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Kathy Mae Hefel, 61, of East Dubuque, IL passed away surrounded by her family Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Unity Point – Finley Hospital.
Funeral service for Kathy will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2018 Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road with Rev. Dianne Grace officiating. Family and friends may visit on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory.
Kathy was born July 29, 1956 in Dubuque to James "Jiggs" and Beverly (Wenzel) Maus. She married the love of her life Dan Hefel on September 28, 1973 at Holy Ghost.
They were blessed with 44 years of marriage.
Kathy was a unit secretary at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque for 38 years.
She enjoyed time with her family, grandkids, and time at the track. She will be remembered for her laugh, quick wit and her Bloody Mary’s. Kathy was a true friend to many.
She is survived by her husband Dan; her devoted children Jolene (Jason) Timmerman, Nicole Hefel, Danielle (Mike) McGurn, and Brian Hefel and special granddaughter, Samantha Fries. Grandchildren, Austin and Tyler Timmerman, Kristin, Abigail and Sophia Fries, Annika Hefel and Peityn McGurn. Siblings, Mike Maus, Luann (Steve) Hurst, Peggy (Mark) Bagstad, and Billy (Angie) Maus. Her in-laws Richard (Mary Ann) Hefel, Donna (Vern) Husemann, Marvin Hefel, Eldon (Janet) Hefel, Laurinda Hefel OSF, Delaine (Joe) Gartner, Doris (Terry) Gartner, Russ (Chris) Hefel, Debbie (Richard) Folk and many nieces and nephews.
Kathy is preceded in death by her parents, mother and father-in-law Harold and Lorraine Hefel, sister Debbie Brown, and in-laws Dixie and Jerry Rapp, Eileen Hefel, and Hal and Judy Hefel.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
A very special thank you to her medical team Dr. Kirkendall, Dr. Schope, and Dr. Khan.