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Michael J. Wulfekuhle

July 23, 2020


Michael “Mike” Wulfekuhle, 63, of Dubuque, IA passed away surrounded by his family in his home on July 23, 2020.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the church of the Resurrection with Rev. David Ambrosy officiating.  Entombment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2020 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where a wake service will be at 3:00 p.m.  Family and friends may also gather after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church until time of mass.
Please wear mask and if you are unable to attend, a live stream of the funeral mass will be on the funeral home's Facebook page.

Mike was born June 17, 1957 in San Diego, CA to David and Margaret (Power) Wulfekuhle. He grew up in Fayette, IA and graduated from Fayette Community High School. He attend Loras College and graduated in 1979 with a degree in Secondary Education and History. He married the love of his life, Karen (Fessler) Wulfekuhle on July 28, 1979 in Fayette, IA. They had three children and four grandchildren in their 40 years of marriage.

Mike was a dedicated coach and teacher for over 40 years. He began his teaching career at Holy Ghost and moved to Dubuque Senior High after a few years of teaching. He taught for a total of 39 years before retiring in 2019. He coached basketball, football, and baseball through his years in the community. His coaching extended to his grandchildren in the last seven years as they began their athletic careers.

Mike is survived by his wife, Karen (Fessler) Wulfekuhle, three children; Kristin (Eric) Weiland, Aaron (Micki) Wulfekuhle, and Matthew (Allee) Wulfekuhle, four grandchildren; Morgan, Kylie, Lauren, and Caden, his brothers, his mother-in-law Betsy (Clemen) Fessler, and brothers and sisters-in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Margaret Wulfekuhle.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Hermann and Hospice of Dubuque, especially Jeremiah, for all of their support and care.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Michael J. Wulfekuhle, please visit our floral store.


July 27, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory
2595 Rockdale Road
Dubuque, IA 52003

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