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Sarah Jane Thilmany

July 4, 2019

Sarah Jane Thilmany, 47, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on July 4th, 2019 at her summer home in Leisure Lake.

Sarah was born on October 28, 1971 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Donald and Lois (Van Drimmelen) Thilmany. She previously worked for the Channel Inn in Dubuque and lastly was co-owner and manager of Lectric Lee.

Sarah loved spending all of her free time at Leisure Lake. She did all for others and put herself last and was the best mother ever.

She is survived by her daughter Sophia and her son Gauge; her mother Lois (Tom O’Dowd) Thilmany; her best friend and true love Rod Miller; two sisters Jean (Dan Leary) Thilmany and Laura (Glenn Williams) Franklin; her grandmother Jean Van Drimmelen; her nephews Charles, Miles, Alvin, Frankie and Parker. Uncles Bob (Rita) Van Drimmelen and Lee Van Drimmelen and her aunt Joyce Thilmany.

Sarah was preceded in death by her father Donald; grandfather Louis Van Drimmelen; grandmother Bertha Thilmany and her uncle Robert Thilmany.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque or to the education of her Daughter. Memorials may be directed to Leonard Funeral Home, 2595 Rockdale Road Dubuque, IA 52003.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Hermann and staff at Grand River Oncology and to Hospice of Dubuque for all their wonderful care. A special thank you to Rod Miller for all of your loving care you provided to Sarah. 

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