Donna J. (Moore) Duve

Donna J. (Moore) Duve

Donna J. (Moore) Duve, age 84, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 10:14 p.m., on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Donna’s life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, March 11, 2019, at Holy Spirit Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 2215 Windsor Avenue, with Rev. Andrew Awotwe-Mensah officiating. To celebrate Donna’s life, family and friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where there will be a parish scripture service held at 6:00 p.m. Burial will be in St. Andrew Cemetery, Tennyson, Wisconsin.

Donna was born on December 16, 1934, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of John and Beulah (McNamer) Moore and loving step-father Vince Loeffelholz.

Donna was united in marriage to the love of her life, David “Bud” Duve, in 1949, and the cute couple were blessed with 61 years, and 18 adored children together, before Bud was sadly called home ahead of her on February 6, 2010. Donna was a devoted full time wife, mother and homemaker, who with 18 children, always had plenty to keep her busy and on her toes. When she was able to get a little time to herself, Donna enjoyed heading out to the Knights of Columbus bingo hall to spend time with friends and try her luck, hoping to bring home a big windfall. She also enjoyed spending time outside fishing with the family, and going on the occasional shopping trip, always keeping an eye out for a great bargain. There was never any denying that the one thing that brought the most joy into Donna’s days was spending time with her abundant family, especially the grandchildren, it never mattered to her what they were doing, just that they were all together. We are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of our beautiful, sweet, loving mom, grandma, great-grandma, great great-grandma and sister, but know that she is now happily reunited with her beloved husband, sons and grandson, free of the health issues she’s battled these past few months.

Those left to cherish Donna’s memory include

her children,
David (Pearl) Duve, Dubuque,
Jon (Lynn) Duve, Cedar Rapids, IA,
Mark (Goldie) Duve, Russellville, AL,
Russell (Karen) Duve, Dubuque,
Beatrice (Brice) Nagelmaker, Dubuque,
Luke (Sheila) Duve, Dubuque,
Paul Duve, Dubuque,
Beulah (Joe Lanser) Duve, Dubuque,
Victoria (Don) Ruefer, Dubuque,
Chris (Kim) Duve, Dubuque,
Terry Duve, Reedsport, OR,
Kelly (Ron) Garman, Monticello, IA,
Michael (Holly) Duve, Sr., Dubuque
and Rhonda (Jay) Brady, Seattle, WA;

her 52 grandchildren;

her 70 great-grandchildren;

her 6 great great-grandchildren;

and her brothers,
Earl Moore, Sherrill, IA,
Glen Loeffelholz, Arizona
and Chuck (Mickey) Loeffelholz, Milwaukee, WI.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, John and Beulah; her step-father, Vince Loeffelholz; her husband, David “Bud” Duve; 4 sons, Daniel Clay, Leo Joseph, Charles Michael and Timothy John Duve; a grandson, Donald Jay Barry; a daughter-in-law, Deborah Sue Duve; a son-in-law, Craig D. Hoskins; and a brother, Don Moore.

Donna’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Johnson and the nurses and staff at Finley Hospital, and the doctors, nurses and staff at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, for all of their kind, compassionate and attentive care of Donna 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
March 10th, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Funeral service

Holy Spirit Parish, Sacred Heart Church
2215 Windsor Avenue, Dubuque, Iowa
March 11th, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One condolence for Donna J. (Moore) Duve
  1. Bob Tinkham says:

    To the family of Donna Duve, so sorry for your loss. Bob

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