Elizabeth Ann "Bette" Flogel

May 30, 1935 ~ August 16, 2020 (age 85)

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Elizabeth Ann “Bette” Flogel, 85 of Dubuque, IA passed away unexpectedly on August 16th, 2020.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30am Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Key West with Rev. Msgr. Lyle Wilgenbusch officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 18th at Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet cemetery. Mask will be required for visitation and funeral. Please follow social distancing guidelines.  

Bette was born in Independence, WI on May 30th, 1935. Bette was married to Donald Flogel on September 12th, 1959; they were married for 60 years.

Bette worked at WC Brown Publishing, John Deere and retired from APAC Telemarketing in 1998.

Bette is survived by her spouse, Donald Flogel, her children Tim (Sue) Flogel of LaMotte, IA and Laura (Richard) Kilburg of North Liberty, IA, her grandchildren Jason (Dana), Sarah (Adam), Katherine (Daniel) and Libby (Jared) and her great-grandchildren Carter, Hannah, Ella, Adyson, Macey, Lily and Elle, her sisters, Maya (Wayne) Wegner of Milwaukee, WI and Irene Dubiel of Independence, WI, and sister in laws, Lilian and Audrey Bautch of Kenosha, WI.

Bette is preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Helen Bautch, her siblings, Ralph, Richard, Donald and Florence Wagner.

Bette was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed biking, walking, cooking, playing euchre and gardening as well as cleaning her house and listening and dancing to polka music.

The family of Bette wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Mercy Hospital and the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

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August 18, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory
2595 Rockdale Road
Dubuque, IA 52003

Funeral Service
August 19, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church (Key West, Mount Olivet Cemetery)

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