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John "Jerry" J. Payne

October 19, 2019


John J. “Jerry” Payne, 83, of Dubuque, IA passed away on October 19, 2019 at Hawkeye Care Center.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Trinity Church with Rev. Steve Garner officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where a wake service will be held at 3:00 p.m.

Jerry was born on September 9, 1936 in Dubuque, IA the son of John Francis and Helen Mary (McDonald) Payne. He married Phyllis Kass on July 21, 1956 at St. Mary’s in Dubuque and she preceded him in death on March 13, 1999. He later married Beatrice Albert on October 17, 2003 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and she preceded him in death on February 20, 2018.

He worked for Sweetheart Bakery; 7up Bottling Company and lastly for Kirchoff Distributing Co. He was a member of the Teamsters Local #421 and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Jerry is survived by his children, Steve (Kathy) Payne, of Peosta, IA, Alice Pregler, of Dubuque and Jim (Jenny) Payne of, Dubuque, IA. Grandchildren, Charles (Keira) Pregler, Jerry Pregler, Nathan (Sami) Pregler, Ryan Pregler, Tricia (Jacob) Munson, Stephanie (Kyle) Reinert, and Brian (Amanda) Payne; great grandchildren, Aaron, Danny, Tyler, and Olivia Munson, Parker and Henry Reinert. His siblings, Ray (Colleen) Payne, Tim (Myra) Payne, Sheila (Larry) Blatz, Ann (Jack) Ginter, Ellen (Dave) Willis and Mary Johnson. Sisters-in-law Karen Payne and Betty Payne.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Phyllis in 1999; his 2nd wife in 2018; brothers Bill and Jack and his sister Rita Ambrosy.

The family would like to thank Oak Park Place, Hawkeye Care Center, Dr. Kirkendall and to Hospice of Dubuque for all their care, kindness and compassion.

In lieu of flowers a John Payne memorial fund has been established.

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October 22, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory
2595 Rockdale Road
Dubuque, IA 52003

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