Obituaries

Donald E. “Donnie” Mai

Donald E. “Donnie” Mai

Donald E. “Donnie” Mai, age 72, of Dubuque, passed away at 1:45 a.m., on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Sunnycrest Manor. To celebrate Don’s life, private family services were held. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery at a later

Eileen H. (Stierman) White

Eileen H. (Stierman) White

Eileen H. (Stierman) White, age 92, of East Dubuque, IL, passed away peacefully at 4:30 pm, on Friday, August 21, 2020, at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.  To celebrate Eileen’s life, family and friends may visit

Thomas R. “Tom” Dorsey

Thomas R. “Tom” Dorsey

Thomas R. “Tom” Dorsey, age 84, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 9:45 a.m., on Friday, August 21, 2020, at Dubuque Specialty Care. To celebrate Tom’s life, family and friends may visit from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., on Friday,

Susan J. “Sue” (Sorensen) DeMaio

Susan J. “Sue” (Sorensen) DeMaio

Susan J. “Sue” (Sorensen) DeMaio, age 62, of Hazel Green, Wisconsin and formerly of Dubuque, passed away at 8:40 p.m., on Monday, August 17, 2020, at UW Health University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. She had one last bittersweet moment surrounded

Andrew W. “Andy” Jaeger

Andrew W. “Andy” Jaeger

Andrew W. “Andy” Jaeger, age 67, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 7:50 a.m., on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at Ennoble Manor, surrounded by his loving family. To celebrate Andy’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until

Dell Junior Robinson

Dell Junior Robinson

Dell Junior Robinson, age 31, of Dubuque, passed away at 6:15 p.m., on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at MercyOne Medical Center, with his loving family by his side. To celebrate Dell’s life, private family services were held. Behr Funeral Home,

Patricia E. “Pat” (Tracy) Shaffer

Patricia E. “Pat” (Tracy) Shaffer

Patricia E. “Pat” (Tracy) Shaffer, age 79, of Dubuque, was called home unexpectedly at 11:55 a.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at her son’s home, with her loving family by her side. To celebrate Pat’s life, family and friends may

Richard A. “Dick” Heber

Richard A. “Dick” Heber

Richard A. “Dick” Heber, age 83, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, August 9, 2020. To celebrate Dick’s life, private family services were held. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Cody J. Gibson

Cody J. Gibson

Cody J. Gibson, age 19, of Dubuque, passed away suddenly as the result of a fall, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at MercyOne Dubuque. To celebrate Cody’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on

John M. Nicks

John M. Nicks

John M. Nicks, age 91, of Dubuque, passed away at 2:20 p.m., on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. To celebrate John’s life, private family services were held. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Georgette M. “Gigi” (Wise) Plumley

Georgette M. “Gigi” (Wise) Plumley

Georgette M. “Gigi” (Wise) Plumley, age 63, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 2:10 p.m., on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Grand Meadows, after a brave battle with Parkinson’s Disease, with her children by her side. To celebrate Gigi’s life,

Kenneth G. “Ken” Brown

Kenneth G. “Ken” Brown

Kenneth G. “Ken” Brown, age 85, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 5:28 p.m., on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. To celebrate Ken’s life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. until

Steven A. “Steve” Hefel

Steven A. “Steve” Hefel

Steven A. “Steve” Hefel, age 68, of North Buena Vista, Iowa, was called home suddenly at 12:25 a.m., on Friday, July 24, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. To celebrate Steve’s life private family services were held

Ronald G. “Bucky” Buxton Sr.

Ronald G. “Bucky” Buxton Sr.

Ronald G. “Bucky” Buxton Sr., age 71, of Dubuque, passed away at 2:35 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. To celebrate Ron’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00

Sr. Janice Link, BVM

Sr. Janice Link, BVM

Sister Janice Link, BVM, 83, of 1130 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Caritas Center. Sharing of Memories via Zoom will be from 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Wednesday July 29, 2020, followed by a virtual visitation from 10:25-10:40

Paul L. Ellis Sr.

Paul L. Ellis Sr.

Paul L. Ellis Sr., age 57, of Dubuque, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at his home. To celebrate Paul’s life, private family services were held at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Paul was born on May

Donald L. Torrey

Donald L. Torrey

Donald L. Torrey, of Dubuque, passed away at 7:45 a.m., on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at his home at the age of 86, with his family by his side. To celebrate Don’s life, family and friends may visit from 10:00

Rosemary C. (Ennis) Hohmann

Rosemary C. (Ennis) Hohmann

Rosemary C. (Ennis) Hohmann, age 85, of Dubuque, passed away unexpectedly on July 5, 2020, at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital. To celebrate Rosemary’s life, private family services will be held at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be

David C. Goetzinger

David C. Goetzinger

David C. Goetzinger passed away on July 2, 2020, at the age of 70, following a hard-fought battle with cancer. To celebrate David’s life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Monday, July 6, 2020,

John Chesney

John Chesney

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