Jean Dunne 86, of Dubuque and formerly of Bernard, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Saint Patrick Garryowen Church with her nephew Very Rev. Phillip Gibbs officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Burial will be at Saint John Cemetery in Andrew, Iowa at a later date. The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road Dubuque is in charge of arrangements. Services will be livestreamed on the funeral home website Facebook page.
Mary Jean Dunne was born on August 13, 1934 the daughter of Leo and Anita (Donovan) Shanahan. She married William J. “Bill” Dunne on September 7, 1955 at Saint Patrick Garryowen Catholic Church. Jean was a very hard worker. She farmed with Bill in rural Andrew, raised chickens and had her egg route in Maquoketa. She also worked at the Pamida Store in Maquoketa from it’s opening until it closed. Jean also worked for Ensign Co. in Bellevue, S & H Fabricating in Maquoketa and Ertl Toys in Dyersville. With all her jobs her favorite one was caring for her family.
She is survived by her husband William J. “Bill” Dunne; six children LuAnn (Lee) Streeter, of Maquoketa, Janelle Drake of Normal, IL, Michael Dunne of Andrew, Mark (Taffy) Dunne of Maquoketa, Dennis Dunne of Bellevue and Amy Dunne of Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren Sarah, Abby, Erin, Kelly, Ryan, and Shannon; 9 great grandchildren; a sister Joyce (Harold) Gibbs of Bernard; two sisters-in-law, Donna (Maury) Sturm and Carol Capesius along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four infant children James, Patrick, David, and Daniel; two brothers James and Allan Shanahan; a son-in-law Keith Drake, a daughter-in-law Lori Dunne and in-laws Ellen and Neil Donovan and Joe and Jean Dunne. Memorials may be given to Jackson County Hospice or Saint Patrick Garryowen Church. Jean’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Manor Care in Dubuque, and Mill Valley Care in Bellevue along with the staff at Eagle Point Place for all their loving care.
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