Carolyn Margaret Gibbs, 72, of Portola Valley, CA, passed away peacefully in her home with her loving family by her side on Sunday, November 29, 2020. She was an incredible fighter who did not let her cancer diagnosis define her or stop her daily life.  To the end she continued to counsel an…

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Steines, 85, of Dubuque died Friday, November 27, 2020.  To keep friends and family safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, private family services will be held.

Elmer Yaddof Jr, born at home in 1931 in Preston IA, passed away November 30th, 2020, in his home at the age of 89. Elmer’s parents were Elmer Yaddof Sr. and Norma (Ruchotzke) Yaddof. He was baptized as a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Preston, IA, a graduate of Preston …

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.

John “Jack” Veach, 73, of Bellevue, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Jackson County Regional Health Center.  Graveside Services will be 1:00 pm, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Bellevue with Military Honors conducted by Bellevue American Legion Po…

Wayne Edward Kilburg, 74, of Clinton, IA passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Eagle Point Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM on Saturday, November 28that the Pape Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 11:30 AM until the service hour Saturday at the funeral home.…

Linda M. (Hebdon) Roling, 65, of Bellevue, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mary C. Sullivan age 88 of Preston passed away Saturday Nov. 21, 2020 at The Alverno Health Care Facility, Clinton, IA.  A private family funeral mass will be held 10:30 AM Saturday Nov. 28th at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Preston. No public visitation will be held.  A celebration of lif…

Kenneth J. Michels, 91, of Springbrook, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Mercy One in Dubuque.  Funeral Mass will be 12:00 pm (noon), Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Springbrook. Visitation will be 9:00 am until Mass time also on Wednesda…

Lester M. Michels, 96, of Bellevue, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.  Funeral Mass will be 12:00 pm (noon), Friday, November 27, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue.  Visitation will be 10:00 am – 11:30 am prior to Mass on Friday at …

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John R. Feller, 88, of Maquoketa passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport. 

Patricia (Pat) Thines, age 86, long-time resident of Preston, Iowa passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 at home in the care of her loving family and Jackson County Hospice.  A private funeral mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Preston…

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Gary R. Bakey, 73, of Bellevue, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.  A memorial visitation will be 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friday, November 20, 2020 at Hachmann-Mier Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Bellevue.  Family Graveside Services will be S…

Donald E. Lemer, 72, of Bellevue, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Mercy One in Dubuque.  

Elizabeth Roth, 70, of Bellevue, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 9, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

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Rosemary M. (Kilburg) Roling, 86, of Bellevue, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Mercy One in Dubuque.  Private Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue.  Burial is in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Bellevue.

Adelheid (Heidi) McNeil, age 89, of rural Preston, Iowa, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2020, with her loving husband Archie at her side. Heidi was born in Zuckenriet, Switzerland (Canton of St. Gallen) on July 14, 1931, to Ernst and Philomena (Cordani) Waltert. Growing up as a young …

Ruth M. Casteel, 95, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Luther Manor in Dubuque from complications of COVID 19.

Louise Horst, age 97, formerly of Miles, IA, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Big Meadows Nursing Home, in Savanna, IL.  A funeral service will be held Friday, November 6, 2020, at 2pm at Law Jones Funeral Home in Preston, IA.  Visitation will take place from 12pm to 2pm.  Burial wi…

Mary Ann (Ernst) Ties, 89 , of Bellevue, passed away on, Sunday, November 1, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.  

Arlene Feller, age 90, of Preston, IA, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at Big Meadows Nursing Home, in Savanna, IL.  A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Preston.  Visitation will take place that morning from 9:30am to 11am.  Bur…

Stevin E. “Hooder” Hudrlik, 65, of Andrew, Iowa, passed away suddenly on Oct. 28, 2020, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Harry E. Rubel, Jr., 85, of Otter Creek, IA, passed away at his home on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, two days shy of his 86th birthday.

89-Year-old Lyle Arthur Duhme passed away at Mercy Hospital, Clinton IA, October 23, 2020 due to complication from the COVID virus. A private family graveside service will be held at Andrew Cemetery. Friends and family may join the service virtually at facebook.com/lawjonesfuneralhome. He wa…

Gerard T. Wanzek, age 75, of Preston, IA, passed away in his home on Saturday, October 17, 2020. A funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sugar Creek, IA, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 11am. Visitation will take place from 9am to 11am, at the church. Burial will follow…

Richard O. Willis, age 68, of Clinton, IA, formerly of Savanna, IL, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Davenport Select Specialty Hospital. A funeral service will be held at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Preston, IA, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 12pm.  Visitation will take place from 1…

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Ella M. (Kloft) Pitz, 87, of LaMotte, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020.  Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Otter Creek.  Visitation will be 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Hachmann-Mier Funeral Home & Cr…

Robert “Bob” N. Kilburg, age 86, of Preston, IA, passed away Monday, October 5th, 2020 at Prairie Hills Assisted Living, in Clinton, IA. A private funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Preston. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends a…

Lucille "Lolly" Yeager, 100, of Dubuque, died Sunday, October 4, 2020, at the Luther Manor in Dubuque.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Friday October 9, 2020, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home & Cremation Service 3860 Asbury Road. Please respect our current …

Patsey Carol (Clausen) Farrell, 80, of Goose Lake, Iowa, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020.  Patsey was always thinking of others. In keeping with her wishes to avoid risk to anyone’s health, services at this time will be private. Her children look forward to celebrating her life wit…

Steve E. Klemme, 66, of Miles, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 surrounded by his family.  A Memorial Visitation will be 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friday, October 2, 2020 at Hachmann-Mier Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Bellevue

Lorin “Butch” Sieverding, 83, of Bellevue, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  

Cecil E. Simons, 93, of Bellevue, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Meth-Wick Community Care Center in Cedar Rapids.  Private Family Memorial Services will be livestreamed on the First Presbyterian Church Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/FirstPresBellevue) at 1:00 pm, Wedne…

Seth L. Wilson, age 62, of Miles, Iowa, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020, at UnityPoint Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, following complications from injuries sustained in a March 2020 work accident. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Law-…

Orva Edith Lucille Webster, age 86, was born on the family farm and spent her life in Preston, Iowa. She passed away Friday, September 11, 2020 at home in the care of her loving family. Visitation will be held 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Law-Jones, Preston. A funeral serv…

Dorothy A. (Henneger) Felderman, 89, of Bellevue, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Private Funeral Services will be 5:00 pm, Sunday, September 13, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue. Public Visitation will be 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, als…

Shelly Lynn Stoddard, age 53, of Dewitt, Iowa and previously of Maquoketa and Sabula, passed into the arms of her God, Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, Iowa.  Graveside internment will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 10, 2020 in Evergreen Cemetery, Sabula…

Marlene Joan (Henneberry) Cahill, 87, of Preston, Iowa passed away August 31, 2020 at the Alverno in Clinton, Iowa. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. James P. Cahill. She was born in Garryowen, Iowa on July 8, 1933, the daughter of the late Vincent and Catherine (Flanigan) Henneberry.…

Willard “Bill” M. Meyer, 79, of Bellevue, passed away on Thursday, September 03, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.  Private Family Services with Masonic Services will be 11:30 am, Monday, September 7, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue. 

E. Elaine Hueneke, 88, of rural Bellevue passed away on September 2, 2020 at her home.

Greg F. Ernst, 83, of Bellevue, passed away at home on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.  Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am, Saturday, September 5, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue.  Family will greet friends 8:30 am – 10:00 am, also on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Hachmann-Mier Fu…

Isabelle “Izzy” Evelyn Brundage, age 95, of Sabula, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Mill Valley Care Center, Bellevue, Iowa. Visitation will be held 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Friday September 4, 2020 at the Calvary Lutheran Church, Sabula, masks and social distancing are recommende…

Marilyn Hamilton, 80, of Maquoketa, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Crestridge Nursing home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Mrs. Frank W. (Elaine M.) Thumser, 86, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on August 27, 2020 at Hawkeye Care Center.

Loras Joseph Nemmers was born on the family farm, October 30, 1933 in LaMotte, Iowa to parents Joseph Peter and Irene Ann (Davis) Nemmers. He passed away in his home in Frisco, Texas on August 19, 2020 surrounded by his family.

John W. McGarry, 84, of DeWitt, died Sunday, August 23, 2020, at The Alverno, Clinton.

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Jeremy Theisen, 45, of Bellevue, passed away on Wednesday. August 19, 2020.  Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am, Monday, August 24, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue.  Family will greet friends 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Sunday, August 23, 2020 also at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Belle…

Diana L May of Pingree Grove IL Passed away peacefully on July 6th, 2020. She was 65. Diana was born April 27, 1955 in Salina, KS to Lorin & Betty (Schmidt) Scholtes. She was raised in Bellevue, IA. 

Jeffrey A. “Herm” Melton, age 65 of Clinton, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals.  In following Herm’s wishes cremation rites will be accorded.   A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at the Pape Funeral Home.  Grave…

Ruth Gerlach, 82, of Delmar passed away at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport, IA. on Aug. 16, 2020.

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Merlin G. Gonner, 86, of East Dubuque, formerly of Springbrook, passed away, on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Stonehill Care Center.  Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am, Friday,  August 21, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue.  Family will greet friends 8:30 am – 10:30 am, also on Frida…

Ivan “Ike” Keil, 85, of Bellevue, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Mill Valley Care Center.  Private Family Services with burial in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery will be conducted.

Mary D. (Lampe) Sturm, 93, of Bellevue, passed away on Sunday, August 09, 2020 at Mill Valley Care Center. 

Everett “Ev” Thines, 67, of Preston, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 at U of I Hospital & Clinics.  Graveside Services will be 2:00 pm, Friday, August 14, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Preston with Military Honors conducted by Preston American Legion Post #602.  Family wi…

Joseph J. Michels, Jr., 85, of Bellevue, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 surrounded by his family.  Family Funeral Mass will be live streamed on the St. Joseph Bellevue - Sts. Peter & Paul Springbrook Facebook page, on their You Tube Channel and on Bellevue Cable TV at 10:30 am, Thu…

George L. Wagner, 93, of Bellevue, passed away on July 31, 2020 at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque.  Public graveside services will be held on Friday, August 14th. , 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by Bellevue American Legion Post #273.

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Phyllis Jean Hlubek, age 85, of Sabula, Iowa passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 at MercyOne Hospital, Clinton, Iowa.  A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Evergreen Cemetery, Sabula.  Friends and family are invited to share in Phyllis’ life at lawjonesfune…

George Mark “Bub” Phillips passed away at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA, from complications following a stroke.  A visitation will be held Friday, July 31, 2020, from 12pm-2pm, at Law Jones Funeral Home, in Savanna, IL.  Inurnment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, in Sabula, IA. Following …

Reverend Richard Lee Schaefer moved onto his new heavenly priest assignment on July 9, 2020. Father Richard Schaefer (or Father Dick, as he was fondly known) was born in Bellevue, Iowa on September 10, 1942, a son of Albert and Eileen (Schilling) Schaefer. Raised on an eastern Iowa farm, Fr.…

Kandace K. “Kandy” Carr, 60, of Maquoketa passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Marie M. Ambrosy, 86, of Dubuque, formerly of Otter Creek, died Friday, July 10, 2020, at the Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue.Visitation will be from 8:30 AM until 10:45 AM Saturday July 18, 2020 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1870 St. Ambrose Street, Dubuque. Please respect our current…

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Daniel J. Petesch, 68, of Bellevue, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

Kayla M. Nemmers, 33, of Springbrook, ran into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Mercy One Medical Center in Dubuque.

John Chesney passed away on June 29, 2020, at the age of 101.  He was born November 22, 1918, the surviving twin son of Joe and Anna (Foust) Chesney.  He lived from pandemic to pandemic, not succumbing to either.  He witnessed the most amazing world of change in his life.  He graduated from …

Kenneth Lee Drury, age 70, of Preston, Iowa, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Clinton, Iowa, due to heart and kidney failure. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2020 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Preston, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemeter…

Bertha C.  Feller, 91, of Cascade, Iowa, formerly of Sugar Creek, Iowa, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, June 29, 2020, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade, Iowa.

Raymond Paul Trenkamp, age 96, of Maquoketa, IA, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Maquoketa Care Center. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, July 2, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Preston, IA at 11 am.  Visitation will take place at Law Jones Funeral Home in Preston, from 5-7…