Obituaries

Joan M. Baxter-Rooney

Joan M. Baxter-Rooney

Joan M. Baxter-Rooney, age 81, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at her home. To celebrate Joan’s life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., on Friday, December 10,

Phoebe C. (Casey) Shepherd

Phoebe C. (Casey) Shepherd

Phoebe C. (Casey) Shepherd, age 86, of Olin, Iowa, passed away at 10:48 p.m., on Friday, December 3, 2021, at UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. To celebrate Phoebe’s life, family and friends may visit from 10:00 a.m.

Raymond L. “Ray” Wlochal

Raymond L. “Ray” Wlochal

Raymond L. “Ray” Wlochal, age 67, of Dubuque, passed away unexpectedly at 2:54 a.m., on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at MercyOne Dubuque. To celebrate Ray’s life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Monday, December

Dennis J. Schueller

Dennis J. Schueller

Dennis J. Schueller, age 54, of Durango, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at 2:14 p.m., on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. To celebrate Dennis’ life, family and friends may visit from 1:00 p.m.

Randall L. “Randy” Pfeiler

Randall L. “Randy” Pfeiler

Randall L. “Randy” Pfeiler, age 58, of Dubuque, passed away from COVID-19, at 4:45 p.m., on Friday, November 26, 2021, at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital. To celebrate Randy’s life, he wanted to keep all of his friends and family safe

Anne M. (Burdt) Smith

Anne M. (Burdt) Smith

Anne M. (Burdt) Smith, age 70, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Dubuque, passed away at 6:30 a.m., on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family. To celebrate Anne’s life, family and friends may

Vernon L. Cartmill

Vernon L. Cartmill

Vernon L. Cartmill, age 69, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 2:10 p.m., on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving granddaughter and friends. To honor Vernon’s life, private family services were held. Behr Funeral Home,

Robert S. “Rob” Carroll

Robert S. “Rob” Carroll

Robert S. “Rob” Carroll, age 45, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 6:56 p.m., on Monday, November 8, 2021, at his sister’s home surrounded by his family. To celebrate Rob’s life, family and friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until

Maxine A. (Young) Biedermann

Maxine A. (Young) Biedermann

Maxine A. (Young) Biedermann, age 87, of Dubuque, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 12:11 a.m. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. To celebrate Maxine’s life, family and friends may visit from 10:00

Jefferson S. “Jeff” Thomas Sr.

Jefferson S. “Jeff” Thomas Sr.

Jefferson S. “Jeff” Thomas Sr., age 66, of Dubuque, passed unexpectedly at 12:55 a.m., on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at his home, with his loving wife at his side. To celebrate Jeff’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00

Marcia C. (Everist) Hammel

Marcia C. (Everist) Hammel

Marcia C. (Everist) Hammel, age 76, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 6:35 p.m., on Monday, November 1, 2021, at ManorCare Health Services, with her family by her side. To celebrate Marcia’s life, family and friends may visit from

Grace R. (Sarazin) Clancy

Grace R. (Sarazin) Clancy

Grace R. (Sarazin) Clancy, age 94, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 2:10 a.m., on one of her favorite holidays, Halloween, Sunday, October 31, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family. To celebrate Grace’s life, family and friends

Michael J. “Mike” Koch

Michael J. “Mike” Koch

Michael J. “Mike” Koch, age 49, of Epworth, Iowa, passed away at 1:14 a.m., on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at the Veterans Hospital in Iowa City. To celebrate Mike’s life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00

Sandra M. “Sandy” (Glab) Steadman

Sandra M. “Sandy” (Glab) Steadman

Sandra M. “Sandy” (Glab) Steadman, age 70, of Dubuque, passed away at 11:11 p.m., on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. To celebrate Sandy’s life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until

Ricky J. Dole

Ricky J. Dole

Ricky J. Dole, age 58, of Dubuque, passed away at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Sunnycrest Manor. To celebrate Ricky’s life, private family services were held. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main

Joan T. (Finzel) Willenborg

Joan T. (Finzel) Willenborg

Joan T. (Finzel) Willenborg, age 81, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 9:50 a.m., on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Luther Manor Grand Meadows, surrounded by her family. To celebrate Joan’s life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m.

Orlando Giovanni Valente

Orlando Giovanni Valente

Orlando Giovanni Valente, passed away on October 18, 2021, peacefully under the loving care of the staff of the Stonehill community and his loving family. To celebrate Orlando’s life, family and friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon,

Robert A. “Bob” Ritt

Robert A. “Bob” Ritt

Robert A. “Bob” Ritt, age 78, of Asbury, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, October 17, 2021, while holding the hand of his loving wife. To celebrate Bob’s life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. until

Ruth E. Hohnecker

Ruth E. Hohnecker

Ruth E. Hohnecker, age 96, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away peacefully at 10:23 a.m., on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Stonehill Care Center. To celebrate Ruth’s life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, October 23, 2021,

Gladys E. (Scheckel) O’Brien

Gladys E. (Scheckel) O’Brien

Gladys E. (Scheckel) O’Brien, age 90, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 8:04 p.m., on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Luther Manor. To celebrate Gladys’ life, family and friends may visit from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, October