Anne M. (Burchette) Wernimont

Anne M. (Burchette) Wernimont

Anne M. (Burchette) Wernimont, age 49, of Farley, Iowa, and formerly of Dubuque, was called home unexpectedly at 10:32 a.m., on Friday, August 9, 2019, at MercyOne. To honor Anne’s life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, August 19, 2019, at St. Raphael’s Cathedral, 231 Bluff Street, with Msgr. Thomas E. Toale officiating. To celebrate Anne’s life, family and friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where there will be a parish scripture service held at 4:30 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

Anne was born on March 22, 1970, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Ronald and Carol (Brimeyer) Burchette.

Anne was born and raised in Dubuque where she attended Sacred Heart Grade School and went on to high school at Wahlert High School and Dubuque Senior High School. Anne truly enjoyed working, she helped her parents at Beanies Café, and would take over running the restaurant from 1995-2009. She went back to school later in life and graduated from NICC with her LPN degree, and has been happily working at Bethany Home for the last 10 years, her true calling in life. When she did find some free time in her days, Anne was known to indulge in a little retail therapy, or spend some time in the kitchen creating fantastic meals and desserts, her cherry cheesecake was a family favorite. She was never one to just sit in silence, she loved hustle and bustle, and always had a radio on in the background. Anne was united in marriage to Thomas Wernimont in August of 1994, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubuque. They were together for 22 years, and raised 6 wonderful children. Anne’s family was always her top priority, she took great pride in each and every one of her children and when the grandchildren started coming along, her heart was filled with more joy than she ever imagined possible. She always looked forward to the holidays, and Christmas was by far her favorite, decorating every inch of the house. We are deeply saddened, and our hearts are broken, with the sudden and unexpected loss of Anne in our daily lives. We love her, and will miss her every day, but are extremely thankful for all of the wonderful memories we have made throughout the years and will cherish forever.

Those left to cherish Anne’s memory include

her children,
T.J. (Nicole) Wernimont, Dubuque, IA,
Jason (Kay) Wernimont, Marl, Germany,
Josh (Karissa) Wernimont, Dubuque, IA,
Amanda (Joshua) Jotham, Dubuque, IA,
Travis (Felicity) Wernimont, Ashburton, New Zealand
and Tyler (fiancé Brandy Hansen) Wernimont, Dubuque, IA;

her 17 grandchildren,
Dakota, Dylan, Drew, Caleb, Connor, Layne, Charlie, Annabelle, Nolan, Lucy, Porsha, Harley, Gena, Jenna, Brianna, Jamie, Jocelyn and one more on the way courtesy of Amanda and Josh;

her mother,
Carol Burchette, Dubuque, IA;

her significant other,
Terry Tafolla, Farley, IA;

Terry’s children,
Lisa (Scott) Willenbring, Dyersville, IA,
Trenton (Dawn) Tafolla, Clarkesville, TN,
Michelle Brandenburg, Dubuque, IA
and Samantha (Steffen) Waid, Cascade, IA;

Terry’s 9 grandchildren;

her siblings,
Amy Espinoza, Chicago, IL,
Ronda Dies, Eldridge, IA,
Ron (Jodi) Burchette, Eldridge, IA,
Scott (Melissa) Burchette, St. Charles, MO
and Brad (Emily) Burchette, Dubuque, IA;

and her special grandpuppy,
Buster, aka “Beaster”.

Anne was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Burchette.

Anne’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Farley 1st Responders, the ER staff at Mercy Hospital, and Anne’s family at Bethany Home, especially Sue, for all of their professional care and loving support in caring for Anne and her entire family.

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

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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main St., Dubuque, IA
August 18th, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


St. Raphael's Cathedral
231 Bluff Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
August 19th, 2019 at 10:00 AM

3 condolences for Anne M. (Burchette) Wernimont
  1. Daryl Beck says:

    May she be greeted with open arms by her ancestors…

  2. Marleen Goodin says:

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to Anne’s family, Terry and friends. I was blessed to go to nursing school with Anne. Her and I were both what they called “non traditional students”, so we immediately had a connection. One year ago I was once again reunited with Anne when I accepted a job at Bethany Home. I was fortunate to have known Anne and will always remember her huge heart and kindness. She was an amazing nurse!

  3. Mark McDonald says:

    I am a 1988 graduate of Wahlert and I’m sure I speak for the entire class when I say you have our deepest sympathy.

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