Stefani R. Ganzer, 30, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and formerly of Andrew, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 30, 2020, near Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Leota Mildred Vandanacker, age 99, of Alexandria, OH passed away May 26, 2020. She was born October 24, 1920 in Oakville, IA to the late Samuel and Mary Kuntz. Leota worked as a Secretary for Sears in Chicago, IL for 23 years. Leota was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Groveport Zi…

Marjorie R. “Midge” (DeCook) Hipschen, 95, of Bellevue, passed away peacefully at home with her family around her, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Private Family Memorial Mass will be 10:30 am, Saturday, May 30, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  Due to COVID 19 restrictions, Funeral Mass will…

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Ila Elizabeth Budde, 101, of Dubuque, IA passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Bethany Home.

LouAnn G. Daniels, age 72, formerly of Green Island, IA, passed away Thursday May 14, 2020, at Eagle Point Nursing Home in Clinton, IA.  A funeral service will be held at 10:30am, Wednesday May 20, 2020 at Law Jones Funeral Home, in Preston, IA.  Visitation will take place from 4pm to 7pm, T…

Carmelita M. Witter, 88 years old, of Dubuque IA, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on May 14, 2020 at 8:23 a.m. at Bethany Home with family by her side.

Mary Ann (Yeager) Clasen, 80, of Bellevue, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at Stonehill Health Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Private family memorial service will be 10:30 AM, May 30, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue.  Memorial Services will be live broadc…

Ronald Louis Petesch, age 98, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 8, 2020 of natural causes. Ron is survived by his wife of almost 72 years (5/15/48), Lois (Cheney) and by his daughter, Rhonda (Gibbs) of Bloomington, MN. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Matthew (Kate) of Fort Col…

Grace C. Nemmers, 99, of LaMotte, Iowa passed away on May 7, 2020 at Mill Valley Care Facility in Bellevue, Iowa at 1:15 pm. To celebrate Grace’s life, there will be a private family service and burial in Holy Rosary Cemetery, LaMotte, Iowa. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdal…

Rita (Ries) Putman, 67, of Bellevue, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Due to the Covid-19 and limitations on social gatherings, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Local arrangements are entrusted to Hachmann Funeral Home &…

Lois M. (Haxmeier) Deppe, 91, of Bellevue, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Mill Valley Care Center.  Private Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am, Thursday, April 30, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue.  Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pan…

Raymond “Ray” Robert McAtee, 81, of Bellevue, IA passed away on April 23, 2020 at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue. A private family burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, with Deacon Loras Weber officiating. The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. 

Eugene D. Granahan, 88, of Bellevue, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Stonehill Care Center.  Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private Graveside Services will be conducted at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Bellevue.  A public Memorial M…

George William Ritter, 76, of Freeport, IL passed peacefully with his family at his side on Monday, April 20, 2020. George was born November 12, 1943 to Lester Ritter and Norma Coulter (Robert Coulter) in Waverly, IA. He graduated from Maquoketa Valley High School in Delhi, IA before enlisti…

Mary Ann (Theisen) Till, 87, of Bellevue, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Mill Valley Care Center.

Louann Mary (Frank) Mottet, 65, of Bellevue, passed away after a truly courageous battle with cancer surrounded by the love of her family at the University of Iowa Hospital on April 11, 2020.

Edward Trenkamp, age 99, of Preston, IA, passed away Saturday, April 4th, at the Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, IA. A private family funeral mass will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Preston with burial in Sugar Creek Cemetery.  A celebration of life service will be held at a …

Alice Joy (Felderman) Hueneke, 88, of Bellevue, passed away on Sunday, April 05, 2020.  Funeral Services will be Private at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at St. John Lutheran Church in St. Donatus, Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Joy’s fam…

Wayne E. Schneider, age 76, of Preston formerly of rural Miles, passed away Wednesday, March 25th, 2020, at Stonehill Health Center in Dubuque, IA. A private family funeral will be held at St John’s Lutheran Church in Preston, IA. A celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Audrey Davey Kindred, age 65, loving Wife and Mother, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. A private family service will be held with inurnment in the Evergreen Cemetery, Sabula, Iowa. The family will hold a celebration of Audrey’s life at their …

Emogene “Jean” Ruth (Mangold) Blech, 98, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. The family will greet friends from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, at Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home in Manchester.  Funeral Services will…

Jean “Duffy” (Hughes) Dunne, 83, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Mill Valley Care Center.  Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am, Monday, March 16, 2020 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Otter Creek.  Family will greet friends 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Hachmann Funera…

Esther L. Petersen, age 96 of Miles passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020 at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preston. Visitation will take place from 9:00 to 10:45 AM preceding the ser…

Milton C. Cusick, 76, of North Fort Myers, FL, died on Tuesday, February 11, 2000 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, FL. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Leonard Bormann, age 78, of Preston, IA, passed away at his home Sunday, March 1st, 2020. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am Friday, March 6th, at St Joseph Catholic Church in Preston. Visitation will be held 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, on Thursday, March 5th at the church.   Concluding the vis…

Allan Eugene Schmidt, 85, of Spragueville, Iowa, passed away peacefully Feb. 29, 2020, at his home surrounded by family. Allan will be cremated with a private family burial at a later date.

Glen William Ehlinger, 70, of rural Marion, Iowa passed away Monday, February 24, 2020 at his home due to complications with cancer.  We will remember Glen on Friday, March 6th from 4-8 pm at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon, Iowa.  Services will be held at 10:00 …

Michael “Dumps” Tebbe, age 62, of Clinton, IA, formerly of Preston, IA, passed away at his home Sunday, February 16th, 2020. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 21st, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Preston. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thur…

Ernest W. Thoma, 86, of Saint Donatus, Iowa passed away Tuesday February 18, 2020 at MercyOne in Dubuque.

Lorraine Hansen, age 81, of Miles, IA, passed away, February 18th, 2020, at the Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, IA. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 24th, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Preston. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 2…

Nancy M. (Ferguson) Roe, 79, of Bellevue, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Unity Point-Health Finley Hospital.  Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 24, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue.  A visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, F…

Irma Lillian Schumacher was born August 2, 1934 on the family farm outside of St. Donatus, Iowa to Herman and Alvina (Knief) Hueneke. She was the youngest grandchild of Dietrich and Rebecca Hueneke who were early settlers of the St. Donatus area.  She was baptized in St. John’s Lutheran Chur…

Joan M. (Chambers) Kilburg, 66, of Bellevue, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020.  Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue.  A visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Hachmann Funeral Hom…

Debora Deppe, 62, of Maquoketa passed away in her home on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

Phyllis M. (Good) Jones, 94, most recently of Bellevue, Iowa, formerly of Kewanee, Illinois, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 am, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, conducted by…

Mary Ann Schmidt, age 87, of Preston, Iowa passed away February 6, 2020 at the Maquoketa Care Center, Maquoketa, Iowa, where she lived the last 12 years, and will be thought of as,  “One of the fondest residents at MCC.”

After 100 years of hard work, intense love, delicious desserts, and lots of laughs, God called home one of the best of us.

 Vera A. (Petersen) Hammerand, 90, of Bellevue, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Genesis East Hospital.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 am, Thursday, February 13, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  Family will greet friends 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Hac…

Joyce Carter, age 89, formally of Miles, Iowa, passed away Monday, February 3rd, 2020, at Parc Hall Nursing Home in Emmetsburg, Iowa. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 8th, at the Presbyterian Church in Miles. Visitation will be held 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at…

Wayne M. Wilming, 84, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Thursday, February 6th, 2020 in Dubuque.

Charles Bredall, age 79, of Preston, Iowa, passed away Friday January 31st, at the Jackson County Medical Clinic in Maquoketa, Iowa. Cremation rites have been accorded. In line with Charles’ wishes a family gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers Charles family would like …

Carol C. (Bierman) Michels, 85, of Bellevue, passed away on Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at Mill Valley Care Center.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 am, Friday, February 7, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue, family will greet friends 9:00 am until service time on Friday at the chu…

Stephanie (Brandenburg) Stamp, 60, of Goose Lake, Iowa, passed away on January 29 at the University of Iowa Hospital.  Visitation will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church in Goose Lake on Thursday, February 6th from 5:00-8:00pm, and Friday, February 7th at 10:00am with an 11:00am funeral to…

Arlene Emma Reeves, 85, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Services: 10:30 a.m., Saturday at Teahen Funeral Home. Burial:  St. John Cemetery. Friends my visit with the family on Saturday after 9 a.m. at Teahen Fune…

Mrs. Ella Gonnsen, 94, of Delmar, Iowa, died Monday afternoon, January 27, 2020, at Mill Valley Care Center, Bellevue under the care of Hospice of Jackson County.

Curtis Hank, age 60, of Sabula, Iowa, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Clinton, Iowa. A memorial gathering will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2020 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, Illinois with a time of sharing at 5:30 p.m. A memorial fund h…

Judith A. (Meyers) Bowling, a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother. She led her family by example, proving, “It is all about the love.” At the age of 76, Judy passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, Iowa, with her family holding her ha…

Judy E. Yeager, 78, of Bellevue, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 at Mill Valley Care Center.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 am, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue.  Family will greet friends 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Monday, January 20, 2020 at Hachmann Funera…

Robert Flemming, age 96, of Miles, Iowa, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at Mill Valley Care Center, Bellevue, Iowa. A funeral service will be held Monday, January 20th, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Preston, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place at Miles Cemetery. Visitation will be he…

Barbara A. Rowan passed away on January 4, 2020 at Methodist Jennie Edmundson hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa due to a heart failure. She has been a resident of Denison Care Center, Denison, Iowa for the past 2 years. Barbara was born in Bellevue, Iowa on February 19, 1950 to the parents of…

Brigadier General Rex D. Wing, age 91, passed away at home in San Diego.

 Clyde F. Helmle, age 75 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at his home.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Pape Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the service time Saturday at the funeral home.  Following the se…

Margaret Mary Tebbe, age 57, of Spragueville, IA, passed away late Friday, December 27th, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, IA.  A funeral mass was held Thursday, January 2, 2020, at 10:30 am, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Preston, IA, with burial to follow at St. Jos…

Sister Betty Daugherty, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, 88, died on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa.  She was in the sixty-fourth year of her religious profession.

Marilyn A. Mangler, 72, died peacefully on December 27, 2019, at Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dubuque. Marilyn selected cremation and graveside services for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2020 at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Bellevue, Iowa.  Please join the family …

John A. “Art” Bohy, 91, of St. Donatus, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 am, Friday, December 27, 2019 at Bellevue Community High School West Gym in Bellevue.  Visitation will be 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Thursday, December 26, 2019 at …

Ron Johnston of Bellevue Iowa passed away on December 1st in Apache Junction AZ. He was proceeded in death by his wife Jan Johnston in 2006. Ron is survived by his son Chris (Amy) Johnston, Cindy Johnston, Jeff (Shelly) Johnson, Ann (Bryan) Smith and 4 grandchildren (Breanna, Brennan, Evan &…

James J. “Jimmy” Anton, 68 of Bellevue, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Ennoble Manor Care Center in Dubuque surrounded by his family.  Per his wishes, Private Family Services will be conducted.

Dennis “Bear” Feil, 72 of Maquoketa, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.  Funeral Services will be 12:00 pm (noon), Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue.  Family will greet friends 10:00 am until service time on W…

Marvin Kilburg, 92 of Cypress, CA died December 10, 2019 at home.  He was the son of Frank and Frances Medinger-Kilburg of Bellevue. 

Paul Eugene Finzel, 51 of Corpus Christi, TX, formerly of Bellevue, IA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, November 29, 2019 at St. Luke’s Health and Medical Center in Houston, TX after suffering a massive stroke. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, December 21, 2019 …

Vincent P. Kilburg, 76, of Bellevue, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.  Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 9, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue.  A visitation will be from 1:00pm – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 8,…

Leslie A. Yeager, 77, of Cedar Rapids passed away on December 2, 2019. A visitation is planned at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Thursday, December 12th, from 2:00-4:00 pm.  A funeral service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, Bellevue, Iowa, December 14th, at 11:00 a…

Steven A. Kilburg, 56, a resident of Davenport, was born to eternal life November 30, 2019 at his home.

Roger W. Hager, 76, of Bellevue, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.  Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue.  Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic  Cemetery. Fellowship and Lunch …

Nancy L. (Daniels) Medinger, 75, of Bellevue, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at U of I Hospital & Clinics.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue.  Visitation will be 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Monday, November 25, 201…

Henry Clay Pemberton Jr., age 85 of Bellevue, Iowa, Passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Jackson County Regional Health Center, Maquoketa, Iowa. Cremation rites have been accorded and a private family service will be held at a later date.  

Eldon E. Eganhouse, 98, of Maquoketa passed away on Oct. 25, 2019, at Clover Ridge Place Retirement Community in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Maxine Helen (Huebner) Marburger, 97, of Sabula, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019. Maxine was born April 5, 1922 in Welton, Iowa, the daughter of Emil and Wilhelmine (Hoehne) Huebner. Maxine married Alvin Marburger, August 30, 1945 in Savanna, Illinois. Maxine grew up in rural Jackson…

Clara Ann (Sprank) Lucke, 102, of Bellevue, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home early Thursday morning, November 21, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, November 27, 11 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bellevue, with interment in St. Joseph cemetery. Visitation at…

Allen Meyer, age 82, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 25, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preston, Iowa. Burial will take place in Preston Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 t…

Hannah R. Ruggeberg, 20, of Bellevue and her expecting little angel boy Kashton, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 as a result of an automobile accident.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 am, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue.  Visitation will be 3:…

Linda L. Lampe, 81, of Epworth, Iowa passed away, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at her home.

Ole N. Dosland, 70, of Kansas City, Missouri and formerly of Calamus and Bellevue passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at KU Medical Center.  Funeral Mass will be 12:30 pm, Thursday, November 14, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue, family will greet friends 9:00 am – 12:00…