Charles E. “Charlie” Leppert Sr.

Charles E. “Charlie” Leppert Sr.

Charles E. “Charlie” Leppert Sr., age 84, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 1:45 a.m., on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at UnityPoint Heath Finley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Charlie’s life, funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Deacon Steve Whiteman officiating. To celebrate Charlie’s life, family and friends may visit from 10:00 a.m., until the time of services at 12:00 noon, on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home.

Charlie was born on April 24, 1935, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Wilfred Louis and Irene Anna (Manahl) Leppert.

Charlie was born and raised in Dubuque and graduated from Loras Academy in 1953, before joining the National Guard serving for 10 years. Charlie was united in marriage to the love of his life, Judith E. Barry, on September 21, 1957, at Sacred Heart Church, and the two have been blessed with 61 years and 8 children together. He was an extremely hard worker who was employed with Trausch Bakery for 13 years, before going to work at the Dubuque John Deere Works and the Dubuque Packing Company, simultaneously, to provide for his family, retiring from John Deere on January 31, 1997, after 33 years. Charlie loved working, but when he did find some free time in his days, he loved caring for his yard, or loading up the station wagon for a camping trip and spending some quality time sitting around the campfire with Judy and the kids. We are deeply saddened at the loss of our wonderful, hard working, husband, father and grandfather, but are grateful for all of the memories made, and the life lessons he has taught us throughout the years.

Those left to cherish Charlie’s memory include

his loving wife,
Judy Leppert, Dubuque, IA;

his children,
Kevin Leppert, Dubuque, IA,
Christopher Leppert, Dubuque, IA,
Kerry (Pat) Leppert, Dubuque, IA,
Wendy (James) Jaeger, Dubuque, IA,
Sean (Ann) Leppert, Dubuque, IA,
Charles “Chuck” (Theresa) Leppert Jr., Maquoketa, IA,
Shannon (Angie) Leppert, Bernard, IA
and Judith Leppert, Potosi, WI;

his 15 grandchildren,

and his 19 great-grandchildren.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; and 2 brothers, Richard (Frances) Leppert and Donald (Joawn) Leppert.

Charlie’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff of the ICU and 5th Floor at Finley Hospital for all of their kind, attentive and professional care of Charlie and his entire family. Also a special thank you to John Lux for all of his years of devoted friendship and his entertaining stories.

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


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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
May 18th, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Funeral service

Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
May 18th, 2019 at 12:00 PM

2 condolences for Charles E. “Charlie” Leppert Sr.
  1. Lori Butterbaugh says:

    Sorry for your loss. A great man, who has left a mark! May you heal w great memories of a life well lived. ❤️🙏🏻

  2. Tracey says:

    Dear Leppert family –

    You have my deepest condolences.
    The memories of 60 + years will live on forever in the hearts of your big family.
    You are in my thoughts!
    Tracey Leppert
    (Daughter of Dave Leppert)
    Granddaughter to Ray/Rita)

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