Amy A. (Phend) Scholtes

Amy A. (Phend) Scholtes

Amy A. (Phend) Scholtes, age 45, of Dubuque, passed away unexpectedly at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital on Saturday, October 3, 2020. True to her giving spirit, Amy’s final gift was to be an organ donor. To celebrate Amy’s life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Due to the COVID-19 concerns, all who attend will be required to wear a face covering. To honor Amy’s life, a time of sharing memories will be held immediately following visitation on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., at Behr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.

Amy was born on July 12, 1975, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Grover Phend and Margaret Hogue.

Amy attended school at Dubuque Senior High School. She was united marriage to Jeffrey Scholtes on March 19, 2011, at Center Grove Church in Dubuque. Amy was a hard worker and was employed with Bethany Home as a CNA and CMA for 19 years, as well as Roots of Dubuque for the last 2 years as a caregiver. She had a great love of children, and has raised not only her own family, but also several foster children throughout the years. Family was no doubt always her main priority and brought her the greatest joy. She loved taking care of everyone, and was always on the lookout for bargains so that she could make holidays and birthdays extra special for the grandkids, who affectionately called her “Nana”. She also kept an eye out for bargains so that she could donate clothing and necessities to families in need. Amy always made sure to take plenty of family photos, she loved to capture all of the fun and memories they were making. When she did find some time to herself, Amy enjoyed watching Vikings football and doing craft projects. Her latest obsession was using her Cricut to create something unique. We are heartbroken at losing such a wonderful woman in our daily lives, and will treasure all of the countless memories we have made throughout the years.

Those left to cherish Amy’s memory include

her husband,
Jeff Scholtes, Dubuque, IA;

her children,
Jennifer, Jessica, Jana, Justin, Travis, Margaret, Matthew, Destini and Ariel;

her 26 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild;

and her 14 siblings.

Amy was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Amanda; a grandson, Hank; and a brother, Dean.

Memorials will be accepted by the family to be distributed among Amy’s favorite charities and may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Amy Scholtes Family.


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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
October 10th, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
October 10th, 2020 at 10:30 AM

5 condolences for Amy A. (Phend) Scholtes
  1. Vicki pluemer says:

    Robin.and jeff im sorry to hear about amy.she will rest in peace and be with her family .she will always be with all that she loved

  2. Madame Lyon says:

    So sorry for your loss Ariel.

  3. Carole A Stahl says:

    Jeff and all the family have my deepest condolence. My heart is broken the best neighbor I had is gone way too soon. I miss seeing her and the family, the grand kids playing in the yard.She was a Great Person and will be miss. Your Neighbor Carole Stahl

  4. francis murray says:

    very prayers and thoughts are with the family.

  5. Anne Roth says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew Amy through working with for a few years at Bethany Home.

    She was so kind, helpful and a joy to work with!

    My favorite memory is that she stopped at Bethany in her wedding gown to celebrate with her residents! That really says a lot about who she was as a person who thought of others more than herself!

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