Mary C. “Cindy” (Engling) Ohnesorge

Mary C. “Cindy” (Engling) Ohnesorge

Mary C. “Cindy” (Engling) Ohnesorge, age 72, of Dubuque, passed away at 11:40 a.m., on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at MercyOne Dubuque. To celebrate Cindy’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., on Friday, September 18, 2020, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Due to the COVID-19 concerns all who attend will be required to wear a face covering and are encouraged to wear their Packers and Cubs attire. To honor Cindy’s life, funeral services will be held immediately following visitation at 5:00 p.m., on Friday, September 18, 2020, at Behr Funeral Home.

Cindy was born on December 10, 1947, in Mason City, Iowa, daughter of Theresa I. Engling.

Cindy began her schooling at Holy Ghost Grade School, where she would meet her future husband, Michael Ohnesorge, before going on to attend Dubuque Senior High School. They were married on June 26, 1965, in Dubuque and were blessed with 5 children together. Cindy was a hard worker who was most recently employed with Family Mart on 32nd Street, a job which brought her great personal satisfaction. She bonded with all of her coworkers, and stopped in regularly after she retired in 2018, just to help out and make sure everything was in order. Cindy also spent time babysitting her nieces and nephews, creating wonderful memories for all of them. In her free time, Cindy enjoyed going to bingo and playing cards, Pokeno was her game of choice. She was a die-hard Green Bay Packer fan and Chicago Cubs fan, proudly flying her flag whenever they won. But as her family can tell you, she especially enjoyed keeping up with everyone’s latest activities via Facebook. If you wanted to know what was going on with the family, you called Cindy. She loved her family and there was no doubt that spending time with them brought her great joy. The grandkids will definitely miss her latest game creation, “holler for a dollar”. We will miss Cindy more than words can say, and will cherish all of the memories we have created throughout the years.

Those left to cherish Cindy’s memory include

her 5 children,
Mike (Teresa) Ohnesorge, Spencer, IA,
Scott (Stacey) Ohnesorge, Dubuque, IA,
Sandy Ohnesorge, Las Vegas, NV,
Ron (Kim) Ohnesorge, Marion, IL
and Robin Weinbender, Dubuque, IA;

her 21 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren;

her family,
Mary Bogest, Highpoint, NC,
Jack (Patti) Huekels, Dubuque, IA,
Judy (Mike) Rucker, Greeley, IA,
Jolene (Bill) Sand, East Dubuque, IL,
Janelle Lutgen, Bernard, IA,
Jerry (Gwen) Huekels, Sparta, WI,
Jim (Cheryl) Huekels, Dyer, IN,
Marcie Travis, Dubuque, IA,
Helen (Archie) Molzof, Dubuque, IA,
Leon Engling, Bettendorf, IA
and Don (Alice) Engling, Whitewater, WI;

and 2 sisters-in-law,
Mary Engling, Freeport, IL
and Mary Engling, East Dubuque, IL.

Cindy was preceded in death by her mother, Theresa; her grandparents, John and Bernadette (Brimeyer) Engling; and her siblings, Lou Kirby, Johnny (Jenny) Engling, Ray Engling, Carl Engling, Al Engling, Irene (Whitey) Ruff, Joyce (Karl) Miller and David (Shirley) Engling.

Cindy’s family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and staff at MercyOne, for the care they provided Cindy, and for their support of the family.

Memorials will be accepted by the family to be distributed among Cindy’s favorite charities and may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Cindy Ohnesorge Family.


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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
September 18th, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Funeral service

Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
September 18th, 2020 at 5:00 PM

2 condolences for Mary C. “Cindy” (Engling) Ohnesorge
  1. Rebecca Ora Ohnesorge says:

    In loving memory of Aunt Cindy. We have not seen you all in years, however, our memories always have and will make us smile, along with the tears. A life that touches others goes on forever. Many thoughts and prayers to each of you. Bec and Jim Ohnesorge

  2. Kevin and Jennifer Hitzler says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time!

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