Joanne P. (Carr) Plein

Joanne P. (Carr) Plein

Joanne P. (Carr) Plein, age 73, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 5:30 a.m., on Friday, June 7, 2019, at ManorCare Health Services, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Joanne’s life, funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, with Deacon John Stierman officiating. To celebrate Joanne’s life, family and friends may visit from 11:00 a.m., until the time of services at 12:00 noon, on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Joanne was born on June 2, 1946, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Roy and LaVerne (O’Brien) Carr.

Joanne was a lifelong resident of Dubuque who worked at the Walgreen’s Deli before getting married. She was united in marriage to John Plein on November 7, 1975, in Galena, Illinois. Joanne was a devoted full time wife and mom who enjoyed caring for her home and family. In her free time, Joanne liked spending time with her friends and going for walks at Eagle Point Park. Family, however, was truly her greatest joy in life, she loved getting together for the holidays, especially when the grandchildren came along. Joanne also enjoyed playing Bingo with her friends at ManorCare and had quite the collection of stuffed animals to showcase her winnings. She had a phenomenal memory for faces, names and phone numbers, a trait which many of us wish we had been blessed with. We are saddened at losing our sweet Joanne, but take some comfort in knowing that she is now free of the health issues she has faced with such grace these past few years.

Those left to cherish Joanne’s memory include

her husband,
John Plein, Vinton, IA;

her daughter,
Amy Plein, Platteville, WI;

her 2 granddaughters,
Crystal Berning and Jessica “Jessi” Turtscher, both in Platteville, WI;

and her siblings,
Michael (Patti) Carr, Dubuque, IA,
Cathy Saddoris, Cedar Rapids, IA,
Rich Carr, Waterloo, IA,
Don (Dianne) Carr, Wauwatosa, WI
and Jerry (Terri) Carr, Epworth, IA.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; and 3 brothers, Thomas, Philip and Patrick Carr.

Joanne’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of ManorCare and Hospice of Dubuque, for all of their kind and caring support of Joanne 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
June 15th, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Funeral service

Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
June 15th, 2019 at 12:00 PM

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