Delbert W. “Del” Brehm

Delbert W. “Del” Brehm

Delbert W. “Del” Brehm, age 69, of Potosi, was called home peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Edenbrook Platteville, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Del’s life, funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m., on Monday, June 10, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, with Deacon John Stierman officiating. To celebrate Del’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m., until the time of services at 6:00 p.m., on Monday, June 10, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Del was born on July 6, 1949, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Charles and Alma (Engelken) Brehm.

Del graduated from Dubuque Senior High School, Class of 1969. After school, Del joined the Army National Guard and went to Fort Leonard Wood Missouri for his training. In 1977, he started farming on his brother’s farm in Durango, before moving to Potosi and buying his own farm in 1980. He would work the farm full time until 1996, but continued to hobby farm. In 1996, he went to work for Lactalis for 16 years, until his well earned retirement. Del truly valued the simple things in life, and cherished spending quiet time alone with his thoughts.

Those left to cherish Del’s memory include

his children,
Dana (William) VanDyke, Appleton, WI
and Derrick (Nicole) Brehm, Potosi, WI;

his grandchildren,
Garrett and Brittney Brehm;

and his siblings,
David (Sherry) Brehm, Durango, IA,
Allan (Debra) Brehm, Durango, IA,
Daniel Brehm, Dubuque,
Carol (Curtis) Dahlke, Earlville, IA
Gary (Karla) Brehm, Farley, IA,
Richard Brehm, Dubuque, IA
and Roger (Lois) Brehm, Earlville, IA.

Del was preceded in death by his parents.

Del’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Mercy Dubuque, Hospice of Grant County and Edenbrook Platteville for all of the care and support they provided Del and his family.

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
June 10th, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Funeral service

Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
June 10th, 2019 at 6:00 PM

2 condolences for Delbert W. “Del” Brehm
  1. Kim Martens, RN Grant County Hospice says:

    Please know I am thinking of all of Del’s family and friends at this difficult time. I am sorry that I did not get to know Del for a longer time, but I believe Del is surrounded by the love of relatives and friends and is at peace and comfortable. Prayers for all of you now and in the weeks and months ahead.

  2. Sandy Leibfried says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Sending prayers and our deepest sympathy.

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