grandchildren, Morgan, Meredith, Mackenzie & Christina. Two sisters Harriet Barker of Billings, Montana, and Amelia (Bill) Tully, of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Carol in 1970 and two sisters Catherine McGill and Margaret Sullivan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Holy Family Schools.

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Carol D. "Budie" Fitzgerald, 71 of 610 Kane Street passed away on Tuesday September 18, 2012 at home. According to Carol's wishes there will be no public visitation or services. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

Carol was born on February 15, 1941 in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Herman and Verena (Sigwarth) Barton. She married James C. "Fitz" Fitzgerald on November 27, 1958 at Holy Trinity Church in Dubuque. She worked for Paul's Pastry Shop and lastly at Bethany Home until her retirement. Carol had a fond love for animals especially her dogs, but most of all loved spending time with her family and attending many baseball and softball games her family played in. Carol was a kind and giving person who made friends with anyone who came in contact with her.

She is survived by her husband James "Fitz', three sons, James R. Fitzgerald, Jeffrey M. Fitzgerald and John K. (Paula) Fitzgerald, grandchildren; Sean, Chad, David, Kristina, and Brittni, one great grandson Jay, all of Dubuque. He sister Darlene (Jim) Sorenson, of Kirkwood, sisters-in-law Judy Biggin and Margie Barton both of Dubuque.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Anna Mae (Ray) Maas, Stanley Barton, and Ronald Barton, mother & father-in-law James and Monica Fitzgerald, sister-in-law Mary Ellen Drew, and brother-in-law Michael Fitzgerald.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque, especially Traci, Kay, Tracey, Cindy, Jen and Angie for all their wonderful care and kindness they gave to Carol.

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Mary A Slaats, age 90, formerly of East Dubuque, IL passed away on September 10, 2012 in El Sobrante, California. Private family services will be held at a later date. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, Dubuque, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on January 2, 1922 in Menominee, Illinois to Henry and Marie (Fleege) Ripperda.

She married James C. Slaats on June 20, 1944. James died on March 26, 2010.

She is survived by her children; Linda (Jerry) Russell of North Liberty, Iowa, Jane (Howard) Jones of Hercules, California, Alaina (Bill) Jamison of Bernard, Iowa and James J Slaats of Fayette, Iowa. Grandchildren: Christy Russell of Iowa City, IA, Kirk Russell, of Iowa City, IA, Edward Hrynkow of Charlotte, North Carolina, Lori Hrynkow, of Pleasant Hill, California, Tressa (Adam) Allington, of Aurora, Colorado, Rachel Jamison of Berkeley, California, 4 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents and brothers and sisters: Clarence, Bernice, Jerome, Calista (Sr. Myron), Leona, Myron and Mary, and two nieces, Lois and Janet.

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Teresa D. Wagner, 79 of Dubuque passed away at 6:20pm Sunday September 16th, 2012 at home surroundedby her family. Services will be at 10:00a.m. Friday September 21, 2012 at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church with Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Dubuque Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 4 to 7 on Thursday September 20th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 4pm.

Teresa was born on March 5, 1933 in Key West, IA the daughter of John "Pete" and M. Camille (O'Hea) Hilkin.

She married Paul E. Wagner on June 1, 1957 at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on March 3, 2011. Teresa helped Paul work at W&W Roller Rink and Eagle Point Fun Land. She also worked for Brown Publishing, the former Dubuque Packing Co., Iron Kettle Deli and finally as a housekeeper at St. Columbkille's Church rectory. She enjoyed going to the track, her Sunday night dinner at her daughter Judy's home, and visiting her son and his family at Hi Banks Resort in Duluth, Minn. But most of all she loved and adored her granddaughters.

She is survived by her daughter - Judy (Rick) Blasen, and their daughter - Whitney, all of Dubuque, a son Tim (Kim) Wagner, and their daughters - Brittany, Bridget and Bryanna, of Duluth, MN. Foster son - Walter "Wes" Harrison, of Dubuque, one sister, Marguerite "Peg" (Mel) Vyerberg, of Dubuque, two sisters-in-law, Madonna "Donna" O'Brien, of Dubuque, Rosemary Hudson, of Coopersville, MI, Ann O'Hea, of Dubuque, and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins, and especially her niece Barb (Dave) Beidler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and siblings; Delbert Hilkin, Mary Catherine Hilkin and Jerry O'Hea.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque especially Angela, Anji and Jennie, to Dr. Christine Sinsky and her nurses and staff, and the nurses and staff of Mercy Medical Center especially Dr. Schultz for all the wonderful care and kindness they gave to Teresa.

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Jeannine Ann Kersch, age 76, of Dubuque died Saturday September 15, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be at 11 AM Wednesday September 19, 2012 at Saint Patrick's Church. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 Tuesday Sept. 18, 2012 at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 4 pm.

Jeannine was born on August 6, 1936 in Dubuque, the daughter of Richard and Loretta (Marceau) Haas, and graduated from the Visitation Academy. After high school she worked at Roshek's Department Store. On November 22, 1956, she married Thomas Kersch at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. They lived in Waterloo for a few years and returned to Dubuque to own and operate the Idle Hour until 2003. She finally worked for Saint Vincent de Paul on Iowa Street until her retirement. Jeannine loved to spend time with her family and enjoyed reading and sewing in her spare time. She loved being outdoors and spending time near the river. She will be remembered for her quick wit and her many snappy comeback's.

She is survived by her 3 children Tammy (Darin) Redies of Waverly, Iowa, Todd (Jayne) Kersch of Dubuque and Beth (Bill) Jentz of Dubuque. 8 grandchildren - Joshua, Kristin, Erin, Ericka, Bill Jr, Katie, Jane and Ben, 6 great grandchildren - Riann, Kahri, Ethan, Kyler, Brooke, and Leah, her father - Richard Haas of Dubuque, a sister Janice (Tom) Oberhoffer of Dubuque and 3 brothers Lenny (Gerry) Haas of Carrollton, Texas, Jerry Haas of McGregor, Iowa and Larry Haas of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband Tom on March 1, 2002 her mother Loretta, a son Matthew and a brother Richard.

In lieu of flowers, a Jeannine Kersch memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Hospice of Dubuque and Dr. Mark Hermann and his staff for all the care and compassion they gave to Jeannine.

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Lynn H Roddy, 82, of 1629 Bies Drive, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at home. Services will be 10:30a.m. Friday September 14th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd with Sister Margaret Ann Kramer, PBVM officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 5pm to 8pm Thursday September 13th at the funeral home.

Lynn was born April 5, 1930, in Dubuque, son of Lynn H. and Ann ( Donovan) Roddy. He graduated from St. Columbkille's High School and Loras College.

He married Margaret Botsford on Sept 11, 1971 at St. Anthony's Church. She preceded him in death on July 24, 2011. He worked for the former Dubuque Packing Co. and was Director of Transportation for Dubuque Community Schools. Lynn and Margaret moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1984 where he was employed by Star Food Processing. They returned to Dubuque in 1997. He was a member of the Dubuque Genealogical Society where he enjoyed sharing his passion for family history. He helped his sister raise her two young children, Jim and Ann Grady, after the death of their father.

Surviving are his niece, Ann Grady (Ken) Laubscher and their daughter Hannah; a niece Jan Grady and her family; a step-son Bruce (Bette) Botsford; 7 step grandchildren; 27 step-great grandchildren; a sister-in-law Mary Roddy and her family; and special friends, Vic and Loretta Prevatt and Bob and Sandy Spoerre.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a nephew, Jim Grady; a stepdaughter, Betty Roerig Ostrander; a sister Analyn Grady; and a brother, Jack Roddy; and brother-in-law Martin Grady.

In lieu of flowers, a Lynn H. Roddy Memorial Fund has been established.

A special thank you to Dr. Kirkendall and his nurse Kate.

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Jennie L. Waller, 73 of 10911 English Mill Rd passed away on Sunday September 9, 2012 at Finley Hospital. Services will be at 10:30a.m. Thursday, September 13th, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 3pm to 8pm Wednesday September 12th at the funeral home.

Jennie was born on April 14, 1939 in Dubuque,Iowa the daughter of Jack and Lodi (Griesinger) Haggerty. She married Cliff Waller on May 27, 1961 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Dubuque. Cliff preceded her in death on November 9, 2010. Jennie helped Cliff with the excavating business for many years and they also ran the WW Roller Rink. In her spare time she loved to fish.

She is survived by three children, Cliff Roy Waller, of Otter Creek, Kennie Waller, of Cresco and Suzie (Walter) Rupert, of Holy Cross. Three grandchildren; Jennie Lee, Walter Rupert and Lani Waller. One brother Stanley "Boots" Sunderland, of Dickeyville, WI, the Waller brothers & sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Cliff and a sister Helen Houselog.

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Joseph Leo Schubert, Jr., 58, of 2120 Washington Street passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at home. Friends may call from 4pm to 6pm Monday September 10th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, where services will be held at 6pm. Private entombment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Joe was born on January 31, 1954 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Joseph Leo and Virginia J. (Miller) Schubert Sr.. Joe will be missed by his family and close friends.

He is survived by three children, Teri (Mike) Bisdorf, Jason "Jake" (Kelli) Schubert, and Brittany Schubert all of Dubuque. Two grandchildren - Carter and Joey Bisdorf. Siblings Kathy (Tom) Finn and Gary (Carol) Schubert all of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, a Joseph Leo Schubert Jr. memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank Bob and Jane Walsh.

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William C. (Bill) Wodrich Sr., 80, of Dubuque passed away Tuesday, September 4,2012 at home with his family by his side. Services will be at 2:00pm Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road with Reverend Penny Thompson officiating. Military Rites will also be accorded by the American Legion Post#6. Friends may call after 12:00pm Saturday at the Funeral Home.

Bill was born on December 27, 1931 in Dubuque. Son of William E. and Anna (Mathis) Wodrich. He graduated from Senior High School in 1949 and served honorably in the Army during the North Korean War. He married Nancy Reisdorf on September 21, 1963. He worked for Interstate Power Co. for 42 years, retiring in 1991 to Prescott, AZ. Returning to Dubuque in 2003 to be near family. He was a member of the American Legion, IBEW, and the Dubuque Bowling Association. He enjoyed bowling, playing league baseball, going to different casinos, and watching the horse and dog races. He was an avid fan of the Cubs, Bears, and Bulls, always knowing if a game was on.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years; Nancy J. Wodrich of Dubuque, his 4 children; Penny (Mike) Healey of Tampa, FL, Charles (Pam) Wodrich of Buckeye,AZ, William J. (Sonia) Wodrich of Maquoketa, IA, Scott (Rebecca) Wodrich of Dubuque, 8 grandchildren, and his sister Marilyn (Ed) Knowles of Barrington,IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and a brother.

In lieu of flowers, a William C. Wodrich memorial fund has been established.

The Family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque, especially Jim and Cindy, and the staff of Mercy Hospital for all their wonderful care, kindness, and compassion.

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Ralph Lester Lemmer,75 of Dubuque passed away on Sunday September 2, 2012 at Manor Care. Friends may call from 3pm to 5pm Tuesday at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where services will be held at 5pm with Penny Thompsen officiating.

He was born on September 14, 1936 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Johnson) Lemmer. He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School on June 9, 1955 and attended the University of Dubuque. He married Jeanette Korman of September 17, 1988 at Summit Congregational Church in Dubuque. He worked in the office at Fisher Cole Storage, TV Repair Shop, and owned Hill Top Video Shop until he retired in 1998. He is a US Army Veteran and a member of the Masons.

He is survived by his wife Jeanette, a brother Carl, brother and sister-in-law Myron and Sandy Cole, brother-in-law Joe Korman, many nieces and nephews, his beloved cat "Butterscotch" and special friends Bob and Bonnie Molid.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Louise Kort, and Helen and Robert Brown, a brother Paul in infancy, brother-in-law William Korman, and his mother and father-in-law Fred and Mildred Korman.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Mercy Medical Center especially the ER and 3rd floor, to Hospice of Dubuque and Manor Care for all their wonderful care and kindness they gave to Ralph.

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Richard (Rich) Stecklein, 76, of 2217 St. John Drive, Dubuque, passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Saturday September 1, 2012 at home surrounded by his family. Friends may call from 3pm to 8pm on Wednesday September 5th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd. Private family services and entombment will be on Thursday at Mount Olivet Cemetery with Rev. Gary Mayer officiating and military detail accorded by American Legion Post #6.

Richard Nicholas Stecklein was born on February 5, 1936, in Dubuque, son of Harold and Eleanor (Wagner) Stecklein. He graduated from the Loras Academy in Dubuque. He married (Mary) Barbara Saefkow on October 29, 1960 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, Dubuque. Rich enlisted in the Army in 1957 until 1959 at Fort Benning, Georgia. He began bartending in 1959 at Riverside Bowl. He also bartended at various supper clubs such as Spielman's, the Chateau, and also at Country Heights for 25 years. He worked at the Dubuque Pack from 1963 to 1977 and owned the White House Bar from 1961 to 1976 where he sponsored numerous sports teams. Rich then worked at Wahlert High School from 1979 to 1984 as the well-known supervised study monitor, and at Loras College as Equipment Room Manager/Weight Room Supervisor from 1984 until his retirement in 2003. On October 9, 2010 Loras College dedicated its new Athletic Equipment Room in honor of Rich. After his retirement, Rich volunteered many hours at Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, and also served as the Secretary and Treasurer of the TriState Garden Club. Rich also took great pride in his own yard where he grew and cared for over 100 rose bushes. He very much enjoyed chatting with passers-by who would comment on his beautiful yard. Rich was a die-hard Cleveland Indians and GreenBay Packers fan, and would attend Cleveland Indians games every chance he got. He was inducted into the Dubuque Softball Hall of Fame in 1988.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Barb; four sons, Russ (Tracey) Stecklein of Dubuque, Rodney (Kathy) Stecklein of Oswego, Illinois, Rick (Peggy) Stecklein of Dubuque, and Randy Stecklein, of Springfield, Missouri; two daughters, Robyn Stecklein of Naperville, Illinois, and Rhonda (James) Kowall of Oswego, Illinois; nine grandchildren, Jordan, Shelby, Michael, Olivia, and Spencer Stecklein; J.R. and Jackie Kowall; and Eric and Kyle Dusseault. Sisters-in-law, Janet Stecklein, Carol (Tom) Schmidt, and Judy Bettcher, all of Dubuque; Deb Stecklein of Tallahassee, Florida and Patricia (Tom) Bradley of Green Valley, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a beloved son, Rhett Stecklein; two brothers, Ken and Jerry Stecklein; and a niece, Kelly Stecklein.

In lieu of flowers, a Richard Stecklein Memorial Fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque and Dr. Andrea Ries for all their wonderful care and kindness they gave to Rich.

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Donna Muntz, 73 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Thursday August 30, 2012 at home with her family by her side. Friends may call from 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. Tuesday September 4, 2012 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where services will be held at 1:00pm with Deacon David McGhee officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery.

Donna was born on March 10, 1939 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Elmer and Eileen (Hillery) Eppler. She married Gerald Muntz in Dubuque and he preceded her in death. She worked at the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque for many years as a coat checker. Donna enjoyed playing cards, gambling, cooking and laying in the sun especially in Florida, but most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by three children, David (Dina) Muntz, Danny "Buzz" Muntz, and Tootie (Rob) Hoffmann, all of Dubuque, nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, her siblings; Sandy Cashman, of Boscobel, WI, Linda Eppler of Dubuque, Roger (Shirley) Eppler of Dubuque, Duke (Vicki) Eppler, of Dickeyville, WI, and Tom Eppler, of Dubuque.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gerald, a daughter Debbie and sister Deb "Twiggy" Eppler.

In lieu of flowers, a Donna Muntz memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Dietz and his staff, Hospice of Dubuque, especially Ann and Nicole and to Donna's sister Linda for all their wonderful care, kindness and compassion they have given Donna.

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Myron R. "Turny" Turnmeyer, 97 of 2700 Matthew John Dr #328 formerly of St. Catherine, Iowa passed away on Tuesday August 28, 2012 at Finley Hospital after a short illness. According to his wishes there will be no public visitation or services. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Dolores.

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Jayne Anne Hartford, 65, of 4827 Peacock Dubuque, Iowa passed away at 9:00a.m. on Monday August 27th, 2012 at home. Private family services for friends and family will be held at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd.

She was born on October 18, 1946, in Farley, Iowa, and graduated from Western Dubuque High School. She married Michael Robert Hartford on Sept. 3, 1965.

She is survived by her husband Michael Hartford, sons Greg (Jeni) Hartford, Gerry (Sherry) Hartford, her Mother Rita Meihe, Mother-In-Law Lucille Hartford, 5 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son Gary Hartford, sister Charlene, brother Randy, sister Malia, Father-In-Law Robert Hartford, Father Robert Meihe.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

Goodbye Honey, love you forever. Mike

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Victor N. Thoma, 81, of Dubuque passed away on Sunday August 26, 2012 at Ennoble Manor. Services will be at 10:00a.m. on Thursday August 30th at St. Donatus Catholic Church with Rev. Jerry Blake officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 3PM to 8PM on Wednesday August 29th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, where there will be a wake service at 3pm. Friends may also call after 9am Thursday at the church in St. Donatus.

He was born on August 3, 1930 in St. Donatus, Iowa the son of Joseph and Frances (Meisenburg) Thoma. He married Viola Butlett and she preceded him in death. Victor farmed for his entire life in the La Motte area and was a former member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church. He retired from Dubuque John Deere and was a member of the UAW Local 94. He loved gardening and was an avid outdoorsman, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his children; Daniel (Sharon) Thoma, of Kieler, WI, Sharon (Patrick) Butler,and Victor Thoma Jr., both of Dubuque, Sally Thoma, Alfred Thoma, both of La Motte. Many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Brothers, Larry Thoma, Donald (Bertha) Thoma, Ernest (Alice) Thoma, Francis (Mary) Thoma, and Richard (Ethel) Thoma. Sisters; Marie (Alfred) Barth, Bernice Pottebaum, and Patricia (Eddie) Klaas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Viola, a grandson Taylor Keuter, and brothers Bill, Arnold and Joseph.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Matthew Kirkendall, and all the healthcare professionals of Finley Hospital for all their care and kindness.

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Dorothy Jones, 90 of Oak Park Place passed away on Sunday August 26th,2012 at Manor Care. Friends may call from 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m Wednesday August 29th, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd. Private family services will be held on Thursday with burial in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.

Dorothy was born on March 27, 1922 in Freeport, IL, the daughter of Roy and Emma (Harbsmeier) Smith. She married John H. Jones on July 1, 1943 in Salina, Kansas. He preceded her in death on June 25, 1988. She was happiest when she was surrounded by her large family which was her greatest joy in life.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children; Judy Kurt, Carolyn Suby, both of Des Moines, Craig (Becky) Jones, Dorothy (Harold) Fuller, Cheryl Cullum, Holly (Dean) Nauman, Tracy (Steven) Terry, and Darren Jones all of Dubuque, Vickie (Timothy) Callahan, of Cedar Rapids, Todd (Lori) Jones and Lisa (Michael) Miller, both of Rockford, IL, and Sharon (Jeffrey) Wischmeyer, of LeRoy, MI. A daughter-in-law Diane Jones of Dubuque, and a sister Phyllis Clancy, of Freeport, IL. 29 grandchildren, 33 greatgrandchildren with 2 on the way, many nieces and nephews and her beloved cat "Cinder".

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John, children, John D. Jones, Keith D. Jones, and Pamela Sloan, sons-in-law; Tom Sloan, David Suby, and Kurt Cullum. Sisters; Eleanor Holland, Florence Wittenmeyer, and Dolores LeFevre and a great granddaughter Emma Fuller.

The family requests no flowers.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Christine Sinsky for her care and compassion over the years and to the wonderful staff of Manor Care, and Hospice of Dubuque.

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Jerry K. McClain of Dubuque, IA died at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Mercy Hospital after a ten year courageous battle with Buergers disease. Services will be at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday August 26th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd with Pastor John Hulsizer officiating. Friends may call after 1:00pm until time of services Sunday at the funeral home.

Jerry was born on Feb. 6, 1960, in Dubuque, son of Wayne and Ann (Schmerbach) McClain. Jerry worked for Webber Metal, Cascade, IA until illness forced him to retire. Jerry enjoyed golfing and being with his friends at Paul's Tap. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are his mother Ann, brother Ron (Chris) McClain, sister Lori (Dennis) Weig all of Dubuque and sister Carol (Larry) Foht of Benton,Wisc.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne on April 23, 2012; his sister Kathy Miersen on April 3, 2007, his brother-in-law Brian Miersen on March 15, 2007, his grandparents and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, a Jerry McClain memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to extend a very special "thank you" to Dr. Christine Sinsky and her nurses for the excellent care they gave to Jerry. Also, a special thank-you to Dr. Obbink, Dr. Roling and their nurses. To all the nurses at Mercy Hospital, "Thank you" for the excellent care you gave Jerry.

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Catherine A. Giron, 66, of Dubuque passed away on Sunday August 19th, 2012 at Sunnycrest Manor. Friends and family may gather on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 1:30PM to 2:30PM in the Family Parlor at Sunnycrest Manor. A memorial mass will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012 at Our Lady of Consolation Church in Carey, Ohio. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd Dubuque, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on July 4, 1946 in Findlay, Ohio the daughter of the late Raleigh O. and Elizabeth C. (Logsdon) Powell. She married Robert E. Giron on October 2, 1976 in Pittsburgh, PA, where they resided for over 30 years. Robert preceded her in death on July 12, 1998. She was a Phlebotomist at a hospital in Pittsburgh before she was disabled by Multiple Sclerosis. She moved to Dubuque in 1999.

She is survived by her siblings, Rose M. Whisler, of Dubuque, Barbara L. (David) Wolber, of Forest, Ohio, Mark E. Powell of Nevada, OH, Thomas J. Powell, of Carey, Ohio, Karl L. (Karen) Powell, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and David L. (Karen) Powell, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Her brother-in-law, John (Esther) Giron, of Irwin, PA, and many aunts, uncles and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Family is gratified for the gentle, loving care the staff at Sunnycrest provided through out the years.

The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Dubuque or Sunnycrest Manor in memory of Catherine.

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Cindy Sue Hankemeier, 53 of 504 Esther, Lost Nation, IA formerly of Dubuque passed away on Wednesday August 15th, 2012 at home. Private family services will be held at Linwood Cemetery Chapel with burial to follow in the cemetery. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale RdDubuque, IA is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on May 12, 1959 in Dubuque,Iowa the daughter of Harold and Darlene (Henderson) Wagner.

She married Ronald Hankemeier and he survives her. She is also survived by her siblings; Julie (John) Gremmel, of La Motte, Lisa(Gary) Decker of Cedar Rapids, Rhonda (Dick) Furlong, Joan Reimer, Walter (Marlene) Donath, all of Dubuque, and Roland (Lisa) Wagner, of Blue Grass, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Alan and a sister Karen.

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Betty M. Strickland, 84, of Ecumenical Towers passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday August 16th, 2012 surrounded by friends and family. According to Betty's wishes there will be no public visitation or services. The family will celebrate her life privately at a later date.

Betty was born on October 28, 1927, the daughter of Ray and Ellen (Orcutt) Furry. She worked at Loras College in housekeeping for 20 years. Betty enjoyed spending time with friends and family. She was an avid poetry writer, leaving many poetry books. She created beautiful artistic creations for Christmas and other times. She relaxed by walking, fishing, playing cards and doing cross words.

Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters Patti (Danny) Maeland and Donna (Robert) Allen-Strickland. Two sons, Richard (Linda) Strickland, and David (Isabelle) Strickland. 13 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by Tommy Strickland her loving son who died at the age of 46, her siblings, Elmer Furry, Mike Furry, and Todd Furry.

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Rex Vincent Eugene Reynolds, 83, of 1905 Alta Vista, passed away at 12:40a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at home. Services will be at 11:00a.m. Saturday August 18th at St. Raphael Cathedral with Rev. Daniel Knepper officiating. Entombment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00a.m. Saturday at the church until time of services. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

Rex was born on April 27, 1929, in Ashland, Kentucky, the son of Hershel and Nealin (Smith) Reynolds. He married Freda Marie (nee Kirts) Reynolds on August 16, 1958 in Hollywood, CA. He received his Doctorate of Law (Juris Doctor) from University of Iowa and Masters of Arts in Rhetoric from University of Iowa. He worked at Loras College in Dubuque as a professor, from 1964 to 1994. While at Loras he served as Chairman of the Department of Speech Communication, Chairman of the Division of Humanities, Director of Forensics, and Director of Basics (freshman studies).

He served in the US Army, Active Duty from December 1, 1953 to his Honorable Discharge on May 7, 1958. Primarily assigned to Army Intelligence in Japan. Rex was very active in the Dubuque Community and served on many boards and commissions, including his service and work on the Dubuque Cable Commission, bringing cable TV service to Dubuque.

Rex is survived by his wife, Freda; his sons Richard, Robert and Ron; his grandchildren Amanda and Jordan Reynolds, Caitlin and Christopher Remakel; his great-grandchildren Aiden and Amelia Hoffman; family members Jeanne (nee Durey) Reynolds, Brian Remakel and Doug Couto, his brother Steve Reynolds and family, as well as many, many extended family members and friends.

Rex is preceded in death by his beloved daughter Cathy - wife of Brian Remakel, his granddaughter Kelly Reynolds, daughter of Richard and Jeanne Reynolds, as well as his brother Jim Reynolds.

They family welcomes donations in memory of Rex Reynolds, in lieu of flowers or gifts, to St Raphael's Cathedral in Dubuque, Iowa or Hospice of Dubuque.

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Virdsall A. "Al" Carr age 57 of Dubuque died at 3:45 PM Sunday August 12, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center surrounded by his family. Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM Thursday August 16, 2012 at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road where there will be a service at 7PM. with Pastor Dennis Schmitt officiating. Graveside committal services and burial will be at 11 AM Friday August 17, 2012 at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

He was born on September 9, 1954 in Dubuque the son of Virdsall M. and Ethel Marie (Davis) Carr, and worked as a painter in Dubuque for many years.

He is survived by his children Teresa (Aric) Psaros, Tammy Carr, Tina Carr, Hollie Carr, Amber Carr, and Virdsall "A.J" Carr Jr. grandchildren Cody, Zach, Austin, Chelsea, Devan, T.J., Taylor, Rachel, Kyra, Brody, Blake, Grace, and Bailey and a great grandson Treyton, his siblings Rodney "Rod" (Cindy) Carr, Donald "Don" Puccio, John Puccio, and Shirley Wiegman.

He was preceded in death by his parents Virdsall and Ethel, five brothers William "Bill", Samuel "Sam", Ronald "Ronnie", Thomas "Tommy", Joseph "Joe" Puccio, three sisters Darlene Puccio, Barbara "Barb" Clandenen, and Betty Gibbs, two nieces Lisa Puccio and Lynn (Clendenen) Blackburn, sisters in law, Sheila Puccio, Rosie Puccio, Lullabella "Lou" Puccio, brothers-in-law Marvin "Marve" Clendenen, Jim Wiegman, Bud Gibbs, and Charles "Charlie" Puccio.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Mercy Medical Center, especially Patty Callahan in ICU.

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Merlin William "Curley" Lippstock, 81, of 7030 Olde Davenport Road, LaMotte, IA, passed away on Sunday, 29 July 2012, at Providence St Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA. Curley & his wife Joy were visiting their two daughters in California. The Mass of Celebration to New Life will be celebrated at 10:00AM on Saturday, 18 August 2012, at St Joseph Parish Key West (just southwest of Dubuque). Friends may gather at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, Dubuque, IA, from 6:00PM-7:15PM on Friday, 17 August 2012; the Christian Wake Service will be celebrated at 7:15PM.

Merlin was born in Dubuque, IA, on 24 August 1930, the son of Elmer & Virginia (Scheppele) Lippstock. He married Phyllis Joy Rowell on 31 March 1951, & together they shared 61 years of Christian marriage. He attended Dubuque Senior High School. At the age of 16 he received his pilot's license. Later in life Dad took classes & graduated with a high school diploma. He wanted to graduate from high school before his children did. He was very proud of this accomplishment!

Dad's various jobs included the City Island Airport, Curley's TV Repair, thirty years as a meat cutter at the Dubuque Packing House, & seven years at FDL. Dad also did security guard work at the Dubuque Shot Tower & marshal work at Holy Cross, IA. He liked to clean out open cockpit planes by flying upside down & letting the dust blow out.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He served on the special deputy association for the Dubuque Sheriff Department & as a leader in Boy Scouting. Dad enjoyed the spring times when his sisters—JoAnn & Shirley—came to visit him. In the summer Dad would go to California & visit their daughters. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking & visiting friends. Since the 1970's Dad enjoyed his daily lunches at Happy Jo's with family & friends.

Merlin is survived by his wife Phyllis Joy Lippstock & their children—Rev Paul Lippstock of Forest City, IA; Diane Lippstock of Burbank, CA; David (Dolly) Lippstock of Bellevue, IA; Kim (Bill) Thomas of Burbank, CA; Tom (& his fiancee Heidi) of Dubuque, IA. He is survived by their grandchildren—Timmae, Katricia, Charlie, Anna, Mike & Parker—and by their great-grandchildren, Maya, Anola, Tru, Lena, Layton, Avelina & Cruz. He is survived by his two sisters, Shirley Hare & JoAnn (Eldo) Koppelmanmn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer & Virginia Lippstock, his older brother Oliver Lippstock & three brothers-in-law—Urbe Hauer, Clif Ware, Bud Schargitz & Jack Hare, a niece Becky Ware (the daughter of Clif & Jacky) & a grandson Delayon Wilson (the son of Diane). Delayon died on Saturday, 4 August 2012; Dad & Delayon were very close.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrior Program or a charity of choice.

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Brent J. Postel, 69, of 744 Brookview Square, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at home, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, where there will be a Christian wake service at 2 p.m. and a service by The Men of Lodge 355 and the Women Chapter 850 of the Royal Order of Moose at 6 p.m. Friends also may call after noon on Thursday at the funeral home until time of funeral Mass.

Brent was born on Sept. 11, 1942, in Dubuque, son of Reo and June (Dieterich) Postel. He married Carol Herrig on Oct. 26, 1963, at St. Peter and Paul Church, in Springbrook, Iowa. Brent graduated from the University of Dubuque in 1985, summa cum laude, and retired from Dubuque John Deere Dubuque Works in 1999 after 35 years of service. He wasa member of the Loyal Order of the Moose 355, Knights of Columbus 5513, St. Columbkille's Church and its choir, Dubuque Men's Association and mission trip to Honduras.

Brent enjoyed fishing and camping with his best friend, Bob Niday, hunting, reading, golfing and playing euchre with his Monday night buddies. He graciously volunteered at the Moose Lodge and Hillcrest Family Services with the Christmas holiday lights at Murphy Park and was always there for family and friends to lend a helping hand or lighten the mood with a joke.

Brent and Carol spent numerous trips each year visiting children and grandchildren in Texas, Colorado and Montana. Some of his most cherished memories were spending time with his grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew Clark and Seth, Tatum and Talia Postel. No matter what the children and grandchildren asked of him, he never said "no" to a home project, throwing the ball, coloring, wrestling around or attending a ballgame -- his heart could never say no to those he cherished so deeply. He will be dearly missed by his wife, children, family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, Carol (Herrig) Postel; children, Bryan Postel, of Denver, Kristin (Steve) Clark, of Flower Mound, Texas, and Steven (Tina) Postel, of Billings, Mont.; brothers and sisters, Brenda Oleson, of Goodman, Wis., Bruce (Vicki) Postel, of Chandler, Ariz., Bonnie McDonald, of Goodman, Wis., and Becky (Jerry) McDonald Spillman, of Land O'Lakes, Fla.; an uncle, Colonel Chaplain Paul McDonald, of Dubuque, who was a friend and father figure to Brent; and his extended family whom he considered as brothers and sisters, Ron (Becky) Herrig, Vickie (Ray) McCarthy and John (Sally) Herrig, all of Dubuque, Mary (Steve) Gibbs, Joan(Marty) Jess and Jess (Paula) Herrig, all of Bellevue, Iowa, and Marge (Pete)Hau, of Johnson Creek, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his father, Reo Postel; mother, June (Diederich Postel) McDonald; stepfather, Joseph L. McDonald; and a brother-in-law, Gary Olseson.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque, Loyal Order of the Moose and St.Columbkille's Church.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque, especially Melanie and Peggy, Dr. Joseph, Dr. Liaboe, Mercy Hospital third floor nursing staff and to family and friends who have reached out to us with their support and kindness during this difficult time.

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Irvin R. Stoffel, 81, 3525 Windsor Ave passed away on Sunday July 29th, 2012 at Heritage Manor. Private family burial and graveside services will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, is in charge of arrangements.

He was born on November 11, 1930 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of LeRoy and Emma (Weiser) Stoffel. He married Rose Gronau on October 4, 1952 at St. Philomena's. He served in the US Army during the Korean War with a heavy artillery battery. He was a Past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus, John F. Kennedy Council 5513, of Peosta and a 4th Degree member of the Duberg Assembly, and the American Legion Post #6. He was past owner and operator of Stoffel Welding.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, children, Dennis & Laurie of Bettendorf, IA, Mark & Robin, of Peosta IA, Tina of Davenport, IA, Celeste & John, of Dubuque, Ia, Andrew & Karen of Balltown, IA, Tim of Lehigh Acres, Florida. Sisters Ethel Dyga, Eunice and Lonnie Parr, Ruth & Don Recker, sister in law, Esther and Dick Farnum, Virgina Stoffel, a daughter-in-law Gail Stoffel of Andrew, IA. 18 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leroy and Emma Stoffel, 2 sons - Leonard and John, 1 brother and 2 sisters - Richard, Vivian and Juanita.

Special thanks to the entire staff at Heritage Manor, doctors and nurses at Mercy Medical Center, Dr Tom Sinsky and his staff and to Hospice of Dubuque.

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Richard J. "Dick" Driscoll, 69, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Tuesday July 24th, 2012 at Stonehill Care Center. Burial of his cremated remains will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

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Patricia A. Orcutt, 60 of 1975 Shiras Ave passed away on Tuesday July 24th, 2012 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. According to her wishes, there will be no public visitation or services. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

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Geraldine M. "Gerry" Hayes, 89 of 9442 Noonan Street passed away on Monday July 23, 2012 at the Finley Hospital. Services will be at 10:30a.m. on Friday July 27th, at St. Joseph Church, Key West, with Reverend Jerry Blake officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 on Thursday July 26th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 3pm.

Gerry was born on January 21, 1923 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Carl and Susan (Bechen) Hanson. She married Lloyd Hayes on October 18, 1941 and he preceded her in death.

Lloyd and Gerry operated Hayes Feed and Seed until 1983 and owned Dubuque Carriage Company. Gerry loved to do crafts, fancy work and puzzles. She also enjoyed playing sports especially volleyball and basketball. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Surviving her are children, Carol (John) Bivens, Georgetown, TX, Vivian Miles of Heyburn, ID, Vincent Hayes of Dubuque, Terrance (Julie) Hayes, Weatherford, OK, Gary (Shari) Hayes, of Dubuque. 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and sisters-in-law Betty Hayes and Joan Hanson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lloyd, brothers Albert, Donald, Carl, Jr., & Eugene and sisters LaVon Stumpf and Mary Sue Buesser, and two grandsons Jacob Miles, and Densyn Anthoney Tomatoes .

The family requests no flowers.

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Loren A. "Toby" Kirk, 71, of 2315 Woodlawn passed away on Thursday July 19th, 2012 at home surrounded by family and friends. Friends may call from 1pm to 6pm Sunday at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdal Rd, where there will be a service at 6pm. Burial & committal services will be at 10:30am on Monday in Resurrection Asbury Cemetery.

He was born on November 10, 1940 in Maquoketa, Iowa the son of John and Edna (Hayes) Kirk. He married Patricia Blake on October 19, 1963 at Resurrection Church in Dubuque. He lived in St. Donatus for 30 years and then moved to Dubuque. He worked for Edward's Concrete for ten years and retired from Swiss Valley Dairy after 30 years. For the past four years he worked for USA Staffing as a flagger. He is a member of St. Anthony Church, Knights of Columbus 510 of Dubuque and was a 4th Degree Knight, and member of the Teamsters & Retirees #421.He served on the City of St. Donatus as Councilman & Mayor, served in the St. Donatus Parish Council, he was a charter member of St. Donatus Community Club. He was past Grand Knight for LaMotte Knights of Columbus 4236, and past officer for the Key West Sportsman Club.

He is survived by his wife Patricia "Pat", children, Kathryn (Robert) Wagner, of Dickeyville, Karen (Dennis) Wemett, John (Amanda) Kirk, Joe (Carrie) Kirk, Kristine (Bryan) Ortiz, Katie (Jeff) Pregler, all of Dubuque, Grandchildren, Jessica (Jason Basalyga) Wagner, Kim (Kurt Bellmann) Wagner, Scott Wagner, Andrew Kirk, Brian Kirk, Allyson Kirk, Tyler Kirk, Avery Kirk, Ava Pregler and Lauryn Ortiz. Step granddaughter Jerika Gonzales. Siblings, Margaret Portz, Carm Portz, Rita Struble, Ann Phillips, Jim (MaryEllen) Kirk, Mary (Nick) Wathier, Charles (Madonna) Kirk, Pat (Clyde) Even. Many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Delbert, Francis, John and Betram Kirk, and Dorothy Traula.

The family requests no flowers. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque, Dr. Christian Schultheis, Dr. Honorio Caceres and their staff for all their wonderful care and kindness they gave to Toby.

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Mark W."Mac" McClimon, 54, of 540 Livingston Ave, East Dubuque, IL passed away on Tuesday July 17, 2012 at the Finley Hospital surrounded by his family after a courageous 2 year battle with cancer. Friends may call from 1pm to 7pm Friday July 20th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd. Private family burial will be in East Dubuque Cemetery on Saturday.

Mac was born on December 18, 1957, in Preston, Iowa the son of Cecil and LaVonne (Schneckloth) McClimon. He married Shelly A. Smith on September 6, 1985 in Beaumont, TX. He enjoyed golf with his buddies, was a forever hopelessly hopeful Cubs and Bears fan and loved taking trips on the Bud Bus to attend games. He loved taking trips to the Dells and taking his grandbabies to the water park. He always enjoyed working at local festivals, meeting new people and buying brews for his friends. Mac was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all.

Surviving are his wife and best friend of 30 years, Shelly, two daughters Jade McClimon, and Paige (Jared) McClimon-Spielsinger. Three grandchildren, Tatym, Gabriel, and Diem. His sister Sharon (Jerome) Carlson, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, LaVonne "Sis" and Cecil McClimon, a sister Mary Ann Wrobel, and brother Michael McClimon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to aim@melanoma.org.

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Mary P. Latimer, 78 of 1440 Mt Pleasant Street passed away on Friday July 14, 2012 at The Finley Hospital. Services will be at 10:00a.m. Monday July 16th at the Church of the Nativity with Fr. Scott Bullock officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 2p.m. to 7p.m. Sunday July 15th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 6:30pm.

Mary was born on March 19, 1934 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of James L. and Lena (Decker) Mulligan. Graduated from St.Columbkille's in 1952.

She married William E. "Bill" Latimer on October 13, 1956. She worked in the JC Penny's in the catalog department for 30 years.

She is survived by her husband William "Bill" Latimer, Sr., children; Bill (Sara) Latimer Jr., of Monroe, WI, Jay (Terri) Latimer, of Clear lake, IA, Linda (Loras) Decker, of Dubuque, Tim (Cathy) Latimer, of Dubuque, and Mike (Katie) Latimer, of Dubuque.

Grandchildren, Katie (Nick) Hanten, Patrick Latimer, Ryan Latimer,Carlee Latimer, Taylor Latimer, Sarah Latimer, Joe Latimer, Kailee Latimer, BenLatimer, and Anna Latimer. One great grandchild Chloe Hanten. Two sisters Rosie Siemke and Mickie Lorenz. Sisters-in-law Ellie & Ward Mickelson, and Janann & Dick Wachter, brother-in-law Eldon Heer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Lucille Latimer, a granddaughter Sam Latimer on June 23, 2010. Sisters, Susie Dempsey, Sr. Lawrence Mulligan, PBVM, Rita Malone, Elizabeth "Betty" Siegert, and Ruth Billmeyer, Three brothers, James, John and Francis Mulligan. Her mother and father-in-law Edward and Hilda Latimer.

In lieu of flowers, a Mary Latimer memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to thank Mary's good friends who helped with her over these last years especially Jean Meyer, Pat Kelly, and Marge Schuster.

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Teri Jean Breitbach, 58, of 5655 Sand Rd SE, Iowa City, IA formerly of Dubuque passed away on Wednesday July 11, 2012 at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Services will be at 3:30p.m. Sunday, July 15th at Trinity Episcopal Church, 320 E. College Street, Iowa City, IA. Graveside services will be at 11:00a.m. Monday July 16th at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, Dubuque, IA is in charge of arrangements.

Teri was born on July 7, 1954 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Donald and Irene (Kane) Breitbach. She graduated from Wahlert Catholic High School in 1972. In 2009 she earned her Associates Degree in nursing from Kirkwood in Iowa City, IA. She married Micki Motyko in 1993 in Iowa City, IA. She worked as a professional puppeteer with Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre in Iowa City for 31 years. She was also a Registered Nurse with University of Iowa Health System until she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January 2011. She preformed with a woman's singing group "Drabble Tales" for many years. She volunteered with the Iowa City Shelter House, Trinity Episcopal Church Altar Guild and was a Eucharistic Minister.

Teri will be remembered for her passion for life, her family and friends. Teri made those around her feel welcomed, she had a great sense of humor and a fun loving spirit. One of Teri's many gifts was that everyone she met knew they had made a new friend. Teri and her husband Micki had great affection for their cats throughout their married life. She will be remembered for her compassion and love for others.

She is survived by her husband Micki,three sons, Gino (Cate) Spencer-Motyko, Jocko Spencer-Motyko, Tony (Heather Roller) Spencer-Motyko. Her granddaughter Lola, brothers Jeff (Carrie) Breitbach, Jim (Dan) Breitbach, and a sister Julie (Ted) Burgmeier. Sisters-in-law Barbara Vandusseldorp, and Judy (Dave) Baker. Many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents,and a brother Tim Breitbach.

Memorials may be given to the Iowa City Shelter House. (429 Southgate Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa 52240).

The family wishes to thank Iowa City Hospice especially Katie for their compassionate care. To Lori Erickson for her friendship and healing ministry. To Adelaide Gurwell for her care and special friendship, and to the University of Iowa Oncology Staff.

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John W. "Jack" Feeney, 51 of Dubuque, formerly of Bernard died Monday July 9, 2012 at home of natural causes. Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at St. Patrick's Garryowen Catholic Church with Fr. Douglas Loecke officiating, and Rev Michael Hutchins, SVD, and Rev Xavier Dieter, OCSO, as concelebrants. A wake will be held at Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road Dubuque, IA from 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Friday July 13, 2012.

John was born on August 25, 1960. John battled bi-polar disorder for over 30 years. He graduated from Cascade High School in 1978 and Loras College in 1988. John worked with a number of Catholic outreach programs in Philadelphia, New York City, and Chicago. He was installed as a Sinsinawa Dominican Associate in 1994 and also served on the Bernard City Council.

John loved baseball with a passion. He enjoyed playing in high school and continued playing for many years with the Bernard Indians. Following his playing days, he remained active in the game as an umpire for local leagues and tournaments. John was an avid professional sports fan. His favorite teams included the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and the Chicago Bears. Jack was very proud of his Irish heritage and was active in politics at all levels.

Surviving John are his mother Anne Molony Feeney of Bernard, his siblings Grace (Dan) Mozena, Sheila Viel, Mary (Michael) Wilfer, Pat (LoLa) Feeney, Tom (Sandi) Feeney, Mike Feeney, Jerry (Janet) Feeney and many nephews and nieces.

John was preceded in death by his father Gerald W. Feeney November 1,1989.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Dubuque Rescue Mission, 398 Main St, PO Box 147, Dubuque, IA or Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI 53824.

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Robert J. Even, 77, of 10405 St. Joseph Drive passed away at 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 13 at St. Joseph's Church, Key West, Iowa with the Reverend Donald Bakewell and Reverend Michael Podhajsky officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Iowa. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, where there will be a wake service at 3pm and a rosary recited at 8pm.

Robert (Bob) was born on November 26, 1934 in LaMotte, Iowa, son of Ray and Agnes (Marshall) Even. He attended grade school in LaMotte, Iowa and graduated from St. Martin's High School in Cascade, Iowa. He married Mary Catherine Sigwarth on May 1, 1957 at St. Francis Church, Balltown, Iowa. Bob was a humble carpenter working for J. Marshall & Sons for 38 years, retiring at age 62. He was proud to have built two homes for his family. He was a talented man who was capable of fixing anything, plus inventing new gadgets.

He was an active member of St. Joseph's Church, Key West. His faith was very important to him. He accepted suffering with great patience and dignity after being diagnosed with cancer. Bob greatly enjoyed traveling, ballroom dancing and camping with his family in younger years. He loved his children very much and often called his daughters his "dollies".

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Mary; three sons, David Even of Corvallis, Oregon, Thomas Even of Dubuque, Iowa, and William (Laurie) Even of Farmers Branch, Texas; three daughters, Barbara (Randy) Streif, of Peosta, IA, Carol(Jay) Waslien, of Garland, Texas and Joan (special friend, Dave) Even of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; six grandchildren, Scott (fiance, Katie) and Jennifer Streif, Brian, Aaron and Jasen Waslien, and Annie Even; three brothers, Donald (Annette) Even of Worthington, Iowa, John (Sandy) Even of Dubuque, Iowa and Jim (Patty) Even of Cascade, Iowa; one sister, Mary (Joseph) Bell of Prole, Iowa; four brothers-in-law, Leon(Laura) Sigwarth, Herbert (Cheryl) Sigwarth and Joseph (Belle) Sigwarth, all of Balltown, Iowa and Wilmer (Nadya) Sigwarth of Maple Grove, Minnesota; three sisters-in-law, Gertrude McDermott of Epworth, Iowa, Mildred Schromen and Irene Sigwarth of Dubuque, Iowa; many nieces and nephews and a number of dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Agnes Even.

The family would like to thank the Oncology staff and surgeons at Medical Associates, as well as caring friends and relatives, who treated Bob with care and compassion.

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LaVern J. Koltes age 70 of 12617 Circle Ridge Road in Sherrill, died at 9:33 PM Friday July 6, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Tuesday July 10 at Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Sherrill with Fr. Raymond Burkle officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. To celebrate LaVern's life friends may call from 2 to 8 PM on Monday July 9, 2012 and from 8:30 until 10 AM Tuesday July 10, 2012 at The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road Dubuque where there will be a wake service at 1:45 PM.

LaVern was born on November 26, 1941 in Dubuque the son of Leo and Rosina (Nauman) Koltes. He attended Sherrill Catholic School and went to work at The Dubuque Cheese Factory. On October 9, 1962 he married the love of his life Shirley Maro at Saint Theresa's Catholic Church in LaMotte, Iowa and together they shared almost 50 wonderful years. In 1971 they purchased the family farm where they raised their four children. Farming was very important and he spent most of his day on the farm, milking the cows, planting and harvesting crops, working in the garden or just doing the daily chores. He rarely missed a day.

LaVern also enjoyed some of the simple things of life, cracking walnuts in the winter, watching old classic TV shows and of course a good game of euchre. He and Shirley also loved to travel and dance. They enjoyed their many trips to the Hideaway in Benton for a good night of dancing and visiting with friends. He was an honest trustworthy and hardworking man who will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his laughter and his charm. We all love you Dad and we'll miss you.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Shirley, four children Joyce (Larry) Sabers, Marilyn (Dale) Heitz, Darlene (Len) Schueller and Dennis (Bonnie) Koltes all of Sherrill, ten grandchildren Jessica(Dennis) Kauffmann, Roseann Sabers, Jacob (Sarah Schiesl) Sabers, Kyle Heitz, Stephanie Heitz, Peter Schueller, Dale (Jessica Taggart) Schueller, Stacy(fiance Justin Schmitt) Schueller, Kimberly Koltes, Kevin Koltes and a greatgrandchild due in September, a sister Janann Ambrosy of Sherrill and two brothers Duane "Hap" (Linda) Koltes and Gary (Maryann) Koltes both of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother-in-law Lelan Ambrosy and his in-law's Lawrence and Dolores (Weber) Maro.

A LaVern Koltes memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to thank the Benton, Wisconsin Fire and EMS service and the Hazel Green Ambulance for all their efforts and concern.

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Lois K. Gerardy, 72 of Stonehill Care Center formerly of 2790 Kremer Park Dr passed away on Sunday July 1, 2012 at Stonehill Care Center. Services will be at 10:30 on Friday July 6th at St. Joseph Church, Key West with Reverend Donald Bakewell officiating. Entombment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. Friends may call from 3 to 7 PM on Thursday July 5th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 3PM.

Lois was born on July 20, 1939 in Bellevue, Iowa the daughter of Roman and Mary (Kueter) Heinricy. She married Roger P. Gerardy on October 11, 1958 at Saint Donatus Catholic Church. She worked at Thermolyne for 23 years as a computer operator. She loved to cross stitch, and do Swedish Weaving. She also enjoyed playing cards, family camping at Nita-Ho Valley and spending her winters in Mission, Texas.

She is survived by her husband Roger, four children, Dena (Steven) Lampe, Randy (Mary Jo) Gerardy, Steven (Lynn) Gerardy, Rhonda (Ken) Thill all of Dubuque, 11 grandchildren Carrie Lampe, Sara (John) Oglesby, Abby (George) Nauman, Rachel (Matt Daykin) Lampe, Jeremy Gerardy, Jessica Gerardy, Nick Gerardy, Tony Gerardy, Zach Thill, Cassie Thill, and Courtney Thill 7 greatgrandchildren Ty, Halle, Owen, Alec, Mena, Clara, and Laney. Brothers, Ronald (Lavon) Heinricy of Dickeyville, WI, Roger (Mary Lou) Heinricy, of Dubuque, and a brother-in-law Klaus Kroner.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Rita Hess and brother Dennis Heinricy.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Stonehill Care Center especially Lori Liddle for all the wonderful care they gave to Lois over the years.

Memorials may be given to Alzheimer's Research in memory of Lois.

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David P. Schuster, age 67, of 8433 Brady St. Peosta died at 4:55 AM Saturday June 30,2012 at Mercy Medical Center. There will be a memorial talk at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness 3650 Asbury Road, Dubuque on Saturday July 7, 2012 at 2 pm. An open house will follow for friends and family who would like to pay their respects at 3:30 pm at the Schuster residence at 8433 Brady St. in Peosta. The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

David was born on November 4, 1944 in Dubuque the son of Elmer and Margaret (Greenwood) Schuster. Dave was the owner and operator of Dave Schuster Excavating Inc. working in the Dubuque area for many years.

He is survived by his wife Joanna (Burg ) Schuster, three children Di Anna (Jim) Rothrock, Carolyn (Dave) Rundle, and Daniel (Jennifer) Schuster, four grandchildren Robert and Sarah Rundle and Mitchell and Ziva Schuster, four brothers Donald, Dale, Fred, and Larry Schuster and a sister Anna Mae Hoefer.

Flowers and memorials may be sent to the family residence in Peosta.

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Darlene M. Reynolds, 74, of 3820 Cora Dr Dubuque formerly of Delhi, Iowa passed away on Wednesday June 27th, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. Services will be at 11am on Saturday at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd with Rev. Kathleen Moore officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4p.m. to 8p.m. Friday June 29th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory.

Darlene was born on November 5, 1937 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of John and Irene (Wilkie) Oertel. She married Raymond Reynolds on March 24, 1956 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Dubuque. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, St. Peters Lutheran Church, and Delhi United Methodist Church. She was also past president of Oxus Grotto Caldron. She worked in the cafeteria at Hempstead High School. She liked to crochet and garden especially her flower gardens.

She is survived by her husband Ray, two daughters Pamela Rae (Tom) Martens, of Dixon, MO and Victoria Mae Errthum, of Dubuque, IA, grandchildren, Sarah Martens and Jennifer Martens, great granddaughter Arianna Grace Martens, and stepbrothers and sisters.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother John Oertel.

In lieu of flowers, a Darlene Reynolds memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque, and Dr. Longo and Staff for all the care and kindness they gave to Darlene and her family.

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Gregory Francois, 87 of 5297 Grand Meadow Dr passed away on Monday June 25th,2012 at the Finley Hospital. Services will be at 11:00a.m. Friday June 29th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd with Rev. Donald Bakewell officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery with military detail accorded by American Legion Post #6. Friends may call after 9:00a.m. Friday at the funeral home until time of services.

He was born on May 26, 1925 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Sylvester and Clara (Weis) Francois. He married Janet Alexander on May 24, 1952 at Holy Ghost Church in Dubuque. He was a US Army Air Corp veteran. He worked for Dubuque John Deere Tractor Works retiring as a supervisor in 1982. He was a member of American Legion Post #6 for 62 years, 40/8, Past Chef de Gare, and American Legion Drum and Bugle Corp. He enjoyed playing golf, euchre, going fishing. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife Janet, three children, Diana Francois, Sheila (Randy Levins) Bradley, both of Dubuque, and Gregg (Lorraine) Francois, of Wilson, NC. Grandchildren, Gregg Francois Jr., Tara and Mitch Bradley, Paige and Alexander Francois. Great grandchildren, Gregg Francois, III, Colton Bradley, Amaya Otto, and Leah Schemmel.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Lawrence.

In lieu of flowers, a Gregory Francois memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank the Finley Hospital, doctors, nurses and staff, especially 4th floor, for all their wonderful care and kindness.

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Sue Alice Ertmer, 66, of 1474 North Cascade Road lot 407, passed away at 4am on June 23, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center. Friends may call from 12:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Thursday at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory at 2595 Rockdale Road where services will be held at 3pm. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

She was born on March 6, 1946 in Rock Island Illinois the daughter of Clyde Splinter and Ruth Sedwick.

She married Richard Ertmer on January 18, 1964 in Freeport, Illinois. She was my life, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Love you always and forever.

Survivors: husband Richard Ertmer, daughters Tammie Belding and Richarda Ertmer. Also survived by 8 adopted children, 7 natural grandchildren, 23 adopted grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Also survived by 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

Preceded in death by both parents, 1 sister and 1 brother.

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Dorothy Helen Skowronek, 92, of 1331 Oak Park Place passed away on June 25, 2012 at Stonehill Care Center. According to her wishes there will be no public visitation or services. Burial of her cremated remains will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on February 3, 1920 in Cassville, WI the daughter of John and Anna (Wilkom) Bausch. She married Casimir Skowronek on October 7, 1944 in Kansas City, MO. Dorothy and Casimir founded and operated Skowronek Jewelers for many years in Dubuque.

She is survived by her husband Casimir, her son Garry (Jane) Skowronek, daughter-in-law Jody Skowronek, grandchildren, Anna, Ellie, Larry, Andrew, Gretchen, Nathan and Christopher, and 12 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son Larry, her parents, brothers: Archie, George, Sylvester and a sister Lillian.

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Lucille T. "Lou" Beau, 97 of Stonehill Care Center formerly of Ecumenical Towers, passed away on Monday June 25th, 2012 at Stonehill Care Center with her family by her side. Services will be at 10:30am on Friday June 29th at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Rev. Daniel Knepper officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 on Thursday June 28th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 4pm.

Lou was born on December 13, 1914 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Herman and Barbara (Reuter) Nauman. She married Howard Beau on February 14, 1939 at St. Peter and Paul in Sherrill. He preceded her in death on January 12, 1975. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, where she worked for 5 years as a cook. She was also a member of the Rosary Society, and Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed to cook, bake and crochet. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Donna Hartmann, of Dubuque, Barbara Trowbridge, of Dubuque, Lois (Troy) Reed, of Mulberry, Arkansas, and Lynne "Dolly" (Wayne) Millman, of St. Donatus. 20 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren. Siblings; LaVonne Hoffmann, Gerialdine Freiburger, Agnes (Robert) O'Neill, Theresa Kroll, Adella Peters, Margaret "Dolly" (Ken) Ziegenfuss, Gregory Nauman, Norbert Nauman, John (Ann) Nauman, Herman (Margie) Nauman, Sister-in-law Ilene Nauman, brother-in-law, Robert Wirzbach.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Howard, a daughter Mary French, great grandson Jeffery Millman, brothers, Eldon, & Henry Nauman, sisters, Sr. Elenor Nauman, Marion Bales, Clara Spoden, Mildred Wirzbach, brothers-in-law, Robert Hoffmann, Loras Freiburger, and George Peters.

The family wishes to thank Stonehill Care Center, Hospice of Dubuque and all the health care professionals for all their wonderful care and kindness they gave to Lou.

In lieu of flowers, a Lucille T. "Lou" Beau memorial fund has been established.

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Cindy Kay Winger, 55 of 1649 Finley Street passed away at home on Thursday June 21, 2012 with her family by her side after a short courageous battle with lung cancer. According to her wishes, there will be no public visitation or services. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on February 11, 1957 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of George and Elaine (Hahn) Wortley Jr. She worked as a CNA at Stonehill Care Center. She enjoyed reading, being outdoors, especially gardening but most of all spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by two children, Jamie Vandermillen, of Polo, IL and Joseph (Mary) Garner, of Cedar Rapids, IA, 5 grandchildren, Dakota, Jesse, Kyra, William and Samuel. Her siblings LuAnn (Greg Ellis) Stowers, of Des Moines, Patti (Mark Takes) Rogers, Lori Nesteby, Jodi (Tom) Flanagan, George (Jeannie) Wortley, III, and Karla Mashaw, all of Dubuque. Many nieces and nephews and her loving companion Bob Carpender.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Connie.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque, Dr. Mark Hermann, Tony Heiar, PA, Kristin Nelson, MD and the Wendt Center for all their wonderful care and kindness.

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Kathryn Julia Walbrun, 60 of Dubuque, Iowa died on June 16th, 2012 from complications of cancer.

She was born in Dubuque on Dec. 6, 1951, to Rosemary and Walter Wilhelm.

Her courage, loyalty, kindness, love of nature, painting and charity work with animals will always be treasured and she will be dearly missed by her many friends and large family.

Surviving are her daughter, Nicole of West Hollywood, CA., 7 sisters Mary (Keith) Kann, of Dubuque, Iowa, Sue (Mark) Skala, of Swisher, IA, Linda Ludovissy, of Holy Cross, IA, Deb Vonderhaar, of Holy Cross, IA, Lou Ann Wilhem, of Phoneix, AZ, Sheryl Wilhelm of Phoenix AZ, Karon Adams, of Charleston, SC and nine nieces and nephews and six great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Rosemary and Walter Wilhelm.

Her wish was to be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made in her name at Stand Up 2 Cancer.

Obituary information provided by Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, Dubuque, Iowa.

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Milton P. Ernst 72 of Dubuque passed away on June 17, 2012. He was born in Dubuque, Iowa in 1939 to Milton F. Ernst and Ruth (Shultz) Melchert. He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1958, and served in the United States Marine Corps on both active and reserve duty until his retirement in 1989. Milt worked in the auto body repair industry in Dubuque for over 40 years, getting his start with Feye Brothers Auto Body. In retirement, Milt was a devoted and loving grandfather and had renewed his active participation in the Marine Corps League, in which he was a life member.

Milt is survived by his wife of 45 years Linda (Schneider), sons Mark (Katie) Ernst, Michael (Susan) Ernst, daughter Melissa (Bill) Keehn, and five awesome grandchildren; Paul, Elizabeth, Margaret, Matthew, and Leo. He is also survived by his sister Karen (Jim) Kieffer, brother Frank (Sandy) Ernst, half-brother Donald (Lora) Ernst and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be missed immensely.

He was preceded in death by his father Milton F., step-father Irvin Melchert, mother Ruth, and brother Robert (Duke) Ernst.

In honor of his wishes, there will be no visitation and his remains will be cremated immediately. A private memorial service will be held to render military honors.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dubuque Detachment of the Marine Corps League.

The family would like to thank the Emergency Room and ICU staffs at Mercy Hospital for the care and compassion they showed during Milt's transition.

Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

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Kenneth J. Cain Sr., 56 of 1377 Southern Ave passed away on Friday June 15th, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center. Friends may gather from 4p.m to 7p.m., Tuesday June 19th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where services will be held at 7pm. Committal services will be at 10:00a.m. Wednesday, June 20th, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, with Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Full military detail will be accorded by Dubuque Marine Corp League. Burial will follow in the cemetery.

He was born on October 16, 1955 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of John and Mary (Chapman) Cain. He was active in scouting, and served in the US Navy during Vietnam. He worked in construction for many years.

He is survived by his two sons, Kenneth (Tabitha) Cain Jr., and Kurt Cain, of Dubuque one daughter Sarah Gold, of Denver, CO., 5 grandchildren Madeline, Lorelai, Kaitlyn, Loren and Connor. His mother Mary Cain, of Dubuque and siblings; Catherine Cooper, Paul Cain, Michael "Mick" Cain, John Cain, Doug Cain, and Lori Cain all of Dubuque, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father John, a brother Dale, and a nephew Josh.

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Burt M. Steve, age 87 of 1985 Carter Road, passed away peacefully at Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque surrounded by his family on Friday June 15, 2012. Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday June 18th at St. Columbkille Catholic Church with Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Key West with military detail accorded by American Legion Post #6. Friends may call from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road on Sunday June 17th where a wake service will be held at 3:45pm.

Burt was born on December 12, 1924, in Dubuque, son of Mike and Elsie (Burkart) Steve. He married Maxine Nolan the love of his life on June 25, 1949, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. Burt served his country in the U.S. Army in France and Germany during WWII as a mechanic in the 328th Heavy Automotive Division. After being discharged he was employed by the Dubuque Regional Airport as a heavy equipment operator, H & W, and Iowa Coaches as a mechanic. In 1948, Mr. Steve opened his business Center Grove Garage, later named Burt Steve and Son Garage Inc. Burt always considered his work a hobby. Burt was a loving husband and father who enjoyed his family, boating, snowmobiling and car/truck shows.

Surviving is his wife Maxine of 62 years; one son Larry (Marie) Steve of Dubuque and one daughter Sherry (Bill) Giesemann of LaMotte,Iowa four grandchildren, Angela (Peter) Steve-Leisen, Chad (Jessica) Steve, Jeremy Giesemann, and Emily (David) VanWyk and three great grandchildren Sophia Leisen, Scout Steve and Lillian VanWyk, one sister Dorothy Kass of Waterloo and one brother Morris Steve of Dubuque and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Carl, Alan, David, and Russell, two sisters Lois Felderman and Mary Theisen.

Memorials may be given to St. Columbkille Catholic Church or Sisters of the Presentation PBVM.

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Jean Ann Foust, 86, of 2 Julien Dubuque Drive, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at St. Joseph Church, Key West, Iowa, with the Rev. Donald Bakewell officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, where there will be a wake service at 3 p.m. and a rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. by Catholic Women and Daughters.

Jean was born on Dec. 28, 1925, in Farley, Iowa, daughter of Bart and Kathryn (Duffy) Crimmins. She graduated from St. Columbkille's High School and Mercy School of Nursing.

She married Quinten A. Foust on Feb. 8, 1947; he preceded her in death on Sept. 3,1996. Jean farmed with her husband in the Zwingle-Bernard (Iowa) area for 26 years, moving to Key West in 1974. She also was employed as a registered nurse at Mercy Medical Center for 18 years and Presentation Convent for two years before retiring. She was a member of St. Joseph Church Key West, its altar and rosary society and senior citizens group. She belonged to RSVP, was a patient advocate at Ennoble Manor, a member of the American Council of Catholic Women and Daughters, a hospice volunteer for eight years, volunteered for her parish and school lunch program and was an associate Presentation Sisters volunteer at the Lantern Center.

Jean enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing golf and cards.

Surviving are a son Chuck (friend, Rae-Lienne Porter) Foust, of Dubuque; four daughters, Bette (Jerry) Alberhasky, of Iowa City, Barb (Steve) Sauser, of Cascade, Iowa, Cindy (Pat) Veach, of Zwingle, Iowa, Mary Sue (Michael) Dumas, of Scottsdale, Arizona; daughter-in-law, Linda Foust, of Dubuque; 14 grandchildren, Kevin Foust, Jeremy (Ellie) Alberhasky, Jenny Alberhasky, Jon (Heidi) Sauser, Joshua Veach, Jake (Shannon) Veach, Jeff and Samantha Veach, Colin, Kiley and Quinn Dumas, Justin, Cody and Nikki Foust; step-grandchildren, Lori Casper, Tim (Jessie) Casper and Tonya Foley; great-grandchildren, Austin Foust, Atticus Alberhasky, Ryan, Ava and Elle Sauser, Kaidlyn and Joslyn Veach and Colby Veach; step-great-grandchildren, Lexie and Mercedes Casper and Jenna Foley; sisters, Charlotte Danner and Mary Danner; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan Arensdorf, Gene Foust, Carlos and Maryvena Foust and Gen Foust.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; a son, D. Mike Foust; three grandchildren, Keith Foust, Jacqueline and Julie Foust; two brothers, Donald(Mary) Crimmins and Walter (Shirley) Crimmins; a sister, Doloras (Bill) Hendricks; mother and father-in-law, Rudolph and Henrietta Foust; and her brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe Danner, Emil Danner, John Fred Foust, Emily and Howard Herron, Janet and Al Kemp, Leo Arensdorf, Florence Foust and Geri Foust.

Memorials may be given to St. Joseph Church Key West.

The family wishes to thank all the health care providers at Mercy Medical Center and Ennoble Manor for all their wonderful care and kindness. And a special thanks to Dr. Chris Stille for his care of our mother.

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James N. Hopkins, 30, of 99 West 32nd Street died on June 11, 2012 near Massey Marina after a river accident. Friends may gather from 12:00pm to 2:00pm on Thursday June 14th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where a memorial service will be held at 2pm. He will be laid to rest back home in New Mexico.

He was born on September 17, 1981 in Mesa,Arizona the son of Harvey "Brett" and Robyn Sue (Doughty) Adams. He married Sharon Thill on May 12, 2005 in Belen, New Mexico. He was working for Klauer Manufacturing in Dubuque. He was a loving father & husband, who enjoyed gardening, fishing and being outdoors.

He is survived by his wife Sharon, two children Tayllir age 20 months,& Harvey age 4 months. His parents, Harvey "Brett" and Robyn Sue Adams of Belen, New Mexico. His father-in-law, Marty Thill of Dubuque. Grandparents, Robert and Betty Thill, of Massey Station, Harvey and Sue Adams, of Show Low, AZ, 6 sisters - Brandie, Michelle, Danelle, Chelsie, Tesla and Hanna.

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Elizabeth E. "Betty" Bertling-Burns-Barry, 86 of 577 Southern Ave formerly of 10324 Feeney Rd passed away on Sunday June 10th, 2012 at Sunnycrest Manor surrounded by her family. Services will be at 10:00a.m. Friday June 15th at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church with Msgr. Wayne Ressler officiating & Rev. Joseph McDermott, SVD as concelebrant. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may gather from 3 to 7 on Thursday at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 3pm.

Betty was born on May 16, 1926 in Fillmore, Iowa the daughter of Nickolaus & Mary Ann (McDermott) Bertling. She attended Sacred Heart Fillmore School and St. Mary's High School. She married Donald Barry on July 16, 1947 at Sacred Heart Church in Fillmore, IA. He preceded her in death on September 25, 1990. She later married Leo Burns on November 15, 2000 at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on May 3, 2004.

She worked as a cashier hostess & desk clerk at Roshecks, the Julien, Dodge House, and Canfield Hotel. She also farmed in the LaMotte area for 20 years. Betty was always there to care for her family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, and playing euchre.

She is survived by 8 children, Linda (Al England) Douglas, of Dubuque, IA, Mary Jean Barry of Florida, Georgie Barry, Margaret (Ron) Mueller, Cheryl (Dan) Lang, George Barry, Ellen (Matt) Stuckey, and Fabian Barry all of Dubuque, 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Nine godchildren, Nick Wagner, Anne Riniker, Dwayne Bertling, Betty Bradley, Julie Below, Cecilia Foulks, Rick Barry, Jean Merfeld, and Ryan Beadle, and many others she loved and who called her "mom" or "grandma". She was also confirmation sponsor to Matt Stuckey Jr. and Scott Yukon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her 1st husband Donald and 2nd Husband Leo, two sons Donny Joe & Scottie. Siblings, Nicklas, Joseph, & Francis Bertling and Mary Riniker. Sister-in-law Melba Bertling, brother-in-law Arnold Riniker, two grandchildren Donald J. Barry, & Nicole Weber.

Memorials may be given to St. Columbkille's Catholic Church.

The family wishes to thank Sunnycrest Manor, Hospice of Dubuque and all the health care professionals for all their wonderful care and kindness.

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Virginia Marie Lundgren, 76 of 585 Maple Ridge Street, Peosta, IA passed away on Sunday June 10th, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center. According to her wishes there will be no public visitation or services with burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Coal Valley, IL. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on August 10, 1935 in Moline, IL the daughter of Elmer and Dorothy (Buck) Larson. She married Donald Lundgren and he preceded her in death on June 4th, 2010. She worked at Dubuque Senior High School as a secretary for many years.

She is survived by two sons, John Lundgren of Dubuque, Charlie (Shannon) Lundgren of Peosta, one daughter Julie (Merrill) Stout, of Dresden, Ohio. Six grandchildren, Melissa, Courtney, Jacob and Seth Stout and Alexis and Sydney Lindgren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

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Bernice Margaret (Houselog) Donahue of 2126 Graham Circle died Saturday June 9, 2012 at Dubuque Nursing and Rehab. Funeral services will be at 10:30a.m. Wednesday June 13, 2012 at Saint Raphael's Cathedral with Fr. Dan Knepper officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 Tuesday June 12, 2012 at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where there will be a parish wake service at 7:30p.m..

Bernice was born January 27, 1926 in Dubuque the daughter of Norbert and Callista (Keanneally) Houselog. She married John Donahue on November 23, 1946 at Saint Raphael's Cathedral. Together they owned and operated the Key City Fish Market, Grove Drive Inn, and the Midway Trailer Court. John preceded her in death.

She is survived by her two brothers Robert (Gertrude) Houselog and Ronald (Edna) Houselog a sister Jean Smith, sisters-in-law Theresa Houselog, Mary Adele Houselog, Lois Houselog, and a aunt Lillian Oneyear, all of Dubuque and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings and in-law's Norbert "Butch" Houselog, Mary (Art) Balk, Joseph(Helen) Houselog, Arthur "Tee" (Betty) Houselog, Gerald (Joan)Houselog, Merle (Jane) Houselog, and Wayne Houselog.

In lieu of flowers, a Bernice Donahue memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to thank Bernice's family, friends, neighbors, the nurses and staff of Dubuque Nursing and Rehab, and Hospice of Dubuque for all the loving care and kindness they gave to Bernice.

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Javetta M. "Penny" Palm, 81 of 1155 Southern Ave passed away at 7:25a.m. Thursday June 7, 2012 at The Finely Hospital. Services will be at 10:30a.m. Tuesday June 12th at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church, with Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4pm to 8pm Monday June 11th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 4pm.

Penny was born on March 10, 1931 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Jesse and Marie (Dempsey) Rhoades. She married Cletus "Red" Palm on September 25, 1948 and were married for 60 years until his passing on May 27, 2009. She enjoyed arts and crafts, her extensive doll collection and her many vacations with Red, especially to Mt. Rushmore. She loved attending mass and having dinner with her husband Red, and family and friends on Saturday evenings. Penny also loved hanging out with her faithful companion "Prince". She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother & greatgrandmother.

She is survived by her daughter Sue (Loras) Meloy, of Dubuque, five grandchildren, Kelly, Penny, Diana (Brady), Jill (Cal) and Brian (Rachel), 12 greatgrandchildren, 1 greatgreatgrandchild and a son-in-law Gary Hinzmann, along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Cletus, a daughter Linda Hinzmann in 2007, a sister Gert (Ralph) Arthofer, and three brothers Mark, Less, and Ray Maseman.

A Javetta M. Palm memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank all of Penny's friends and neighbors who have enriched her life.

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James W. LaBee, 79, of 1381 Oak Park Place passed away on Sunday June 3, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center surrounded by his children. According to his wishes there will be no public visitation or services. A private family service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, is in charge of arrangements.

Jim served in the US Navy stationed in Japan. He retired from Dubuque John Deere Tractor Works in 1986. He especially loved the Iowa Colorado Ride with the St. Donatus Motorcycle group. After retirement he enjoyed many hours at Kalmes Catering in St. Donatus. He was a handyman in every sense. If there was a job to get done, he was there to help. He was also very active in service work in the Catholic Church.

Jim married Mary Lansing on October 28, 1978 and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by 5 children, Jackie (Bill) Maiers, Diane (Jim) McClain, Jim (Jane) LaBee, Tom (Jeannie) LaBee, and Mike LaBee. His grandchildren, Chad, Casey, Courtney, & Chris Conlan. Kelly McClain-Lucas and Adam McClain, Tyler, Nicole & Beth LaBee, Amber, Ashley, & Samantha LaBee, Jessica,& Jennifer LaBee. His sister, Shirley Johannsen, and 7 seven greatgrandchildren. Jim was married to Bonita Ede Hennagir LaBee, and she has three children, Anne, Jamie (Tina), & Allan (Jennie) Hennagir.

He was preceded in death by his parents Herb and Lois LaBee.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Charles Longo and the nurses and staff of Mercy Medical Center and to Oak Park Place for all the wonderful care and kindness they gave to Jim.

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Randy Paul Weidemann, 57, of 1851 Alta Vista passed away on Friday June 1st at home. Friends may call from 5pm to 7pm Monday June 11th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Rd. Services will be held at 7pm. Entombment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery Columbarium.

He was born on December 22, 1954 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Gilbert and Florence (Weiland) Weidemann. He graduated from Hempstead High School in 1973. He married his companion of eight years, Patty Pullen, on October 6, 2001. She preceded him in death on May 29, 2004.

He worked for IEI Barge Terminal in East Dubuque until his retirement. Randy liked to hunt, ride his Harley, and fix up old tractors.

He is survived by one sister Linda Knockel, of Dubuque, two brothers Don (Mary) Wiedemann, of Dubuque, Bill (Connie Murphy) Wiedemann of Baxter, IA, Three nephews and four nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Patty, brother-in-law Bill Knockel, and a sister-in-law Judy Wiedemann.

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Vivian A. Ruden, 84 of 2614 Hanover Dr passed away on Tuesday June 5th,2012 at Mercy Medical Center. Private family burial will be at a later date in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Iowa. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on September 1, 1927 in Balltown, Iowa the daughter of Nicholas and Irene (Thomas) Jaeger. She married Silvius N. Ruden on October 19, 1943, in Balltown, Iowa. She farmed in Holy Cross,IA with family until 1977 and worked for Roberts River Rides until her retirement.

Vivian is survived by her children, Gary (Diane) Ruden, Waupun, WI, Connie Ruden, of Dubuque, Iowa, Steve "Rudy" (Barb Hefel) Ruden, of Dubuque, a sister Madonna Bauer Gudenkauf, of Dubuque, brother Elmer "Bud" (Bev) Jaeger, of Camanche, IA, grandson Doug (Jessica) Ruden, of St. Joseph, MO, Granddaughter Michelle (fiance Doug Ayers) Ruden, of Rock Island, IL, great granddaughters Jordon Korell, Mallory Ruden, and Caroline Ruden. Step-sister Sandy Schmitt Rolwes, of Dubuque and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Silvius, a sister Helen Leibfried, brothers-in-law Bob Bauer, & Roger Leibfried, and step-mother Stella Hefel Jaeger.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Mercy Hospital in Dubuque for all their wonderful care and kindness.

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Lee Ann Balk, 74 of 1401 Wingate Dr formerly of 370 Valeria Street passed away peacefully at home on Thursday May 31, 2012. Services will be at 10:00a.m. Monday, June 4th at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Trinity Church, with Rev. Dwayne Thoman officiating. Burial will follow in Dubuque Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 1 to 6 Sunday, June 3rd at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 5:30pm.

She was born on August 28, 1937, in Dubuque the daughter of Leo and Marie (Hird) Vogt. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in 1955. She married James J. Balk on May 24, 1958, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Dubuque. He preceded her in death on January 4, 2012.

She is survived by six children, Steve (Rhonda) Balk of Clive, IA, Dennis (Theresa) Balk, of Poplar Grove, IL, Kevin (Jackie) Balk, of Elma, IA, Wendy (David) Melver, of Cresco, IA, Terry (Jenny) Balk, of Dubuque, and Brian (Jean) Balk, of Cresco, IA. Grandchildren, Katie & Sarah Balk, Matthew, Rachel and Abigail Balk, Kyle (Sarah), Brittany, Travis and Hope Balk, Kira (Brandon) and Ryan Harrod, Taylor and Kassidy Melver, Alex Balk, Miranda, Samantha and Caleb Balk, great grandchildren, Alexis and Jayden. Her mother Marie Vogt of Carthage, MO, sisters, Barb (Dick) Weber of Dubuque, Linda Degneau, of Oakdale, MN, Donna (Bob) Goar, of Carthage, MO. Several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Leo, her Husband James, a granddaughter Megan Balk, and a sister Joan Vogt.

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Virginia Lois Bonnett, 84 of 2540 Windsor Ave passed away on Sunday May 27th, 2012 at home. Services will be at 10:30a.m. Thursday, May 31st at Mount Calvary Cemetery Chapel with Pastor David Pacholke officiating, with burial to follow. Friends may call from 4pm to 8pm Wednesday May 30th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd.

She was born on April 13, 1928 in McColl, South Carolina the daughter of Clyde and Lillian (O'Toule) Perhealth. She married Wayne Bonnett on June 2, 1952 in Dillon, South Carolina. Virginia was an avid bingo player, she liked to embroider, and was devoted to all her animals. She worked as a homemaker her whole life, and her family was most important to her. She was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband Wayne, five children, David Tucker, of McColl, South Carolina, Lyn Behrens and Vickie Pluemer, both of Dubuque, Barbara (Brian) Trapp, of Delhi, and Laurie George of Dubuque. Nine grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, one brother and a son-in-law Ron Behrens.

In lieu of flowers, a Virginia Bonnett memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque for all their wonderful care and kindness.

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Lee Francis, 89 of 9299 Bellevue Heights Rd passed away onThursday May 24th, 2012 at home. Services will be at 10:30a.m. Tuesday May 29th at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church with Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may gather from 4p.m. to 7p.m. Monday May 28th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, where there will be a parish wake service at 4pm.

Lee was born on February 23, 1923 in Apple River, IL the son of Jacob and Margaret (Beggin) Francis. He married Mary E. Nugent on June 6, 1953 at St. Joseph Church, Key West. He attended Loras College and was a Licensed Insurance Agent in Dubuque for over 50 years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #297, Knights of Columbus,and numerous professional organizations during his career. He loved spending time with his family and attending many events of his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Mary, eight children, Gary (Elizabeth) Francis, Palatine, IL, Steve Francis, of Huntley, IL, Roger (Julie) Francis, of Davenport, IA, Kathy (Dennis) Bruck, of Dubuque, Kevin (Connie) Francis, of Dubuque, Kimberly (Jeff Nagle) Tully, of Dubuque, Rob (Natalie) Francis, of Ankeny, IA, and Laura Francis, of Davenport. Grandchildren, Jeff Francis, Scott Francis, Carrie Francis, Nick Francis, Samantha Bruck, Alex Bruck, Emily Francis, Michael Francis, Christopher Francis, Lauren Tully, Jacob Tully, Taylor Francis, Marcus Francis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson Eric, son-in-law Dennis Tully, brothers Joseph, Donald and Maurice and a sister Leone.

In lieu of flowers, a Lee Francis memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank all the healthcare professionals and Hospice of Dubuque for all the wonderful care they gave to Lee.

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Susan M. Schetgen, 53 of 2612 Marquette Place passed away on Saturday May 19, 2012 at home. Friends may call from 10:00a.m to 12:00p.m. Thursday May 24th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd.

Susan was born on August 11, 1958 in Dubuque, IA the daughter of Donald and Bernice (Guler) Beresford. She graduated with honors from NICC with a degree in Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse at the Finley Hospital.

Mom was always a wonderful person full of life and love. A mother most of her life, she raised 6 beautiful children. She was a hard worker, extremely talented and smart. She always knew what to do and displayed a keen mother's intellect. She said it best, she was perfect at her job. She enjoyed gardening and had a deep love for flowers. She is a person of great strength, will and perseverance. She instilled in others a great work ethic and respect for life. Her bubbly and friendly personality will live on in the hearts of her loved ones. Mom, we love you and miss you.

She is survived by her mother Bernice Beresford, 6 children,Layla B. Ryan, Rachel R. Ryan, Jacob R. Ryan, Matthew T. Ryan, Tyler J.Schetgen, and Sadie M. Schetgen. Grandchildren, Ruby, Winnie, Keiser and Eleni. Her siblings, Gary (Debbie) Beresford, Linda (Roger) Tishauser, Thomas Beresford and Edward (Cheryl) Beresford plus several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Donald T. Beresford and a grandson Devon N. Henkel.

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Wanda Naresha Smith, 83, of Zwingle, Iowa passed away peacefully, on Monday May 14th, 2012, with her loving sister Monna Metcalf by her side. There will be a small grave side service at Linwood cemetery on Wednesday May 16th at 2pm. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

Wanda was born on April 13, 1929, in Garber, IA, daughter of Earl Hyde and Vernetta (Challand) Hyde. She weighed a mere 2 and a half pounds at birth and by the grace of her God given strength, she repeatedly defied the rules of survival. Wanda worked at the Argo Corn Starch Factory in Argo, Illinois in her early years in which she shared many fond memories. She also worked at Dubuque Stamp.

She married Robert Thomas Smith in September, 1970 and moved to Kansas City, MO where she lived for 29 years before returning to her native homeland in 1999. Wanda always had a home away from home at her sister's, whether for an extended visit or recovering from many surgeries. She was nicknamed WaWa by her niece, Terry Lee otherwiseknown as "Tiddly" by Wanda, and is still referred to as WaWa by many who loved her.

Wanda was a self-taught master seamstress and florist who loved to can and bake. She loved to garden, sing, listen to music, dance and tend to her array of aquariums. She added her special touch to holidays and celebrations with her famous homemade jellies, baked beans and pies. Her humor and wit were one of Wanda's special gifts. She found the light side of life even in the darkest of her final days. She celebrated her 83rd birthday with her special cousin Margori Vogen of Indiana and she even traveled there by semi truck. Her daughter Sherrie called her "Wanda the Wanderer" as she loved to travel. She may have been born before television was even invented, but she still mastered current technology with her computer mouse in one hand and cell phone in the other.

Wanda was genuinely loved by her family and friends,and will be most endearingly missed.

Wanda is survived by her children Sherrie Lee Hyde, John Lewandowski and Challane Manahan. 7 grandchildren: Angela (Mike) Lewandowski-Hull, Dave and John Jr. Lewandowski , Tonya (Patrick) Brothers. Jordana and Alexander Thomas Al-Hamdan, and Danny Phelps. 7 great grandchildren: Bretton and Trenton Hull, Leah, Dylan and Taylor Lewandoski, Kara Watson and Ruby Phelps. Her loving companion and sister Monna Metcalf (Michael Pitz). Two nieces, Terry Lee "Tiddly" (Mark) Huseman and Aulanda (Kevin) Krause along with her 6 great nieces/nephews: Cortland, Matthew and Nicholas Huseman. Mitchell Stecklein and Cody and Hope Krause. Her beloved cousin, Margori Vogen.

Wanda was preceded in death by her son Terry Lee Lewandowski, her husband Robert Thomas Smith, and good friend David Lux.

The family wishes to thank her Doctors and Nurses who followed her care so closely and helped her maintain a wonderful quality of life right up until the end. Especially, Dr. Salas, Dr. Whalen and nurse Charlie McCoy, and Dr. Ramabadran and her visiting nurses.

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Margaret "Margo" Ann (Reasor) Waite age 63 of 180 Devon Driveleft this earth to be with our lord and savior May 12, 2012 at home after acourageous battle with cancer surrounded by her friends and family. Memorial services will be at 11 AM Saturday May 19th 2012 at Dubuque Assembly of God Church 3939 Pennsylvania Ave. The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road Dubuque, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on Jan. 4, 1949 in Stockton,CA the daughter of Obert and Pearl(Chapman) Reasor She graduated from Franklin High school and attended Humphries College prior to locating to Merced, CA. She founded and operated a day care for another 5 years until relocating to Dubuque where she continued to operate a daycare. Margo established many long lasting friendships not only with parents but also with the children she helped raise. Margo was a member of Dubuque Assembly of God Church where she found love and support from her new Iowa family. This love and support was never more evident than during her illness.

Margo loved all people and was able to always find the good in each individual. When asked by her friends, Margo would always offer sincere and honest advice with warmth and compassion. She was the life of every gathering and her smile lit up the room. One of her many attributes that will long be remembered was her humor and her ability to tell a story. She would be able to generate incredible amounts of laughter from even the most simplistic situations. Margo could always be counted on for a lively and free spirited game of cards or a board game. She was happiest when gathered with her family and friends over a competitive game of Eucher.

Margo leaves behind a host of good friends she loved as if they were her own family. Margo will be missed but her family takes comfort in knowingshe is with the Lord and we will see her again. Her bright and cheery spirit will live in our hearts forever.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son and her pride and joy Jacob Deen Gislain and his wife and Margo's primary care giver in her last day's Angie Marie Gislain of Dubuque. A brother Ronald (Louellen) Reasor a niece Shelley Walker and nephew Darren Reasor of Oakdalle, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents and the love of her life Frederick Elise Gislain.

In lieu of flowers, a Margo Waite memorial fund has been established.

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Maureen J. Schulz, 81 of 125 W 9th Street passed away on Friday May11, 2012 at home. Funeral services will be at 8 PM Wednesday May 16, 2012 at LeonardFuneral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd. with Rev. Dr. Ken Bickel officiating.Friends may call from 3 until the time of services at the funeral home.Committal services & burial will be at 10:00am Thursday at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Maureen was born on May 2, 1931 in Dubuque, Iowathe daughter of James and Lillian (Miller) Kelly. She married John Schulz in1961. She was a Matron and Cook at the Dubuque County Jail until her retirement. After retirement she volunteered her expertise at Chuck & Jo's Restaurant. Her favorite thing in life was spending time with her family. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ.

She is survived by her children, Cyndy (Dave) Yoak, of White City, OR, Sharon (Jim) Riley, Kim (Mike) Clemen, Tammy (fiancé Chad Winter) Schulz, Jack(Cindy) Schulz, Mick (special friend Karen Regan) Schulz, Ron (Tammy) Schulz,and Misty (Jason) Adams all of Dubuque. Grandchildren, Kara (Dave), Rob(Tracy),Scott, Jennifer, Carrie (Andy), Amber, Megan (Jesse), Heather, Tyler, Alex,Karlee, Caleb, Shelby, Nicole, Dustin, Nick, Clay and Kylie. Great grandchildren,Kyle, Kieffer, Lauren, Bryce, Brayden, Brielle, Ben, and Paityn. One brotherLarry (Lavon) Kelly of Antigo, WI and sister-in-law Elmerial Kelly of Dubuque. And her extended family at the Henry Stout Apartments.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Jay, Shirley,Pat and Gene.

In lieu of flowers, a Maureen Jean Schulz memorial fund has been established.

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Matthew J. Kelley, 32, of Durango, Iowa died on May 10th at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics of a brain injury resulting from a motorcycle accident. Visitation hours will be held at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd on Tuesday, May 15th from 2 pm - 7 pm followed by a short service at 7 pm with Pastor David Pacholke officiating.

He was born in Dubuque, Iowa, attended Senior High School, and was a licensed auto mechanic and welder. Matthew worked at O'Reilly Auto Parts. His interests included cars and trucks, more cars and trucks, or anything with a motor (Ford that is). Matthew was a very kind and caring person.

His final act of selflessness was the donation of his organs to those who needed them most.

Matthew is survived by his mother Veronica "Roni" Bergfeld(Darrell); father Jay Kelley (Dee); sister Teresa Drury (James); very special grandparents Leon and Phyllis Herbstreith; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; girlfriend Jenni Woodward; and brother-by-choice Ryan Woodward.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

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Arthur I. Wagar Jr. 70 of Dubuque passed away at 5:45a.m. Thursday May10, 2012 at Ennoble Manor. Services will be at 7:00p.m. Monday May 14th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd with Deacon Jim Thill officiating. Friends may call after 3p.m. Monday at the funeral home until time of services. Burial will be at a later date.

He was born on November 1, 1941 in Durant, IA the son of Arthur I. Wager Sr and Dorothy Hinzman. He married Sandra Bleile on May 12, 1990 in Dubuque. He is a US Army Veteran. Arthur worked for the former Dubuque Packing Co., FDL and finally for Farmland from which he retired. He enjoyed bowling, camping, and fishing. He was also an avid sports fan, which included the Chicago Bears and Cubs and NASCAR. He enjoyed the company of his dogs especially "Zoe", but most of all he enjoyed and loved spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Sandra, daughters, Patricia Williams, Wendy(Bob Baule) Wagar both of Dubuque, a step-sonDavid Stumpf of Arizona, 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, a sister Betty Barth of Dubuque,and a brother Bryon Wagar of Dixon, IL.

He was preceded in death by his father Arthur Wagar Sr, his mother Dorothy Arensdorf, step-father Arnold Arensdorf, and one grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, a Arthur I. Wagar Jr. memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank all of the family and friends especially Arthur's brother-in-law Rick for their loving care, kindness and compassion they have given.

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Eva Lena "Silverwing" Hines, 90 of 2548 Jackson Street Apartment 1, formerly of Sweetwater, Texas passed away Monday, May 7, 2012 at her home. Friends may call from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Monday, May 14, 2012 at Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd., Dubuque, IA 52003.

Silverwing was born on October 6, 1921, in Sweetwater, Texas, daughter of Lee Roy and Beatrice (Powell) Montgomery. She married Paul Edward Hines and he preceded her in death. She was the first female Riverboat Captain and took part in everything from A-Z including; trucking, Harley Motorcycles, being a Chef, waitress, bartender, alligator hunter, elk hunter, fishing, trapping, and an artist amongst many other things. Silverwing especially loved her Indian Heritage and Freedom along with her cat Goliath.

She is survived by her children; Edward L. (Kathleen) Hines, Sarah B. (Gary) Sharkey, Paula E.(Charley) Hines, Lorraine M. "Dolly" Brown, Boyce Wayne, PatriciaAnn, and Harvey Lee. Brothers; Dolton, Glenn, Johnny, and Lee Roy (Dora) Montgomery. Brother and sister-in-law Alvin and Sarah Tibbett, and sister-in-law Margaret Montgomery. Along with many nieces and nephews across the country.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul Edward Hines, 9 brothers and 1 sister, adopted daughter Malee McDonald, and her best friend Albert Francis Weber.

The family would like to thank Dr. Tom Sinsky and his staff and Mercy MedicalCenter along with Jackie, Silverwing's Housekeeper.

An Eva Lena Hines memorial fund has been established.

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Melissa Ann (Kramer) Breitbach, 46, of Janesville, WI formerly of Dubuque, passed away on Friday April 20, 2012 in Janesville. Friends and family may gather from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. Saturday May 5th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where a service of remembrance will be held at Noon.

She was born on September 15, 1965, in Dubuque ,Iowa , the daughter of Richard and Sandra (Rogers) Kramer. She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School and married Michael Breitbach. Melissa worked various jobs in Dubuque and lastly for St. Mary's & St. Pat's schools as a teachers aid. She enjoyed taking walks, playing bingo, scrapbooking, garage sales and fishing. She also liked to bake and cook, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her four daughters, Meagan Breitbach, Steffanie Breitbach, Sarah Breitbach, and Michelle Breitbach. Four grandchildren, Jadden, Joanna,Alivia, and Michael. Her long time partner Michael Breitbach, her mother Sandra Kramer, and five siblings, Richard Kramer Jr., Jeannie (George) Wortley, Delores Kramer, Brian Kramer, and Timothy Kramer.

She was preceded in death by her father Richard on May 5, 2000.

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Charles J. "Chuck" Kass, 52, of Peosta passed away suddenly Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road,where there will be a prayer service at 2 p.m.

Chuck was born Sept. 26, 1959, in Dubuque,the son of Paul and Adele (Kutsch) Kass. Chuck graduated from Wahlert High School in 1978, and married his high school sweetheart Bonnie Kress on Jan. 23, 1982, at St. Joseph Church, Key West. Chuck worked for Pepsi-Cola Company and FedEx Ground, both in Dubuque. He was a loving husband and father to six children. Chuck recently became a grandpa and treasured every moment he spent with his new granddaughter. He was a hard-working man with many talents, including farming, repairing vehicles and coaching his children's sports teams. One of Chuck's proudest accomplishments was the brick home he built on the farm for his family. His quick wit, sense of humor and smile are remembered by all those who met him.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; six children, Dustin Kass of Kokomo, Ind., Rachel (Jason) Burkart of Dubuque, Kyle Kass of Minneapolis, Minn., and Chelsey, Cole and Kyrea Kass of Peosta; granddaughter, Ember Rose Burkhart; and brothers and sisters, Stan (Deb) Kass of Dubuque, Sue (Ron) Schemmel of Monticello, Jane (Kevin) Kutsch of Maquoketa, Dave (Lisa) Kass of Dubuque, Cathy (Mike) Aten of Chassel, Mich., Mark (Peggy) Kass of Peosta, Paul (Barb)Kass and Brian (Kelly) Kass, both of Dubuque. Also surviving are many brothers-and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Robert Kass, and his mother-and father-in-law, Sylvia and Louis Kress.

In lieu of flowers, a Chuck Kass Memorial Fund has been established.

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William J. (Bill) Leonard, 69, of Dubuque and formerly of Elkader, IA died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Dubuque Nursing and Rehab Center from Pancreatic Cancer. In keeping with Bill's wishes, there will be no public visitation or services. A family gathering will be held at a later date to celebrate his life. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, is in charge of arrangements.

Bill was born on October 25, 1942, in Elkader, son of Stephen and Kathryn (Kenneally) Leonard. He attended Mederville grade school; St. Joseph School, Elkader; and Central Community High School, Elkader. He graduated from Upper Iowa University in 1965. Bill spent most of his life on the family farm in Mederville, IA.

Bill survived by a sister Jo Ellen Leonard of Wilmington, NC, a sister Patricia (Bill) Skemp of Dubuque, one niece, two nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Gerald in infancy.

Bill's sisters would like to thank two of his friends, Alicia and Dan, and Hospice of Dubuque for their care and kindness shown to Bill during his illness.

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Roger Damian Conry, 78, of Tower Drive, Dubuque, Iowa died Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 at home. In keeping with Roger's wishes there will be no formal services. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

Roger was born January 14th, 1934, son of Thomas & Mary (Mahony) Conry. Roger was an avid tennis player his whole life and played tennis competitively throughout high school, college and the military. He spent 2 years in the Army as a medic and enjoyed immensely the 19 months he spent in Crailsheim, Germany. Roger co-authored the book, Annulment: You're Chance to Re-marry within the Catholic Church, which was published in 1983 and also helped write a Ginseng Hunter's Handbook. Roger could often be found testing his luck, with his good friends at the casino. Roger's greatest joys were spending time with his two daughters and his grandchildren.

Roger worked as a Shift Supervisor at Area Residential Care for 11 years, then spent 10 years as a Developmental Services Analyst for the State of Florida, until his retirement in 1999.

Roger is survived by; two children, Teri (Andrew) Noel and Michelle (Steve Haupert) Conry; two grandchildren, Matthew and Kristen Noel; one brother-in-law Francis (Bud) Funk; and Carolyn (Conry) Haupert.

He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Mary; his brother Thomas (Robert) Conry; his sister Rita Funk; and two infant twin sons.

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Duane L. "Wayne" McClain, 76, of 586 Almond Street died at 9:00p.m. Monday, April 23, 2012 at Dubuque Nursing & Rehab Center following a courageous 6 month battle with cancer. Services will be at 10:30a.m. on Thursday April 26th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd with Pastor John Hulsizer officiating. Friends may call from 3p.m. to 8p.m. Wednesday April 25th at the funeral home.

He was born on February 17, 1936 in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Edward and Mary (Schroeder) McClain. He married Ann Schmerbach on September 15, 1956. He worked for Dubuque Park and Recreation, Tree Crew. He retired after 40 years of outstanding service on March 27, 1998. He enjoyed playing euchre with his friends, reading, and trying to win the lottery.

He is survived by his wife Ann, four children, Ron (Chris) McClain, Jerry McClain, Lori (Dennis) Weig, all of Dubuque and Carol (Larry) Foht, of Benton, WI, twelve grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Kathy andson-in-law Brian, two brothers, Donald and Eddie and a sister Marion. Wayne was a devoted father, he was very much loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Kathy and her dad are together again.

In lieu of flowers, a Duane "Wayne" McClain memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Alt, Dr. Steffen, Dr. Paulsen and their nurses. The Wendt Cancer Center nurses and Dr. Koneru, plus Mercy Hospital, Hospice of Dubuque and Dubuque Nursing and Rehab Center for their excellent care and support of Wayne.

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Patricia D. "Pat" Kelly, 70, of 2359 Coventry Park passed away on Monday April 23, 2012 at home. Memorial mass will be at 10:30a.m. Wednesday April 25th at St. Joseph Church, Key West with Rev. Donald Bakewell officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may gather after 9:30a.m. Wednesday at the church until time of services. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on March 22, 1942, in Dubuque, IA the daughter of John and Lucille (Carpenter) Davis. She attended Nativity Grade School and graduated from Visitation High School in 1960. She worked for the United States Postal Office as a rural route carrier for 34 years in the Dubuque area. She loved to travel, especially to San Antonio,Texas to visit her grandson, and to Las Vegas where she enjoyed seeing the Phantom of the Opera and was proud to say she saw the Jersey Boys 6 times. She also enjoyed golf, lunch and coffee with her many friends and coworkers. She died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones.

She is survived by her son, Sean Lueck, of Houston,TX, grandson, Jordan, of San Antonio, Texas, siblings, John F. (Sue) Davis Jr., of Dubuque, Janet A. (Joe) Tracy, of Gordon,WI, Mary Sue "Susie" (Michael) McGinnis, of Dubuque, Michael T.(Laurel) Davis, of Las Vegas, NV, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John F. Davis, and Lucille(Carpenter) Davis.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque, the staff of Medical Associates and the Wendt Center and all her special friends that helped her over the last three years.

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Marcella"Sally" Schmalz-Wegner, 90, of Dubuque, passed away into the arms of Jesus, surrounded by her family Sunday, April 22,2012, at Luther Manor. Services will be at 1:30p.m. Tuesday, April 24th, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church with Pastor Greg Bjornstad officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, is in charge of arrangements.

Sally was born on June 1, 1921 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Karl and Bertha (Schilling) Schmitt. She grew up during the depression and graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1939. She later worked her way through Finley School of Nursing earning her degree as a Registered Nurse. She married Howard "Howie" Schmalz on June 22, 1945 at Immanuel Congregation Church. He preceded her in death on May 10, 1987. She later married Claude "Choc" Wegner on November 21, 1992 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, and he preceded her in death on May 23, 2002. Sally worked for the Finley Hospital, Xavier Hospital, St. Joseph's Sanitarium, Visiting Nurse Association, and Area Residential Care from which she retired in 1983. She loved to do volunteer work, especially at church where she maintained a strong presence. She liked sewing, crocheting, quilting, traveling, and dancing. She loved flowers, gardening and nature, and allowed her children to keep any critters they brought home. Sally was a loving mother and grandmother, who shared her motherly love with all who entered her home.

She is survived by her three children, Jan (Dan) Gantenbein, of East Dubuque, IL, David (Linda) Schmalz, of Kincheloe, MI, and Sherri (Dan) Herber, of Urbandale, IA. Grandchildren, Daniel John "D.J." (Roshni) Schmalz, Tami (Bob) Jansen, Matt (Kristen) Gantenbein, Karl Schmalz, Sarah Schmalz, Ricca Klein, and Arianna Klein. Great grandchildren, Derrick, Brittani, Alexa "Lexi", and Caden Jansen. Isabella, Camden, Emma, Holden, Tanner and Alexis Gantenbein. Harley, Hayley and Aishwarya Schmalz, and Evan Pierson. One brother Marty (Dee) Schmitt, of Shell Knob, MO, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Howard "Howie" and Claude "Choc", her son Larry Schmalz, and a brother Edwin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque or a charity of your choice.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque especially Jen, and the nurses and staff of Luther Manor for all their wonderful care, kindness and compassion they gave to Sally.

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Eileen E. Fassbinder age 86 of Stonehill Care Center and formerly of 3175 Pennsylvania Ave and 1297 Curtis St. died at 3:15 AM Sunday April 22, 2012 at Stonehill. Services will be at 10:30a.m. Wednesday at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church with Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 Tuesday April 24, 2012, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, where there will be a wake service at 3:00p.m.

Eileen was born on June 9, 1925, in Cascade, IA the daughter of Patrick and Mary (Noonan) O'Connell. She married Robert Fassbinder. She farmed in the Cascade and Bernard area for many years. She was a member of the Catholic Mothers Club, the Rosary Society, The Power of Prayer and she enjoyed playing cards.

Surviving are her five sons, Bob (Dana) Fassbinder, Bill (Dawn) Fassbinder, Richard (Jean) Fassbinder, Mike Fassbinder, Jerry Fassbinder, all of Dubuque, 18 grandchildren; Tony, Katie, Aaron, Kelly, Jessica, Nicholas, Abbey, Emily, Jacob, Michael, Jennifer, Sara, Justin, Jason, Fallon, Jamie, and Alyssa. 8 great grandchildren. Sisters, Loretta Shanahan and Rose Asbury, both of Dubuque. Sisters-in-law, Patsy O'Connell, Maxine O'Connell, Marge O'Connell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Eleanor Slattery, and brothers Patrick, Ed, and James O'Connell.

Thank you to Hospice of Dubuque, and the Stonehill Nurses and Staff especially 2nd floor, for all their care and kindness these last 5 years.

An Eileen Fassbinder memorial fund has been established.

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Darlene W. Welsh Klaus, age 80 of Chamblee,GA and formerly of Dubuque,IA died Friday April 13, 2012 in Georgia. Services will be at 10:00a.m. Saturday April 21st,at the Church of the Nativity. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 4p.m. to 8p.m. Friday at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, where there will be a wake service at 7:30pm, and the Nativity Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 9:30am Saturday at the church.

She was born on November 10, 1931, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Roland and Betty Welsh. She grew up in Dubuque, IA, and moved to Georgia where she worked for the Internal Revenue Service as an auditor. She was very active with her church, volunteering for many groups including the food pantry, and was an avid reader.

She is survived by a sister Wendy (Lonnie) Schrader, of Freeport, IL, a niece Diane (Pat) Fanella, nephews, Troy and Chad Schrader, Michael (Susan) Murray, and Bill(Wendy) Murray. Her uncle Vincent (Marci) Welsh, of Dubuque, her special friends in Georgia, Sandy, Pat, JoAnn, and J.R. and her faithful dog and companion "Sally".

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sisterBarbara.

A Darlene Welsh Klaus memorial fund has been established.

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Beverly B. Baker, formerly of Peoria,Illinois, passed away quietly at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue, Iowa, on April 15. Bev was 91. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Ralph E. Baker Sr.

Born March 17, 1921, in Kewanee, Illinois, Bev was the youngest of nine children born to Beatrice and Patrick Burns. She now joins her sisters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Florence and her brothers, William, Francis, Harold, Donald and Michael.

The petite Irish lass lived up to her Saint Patrick's Day birthday with a wonderfully healthy appetite for life, fun,and food. She adored her only son, Dr. Ralph Baker and was a devoted mother. For over 20 years, Bev worked as a dental receptionist and bookkeeper in Peoria for Dr. Donald Brown.

She is survived by her son, daughter-in-law, Christine,step-grandchildren, Caryn Eldridge, Ginny Gelms, Bridget Gelms, and Naomi Kueter, (honorary granddaughter) and many nieces and nephews including Christine Burgess, William Cronau, Ronald Burns, George (Geb) Bailey and Pat Beery, and many good friends including Chuck and Faye Pierman and Gary and Denise Nash. Her spunky sense of humor and her joy of life will be sorely missed by those who knew her best.

There will be a memorial service and luncheon in her honor, the date to be announced in May, at Mont Rest in Bellevue, Iowa. She will be interred at a private ceremony next to her husband in Peoria. Cards and notes can be sent to Ralph Baker, c/o Mont Rest, 300 Spring Street, Bellevue, IA, 52031. May God bless her and keep her safe in the life ever after.

Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd Dubuque, IA is in charge of arrangements.

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Mrs. George (Enid) Flanagan age 95 of 313 Jones Street died Sunday April 15, 2012 at her sons residence at 2475 Rockdale Road. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday April 19th at St. Raphael Cathedral with Rev. Daniel Knepper officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8pm Wednesday April 18, 2012 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, where there will be a rosary said at 4p.m.

Enid was born on March 20, 1917, in Dubuque, the daughter of William and Anna (Thompson) Rudd. She married George L. Flanagan on September 16, 1941 at St. Raphael Cathedral. She was a member of ACCW.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, George L. Flanagan, her son George (Mary Lou) Flanagan, of Dubuque, four grandsons, George (Lisa) Flanagan, Tom Flanagan, Mike (Peggy) Flanagan, Bob (Tina) Flanagan. Ten greatgrandchildren, Olivia, Mckinzie, George III, Jon, Cory, Matt, Dylan, Logan,Connor, and Taylor Flanagan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Helen Pfohl and Venita Sullivan and a brother Tom Rudd.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque, especially Jan, Melanie and Kathy, and a special thank you to Peggy O. for all her help and care.

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Joseph W. Schollmeyer, 61, of 2092 Coates Street died at 5pm Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at home peacefully with his family by his side following a courageous battle with cancer. Services will be at 10:00a.m. Monday April 16th at St. Raphael Cathedral. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 3p.m. to 7p.m. Sunday April 15th at LeonardFuneral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, where there will be a wake service at 4:30pm.

He was born on August 21, 1950, in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Paul and Maria (Giunta) Schollmeyer. He graduated from Wahlert High School in 1969. He worked as Journeyman Iron Worker. He also owned the Five Star Barin Donnellson, Iowa. In his younger days he worked with his uncles at Marcos Restaurant and last worked for Dubuque Community School District. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to play Euchre. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and he always had a great story to tell.

He is survived by three children, Joseph (Stacy)Schollmeyer, of Earlville, Jennifur (Adam) Merkel, of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Jeff "Pudge" Schollmeyer, of Dubuque. 5 grandchildren, Joey, Laura, Eric, Vinny, and Billy. His father Paul Schollmeyer, of Dubuque, a sister Linda (Mike) Spates, of Dubuque, two brothers, Wayne (Judy) Schollmeyer, of La Motte, and Paul Schollmeyer, of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his mother on January 1, 2007.

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

The family would like to thank Dubuque Internal Medicine, Dr. Mark Hermann, Hospice of Dubuque and all his family and friends, especially his brother Paul who was a great care giver.

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Lorenz H. "Larry" Merfeld, 74, of 11373 Maple Grove Ct passed away onFriday April 13th, 2012 at Mercy MedicalCenter. Services will be at 10:00a.m. Tuesday April 17th at LeonardFuneral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd with Rev. Mark Resslerofficiating. Burial will follow in MountOlivet Cemetery.Friends may call from 3p.m. to 8p.m. Monday April 16th at thefuneral home.

He was born on December 23, 1937 in Cascade, Iowa, the son of Nicholas and Marie (Simon) Merfeld. He married Adele Krohn on September 5, 1959 at St. Joseph The Worker. Larry was a heavy equipment operator for many years.

He is survived by his wife Adele, three children, Rick Merfeld of Jacksonville, North Carolina,James (Ronda) Merfeld, of Hinesville, GA, Rebecca (Todd) Thoeni, of Dubuque. Four grandchildren, Jessica,Savanna, Amber, and Jessica, 2 step grandchildren Christopher and Erica, andsix great grandchildren. Five sisters, Dorothy Tigges, of Dubuque, Millie(Randy) Dolter, of Dubuque, Shirley Smith, of East Dubuque, IL, Diane (Don)Schemmel, of Sherrill, Carol Miller of Travis City, Michigan. Three brothers,William (Pat) Merfeld, of Dubuque, Eldon(Connie) Merfeld, of Zwingle, and David (Dobbie) Merfeld, of Durango. One sister-in-law Mary Merfeld, of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Merlin and Bernard, aniece Laurie Merfeld, and sister-in-law Sue Merfeld.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Mercy MedicalCenter especially 3 West for all the wonderful care, kindness and understanding.

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Charles Clifford Sharkey Jr. 74, of Dubuque, Iowa,died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at his home from complications from shingles. Friends may call from 4p.m. to 7:30p.m. Thursday April 12that Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, where services willbe held 7:30p.m. with Rev. Gary Mayer officiating.

Chuck was born on July 9, 1937 in Wisconsin, son of the late Charles C.Sharkey and Margret Allen. He served in the Navy from 1954 - 1957 on the Navy Ship Badoeng-Strait as a Cook. He worked at Dubuque Pack/FDL Foods; he spent many years repairing lawn mowers in his shop on Radford road, and later working at Sam's in Dubuque as a demo cook. As hobbies, Chuck enjoyed cooking, gardening and his restored 1973International pick-up. He was very devoted to his family trying to ensure theywere given the best of everything. He worked hard his entire life and neverslowed down. He was always ready to give a helping hand to anyone that asked.His favorite pastime was taking care of Gramma Millie keeping her full of homecooked goodies when she was at the nursing home. He also enjoyed making surethe grandkids and neighbor kids were well fed before school every morning.

Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Carol (Fessler)Sharkey; three sons, Charles (Jeanette) Sharkey of Traer, Iowa, Craig Sharkey,Clint (Tina) Sharkey, and five daughters Cathy (Jerry) Grutz, Cara (Jerry) McAuliffe, Cherrie Hoskins, Carrie (Derek) Wong, Colleen (Chad) Julson.Twenty-nine grandchildren, Rachel, Charles, Cassandra, Stephie, Krista, Jarred,Codi, Cheyene , Toni, Angelea, Ryan, Alisha, Clint, Chad, Nicole, Josephine,Jayd, Li-Mai, Derek, BJ, Chenna, Ailli, Shelyn, Breanna, Kerriana, Katrina,Sean, Cory, Courtney. Twelve great-grandchildren - Dustiney, Ethen, Zolynn, Xandra, Athena, Caleb, Charlie, Caitlynn, Willa, Eavy, Cyric, Tori and BJ. Also survived by four brothers, George (Mary) Sharkey, Gary (Sarah)Sharkey, Tim Sharkey, Greg Sharkey and Dennis Sharkey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Margret Sharkey, and brothers Michael Sharkey and Tom Sharkey.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque and a special thanksto his son Craig and granddaughter Stephanie for all their loving care.

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Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Kaune, 87, formerly of 2789 Windsor Ave. and the Woodland Apartments, died at Stonehill Care Center on Sunday evening April 8, 2012 from complications of pneumonia. Services will be at 11:00 am Friday April 13th at Holy Spirit Parish, Sacred Heart Catholic Church where friends may call Friday morning at the church starting at 9:00 am until time of services. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Betty was born on August 6, 1924 in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Lange) Pauly. She married Melvin J. Kaune on September 4, 1948, he preceded her in death on November 3, 2007 after 59 years of marriage. Betty graduated from the Immaculate Conception Academy (ICA) in 1942 where she served as editor of the yearbook and as class president her sophomore year. It was at ICA that she acquired the typing skills which many others would value for years to come - she graciously typed for anyone who asked and was the "go to mom" of many of her children's friends when they needed a term paper typed the night before it was due.

When she became an octogenarian she traded her typewriter for a computer and under the moniker "GrandmaBK" she sent and received dozens of emails every day to friends and family across the country and even Skyped with her grandchildren a time or two. Betty loved to read, knit, play cards and follow the Chicago Cubs, she attended several games at Wrigley Field as part of the legendary bus trips arranged by Margaret Baumhover and often donned the jersey of the starting pitcher when she watched the games from home. She was a life-long member of Sacred Heart Parish and their rosary society.

Surviving are three sons, Jim (Ellen) Kaune of Dubuque, Steve (Karen) Kaune of Wichita, Kansas and Paul (Peggy) Kaune of Dubuque; four daugthers, Margie Brown of Dubuque, Sheila (Randy) Horch of Kieler, Wisconsin, Barb (Larry) Steffen of Dubuque and Julie (Bob) Kruser of Asbury, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; Sam (Jessica), Allison and Aundrea Kaune, Liz (Ricky) Switzer, Danielle (Chris) Reicks, Tiffany (Mark) Engels, Sarah (Nick) Wood, Erik Brown, Megan and Tyler Horch, Mallory (Jake) Shireman, Hannah Steffen, Amanda (Spencer) Kuhl, Mindy (Joe) Ragona, Corey and Kendra Kruser and Kirstin and Jordan George; 13 great-grandchildren (with 3 more on the way) and a sister, Barbara Schwendinger of Boscobel, Wisconsin.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers James and Peter Pauly; and two sisters Marie Kelly and Virginia Grace.

The family requests no flowers.

Goodbye mom & grandma - happy hour will never be the same without you!

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Louise Herron Wuchter Mootz, age 75 of Columbia, TN, formerly of the Dubuque area died Saturday, March 31, 2012 at The Garden, Poplar Estates in Columbia. Services will be at12:00p.m. Saturday, April 14th at St. Joseph Church, Key West with Rev. Donald Bakewell officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may gather at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd from 9:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. Saturday April 14th.

She was born in Dubuque, Iowa,she was the daughter of Howard and Emily (Foust) Herron. She was a farm wife for forty years before being one of the first recipients of Willie Nelson's Farm Aid Scholarships. She attended Clarke College in Dubuque, graduating with honors, and received her Masters in Peace and Justice from Sagamon State University in Springfield, IL.

Louise was featured in the book, "Raising less Corn and More Hell". She was fluent in Spanish and loved traveling the world. As a member of the Council of Catholic Women (ACCW) through the Dubuque Diocese, she taught religion classes and worked with the Rural Outreach Program. She and Mr. GeneWuchter hosted 27 foreign exchange students from all over the world.

Louise was preceded in death by husbands, Eugene Wuchter and George Mootz, son, Quinten Wuchter, and her parents.

She is survived by her daughters Marilyn (Fidel) Pinote and Mary Ann (James) Townsend of Columbia, TN; sons, Eugene (Melanie) Wuchter and Ed (Candy) Wuchter of Colorado; Eric "Ric" Wuchter and Everette "Jake" (Val) Wuchter of Delhi, Iowa; one brother, Mark (Karen) Herron of Iowa; two sisters: Katie (David) Lincoln of Dubuque, Iowa, Ann (Frank) McMahon of Branson, MO; nine grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren. Louise is also survived by George Mootz's family.

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Michele Lynn "Mikki" Pitz, 44 of St. Catherine, IA passed away at home on Thursday April 5, 2012. Friends may call from 4pm to 6pm Wednesday April 11th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where services will be held at 6pm with Rev. Penny Thomsen officiating.

She was born on August 1, 1967 in Phoenix, Arizona. She married Rick Pitz on April 1, 1998 in Mesa, Arizona. She was a homemaker, a nurse, a cosmetologist, she worked briefly at Walmart, bartended at various places in and around Dubuque and Phoenix. She enjoyed camping with family, shooting pool, but above all she was a mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband Rick, her mother Linda Grishaber, of Harvey, LA, daughter Desiree (Eric) Creekmore, of Surprise, AZ, a son Glenn Michael Wallus of Dubuque, step-sons, Keegan Pitz, of San Francisco, CA, KrisNelson, of Dubuque, Chad Nelson, of Mesa, AZ, a brother Curtis of New Orleans,10 grandchildren, daughter-in-law Audrey Bergfeld, of Dubuque, and aunts & uncles. Brenda Hooks, Suzanne Moody, Ronnie Wheeler, Garrie Wheeler and TomWheeler. Brothers & sisters-in-law Tom and Pat Goetzinger, Harv and Kathy Pitz and Irene Pitz.

She was preceded in death by a son in infancy Sean Matthews, her stepfather Larry Grishaber, and a granddaughter Miranda Nelson.

In lieu of flowers, a Michele Pitz memorial fund has been established.

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Harold Fondell, 84, of St. Donatus, died at home on Saturday, April 7. Friends may call on Thursday, April 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, where there will be a service of remembrance at 5 p.m. and a military flag presentation by American Legion Post #6.

He was born on April 12, 1927 in Richardsville, the son of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Shadler) Fondell. Harold was in the Seabees duringWorld War II. He married Elizabeth June Cole on June 26, 1947, at St. Mary's Church in Dubuque. He was a member of St. Donatus Church. He worked at the Dubuque Packing Company for 42 years. His passions were his family, fishing, traveling, euchre,singing with the choir, saying if you couldn't sing well, sing loud and telling stories, some of which were true.

Surviving are his wife Elizabeth, his children Linda Mausser of Greer, SC, Bonny (Mike) Boyd of Dubuque, Nick (Angela) Fondell of JacksonCounty, Charley (Suzanne) Fondell of Bellevue, Tony (Julie) Fondell of Wausau,WI, Chris (Tam) Fondell of Sitka, AK, Jeanie (Greg) Kalmes of St. Donatus, and Joel (Joan) Fondell of Wilmette, IL, 24 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Perkins of Wilmette, Eileen (Dean) Jewett of Dubuque, Jeanette, Betty (Jack) Schwartz of Arizona, and Sr. Bonita Fondell, O.S.F. of Mt. Saint Francis, and sister-in-law Jeanette Fondell of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law, Joe Mausser, brothers Francis, Donald (Gus), John (Jack), Robert and sister Jane.

The family would like to send a special thank you to grand-daughters Sarah Bishop and Michol Williams for such good care. The family would like to thank the nurses from DubuqueHospice, Jan, Dawn and Melanie. Also Dr. Jeff Hunter and staff, and Dr. Scott Brock and staff.

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A'Darion Ford, 11month old son of Tamika Holsten and Timothy Ford departured his life on April 2, 2012 at 8:10pm at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Graveside services will be at 10:00am Saturday April 7th at Mount Olivet Cemetery where burial will follow in the cemetery. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

He was born on April 22, 2011 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

A'Darion leaves behind his mother and father, two brothers Reggie Holsten and A'Marion Ford, two sisters Ashley Holsten and Diamond Wilson. He also leaves behind his grandmother, grandfather, and great grandmother along with aunties, uncles and cousins.

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LILLIAN R. FREE (Fisher) OF DUBUQUE PASSED AWAY ON TUESDAY APRIL 3, 2012 AT THE AGE OF 97, AT MERCY HOSPITAL, DUBUQUE, IOWA. SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY APRIL 7, 2012 AT 10:30AM AT WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 4450 DODGE STREET, DUBUQUE, IOWA WITH PASTOR LOREN HIRSCHY OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL FOLLOW IN MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY. FRIENDS MAY CALL AFTER 9:30AM SATURDAY AT THE CHURCH UNTIL TIME OF SERVICES. LEONARD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 2595 ROCKDALE RD IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMETNS.

SHE WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 7, 1914 IN CHICAGO, IL THE DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH AND THERESA (KRESS) FISCHER. SHE MARRIED JAMES P. FREE ON NOVEMBER 18, 1944 IN CHICAGO. LILLIAN AND HER LATE HUSBAND JAMES P. FREE MOVED TO DUBUQUE IOWA IN 1975 AND WERE THE PROUD OWNERS OF THE EAGLE POINT FISHING BARGE. LILLIAN LOVED TO WORK WITH HER HANDS DOING CRAFTY THINGS; SHE ENJOYED EMBROIDERY & WOOD WORKING.

SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER DAUGHTERS, JANET HOOKHAM, OF WEST CHICAGO, IL. NANCY DOBBS, AURORA, IL. RUTH MORGAN, LAUGHLIN, NV. AND LINDA LOCHNER, DUBUQUE, IA., 7 GRAND CHILDREN, 16 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, & 1 GREAT, GREAT GRANDCHILD.

SHE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND, JAMES P. FREE, GEORGIA KUTELLA, DAUGHTER, JAMES P. FREE JR., SON & SANDIE ROSKI (KUTELLA) GRANDDAUGHTER.

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Patricia Ann Stein, 70 of 3290 Hillcrest Drive #7 passed away at 8:15a.m. Wednesday April 4, 2012 at Stonehill Care Center with her family by her side. According to her wishes there will be no public visitation or services.

Memorial services will be held at the Dubuque Arboretum at a later date with burial to be in Wisconsin at a later date.

Complete arrangements are pending at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd.

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Patrick M. Dolter, 62, of 520 Heritage Drive, Dubuque passed away on April 2, 2012 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Services will be at 10:30a.m. Wednesday, April 4th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory with Deacon Tim LoBianco officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 3pm to 8pm Tuesday April 3rd at the funeral home.

He was born on January 15, 1950 in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Melvin "Ike" and Florence Dolter. Pat attended Sacred Heart, St. Mary's grade school, Wahlert High School, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Biology from Loras College. In his early days, he worked as a baker and then spent 35 years in the flooring business, installing and also consulting for the Floor Show in Dubuque. For the past 19 years, you could find Pat "saving you money" as manager of American Flooring Outlet in Peosta, IA. He married Karen Prull on September 25, 1982 in Anamosa, IA.

Surviving are his wife Karen, their children Molly Dolter and Nathan Dolter, both of Dubuque, and his beloved dog, Hans. His brother, Paul (Sandy) Dolter of Wickenburg, AZ, his sister-in-law, Mary Ann Dolter of LaPuente, CA, her children Jane Dolter and Jimmie Dolter. Sister-in-law, Teresa (Keith) Bahl of Marion, IA, their children Kayla (Kyle) Martin, and Amy Bahl. Brother-in-law, Kelley (Julie) Prull of Cedar Rapids, and their children Christopher, Bradley, and Madelyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents Melvin "Ike" and Florence Dolter, and his brother Jim Dolter.

The Dolter family would like to extend their gratitude to the American Flooring Outlet and Floor Show Companies as well as Medical Associates' Musculoskeletal Department for their support and flexibility. Also a special mention to the medical personnel in Iowa City, Dr. Joseph of Dubuque, and Hospice for their knowledge and compassion each day of Pat's journey.

In lieu of flowers, a Patrick M. Dolter memorial fund has been established.

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Melvin F. "Mel" Anthony, 81 of 1331 Oak Park Place formerly of 9576 Monticello DR passed away on Wednesday March 28, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center. Services will be at 12:00pm Saturday March 31st at St. Joseph Church Key West with Rev. Donald Bakewell officiating. Burial will be Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 Friday at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 3pm. Friends may also call after 9am Saturday at the funeral home until time of services.

He was born on May 20, 1930 in Sherrill, IA the son of Charles and Josephine (Nauman) Anthony. He served in the US Army from 1952 to 1954 in Korea. He married Geraldine Johnson on September 15, 1956 at Sacred Heart Fillmore. He worked for the Dubuque County Conservation Dept. for 35 years retiring in 1992 as Park Superintendent. He was a member of American Legion Post #6, Dubuque Men's Association, and St. Joseph Key West Parish and the Holy Name Society. Mel dearly loved his family especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid baseball and Chicago Cub fan.

He is survived by his wife Geraldine "Geri" a daughter Karen (Randy) Bettcher, and a son Ken (Kathy) Anthony all of Dubuque. Four grandchildren, Lacy Bettcher, Kansas City, MO, Sam Bettcher, of Dubuque, Laura (Josh) Rudolph of Desoto, TX, and Michael Anthony, of Cedar Falls, IA, a sister Doris (Walt) Pitz, of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and six brothers, Wilfred, Herbert, Jack, Charles, James, and Merlin.

A Melvin Anthony memorial fund has been established.

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Donald Kloft age 76 of 17330 South John Deere Road died Tuesday March 27, 2012 at home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 Am Monday April 2, 2012 at Saint Raphael's Cathedral with Rev. Daniel Knepper officiating, burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery with full military rites accorded by American Legion Post #6. Friends may call from 1 to 5 Sunday April 1, 2012 at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road where there will be a wake service at 12:45pm.

He was born on December 5, 1935 in Bellevue, the son of John A. and Mary (Jacobs) Kloft. He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956 during the Korean War in Alaska. He married Sandra Sturm on December 30, 1961 and she preceded him in death. He later married Ann (Kieler) Engebretson. He worked for the United States Post Office as a letter carrier until his retirement in 1983. Don had a great love for music and dance he was a instructor with the Arthur Murray School of Dance and enjoyed his band with the kids "Don and the Chaparral's".

He is survived by his wife Ann, their children, Curtis (Lynn) Kloft, of Cedar Rapids, Craig (Lynn) Kloft, and Cary (Tracy) Kloft both of Dubuque, Carl Kloft, and Chris (Laurie) Kloft, both of Mesa, AZ, Cara (Jason) Benn, of Epworth, Rita (fiance Marty Lyster) Schmidt, of Cuba City, Karen (Rich) Glover, of Dubuque, Janet (Tom) Woodward, of Dickeyville, Elaine (Brett) Myers, of Charlotte, NC, and Denise (Mark) Lenaghan, of St. Cloud, MN, 21 grandchildren 2 great grandchildren, and one sister Vera (Norbert) Banowetz, of Cedar Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his 1st wife Sandra, a brother Clarence, three sisters, Rosina Kieffer, Alma Banowetz, and Evelyn Medinger.

In lieu of flowers a Donald Kloft memorial fund has been established.

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Janyse Marie Schlie, 67, formerly of Bernard, Epworth, and Dubuque, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Ennoble Manor Care Center. There will be no public visitation, or services. Private burial services for family will be held on Saturday, March 31, at Dubuque Memorial Gardens. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

Janyse was born May 11, 1944, in Dubuque, daughter of Blaine and Agnes (Beauchamp) Sagers. She graduated from Wahlert High School in 1962.She was a kind and loving person, who enjoyed visits from family, especially her grandchildren. Her younger years, being raised in downtown Dubuque, were filled with walking with friends to movies, shopping, restaurants, and helping out at the family business, Sagers Shoe Repair Shop. Later, Janyse loved having a good time going to dances with friends. She was an excellent dancer and loved to laugh.

She married Joseph Daniel Bergfeld on October 7, 1964, at St. Patrick's Church, Dubuque, Iowa. She later married Robert Schlie on September 16, 1999. He preceded her in death on July 23, 2004.

She is survived by a daughter, Beverly Luster of Luverne, AL, and a son, Robert (Diana) Bergfeld of Bernard, Iowa; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Gary (Jan) Sagers, and a sister Brenda (Tom) Wickham of Dubuque.

The family would like to thank the staff at Ennoble Manor and the nurses of Hospice of Dubuque for their wonderful care of Janyse.

Online condolences may be sent to 6053 Seven Springs Road, Asbury, Iowa 52002 or via the link below.

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Charles Edward "Bob" Kirkpatrick, 83, of Stonehill Care Center, entered into eternal rest on Saturday March 24, 2012 at Stonehill Care Center. Services will be at 11:00a.m. Friday at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd with Rev. David Packolke officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery with full military detail accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corp League. Friends may call after 9am Friday at the funeral home.

He was born on July 29, 1928 in Dubuque, the son of Edward and Mary (Garrett) Kirkpatrick. Upon his father's death, Charles was later raised by his step-father, Oliver Merz. He married Maxine Heitz on January 20, 1951 in Dubuque, and together they had 15 children. Winning Beanie Babies at Bingo was his favorite, and he could not wait to share them with the Grandkids when they would visit. He enjoyed camping, fishing, woodworking, latch hook, and playing cards, especially on the new touch screen computers. He was also proud to be a championship bowler at Dubuque Nursing and Rehab Center, where he was part of the "Hotshots" bowling team that competed with other nursing homes in the area via the Wii. He was known as the "King Pin." Charles retired from Celotex where he was employed for many years. He was a WWII Naval Veteran serving from August 7, 1945 to January 5, 1947. He received many metals of honor while serving our country, and protecting our freedom.

Those left to cherish his memory are: Verne Kirkpatrick, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, William (Diana) Hoffman, Rock Island, Illinois, Candace (Mark) Blakeman, Beloit, Wisconsin, Sherry (David) Martens, Rockford, Illinois, Jennifer (Roger) Bolsinger, Maquoketa, Iowa, Colleen Kirkpatrick, Dubuque, Iowa, Jeffrey (Irene) Kirkpatrick, Hastings, Nebraska, Nancy (Mike) Cahill, Farley, Iowa, Alesia (Scott) Thomas, Cascade, Iowa, Thomas (Lori) Kirkpatrick, Dubuque, Iowa, Bruce Kirkpatrick, Dubuque, Iowa, Lucinda (Dale) Ondrashek, Balltown, Iowa, He was a very loving Grandfather to Many Grandchildren, Step-Grandchildren, and Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by, his wife Maxine, children Mike Kirkpatrick, Mary Hittenmiller, and Dennis Kirkpatrick, a grandchild, and one Great Grandchild, and a brother Joseph Merz .

The family would like to give a special thanks to Stonehill Care Center and Dubuque Nursing and Rehab, Dr. Mark Moore and staff, Hospice of Dubuque, especially Amy J. for their love and concern, and an extra special thank you, to Dr. Gary Strohmeyer, DDS, for going above and beyond to make sure Charlie was comfortable and healing well post-op. You and your staff are amazing! Thanks for giving back to the elderly, especially those with little means. You have a great big heart and your ethics are to be cherished. A very, very special thanks to Pam, his Nurse at the Dubuque VA Clinic. Your kindness and compassion for all Veterans in very much appreciated. Never change who you are. More nurses should be like you, never forgetting why they came into work every day. You have truly left a lasting impression! Each one of you has set the bar high for others in your field.

A memorial fund has been established for Charlie.

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Beatrice R. "Bea" Dougherty, 87 of 4005 Mt. Alpine formerly of 3175 Pennsylvania Ave passed away on Sunday March 25, 2012 at home. Services will be at 10:30am on Wednesday March 28th at St. Joseph Church, Key West with Rev. Donald Bakewell officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 3p.m to 8p.m. Tuesday March 27th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, where there will be a wake service at 3pm. Friends may also call after 9am Wednesday at the church.

Bea was born on March 13, 1925 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Patsy and Lulu (Smith) DeMaio. She married John P. "Jack" Dougherty on September 7, 1942 and he preceded her in death on May 2, 2002. She worked for St. Regis Paper Co. until her retirement and was a member of St. Joseph Church Key West, the Altar and Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters of America.

She is survived by her children, Mike (Lita) Dougherty of Dubuque, Pat (John) Ohnesorge, of Naples, FL, daughter-in-law Ginny Dougherty, of Dubuque, five grandchildren Kurt (Julie) Ohnesorge, Kristi (John) Lunny, Cheryl (Dan) Berner, Shawn (Dave Feil) Kalloway, Jay (Becca) Dougherty, seven great grandchildren, one great great grandchild. Brother Charles DeMaio, of Dubuque, two brothers-in-law, Jim (Sheila) Dougherty, Donnie (Ethel) Dougherty. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jack, daughter Sharon in 1993, two brothers Carl and Tony, two sisters Clara and Dorothy.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque especially Amy, Anji, and Stephanie, for all their wonderful care and kindness.

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Richard L. Hill, 93 of Dubuque passed away peacefully on Saturday March 24th, 2012 at Dubuque Nursing & Rehab. In accordance with Richard's wishes private family visitation and services will be held at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd on March 28th with Rev. Eugene Kutsch officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Bellevue where military honors will be accorded by the Bellevue American Legion Post 273.

He was born on December 17, 1918 in Patch Grove, WI, the son of Owen and Ida (Jerdeau) Hill. He married Rosella Jackson on July 8, 1967. He served in the US Army for 3 ½ years during WWII in Europe. Richard was a bus driver for Interstate Power from 1955 to 1973 and for the City of Dubuque 1973 to 1984. He was a member of Amalgamated Transit Union, St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the former St. Mary's Parish. He enjoyed playing bingo, euchre, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Rosella Hill, sons, Larry (Michelle) Hill, of Cape Coral, FL, Paul (Helene) Hill, of Dubuque, IA, step-daughters, Deanna (Pat) Koopmann, of Dubuque, IA, Carol (Jim) Feltes, of East Dubuque, IL. Several grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Sisters; Erma Kirschbaum, of Lancaster, WI, Ruth (Bill) Mezera, of Potosi, WI, brothers; Virgil (Mildred) Hill, of Merrillan, WI, Laverne Hill, of Platteville, WI, Jim Hill, of Potosi, WI, sisters-in-law, Joann Wagner, of Omaha, NE, and Rita Goetzinger, of Cedar Rapids, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Harold, Floyd, and Herb Hill, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

The family would like to especially thank the following for all the kindness and care shown to Richard; Dr. Mark Runde, Dubuque Nursing and Rehab, and Hospice of Dubuque.

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Barbara Ann Ludwig 58, of 24560 320th Street La Motte, died Friday March 23, 2012 at 8:15a.m. at home surrounded by family . Services will be at 10:30a.m. on Monday March 26th at St. Joseph's Church in Bellevue with Rev. Phillip Kruse officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery, La Motte. Friends may call from 2 to 6 on Sunday March 25th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where a wake service will be held at 2p.m. Friends may also call after 9am Monday until time of service at the church.

Barb was born on January 19, 1954 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Arthur and Mildred (Theisen) Heinricy. She married Paul E. Ludwig on December 1, 1973 at Holy Rosary Church, La Motte. Together they operated Ludwig Electric and Pump Company in La Motte. She was a member of Holy Rosary Parish and later St. Joseph's in Bellevue, and was also a member of the La Motte Fire and Rescue. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her three children, Steve (Terri) Ludwig, of Elizabeth, IL, Chris (Lourdes) Ludwig, of Jupiter, FL, and Nick (Laura) Ludwig, of La Motte. Five grandchildren, Kyle, Megand, Logan, Autumn, and Matthew. One brother Gary (Ann) Heinricy, of La Motte, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul on Dec. 24, 2009, a sister Donna Donovan and a nephew Dale Donovan.

In lieu of flowers, a Barbara Ludwig memorial fund has been established.

Thank you to all the health care professionals, family and friends for all the wonderful care and support over the years.

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Valerie R. Burnett-Irvin 47 of Dubuque passed away on Friday, March 2, 2012 at Finley Hospital as a result of acute kidney failure. Her family was by her side when she drifted off to be with the Lord. Memorial services will be at 2:30p.m. Saturday March 24th, 2012 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd with Rev. David Pacholke Officiating. Friends may call after 12:00p.m. Saturday at the funeral home until time of services.

Valerie Rene Burnett-Irvin was born to Rochelle and James Burnett on June 27, 1964 in Chicago, IL. Her parents and her brother James Monroe preceded her in death. She graduated from Spaulding High School and later went on to obtain an associate's degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern Iowa Community College. Inspired by her love of service to others, Valerie began her career in customer relations at Sears before leaving to accept a new position at Amtrak. During this time she met Eugene Irvin and they were united in marriage on September 6, 1988.

Throughout her career at Amtrak, she remained a faithful employee until taking a medical leave of absence. Valerie's family and friends were very important to her and she treasured spending time with them. She loved being a mother and grandmother - it was the true joy of her life! She enjoyed shopping, cooking, reading and solving crossword puzzles. She was a very giving person, who always put the needs of others ahead of her own. Valerie courageously fought a variety of medical conditions off and on for several years with dignity and determination, along with a wonderful spirit and positive outlook. She truly appreciated her great circle of friends for their love and support. She was a true hero and an inspiration to all. She will be immensely missed.

Valerie leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Leonardo Campbell, Julius Irvin and daughter, Antonia Irvin all of Dubuque, IA; five grandchildren, Sydney, Isaiah "Daniel", Makayla, Gabrielle and Sincere; two brothers, Renaldo Dixon (Teri) of Chicago, IL and James "Ricardo" Jefferson (Bernice), of Lansing, MI; and one sister Denise Burnett, of Dubuque, IA along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.

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Judith "Judy" Ann (Kinny) Barnhart 64, of Dubuque, IA was taken in the arms of angels on Friday March 16th from her home surrounded with love by family and friends after a short courageous battle with cancer. According to her wishes a private family burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

Judy was born on September 12th, 1947 in Dubuque; the daughter of Carl Kinny and Carmelita Boots. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, grandma, great grandma, aunt, and friend who left a lasting impression on everyone she met. Judy will be remembered by many as Dubuque's first woman cab driver. She was one of the original Polio Poster Children and is now the poster child for the National Immunization for Polio Prevention in Infants and Toddlers Campaign. Judy never let the obstacles and challenges of polio affect her ability to share her sense of humor and infectious smile and laughter with all whom she shared her company with. She had a love of dogs, cats, wildlife, and all things purple. Judy most enjoyed time spent with family and friends, playing computer games, reading, bingo, casinos, and shopping.

She is survived by her best friend of 56 years, Kris Patterson, her children Angela (Steve) Travis of Dubuque, and Larry (Amber) Barnhart of Boise City, OK. Judy is also survived by her siblings James (Richard) Kinny-Giglio of Boston, MA; Cindy Humphrey of Butte, MT; Patty (Jim) Hamilton of Wichita, KS; Michael Boots of Minneapolis, MN; Thomas Boots of Harpers Ferry, IA; Robert Boots of Wichita, KS; Grandchildren Samantha (Ryan Camps) Winter, Stephen Travis, and Bailey Barnhart, and one due in September and one great grandchild Abagail Winter.

She is preceded in death by her parents Carl Kinny and Carmelita Boots; brother Gerald Kinny; and brother Kenneth "Booby" Boots.

The family would like to thank nurse Megan of Hospice, the VNA especially Joan, and anyone else that touched Judy's life in any way!

Memorials may be given to the Dubuque Humane Society in Judy's name.

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Marion Ruth (Jurisic) Hefel, 87 formerly of Mount Pleasant Home and 406 Valeria died Friday March 16th, at Dubuque Nursing & Rehab. Services will be at 11:00a.m. Tuesday March 20th at St. Paul's Luther Church with Rev. Parker Knoll officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4p.m. to 8p.m. Monday March 19th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, and after 10:00a.m. Tuesday at the church.

She was born March 15th, 1925 in Dubuque, the daughter of Victor G. and Frances Marie (Berg) Paar. She was a homemaker and worked for Sanitary Towel Service. She was a 74 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the V.F.W. Auxiliary, and St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing Bingo and reading.

She is survived by her 4 children Jeannie (Kenny) O'Meara, of Dubuque, Shirley (Terry) Oltmanns, of Ashton, IL, Marlene (Stacey) Larson, of Epworth, and Robert Jurisic of Dubuque. 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. Two sisters Arlene Reisen, Joan (Bill) Herrig, both of Dubuque, four brothers, Bill (Marilyn) Paar, of Arkansas, Fred (Millie) Paar, of Florida, Bob (Sue) Paar of California, and Dick (Loretta) Paar of Dubuque. Three sister-in-laws, June Paar of Minnesota, Pat Paar and Maxine Paar both of Dubuque.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Joseph Jurisic Sr. and her second husband LeRoy Hefel, two sons Joseph Jurisic Jr. and James Jurisic a daughter Ellen Ehlers, 4 brothers Art, Don, Walt and John, and a brother-in-law Bill Reisen.

The family would like to thank all the health care professionals especially Dubuque Nursing & Rehab, Hospice of Dubuque, and Dr. Nachtman, and Dr. Ramm for all the wonderful care and kindness they gave to Marion.

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Albert J. "Skip" Osterkamp, 67 of 10517 Cottingham Rd Peosta, IA passed away on Thursday March 15, 2012 at the Finley Hospital. Services will be at 11:00a.m. Monday March 19th at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Pastor Parker Knoll officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:00p.m. until 5:00p.m. Sunday March 18th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd. Friends may also call after 10:00a.m. Monday at the church until time of services.

He was born on April 17, 1944 in Bernard, Iowa the son of Matthaus "Ted" and Marie "Molly" (Harms) Osterkamp. He married Alice J. Goetschius on October 9, 1965 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Albert worked for the former Dubuque Packing Company for many years until his retirement. He was a member of UFCW 150A and St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Albert enjoyed going to garage sales, flea markets and being outdoors.

He is survived by his wife Alice "AJ" Osterkamp, four children, Alicia (Alan) Pitcher, of Clearwater, KS, Angela Osterkamp of Peosta, Arica (Matt) Goebel, of Luxemburg, IA, and Alex (Nikki) Osterkamp, of Prairie Du Chien, WI. Eight grandchildren Austin, Amelia and Arin Pitcher, Nick, Mitch and Holly Goebel, Jerrod and Harrison Osterkamp. Siblings, Matthew (Sonny) Osterkamp, of Fort Payne, AL, James (Pat) Osterkamp, of Caulfield, MO, and Annette (Wayne) Waller, of LaMotte and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Molly Osterkamp, three brothers, Carl Harry and Billy Osterkamp, and two sisters Marie Gansemer, and Loretta Waters.

The family wishes to thank Kristin Frost, Finley Hospital, Epworth Fire Department and all of the neighbors, for all their wonderful care and kindness they gave to Skip.

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Vincent "Vince" Kass age 75 of 13644 Sherrill Road, Sherrill, Iowa died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at home. Services will be at 10:30 on Thursday March 15th 2012 at St. Peter & Paul Church in Sherrill, with Rev. Raymond Burkle officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday March 14th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 1:45p.m. and Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:45 p.m. . Friends may also call after 9:00a.m.Thursday until time of services at the church.

Vince was born on April 20, 1936 in Saint Catherine's, Iowa the son of Charles and Theresa (Poll) Kass. He married Mary Agnes Urbain on April 29, 1961 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Fillmore and shared 50 years together. Vince farmed in Saint Catherine's and Zwingle, and retired from P & J Construction. Vince was a member of the LaMotte-Key West Knights of Columbus Council #4236 for over 50 years, and Saint Peter & Paul Parish. Vince was an avid gardener, Chicago Cub fan and a great family man who took pride in his 16 children.

Surviving is his wife Mary Agnes, 8 sons, Duane (Kim) Kass, of Sherrill, Brian Kass, of Arkansas, Curt Kass, of Monticello, Jeremy (Barb) Kass, of Bellevue, IA, Chad Kass of Hazel Green, WI, Pat (Tina) Kass, of Rickardsville, Marty (Kayla) Kass, of Decorah, Troy (Allison) Kass, of Sherrill, 6 daughters, Tina (Bernie) Miles, of San Diego, Brenda (Jim) Kelly, of Texas, Karen (Drew) Greear, of Cedar Rapids, Angela (Brian) Staszewski, of Le Claire, Jennifer (Chris Schreiner) Kass of Chandler, AZ and Kelly (Travis) Klinefelter, of Dubuque, grandchildren J. T., Josh, Megan, Michaela, & Jaydan Kass, Conor & Ewan Greear, Addy, Jacob, & Claire Staszweski, Evlynn & Cora Kass and Baby Kass due in June. His mother-in-law Dolores Urbain of Cascade, two sisters, Rose Hartung of Dubuque, Mary Ann (Loras) Steffen of Asbury, his twin brother Vernon (Janice) Kass of Dubuque and sisters and brothers-in-law Noel Kurt of Dubuque, Tony (Jackye) Urbain of Sherrill, Delda Hershberger of Platteville, Becky Johnson of Cascade, and Tami (Gary) Hammel of Zwingle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Katie Kass in 1990, a son Jeff Kass 2010, brother Joseph, sisters Betty Kurt, Theresa Basten and a and father-in-law Cyril "Billy" Urbain.

In lieu of flowers, a Vince Kass memorial fund has been established.

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Dolores J. Haas, age 82, of 4520 Lark Drive died at 10:30 AM Friday March 9, 2012 at the Finley Hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 AM Wednesday March 14, 2012 at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road. Burial will follow at Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 Tuesday at the funeral home.

Dolores was born on Oct. 5, 1929 in Dubuque the daughter of Gus and Margaret (Stewart) Paul. She married Carl Haas on October 18, 1952 at St. Matthews in Dubuque and worked for Janlin Plastic, Mary-Mack Toy Co. and lastly at Casey's on Peru Road. She was a avid Bowler and belonged to many Bowling Leagues over the years. She also enjoyed bingo and making people happy with her home made cookies and spending time with her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter Carla (Larry Merritt) Schmitz, 3 grandchildren Stacey (Justin) Smith, Chuck Schmitz, Jake (Sarah Hoover) Schmitz, 2 great grandchildren Landon Smith and Ryland Schmitz all of Dubuque, a sister Bertha Woodward of Sun City, AZ, and 2 brothers Jim (Jan) Paul of West Bend, WI and Carl (Jan) Paul of East Dubuque, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents and Husband Carl in 1989.

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Robert Dale "Bob" Donovan age 83 of 801 Davis Street and formerly of Cuba City, WI died at 10:19 AM Saturday March 3, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Tuesday March 6, 2012 at Saint Joseph Key West Catholic Church with Rev. Donald Bakewell officiating. Burial will follow at Saint Rose Cemetery in Cuba City, Wisconsin with Military Honors Accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League. Friends may call from 8:30 AM Tuesday March 6, 2012 until 10:15 AM at The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road.

Bob was born in Dubuque on October 15, 1928 the son of Leo and Elizabeth (Graham) Donovan. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953 in Korea. He worked for Flexsteel Industries as a truck driver until his retirement. He was also a very active member of the Teamsters Local #421 and formerly served as Union President.

He is survived by his 7 children Diane (David) O'Meara of Atlanta, GA, David (Kimberly) Donovan of Plainfield, IL, Donna Donovan Phoenix, AZ, Dawn (Todd) Caven of Maple Grove, MN, Denise (Mark) Bartlett of Tucson, AZ, Darci (Craig) DeCamp of West Lafayette, IN, and Douglas Donovan of Waukesha, WI. Five grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren, a brother Roger Donovan of Dubuque and 3 sisters Jennette Fondell of Dubuque, Doris (Kenneth) Wiederholt of Hazel Green, WI and Rita (Tom) Kurt of Bernard, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Debra Ann in 1960.

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George Donald Graver, 83, of Dubuque passed away on Friday March 2, 2012 at Dubuque Nursing and Rehab. According to his wishes there will be no visitation. A memorial service to honor his life will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1780 White Street on Friday March 9, 2012, at 10:30a.m. with Rev. Pamela Starr officiating. A graveside service will be held at the Lisbon Cemetery on Tuesday March 13th at 10:30 am. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

Don was born July 15, 1928 at Lisbon, Iowa. He was the son of George Donald Graver and Margaret (Wilson) Graver. He graduated from Iowa State University in1949 with a degree in Dairy Science. He served as a medic in the Army from 1950 -1952. After his stint in Germany he became a herdsman and dairy manager for several renowned dairy operations. He earned a national reputation as a dairy showman. He operated a dairy farm in Greeley, Iowa from 1973 -1992. After retirement he moved to East Dubuque.

He married Arlene Bovee on November 5, 1996. She preceded him in death on October 6, 2010. He was past president of the Story and Delaware County Dairy Herd Improvement Associations, past board member, past secretary of the Iowa DHIA, and president of the Iowa Guernsey Breeders Association. He was the Delaware Dairyman of the year and was named as Iowa Distinguished Dairyman of 1983. He was an extraordinary gentleman, mentor, and although he never had children of his own, he leaves behind two step children who thought of him as dad. He will be missed by family and many friends.

He is survived by two step children Jerry Walsh and Lori Henkel, four step grandchildren, and six step great grandchildren, two sisters Sherry Wilson of Black River Falls, WI., Deborah Muskat and foster sister, Diane Henthorne, both of Cedar Rapids, nieces Maggie Watson of Port Huron, MI, Debra Mears of Delphi, Ind., and a special nephew, Jake DeKoyer of Batavia, IL. He was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte (Henry) DeKoyer.

We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the Hospice of Dubuque with special thanks to Barb, Chelsea, and Jan for their concern and care. Memorial proceeds will be given to the St. Johns Lutheran Guest House Project.

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Rhinelda M. Brune, 89, of Dubuque formerly of 14945 Swiss Valley Rd Peosta passed away on Monday February 27, 2012 at Luther Manor. Services will be at 10:00a.m. Friday March 2nd at St. Joseph The Worker with Rev. Mark Ressler officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 Thursday March 1st at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 3pm.

She was born on December 10, 1922 in St. Donatus, IA the daughter of Henry and Mary (Gehler) Herrig. She married Arthur Brune and he preceded her in death on January 31, 1989. She attended St. Donatus Catholic School and she farmed her whole life in the Swiss Valley area. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards at the Salvation Army. She spent a lot of time being outdoors, gardening, doing farm work, or anything she could find to do to be outside. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her five children, William (Anne) Brune, of La Motte, Bernard (Leanna) Brune, of Peosta, Edward Brune of La Motte, Robert Brune, of Peosta, and Kimberly (Kenny) Knapp of Fayette, IA. Ten grandchildren and one great grandchild and a sister Saverna Stoltz, of Dubuque.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers Elmer, Florian and Sylvan, one sister Norma Michels and three grandsons Jeff, Jon and Travis.

The family wishes to thank Luther Manor and Hospice of Dubuque for all their wonderful care they gave Rhinelda.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Joseph The Worker Church or a charity of your choice.

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William R. "Bill" Hutchins, Sr. age 89, of 1051 Bonnie Court died at 5 AM Saturday February 25, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10 AM Tuesday February 28, 2012 at the Church of the Nativity with Fr. Michael Hutchins, SVD and Fr. James Bergin, SVD officiating. Burial will be at Saint Patrick's Garryowen Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 Monday February 27, 2012 at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road where there will be a scripture service at 3 PM with Deacon David McGhee officiating.

Bill was born on February 22, 1923 in Otter Creek, Iowa the son of Raymond and Marguerite ( Hawkes ) Hutchins. He married Martha Molony on October 12, 1948 at Saint Patrick's Garryowen. Martha preceded him in death on July 24, 2011. He served in the United States Army Medical Corps during WW II in Europe. Bill was the Vice President of the Lending Department for American Trust and Savings Bank for many years until his retirement. He was an unassuming man who centered his life around his wife and family.

Surviving are his seven children Rev. Michael Hutchins, SVD of Weldon, Iowa, William (Kay) Hutchins Jr. of Cascade, Patrick (Margaret) Hutchins of Bernard, Kevin Hutchins of Epworth, Kelly Hutchins of Laurel, Iowa, Marysue Hutchins of Dubuque and Mark Hutchins of Evansville, WI, twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren a brother Robert (Carol) Hutchins of Bernard, a sister Madelyn Connolly of Dubuque, brothers-in-law Leo Cox of Dubuque, Richard Molony of Bernard, Patrick (Elaine) Molony of Peosta, sisters-in-law Anne Feeney of Bernard and Rita Della Valle of San Rafael, CA.

He was preceded in death by his wife Martha, his parents and a sister Dorothy Cox Memorials may be given to Diving Word College.

The family would like to thank all the health care professionals of Medical Associates and Mercy Medical Center for all the care and kindness they gave to Bill.

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Loras D. Kalb, 66 of 9620 Monticello Drive passed away peacefully at 11:30a.m. Monday February 20th, 2012 at home surrounded by his family he loved. Services will be at 10:30a.m. Friday February 24th at St. Joseph Church, Key West with Rev. Donald Bakewell officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 3p.m. to 8p.m. Thursday at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 3pm

Loras was born on January 6, 1946 in Dubuque the son of Leonard and Marie (Thole) Kalb. He married Katherine "Kathy" Foecking on May 29th, 1972 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Galena, IL. He attended grade school at St. John's in Peosta and graduated from Western Dubuque High School in 1965. After working on the family farm he drove truck for different employers, including Flynn Ready Mix before he started his own business, Loras Kalb Trucking. He then was owner of Tamarack Repair until he retired.

He was a very active member of St. Joseph Church, Key West where he proudly served on several committees including school board, finance committee, and parish council where he served as Chair Person for two terms. He was honored to be a Eucharistic Minister. He also greatly enjoyed coaching his children's baseball, basketball and football teams through the years. The greatest joy of his life, however, was the joy that came from spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of almost 40 years Kathy, two sons, Robert (Michelle) Kalb of Waukee, IA and Joseph (Hannah) Kalb of Louisville, CO, two daughters, Lora (Dan) Neyens, and Suzanne (Gabe) Ward both of Dubuque. Seven grandchildren, Emma, Augustin, and Charles Ward, Grant, Tyson and Brody Kalb, and Mason Neyens. Three brothers, Kenneth Kalb, Steve (Donna) Kalb, of Peosta, and Frank Kalb of Zwingle. Three sisters Karol (Max) Elliott of Epworth, Mary (Mike) Hannan, of Peosta, and Cindy Gansen of rural Dubuque. Brother-in-law John (Pat) Foecking, of Rockford, IL, two sisters-in-law Mary (Melvin) Redfearm, of rural Galena, and Ellen (Dan) Keleher, of rural Cuba City. Mother-in-law Lorraine Foecking, of Galena, and many nieces, nephews, and several dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law Joseph Foecking.

The family would like to thank Dr. Christian Schultheis and the entire Oncology staff of Medical Associates for the nearly four years of care and compassion they gave to Loras. Thank you also to the nurses and staff of medical and skilled nursing units at Mercy Medical Center, to Ann Hosch, of Mercy's Home Care and to Hospice of Dubuque. You all have been so kind and supportive during this journey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Hospice of Dubuque.

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Robert H. "Bob" Sieverding, 83, of LaMotte, Iowa passed away at 4:00p.m. Thursday February 16th, 2012 at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade. Services will be at 10:30a.m. Monday February 20th at St. Joseph Church, Key West with Rev. Donald Bakewell officiating. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, La Motte, with military honors by Bellevue American Legion Post #273. Friends may call from 1p.m. to 4p.m. Sunday February 19th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where a wake service will be held at 1pm.

He was born on June 25, 1928 in Bellevue, Iowa the son of Tony A. and Josephine (Roling) Sieverding. He married Alice Trumm on October 9, 1982 at Holy Ghost Church in Dubuque. He graduated from St. Joseph's High School, Bellevue in 1947 and served in the US Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. He farmed in the La Motte area most of his life. He was especially interested in organic farming. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, La Motte-Key West Council and was a active member of Holy Rosary Church, teaching CCD Group, and a member of the Parish Council He also served as the Township Trustee for Richland Township.

He is survived by his wife Alice of La Motte, brother Tony (Gertrude) Sieverding of Cascade, sister-in-law Edith Ball of Dubuque, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Edward, sister Leona, and sister-in-law Betty Sieverding.

In lieu of flowers, a Robert Sieverding memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Shady Rest Care Center for all their care and kindness they gave.

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Lawrence E. "Larry" Francois, 87 of 2 Julien Dubuque Dr #26 passed away on Thursday February 16, 2012 at home. A memorial mass will be held at 10:00a.m. Monday February 20, 2012 at St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church with Rev. Mark Ressler officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Larry was born on March 13, 1924 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Sylvester and Clara (Weis) Francois. After High School he enrolled in the United States Army Air Force serving in Europe during WWII in the 9th Air Force Fighter Squadron which included the D Day Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. He worked as an engineer for Dubuque John Deere Company, and was a member of the American Legion Post #6 and 40/8.

He is survived by a brother Gregory (Janet) Francois of Dubuque, nieces Diana Francois & Sheila Bradley both of Dubuque, a nephew Gregg Francois of Wilson, NC and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.

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William Dean Proffer, 69, of 509 Balltown Road, Balltown, passed away at 11:03 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at his home in Balltown, with his daughter, Diane by his side. Services will be at 4:00p.m. on Saturday at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd with Rev. John Hulsizer officiating. Friends may call from 1pm to 4pm Saturday at the funeral home.

He was born on November 18, 1942 in New Madrid, MO the son of Henry and Lillie Proffer. He married Gladys Powell on February 24, 1960 in Sikeston, MO. He worked as a mechanical engineer until retirement when he moved to Balltown. He was a member of the Balltown Lions Club. Among loving fishing and hunting, His MOST enjoyment was spending time with his second family at Breitbach's.

He is survived by two daughters; Diane Porter, of Balltown, Sharon (Steve) Metz of Durango, and a son Steven (Lori) Ryan of Bolingbrook, IL. Eight grandchildren, Chad (Kelly) Porter, Clint (Rose) Porter, Larry (Lesley) Maples, Candace (Joey) Crowley, Darcy Donahue, Steven James Ryan, James Courtney, and Stephanie Courtney, Seven great grandchildren, Kylie, Logan, Elijah, Ava, Josiah, Evelyn, and Travis Dale. A brother Jack (Marilyn) Proffer, of Michigan, and a brother-in-law Bob Alaniz, of Sikeston, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Gladys on Sept. 13, 2008 and a sister Irene Alaniz.

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Opal Louise Conlan, aka: Muz, 94, of 899 West Locust, died peacefully on Valentine's day February 14, 2012, (her husband's birthday) at Dubuque Nursing & Rehab, of natural causes. Prior to this she lived independently until the age of 93. Funeral services will be at 12:30p.m. Friday February 17th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd with Chaplain Dave Bryd, Iowa Hospice officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Key West. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home.

She was born in Novinger, Missouri on April 9, 1917 daughter of Etta and Patrick Dolan. She moved to Dubuque Iowa in 1935 to work as a Nanny for a local family. She met the love of her life, Wilson, while socializing with her girlfriend. They instantly fell for each other, and married on November 15, 1939.Wilson was in the business of constructing residential homes, with Opal at his side, doing the bookkeeping for the business and helping him by scouting new lot locations for their next project.

Wilson preceded Opal in death May of 1978.In addition to helping with the construction business, she was also employed as a sales person at the original Roshek Department Store, downtown Dubuque. When Rosheks moved to the Mall she also worked there.Besides yearly vacations with the family, in more recent years, her favorite trip was to Ireland, where she kissed the Blarney Stone, visited the birthplace of her great grandfather in Cork County and visited the Irish Sea.She was a feisty Irish Gal, who loved gathering with her children, and particularly with her sweet grandchildren. She always had time for anyone to visit, play cards, play scrabble and have a few beers. Although busy with her various jobs, her and Wilson, raised seven children. They are Sharon (Jon) Furlong, Carolyn (Brian) Desmond, Mick (Jen) Conlan, Janet Conlan (Larry Simon), Linda (Randy) Glass and Michelle Conlan (Ron Hingtgen).

She was preceded in death by her oldest son David Conlan in 1966, he was 26 years old.In addition to her seven children she also is the grandmother of 22 children, the great grandmother of 37 children, and the great great grandmother of 1 child. She was preceded in death by 2 grandsons, and 1 granddaughter.

We would like to thank all direct care staff at various Nursing facilities and Hospice of Iowa, for their kindness and care in making her final journey an easy one.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Iowa.  "When Irish Eyes are Smiling"

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Monica Blanche Dunne, 86 of Blue Springs, MO formerly of Dubuque passed away on Thursday February 9, 2012 in Missouri. Services will be at 11:00a.m. Wednesday February 15th at the Church of Nativity with Rev. Scott Bullock officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call after 9a.m. Wednesday at the church until time of services. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

Monica was born on March 4, 1925 in Garryowen, Iowa the daughter of Elmer and Mary Clare (Dolphin) Dunne. She worked for the former Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator. She then moved to Kansas City, MO and worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for over 50 years.

She is survived by two sisters Mary G. Dunne, of Dubuque, Patricia (Fred) Powers, of Tipton, IA, one brother Alan G. Dunne, of Winchester, Virginia, a sister-in-law Jean Dunne and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Paul, Glenn, Donald and Orland and sisters-in-law Laverne Dunne & Loretta Dunne.

In lieu of flowers a Monica Blanch Dunne memorial fund has been established.

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John H Murray Sr. 79, of 19900 Asbury rd Durango died at 1:33pm Friday February 10, 2012 at home. Services will be at 11:00a.m. Tuesday February 14th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Rd. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4p.m. to 7p.m. Monday February 13th at the funeral home. Friends may also call after 9am Tuesday until time of services.

He was born on May 12, 1932 in Hopkinton, Iowa the son of William and Collette (Fiedler) Murray. He married Carol Jean Reding on November 17, 1951. She preceded him in death on December 31, 1989. He later married Darlene White. He served in the United States Army National Guard. He worked for Dubuque John Deere Tractor Works as the Supervisor of Plant Protection, supervising the Guards and the Fire Fighters. He was a member of the Dubuque Elks Lodge 297.

He is survived by, four children, Geri (Ron) Weitz, Durango, John H. (Corrine) Murray Jr. of Hilo, Hawaii, Dennis (Linda) Murray, and Mary Lou (Paul) Dement both of Dubuque. 10 grandchildren, Ronald John Weitz, Angela Lynn (Nick) Horaney, John C. Murray, Christopher Murray, Joseph Hollister, Jessica (Bobby) Murray, Amber (Greg) Manke, Kelly (Kevin) Phillips, Rachel (Andy) Dement, Lara (John) Dement. Four great grandchildren, Andrew, Lauren and Paige Horaney and Addyson Jean Phillips. A brother James (Joan) Murray, two sisters Virginia (Richard) Kitto, and Beverly (Lloyd) Collmann. Many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers - William and Robert.

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Frances E. Kress, 76 of Dubuque passed away peacefully at her home on Friday February 10, 2012 of cancer.

Funeral services will be at 10:00a.m. at Holy Ghost Catholic Church on Monday February 13th with Rev. Steven Garner officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. Sunday February 12th at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where there will be a wake service at 1:00pm. Friends may also call after 9:30a.m. Monday at the church until time of services.

She was born on June 14, 1935, daughter of William and Bertha (Drilling) Myers. She married Paul A. Kress on May 11, 1957. She enjoyed life to its fullest and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be missed dearly.

She is survived by Paul, her beloved husband of 54 years; four children, Michael and Steven of Dubuque, Christine (Anthony Bean) of Madison WI, and Bruce (Mary Ellen) of Sun Prairie WI; nine grandchildren, Scott, Sarah, Stacey, Katharine, Elisabeth, Johnathon, Anna, Benjamin, and Nicholas Kress; her siblings Esther Myers, Magdalen Wieling, Dorothy Cotant, Dolores Myers, Marilyn (Carl) Hoffmann, and Elaine Hill; a brother-in-law Tony Sieverding; and two sisters-in-law Alice Myers and Marlene Myers.

She was preceded in death by her son Douglas in 2007; daughter-in-law Sharon Kress in 2006; her parents William and Bertha Myers; her sisters Betty Sieverding and Mary DeSloover; her brothers Albert and Leonard Myers; and brothers-in-law Bernard DeSloover, James Cotant, and Ralph Wieling.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of Dubuque for their care and kindness extended to Frances and her family.

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James S. Goesse, 53 of Dubuque Iowa, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Finley Hospital with his family at his side after a brief battle with melanoma. Services will be at 6:30p.m. Friday February 3rd at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd with Rev. Paul Otting officiating. Friends may call from 3p.m to 6:30p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

He was born on December 14, 1958, son of Ruth C. (Neyens) Goesse and the late Joseph L. Goesse, He graduated from Hempstead High School , class of 1978. Jim worked at the former Randall Foods Grocery Store, the former FDL Foods and most recently at Sara Lee Bakery in Dubuque. Jim was an avid Green Bay Packers Fan, and never missed a game. When the Packer's were not playing, he was cheering on the Chicago Cubs. In his free time he enjoyed camping with his children, and liked to watch, talk and read anything to do with sports.

Surviving are his children, Matthew James Goesse and Tanya Rose Goesse, both of Dubuque, his mother Ruth Goesse, two sisters, Mary(Bob) Park of Dubuque, Diane (Goesse) Kirk of Des Moines, IA, two brothers, John (Mary) Goesse of Peosto Ia., and Joe (Yvonne) Goesse of Davenport Ia., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph L. Goesse.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Hermann, Tony Heiar and the entire oncology staff at Dubuque Internal Medicine for their kindness & compassionate care during Jim's illness. Also to the Finely Hospital 4th floor especially Chris Asbury who was Jim's favorite nurse, and to Hospice of Dubquue, especially Kristina and Jenny.

The family would also like to thank Jim's co-workers at Sara Lee Bakery for their friendship and hosting an incredible benefit for Jim-we can't thank you enough. And to Jim's very dear friend's, Bill & Tim Stierman, who were there for Jim no matter what time of the day or night we needed them-your love, care and concern will never ever be forgotten.

A James S. Goesse memorial fund has been established.

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Kenneth N. Kunkel, 85 of 1381 Oak Park Place formerly of 1970 Lincoln Ave passed away on Friday January 27, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30a.m. Tuesday January 31st at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Trinity Church, with Very Rev. Dwayne Thoman officiating. Entombment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call from 4p.m. to 8p.m. Monday January 30th, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, where there will be a wake service at 4pm.

Ken was born on June 4, 1926 in Dubuque the son of Kilian and Angeline (Roth) Kunkel, and was raised in Kieler, WI. He married Marie Placke on May 31, 1948 at St. Joseph's Sinsinawa. He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Trinity Catholic Church since 1954 and was a very religious man. He worked for Roeder Implement since they opened in 1956.

He is survived by his wife Marie, one daughter Kathy (Mike) Schroeder of Davenport, IA. Four grandchildren, Angela (Jared) Smith, of Smyrna, GA, Katie (Nick Seacord) Schroeder, of Kansas City, MO, Amy (Matt) Sweeney, of Iowa City, IA, and Kenny Schroeder of Davenport, one great granddaughter Olivia Smith and one expected in June. Five brothers, Donald (Dorothy) Kunkel, Ralph (Darlene) Kunkel, John (Pat) Kunkel, Gerald (Rose Ann) Kunkel, and Floyd (Darlene) Kunkel, all of Kieler. Brother-in-law Vernon (Eileen) Placke, of Dickeyville, WI, and sister-in-law Doris Wolter of Mesa, AZ and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Linda Lou in 1982, two sisters and brother's-in-law Rita (Eugene) Hornbeck, and Marian (Gilbert) Vaassen, mother & father-in-law Joseph & Rose Placke, sister-in-law Rosaline Edwards and brother-in-law Merlyn Wolter.

In lieu of flowers a Kenneth Kunkel memorial fund has been established.

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Robert J. "Bob" Neuwohner age 67 of 9442 Noonan #210 died Saturday January 21, 2012 at home following a brief illness of natural causes. Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM Wednesday January 25, 2012 at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road.

Bob was born on March 21, 1944 in Galena, Illinois the son of Vincent J. and Bertille C. (Stockel) Neuwohner. He married Sherry Reuter on Dec 17, 1996 in Elko, Nevada. He worked as a receiving clerk for Dubuque John Deere Co. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 510. Bob loved to camp and had a great group of camping friends at Swiss Valley.

He is survived by his wife Sherry of Dubuque a son David (Jody) Neuwohner of St. Catherines, two grandchildren Bailey and Mayme, a sister Mary (Tom) Rettenmeier of Dubuque a brother Kenny (Carol) Neuwohner of Geneso, IL, two sisters-in-law Judy (Keith) Kelly of Dubuque and Donna (Bill) Cooksley of Epworth, many nieces and nephews, his former wife Ginny Neuwohner of Dubuque and many special friends especially Jeff and Ginger Cue.

In lieu of flowers a Robert J. Neuwohner memorial fund has been established.

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Donald G. Avenarius 63 of Dubuque passed away at 12:25p.m. Saturday January 21, 2012. Services will be at 10:00a.m. Wednesday January 25th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd with Rev. Penny Thomsen officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery with military detail accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corp League. Friends may call from 3p.m. to 7p.m. Tuesday January 24th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd.

He was born on January 21, 1949 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Eldon "Babe" and Viola (Reiter) Avenarius. He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School and served as a US Marine Corp in Vietnam. He married Linda Gaherty on July 11, 1970 at St. Raphael's Cathedral. He worked for Flexsteel Industries retiring after 30 years. He was a avid Elvis fan and impersonator, a member of the Dubuque Boat Club and enjoyed going to the Diamond Jo and fishing.

He is survived by three children, Donald "Mouse" (Kim) Avenarius, of Dubuque, Tanya (Gene Peterson) Avenarius, of Durango, Heather (Brian Ostrander) Avenarius, of Dubuque. Seven grandchildren, Austin, Trenten, Calinda, Trae, Layne, Kannon, and McKenna. One sister Marilyn (John) Keller of Dubuque, a brother Jim (Diane) Avenarius, of Dubuque, and a brother-in-law Terry "Moose" Gaherty, of Massey Station. Many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Linda on February 8, 2001 and a sister-in-law Sharon Gaherty on January 13, 2012.

In lieu of flowers, a Donald Avenarius memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque and all the health care professionals for all their wonderful care and kindness.

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Kenneth H. Heiderscheit, 75, of 280 S. Hill Street died at 12:30a.m.Thursday, January 19, 2012 peacefully at home with family after a long courageous battle against cancer. Services will be at 10:00a.m.on Monday, January 23rd at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church with Fr. Mark Ressler officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery with military detail by American Legion Post #6. Friends may call from 1p.m. to 5p.m. on Sunday, January 22nd at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 5 p.m.

Ken was born on April 28, 1936 in Holy Cross, Iowa the son of William and Martha (Schneider) Heiderscheit. He was raised on a farm, the middle of two brothers Robert and William. He is a US Army veteran serving from 1957 to 1959. Ken married Margaret A. Bleile on June 3, 1961 at St. Francis Church in Baltown, IA. He worked at Dubuque John Deere Tractor Works as a Mechanic and retired April 30, 1996. Ken enjoyed gardening, wood working, wine making and playing cards with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Margaret, four children, Mark Heiderscheit of Kalona, IA, Kenneth Heiderscheit of Dubuque, IA, Dave (Denise) Heiderscheit of Cedar Rapids, IA and Marvin (Jean) Heiderscheit of Dubuque, IA. Seven grandchildren Nicole, Tyler, Travis, Ryan, Amanda, Carson, and Madison Heiderscheit and brothers Robert (Ann) and William (Claudia) Heiderscheit both of Dyersville, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be given to Hospice of Dubuque.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Howe, Dr. Milhim and staff of Iowa City Hospitals and Clinics. Along with Dr. Herman and Dr. Leeson of Dubuque Internal Medicine.

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Sandra Ann Power, 67 of 2055 Rockdale Rd passed away on Wednesday January 18th, 2012 at home. Friends may call from 3p.m. to 6p.m. Monday January 23rd at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where services will be at 6pm with Rev. Donald Bakewell officiating. Entombment will be at a later date in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Sandra was born on July 28, 1944, in Menominee, IL, the daughter of William and Mary (Hickie) Vogt. She worked as a waitress at many Dubuque restaurants lastly working at Sunshine Restaurant. Sandra was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her three children, twins; Damon (Petra) Power, of Dubuque and Debbie (Charles) Meroff of Campbellsport, WI and Daniel Power of Idaho Falls, and six grandchildren. One sister Jane (Steven) Erschen, of Dubuque, three brothers Bill (Cheryl) Vogt, of Freeport, IL, Dave (Sharon) Vogt, of Phoenix, AZ and Joseph (Karen) Vogt, of Dubuque, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother Donald Vogt.

The family would like to thank the Dubuque Police, Fire & EMS for all their care and help.

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Darryl D. Wiegand, 64 of 10700 Cardinal Drive Peosta passed away of natural causes on Tuesday January 17th, 2012 at home. Services will be at 10:30a.m. Saturday January 21st at St. John The Baptist, Peosta, IA with Rev. Richard Kuhn officiating. Entombment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum, where full military detail will be accorded by the Farley American Legion Post #656. Friends may call from 3p.m to 8p.m. Friday January 20th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 5p.m. Friends may also call after 9am. Saturday at the church.

Darryl was born on July 30, 1947, in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Donald J. and Estelle E. (Trentz) Wiegand. He is a US Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He married Jacqueline Bettcher on May 13, 1972 at St. Patrick's in Dubuque. He worked for John C. Kaiser Company as a painter and church decorator until retirement. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Farley American Legion Post #656, and Main Street Cruisers. He served on the board for the Veteran Memorial Plaza, Freedom Center, and was co-founder of Operation We Care. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed doing woodworking and having dinner Friday nights at Timmerman's Supper Club. He was a great friend and loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, three children, Jason Wiegand, of Dubuque, Nicole (David) Jorin, of New York, and Lindsay (Matthew) Hansen, of Iowa City. Six grandchildren, Madelyn, Ava, Ella, Ila, Anna, Jillian. Two sisters; Donna (friend Steve Petersen) Pascoe, of South Carolina, Dianne (Tim) Schnee, of Hazel Green, two brothers, David (Marie) Wiegand, of Florida, and Dennis (Jenelle) Wiegand, of Dubuque, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, a Darryl Wiegand memorial fund has been established.

A special thanks to Darryl's good buddy's at the Veterans Freedom Center.

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Patricia A. (Latimer) Maury 80, of 2577 Hanover Dr passed away at 7:30p.m. Monday January 16, 2012 at the Finley Hospital. Services will be at 10:00a.m. Friday January 20th at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. with Msgr. Wayne Ressler officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 3p.m. to 7p.m. Thursday January 19th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, where there will be a wake service at 3p.m.

She was born on October 8, 1931 in Dubuque, IA the daughter of Edward and Hilda (Brown) Latimer. She graduated from St. Columbkille's High School in 1949. She worked for American Trust & Savings Bank for many years retiring in 1997 as Vice President of the Proof Department. She married Earl Maury on July 13, 1984 and he preceded her in death on April 27, 1991. She was a member of the TOPS Club, and Dubuque Women's Bowling League, and was an avid Chicago Cub fan and Green Bay Packer fan.

She was survived by her brother William (Mary) Latimer of Dubuque, two sisters Jannan (Richard) Wachter of Dubuque, and Mary Ellen (Ward) Mickelson, of Lake Placid, FL, 20 nieces and nephews and Earl's children, Richard, Michael, William, Rose, Donna, and Kathy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Earl, a sister Marcie Heer, and her great niece Sam Latimer who was very special to her.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Finley Hospital especially the ICU Unit and Sarah, Andrea, Kari and Hope for all their care and kindness they gave Patricia.

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Sharon K. Gaherty, 59 of 9324 Massey Marina Lane passed away on Friday January 13th, 2012 at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with Lymphoma. Services will be at 10:30 on Tuesday January 17th at St. Joseph Church, Key West with Rev. Donald Bakewell officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 on Monday January 16th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 2:45pm.

Sharon was born on April 25, 1952, in Bellevue, Iowa the daughter of Donald & Mary (Haxmeier) Helmle. She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1970. She married her high school sweetheart Terrance T. "Moose" Gaherty on August 28, 1971 in St. Donatus. She worked as a Respiratory Therapist for Mercy Medical Center and lastly at the Finley Hospital where she worked for 41 years. Sharon loved to do crafts and work in her many gardens. Her gardens are beautiful and her last garden she created was "Reflections for Lymphoma" Sharon loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren to which she referred to as her "Dolly Babies". Sharon was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her loving husband Terry "Moose" Gaherty, two sons, Jamie (Angel) Gaherty, of Dubuque & Jesse (Jodi) Gaherty, of Cedar Falls. Three grandchildren, Brylee, Brynn and Jayce. Her mother Mary Helmle, of Bellevue, siblings Dennis (Vickie) Helmle, of Bernard, Gary Helmle, of Bellevue, Roger Helmle, of Cabot, Ark., Steve (Cindy) Helmle, of Bellevue, Randy "Jake" (Luann "Bink") Helmle, of Dubuque, Donna (Todd) Olson, of Glendale, Ariz., Joseph Helmle, of Bellevue, Donald (Cherri) Helmle, of La Motte, and Lori Helmle, of Bellevue. Many nieces, nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her father Donald, mother & father-in-law Francis and Mary Gaherty and a sister-in-law Linda Avenarius.

In lieu of flowers, a Sharon Gaherty memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Hermann, Tony Heiar, ARNP, & the entire Oncology Department at Dubuque Internal Medicine, Sharon's extended family at the Finley Hospital and to Hospice of Dubuque for all their loving care, compassion, friendship they have given to Sharon over the years.

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Steven Roy Grimes, 53 of Dubuque died Thursday January 5, 2012 at the Finley Hospital. Friends may call from 3p.m. to 6p.m. Monday January 9th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where services will be held at 6p.m.

He was born on October 24, 1958 in Dubuque the son of Donald and Lucille (Ruh) Grimes. He was a truck driver for Swiss Valley and lastly for Jeld-Wen.

He is survived by two children, Andrew & Emily Grimes of Dubuque, siblings, Patricia Grimes, Mike Grimes, Dave (Sherry) Grimes, Kathy Timmerman, and John (Sharon) Grimes. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Clara A. Frank, 99 of Bethany Home formerly of 773 Cleveland Ave passed away at 11:30p.m. Monday January 9th, 2012 at Bethany Home. Services will be at 11:00a.m. Thursday January 12th at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church with Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 9a.m. to 11:00a.m. Thursday at the church. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd is in charge of arrangements.

Clara was born on May 9, 1912 in Bellevue, Iowa the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Hintgen) Becker. She married Alfred Frank in 1936 and he preceded her in death in 1967. She worked at Thermolyne Company for many years, and she loved to play cards and go fishing.

She is survived by her daughter Lois Hancock of Dubuque, a son Robert "Butch" Frank of Waterloo, 7 grandchildren, Tim (Kay) Hancock, of Sherrill, Bob (Tina) Hancock, of Dubuque, Pat (June) Hancock, of Dubuque, Ann (Jeff) Blake, of Key West, Chuck (Joyce) Hancock, of Key West, Bob Frank of Dubuque, and Elizabeth (Michael) O'Leary, of Minnesota, and many great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Alfred, son-in-law James Hancock, grandson James "J.J." Hancock, great granddaughter Leslie Hancock, two brothers Henry and Elmer, and two sisters Florence and Hilda In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Bethany Home or St. Columbkille's Church.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Bethany Home for all their wonderful care, kindness and compassion they gave to Clara over the years.

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James J. Balk, 78 of Dubuque died at 3:08p.m. Wednesday January 4, 2012 at the Finley Hospital. Services will be at 10:00a.m. Saturday January 7th at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Trinity Church, with Rev. Steve Garner officiating. Burial will follow in Dubuque Memorial Gardens with military detail accorded by American Legion Post #6. Friends may call from 3p.m. to 8p.m. Friday January 6th at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 7:45p.m.

He was born on October 2, 1933 in Pittsville, WI, the son of Ulrich & Rose (Weinfurter) Balk. He served in the US Army in Alaska from 1956 to 1958. He married Lee Ann Vogt on May 24, 1958. He worked for John Deere Works for 32 years retiring in 1990, and also drove bus for Iowa Coaches and Bradley Jo Charters.

He is survived by his wife Lee Ann, six children, Steve (Rhonda) Balk of Clive, IA, Dennis (Theresa) Balk, of Poplar Grove, IL, Kevin (Jackie) Balk of Elma, IA, Wendy (David) Melver, of Cresco, IA, Terry (Jenny) Balk, of Dubuque, and Brian (Jean) Balk of Cresco, IA. Grandchildren, Katie & Sarah Balk, Matthew, Rachel and Abigail Balk, Kyle (Sarah), Brittany, Travis and Hope Balk, Kira and Ryan Harrod, Taylor and Kassidy Melver, Alex Balk, Miranda, Samantha and Caleb Balk, great grandchildren, Alexis and Jayden. Brothers, Donald Balk of Dubuque, Floyd Balk of Lime Springs, IA, Robert Balk of Goodell, IA, Francis Balk, of Osage, IA, Ronald Balk of Cresco, IA. Sisters, Patricia Melver, of Bonair, IA, and Alma Scally of Allison, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Walter, Julius, Arthur and Reuben Balk, sisters Leona Wenthold, and Rita Rang and a granddaughter Megan Balk.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Ringold, Dr. Martin, Dr. Moran, Dr Schope and all their nurses for all their kindness and care over the last few years. Also to the Finley Hospital ER staff for your compassionate care.

We would especially like to thank George and Jeanne Wortley and boys for all the help you have given our parents over the years and being the kind and special neighbors that you are.

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