Ann E. (Gilbertson) Husemann

Ann E. (Gilbertson) Husemann

Ann E. (Gilbertson) Husemann, age 70, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 5:09 p.m., on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Dubuque Specialty Care, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Ann’s life, funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, with Pastor Michael Leitz officiating. To celebrate Ann’s life, family and friends may visit from 10:00 a.m., until the time of services at 12:00 noon, on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.

Ann was born on March 27, 1949, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Merlin and Annabelle (Duve) Gilbertson.

Ann was united in marriage to the love of her life, John Husemann, on May 30, 1975, at Ft. Stuart, Georgia. They were blessed with almost 28 years together before he was called home ahead of her on May 8, 2003. Ann was a kind hearted woman who enjoyed caring for others, a trait which she was able to put to use in her work as a CNA at Bethany Home for 5 years. She was always on the hunt for a good bargain and enjoyed looking for treasures with her sisters regularly at auctions and estate sales. Ann also liked to spend a night out on the town, popcorn in hand, watching the latest movies on the big screen. Beyond a doubt, it was spending time with her family that brought the most joy into Ann’s life. She loved spending time with the children and grandchildren and looked forward to traveling to visit everyone. We are deeply saddened at losing Ann in our daily lives, but know that she is now happily reunited in heaven, with her beloved husband John, on what would have been their 44th wedding anniversary.

Those left to cherish Ann’s memory include

her children,
Jeannie Hannan, Dubuque, IA,
Rochelle Swinton, Dubuque, IA,
Tonya (Juan) Hernandez, Marshalltown, IA,
Bethellen (Art) Petit, Rockford, IL
and Eric Husemann, New Diggins, WI;

her 19 grandchildren;

her many great-grandchildren;

her siblings,
Joe (Becky) Gilbertson, Kieler, WI,
Linda Lottes, Dubuque, IA,
Judy (Bill) Trowbridge, Dubuque, IA
and Bonnie (Eric) Timmerman, Durango, IA;

her nieces and nephews,
Jennifer (Mark) Less,
Chris (Dick) Brauer,
Natasha Trowbridge-Nebel,
Taylor (Ashley) Trowbridge,
Jacob Manders,
Leah Timmerman,
Joey Gilbertson
and Dana Gilbertson-Weidenbacher;

and several great nieces and nephews.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Husemann; a son, David Husemann; a great-grandson, John Henry Husemann Hernandez II; and a brother-in-law, Bob Lottes.

Ann’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Hospice of Dubuque, especially Amy, for their kind and compassionate care of Ann and her family.

Memorials will be accepted by the family to be distributed among her favorite charities.


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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
June 6th, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Funeral service

Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
June 6th, 2019 at 12:00 PM

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