Janet Fessler

September 11, 2019


Janet Fessler, 82, of Asbury, Iowa and most recently of Assisi Assisted Living in Dubuque passed away on September 11, 2019.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 13th, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday at the church. Entombment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, Dubuque, IA is in charge of arrangements.

Janet was born on August 17, 1937 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Ken and Elizabeth (Jochum) Hammel. She married Robert “Bob” Fessler on October 4, 1958 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dubuque.

Janet worked at Pickle Barrell Subs, Big Apple Bagels and most recently at the Hy-Vee Bakery on Asbury.

Mom was an angel on earth. According to Merriam Webster, an angel is “a person with exemplary conduct or virtue and a spiritual being to act as a messenger of God.” Mom encompassed what it meant to be an angel.

She is survived by her children Ann Hansen, of Manitowoc, WI, Susan (John) O’Neill, of Janesville, WI, Robert “Bob” (Deborah) Fessler, of Pella, IA, Francis (Tammy) Fessler, of Brentwood, TN, Jeannette Fessler, of Dubuque, Andy (MariEllen) Fessler, of Hazel Green, WI, and Nichole (Chad) Schockemoehl, of Dubuque; 23 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; one brother Bob (Joyce) Hammel.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bob; her mother and father-in-law; sister Rita Bettcher and brothers Jim and Jack Hammel.

A Janet Fessler memorial fund will be established.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Covey, Dr. Mohr and the staff at Stonehill Care Center and Assisi Village for all their wonderful care and kindness they gave to Janet.

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September 13, 2019

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Anthonys
1870 St. Ambrose St
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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