Isaac James Weires

Isaac James Weires

Isaac James Weires passed away at the age of 19 on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. To celebrate Isaac’s life, family and friends may visit from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., on Monday, December 7, 2020, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa. Due to COVID-19 concerns the number of people inside the building will be limited, all who attend will be required to wear a face covering, and are asked to please maintain social distancing practices. To honor Isaac’s life, a private funeral service will be held for the immediate family.

The beloved son of Craig and Jenny, Isaac was so loved by many friends and family. A bright light in a dark world, Isaac always welcomed everyone with a polite smile and few words. His shy smile could light up a room and his enormous physical presence was only matched by the size of his heart. He loved his cats, Mo and Ryno. He was famous for his one-word text messages and leaving his boat-sized shoes in the middle of the rug. Forever forgetting to turn off lights and shut doors and cabinets, the loss of his presence will leave an unfillable void in the hearts of everyone who knew him.

He is survived by his mom, Jenny Coakley, dad, Craig Weires, step-dad, Curt Gruber, step-mom, Melanie Weires, his maternal grandparents, Diane (Jim) Winders and Loras Coakley, fraternal grandparents, Maureen (Dale) Knipschield and Otto Weires, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and his best friend, Ethan Jones.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to St. Mark Youth Enrichment in Dubuque or the Dubuque Regional Humane Society.


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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
December 7th, 2020 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

24 condolences for Isaac James Weires
  1. Loras Coakley says:

    Jobs at 16, graduated early, 2 jobs now, snowboarding next week; you lived your life so well. Please look upon your Mom, she’s heartbroken, we all are.

  2. Meg Myefski says:

    You will be deeply missed by everyone at the store. We were lucky enough to get to work with you. You always brought a ray of sunshine with everything that you did. Now you are a ray of sunshine in heaven keeping watch over us all.

  3. great uncle Dan and great aunt Kathy says:

    Isaac, Your mom, gramma, and entire family will miss your wonderful smile. God bless you Isaac.

  4. Marla Cruise says:

    Ken and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Isaac looks so much like his mother.

  5. Karen Wolter says:

    So sorry Love and prayers Great Aunt Karen

  6. Sue Filo says:

    Jenny and family – I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Deniz says:

    Dear Jenny, I am so heartbroken for your loss. Allah rahmet eylesin to your beloved son. With my deepest condolences.

  8. Ann Lehnhardt says:

    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to Jenny ,Loras and the entire family grieving Isaac’s passing…I remember his beautiful red hair.

  9. Marsha and Pat Corken says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Jenny and her entire family. No words can express the loss of a child.

  10. Mary Jo says:

    Dear Jenny and Family,
    I am so sorry for you at this time of your dear Issacs’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you be surrounded by much love and kindness.

  11. Donna Loewen says:

    :This message is for the family of Isaac Weires. My heart broke a little when I read of Isaac’s death. I was his principal at Lincoln Elementary School and was so very fond of this bright, handsome, and hard-working student. I have not seen him for many years, and learned new things about him when I read his obituary. I will treasure my good memories of this wonderful young man and send a memorial to St. Mark’sYouth Enrichment his name. May he rest in peace.✝️Sending condolences and comfort to the family.💟

  12. Carole McAndrew Cigrand says:

    Loras, sending healing prayers to you, your daughter, and all those who knew and loved Issac. May you find peace and strength in the days ahead.

  13. Tom & RandieBeth Elley says:

    We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you.

  14. Christy Donovan says:

    Dear Jenny & family, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you peace and love.

  15. Carolyn (Welsh) Moyer says:

    Jennifer and Loras – Deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God Bless all of you at this time of sorrow.

  16. Amy Larson says:

    To Curt and Jenny,
    Ben and I are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Isaac. We are unable to make it to his services but please know we are thinking of you all and sending our love. Our deepest condolences. We love you guys.
    Ben and Amy Larson

  17. Mary Beth Plaschko says:

    We send our deepest sympathy and prayers- thinking about all of you.


    Mary Beth (Lammer) Plaschko

  18. Matt, Janine, Monroe & Simone Wachter says:

    Words fail to express our sorrow for your loss. Though we didn’t know Isaac, we do know you, Jenny. It sounds like your amazing energy poured out of your son. Our hearts are broken for you, and our love goes out to you and your family. Sending you care and comfort.

  19. Jessica, Tom, Sophi, and Finn Kelly says:

    Oh, sweet Jenny. There are no words to express how terribly sorry I am that you, your family and Isaac have to experience this. You are such an amazing person. I wish I had known Isaac. It seems like he was quite a lot like you and his passing certainly leaves a hole in our world that can’t be filled. Our family is holding yours in our hearts.

  20. Linda and Tom Ehlinger says:

    Sending condolences from Florida to the family and especially my cousin Diane Winders. Our thoughts and prayers are being sent your way.

  21. Eric Bergman says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  22. Tom Theisen says:

    Jenny and family, Isaac sounds like the kind of student I would have loved to have had in class and kind of person I would have loved to have as a friend. I’m so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Melissa, Derek, Zoe, Reid Schaller says:

    Dear Jenny,
    No words can truly express how sorry we were to hear of your tremendous loss. We (especially Zoe) miss you and are thinking of you! I pray that you are able to find some comfort in this difficult time.

  24. Bill & Glynn Ann Murray says:

    We are so deeply sorry for loss. Our hearts are breaking for all of you, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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