Mary T. Habel, 80, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Unity Point Health, Finley Hospital.
Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday, November 25, 2019 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where a service will be held at 6:00 p.m. with Sr. Margaret Anne Kramer officiating.
Mary was born on December 7, 1938 in Cascade, Iowa the daughter of Stephen and Mildred (Herard) Green. In 1956 she graduated from the Visitation Academy in Dubuque, IA. On November 27, 1958 she married William J. Habel at the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque.
Mary worked at the Village Inn Restaurant, Betty Jane Candies and Hy-Vee.
She was known for putting on the best Christmas: dinners, presents and decorations. She loved to watch her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an avid sports fan – Go Vikes!
She is survived by her husband of 61 years Bill Habel; their children, Tony (Kerry) Habel and Kim Habel both of Dubuque and Vicki (Jim) Splinter, of Austin, MN; Her grandchildren, Josh (Alice) Habel, of Springfield, MO, Monica (Bart) Sitarski, of Chicago, IL, Stephen (Audrey) Habel, of Dubuque, Averi and Haley Splinter, of Minneapolis, MN. Great grandchildren, Charlie and Edith Habel, Sophia and Lukas Sitarski and baby girl Habel who is on the way. Mary is also survived by her brother Jim Green, of Dubuque, Iowa
She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Kelly; brothers: Jay, Shorty, Moose, Lefty, and Tom; two sisters: Monica and Kay.
A very special thank you to the 4th Floor Finley Staff, the care and compassion shown to mom and our family was truly amazing and so appreciated.
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