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Kenneth A. Neuhaus

December 31, 2019


Kenneth A. Neuhaus, former Chief Deputy of the Dubuque County Sheriff’s office passed away at age 91, on December 31, 2019 surrounded by family, at Bethany Home in Dubuque.

A mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at the Church of the Nativity with Msgr. James Miller officiating. Military honors will immediately follow mass at the church by the American Legion Post #6 and the Iowa Army National Guard. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

A visitation will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd. with honor guard provided by the Dubuque County Sheriff Department.

Kenneth was born on September 6, 1928, in Patch Grove, WI, to Edward and Leona (Oval) Neuhaus. Kenneth was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. He trained at the National Academy of Law Enforcement in Quantico, VA and served more than 30 years with the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office in Dubuque, IA until his retirement as Chief Deputy.  

On February 14, 1953 he married Mary Julia Dugan. They raised four sons, Ken Jr., Tom, Roger, and Gregory, and four daughters, Mary Lynn, Patricia, Catherine, and Paula.

Kenneth was a die-hard Cubs fan, a grass-roots-go-getter, and a civic-minded leader. Active in his community, he served as an usher at Nativity Church in Dubuque for more than a decade, volunteered for the Dubuque County Democratic Party, was a member of the American Legion Post 6, and the Knights of Columbus Council 510. He was known for his generous spirit, dogged determination, and laughing before the punchline of his own jokes.

He is survived by his beloved wife Mary; eight children, Ken (Karen) Neuhaus, Mary Lynn (James Jarrard) Neuhaus, Patricia Harrison, Catherine (Dean “Moe”) Dolphin, Tom (Laurie) Neuhaus, Roger (Theresa) Neuhaus, Gregory (Chris Nardone) Neuhaus, and Paula Neuhaus. His brothers Donald (Eunice) and Gerald; and sister Nelda (Dennis) Bennett; eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his father Edward, his mother, Leona and brothers Lloyd, Edward Jr. “Bud,” and Roger, sisters Jeannette, Inez, Virginia, Audrey, Florence, and his four grandsons, Ryan, Taylor, Christopher, and Tyler Neuhaus, daughter-in-law Crystal (Henkes) Neuhaus, and son-in-law James Jenkins.

A Kenneth Neuhaus memorial fund has been established.

The Neuhaus family extends their gratitude to the nursing staff at Bethany Home, Dr. Matthew Kirkendall, and Hospice of Dubuque.

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January 10, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Funeral Mass
January 11, 2020

1:00 PM

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