Obituaries

Thomas E. “Tom” Braem

Thomas E. “Tom” Braem

Thomas E. “Tom” Braem, age 72, of Dubuque, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital, after a long, happy and fulfilling life. To celebrate Tom’s life, private family services were held at Behr Funeral

Shirley A. (Rannals) Hansen

Shirley A. (Rannals) Hansen

Shirley A. (Rannals) Hansen, age 83, of Dubuque, passed away at 8:17 a.m., on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at MercyOne Dubuque. To celebrate Shirley’s life, private family services were held at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Shirley was born

Ida A. (Schriever) Mulert

Ida A. (Schriever) Mulert

Ida A. (Schriever) Mulert, age 102, of Dubuque, passed away at 11:14 a.m., on Monday, May 3, 2021, at Stonehill Care Center surrounded by her loving family. To celebrate Ida’s life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. until

John Baxter Hickey

John Baxter Hickey

John Baxter Hickey, age 76, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at home at 3:30 p.m., on Sunday, May 2, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. To celebrate John’s life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.,

Sister Marie C. (Jane Frances) Fitzpatrick, BVM

Sister Marie C. (Jane Frances) Fitzpatrick, BVM

Sister Marie C. Fitzpatrick, BVM (Jane Frances), 95, of Mount Carmel Bluffs, 1600 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, died Saturday, May 1, 2021. Sharing of Memories via Zoom will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021. Visitation in the

Gregory J. “Greg” Hefel

Gregory J. “Greg” Hefel

Gregory J. “Greg” Hefel, age 74, of Guttenberg, Iowa, passed away suddenly at the Guttenberg Hospital at 12:37 a.m., on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. To celebrate Greg’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on

Shirley M. (Shaffer) Mihalakis

Shirley M. (Shaffer) Mihalakis

Shirley M. (Shaffer) Mihalakis, age 83, of Dubuque, passed away at 10:52 a.m., on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. To honor Shirley’s life, graveside committal services will be held at Mt. Olivet

Cyril N. “Bud/Cy” Friedman

Cyril N. “Bud/Cy” Friedman

Cyril N. “Bud/Cy” Friedman, 90, of Luther Oaks Senior Living Facility, Bloomington, IL passed away at 5:15 am, April 22, 2021, at Luther Oaks, surrounded by his family and friends. Services will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic

Maryjo A. (Sargent) Haas

Maryjo A. (Sargent) Haas

Maryjo A. (Sargent) Haas, age 68, of Dubuque, passed away at 5:47 p.m., on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Dubuque Specialty Care. To celebrate Maryjo’s life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at

Grace A. (Gartner) Daughetee

Grace A. (Gartner) Daughetee

Grace A. (Gartner) Daughetee, age 78, of Dubuque, passed away at 12:30 a.m., on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Sunset Park Place. To celebrate Grace’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April

Dolores J. “Dee” (Gabel) Ryan

Dolores J. “Dee” (Gabel) Ryan

Dolores J. “Dee” (Gabel) Ryan, age 92, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 4:30 a.m., on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Stonehill Care Center, surrounded by her loving family. To celebrate Dee’s life, family and friends may visit from 11:00

Thomas J. Glab Sr.

Thomas J. Glab Sr.

Thomas J. Glab Sr., age 74, of Dubuque, passed away at 3:17 a.m., on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital. To celebrate Tom’s life, family and friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, on Monday,

William P. “Bill” Shaffer

William P. “Bill” Shaffer

William P. “Bill” Shaffer, 81, of St Ansgar, Iowa, passed away December 30, 2020, at MercyOne in Waterloo. To celebrate Bill’s life, family and friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Behr

Jennifer L. “Jen” Barker-Betts

Jennifer L. “Jen” Barker-Betts

Jennifer L. “Jen” Barker-Betts, age 47, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. To celebrate Jen’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., on Tuesday, March 30, 2021,

Betty A. (Berg) Lange

Betty A. (Berg) Lange

Betty A. (Berg) Lange, age 92, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away peacefully at 11:22 a.m., at her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, March 21, 2021. To celebrate Betty’s life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m.

Susan M. “Sue” (Klaeska) Bowen

Susan M. “Sue” (Klaeska) Bowen

Susan M. “Sue” (Klaeska) Bowen, age 59, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away at 11:12 p.m., on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at home after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loving family. To celebrate Sue’s life, family and friends may visit

Victor A. Novander

Victor A. Novander

Victor A. Novander, age 60, of Dubuque, passed away at 8:05 a.m., on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Luther Manor. To celebrate Victor’s life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., on Sunday, February 28, 2021,

Sharon L. (Tuthill) Howell

Sharon L. (Tuthill) Howell

Sharon L. (Tuthill) Howell, age 68, of Dubuque, passed away at 11:50 p.m., on Monday, February 22, 2021, at MercyOne Dubuque. To celebrate Sharon’s life, private family services were held. Sharon was born on August 13, 1952, in Dubuque, Iowa,

Gloria A. (Hermes) Travis

Gloria A. (Hermes) Travis

Gloria A. (Hermes) Travis, age 89, of Wheeling, IL, passed away at 7:15 a.m., on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Journey Care Hospice. To celebrate Gloria’s life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday,

Rita M. (Backes) Decker

Rita M. (Backes) Decker

Rita M. (Backes) Decker, age 90, of Dubuque, passed away at 3:52 a.m., on Friday, January 22, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family. To celebrate Rita’s life, private family services were held at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main