Obituaries

Eugene J. “Gene” Lehman

Eugene J. “Gene” Lehman

Eugene J. “Gene” Lehman, age 93, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 7:20 a.m., on Friday, January 18, 2019, at Ennoble Manor. To honor Gene’s life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, January 23, 2019,

Katherine H. “Kay” (Reisch) Kelley

Katherine H. “Kay” (Reisch) Kelley

Katherine H. “Kay” (Reisch) Kelley, age 86, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 2:24 a.m., on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Stonehill Care Center, surrounded by her loving family, 9 years to the day after her beloved husband Neil.

Sylvester A. “Sonny” Weires

Sylvester A. “Sonny” Weires

Sylvester A. “Sonny” Weires, 78, of Dubuque and Floral City, Florida, passed away Tuesday, January, 15, 2019, from complications of Alzheimer’s, at Vitas Healthcare, Lecanto, FL. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, January 25, 2019, at

Mary M. (Wernke) Root

Mary M. (Wernke) Root

Mary M. (Wernke) Root, age 82, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 5:54 p.m., on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Bethany Home, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Mary’s life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m.,

James Milton Barton

James Milton Barton

James Milton Barton, 82, died peacefully at Stonehill Care Center on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Hospice of Dubuque chaplain

Michael R. Acton

Michael R. Acton

Michael R. Acton, age 78, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 4:00am, on Friday, January 11, at Hawkeye Care Center, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Mike’s life, funeral services will be held at 10:30am, on Tuesday, January

Joseph N. Thurston

Joseph N. Thurston

Joseph Norman Thurston, age 91, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 11:35 p.m. on January 8, 2019, at Hawkeye Care Center, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Joe’s life, funeral services will be held at 11:30am, on Saturday,

Margaret Jewell (Nesselroad) Grimes

Margaret Jewell (Nesselroad) Grimes

Margaret Jewell (Nesselroad) Grimes, age 98, of Luther Manor, was called home peacefully at 12:20 a.m., on Monday, January 7, 2019, at Luther Manor. To honor Jewell’s life, funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, on Friday, January 11,

Bernadine M. (Wagner) Bleile

Bernadine M. (Wagner) Bleile

Bernadine M. (Wagner) Bleile, age 99, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 3:17 p.m., on Saturday, January, 5, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Bernadine’s life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on

Keith H. Ellis

Keith H. Ellis

Keith H. Ellis, age 91, of Dubuque, was called home suddenly at 10:12 a.m., on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque. To honor Keith’s life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, January 7, 2019,

Sister Rita Rae (Raffaello) Burger, OP

Sister Rita Rae (Raffaello) Burger, OP

Sister Rita Rae (Raffaello) Burger, OP, died Dec. 24, 2018. The funeral Mass will be Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at the Sinsinawa motherhouse. A wake service will be Sunday, Dec. 30, at 6:30 p.m. After religious profession

William T. “Bill” Kenyon

William T. “Bill” Kenyon

William T. “Bill” Kenyon, age 88, of Dubuque, Iowa, was called home peacefully at 3:00 a.m., on Sunday, December 23, 2018, at home. To celebrate Bill’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 until 6:00pm, on Friday, December 28,

Gerald L. “Gerry” Naumann

Gerald L. “Gerry” Naumann

Gerald L. “Gerry” Naumann, age 87, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 5:54 a.m., on Friday, December 21, 2018, at Stonehill Care Center, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Gerry’s life, funeral services will be held at 10:00

Irene E. “Toots” (Gottschalk) Herbst

Irene E. “Toots” (Gottschalk) Herbst

Irene E. “Toots” (Gottschalk) Herbst, age 90, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 10:30 p.m., on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at Bethany Home, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Toot’s life, funeral services will be held at 10:30

Ileen M. (Fritsch) Klein

Ileen M. (Fritsch) Klein

Ileen M. (Fritsch) Klein, age 85, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 3:30 p.m., on Monday, December 17, 2018, at home, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Ileen’s life, private family funeral services were held at Behr Funeral

Letha A. “Midge” (Billmeyer) Mihalakis

Letha A. “Midge” (Billmeyer) Mihalakis

Letha Ann “Midge” (Billmeyer) Mihalakis, age 88, of Dubuque, IA was called home peacefully at 3:38 a.m., on Sunday, December 16, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Midge’s life, funeral services will be held 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday,

Donald J. Wolf

Donald J. Wolf

Donald J. Wolf, age 87, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 7:58 p.m., on Friday, December 14, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Don’s life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m.,

Jerome D. “Jerry” Kieffer

Jerome D. “Jerry” Kieffer

Jerome D. “Jerry” Kieffer, age 73, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at Luther Manor, after a brave battle with Vascular Dementia, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Jerry’s life, funeral

Sister Rosemary (Perpetua) Wickham, OSF

Sister Rosemary (Perpetua) Wickham, OSF

Sister Rosemary (Perpetua) Wickham, OSF, of Clare House, Dubuque, Iowa, passed away at 2:17 p.m., on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Clare House.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., in Francis Chapel. 

Brent K. Brillhart

Brent K. Brillhart

Brent K. Brillhart, age 65, of Oklahoma City, OK, and formerly of Dubuque, was called home on December 8, 2018, in Oklahoma City. To honor Brent’s life, there will be a prayer service will be held at 5:30 p.m., on