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…

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.

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…

James T. Lewis, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on June 18, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics after his battle with MDS.

Richard Glenn Peterson, age 75, of Sabula, Iowa passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Finley Hospital, Dubuque, Iowa.  A visitation will be held from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, followed by a family Celebration of Life service.  Socia…

Ardina Bell Brown, age 71, of Sabula, IA, passed away Sunday, June 7th, 2020 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A private family funeral service will be held at Law Jones Funeral Home in Savanna, IL.

Doug “Tooter” Ernst, 60, of Bellevue passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Pearl Valley Care Center in Primghar, Iowa.  Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am, Saturday, June 13, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue.  Family will greet friends 8:30 am – 10:00 am, also Saturday, June 13,…

Billy E. Croce, 77, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday afternoon, June 4, 2020, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa.

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Philip William Dempewolf, 78, passed away at his Bonita, California home on May 25, 2020 after battling lung cancer.

Shane Nelson Latta passed away on June 1, 2020, in Mesa, AZ, at the age of 59. He was born May 17, 1961, in Iowa Falls, IA, son of Roliffe and Sandra Latta.

Milton George Deppe, Jr., 81, died on June 1, 2020. Milt was born March 14, 1939 to Milton Deppe, Sr. and Mary (Horsley) Deppe in St. Albans, NY. He graduated from St. Joseph’s High School, Bellevue, IA in 1957. Milt served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1960 and graduated from the Universi…

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…

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 &…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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 …