Michael C. “Mike” DeMaio

Michael C. “Mike” DeMaio

Michael C. DeMaio, age 69, of Dubuque, was called home unexpectedly on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at his home. To honor Mike’s life, funeral services will be held at 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Behr Funeral Home, with Deacon John Stierman officiating. To celebrate Mike’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:30 p.m., until the time of services at 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

Mike was born on July 29, 1949, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Charles F. and Erma Mae (Bender) DeMaio.

Mike was a proud graduate of Dubuque Senior High School, Class of 1967. After graduation, Mike joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he honorably served his country in Okinawa for a year. After returning home from the service, Mike went to work at A.Y. McDonald’s, before eventually moving on to become a heavy equipment operator for Peavey Grain, which would become Con-Agra, for several years, until his retirement in 2015. In his free time, Mike loved spending time in the great outdoors, whether it be trying his luck at his favorite fishing hole, or sitting quietly in the woods, with his trusty rifle by his side, waiting for the perfect shot to present itself. We are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of our son, brother and uncle, and will miss him more than words can express, but know that he is now resting in peace with his mom and brother, for all Eternity.

Those left to cherish Mike’s memory include

his father,
Charles DeMaio, Dubuque, IA;

his siblings,
Pat (Jim) Kearney,
Bob (Tina) DeMaio,
Rick (Barb) DeMaio,
Terry (Laura) DeMaio
and Debbie (Rob) Reisen, all of Dubuque, IA,

his former wife,
Susan DeMaio, Fairplay, WI;

and many nieces and nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Erma Mae DeMaio; and his brother, Bruce DeMaio.

Mike’s family would like to extend a special thank you to his best friend, Dan Garner, for all of the friendship and support he has provided Mike throughout the years.

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
November 8th, 2018 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Funeral Service

Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
November 8th, 2018 at 5:30 PM

3 condolences for Michael C. “Mike” DeMaio
  1. Sharon Monahan says:

    Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing – we worked for the grain terminal together for many years – Mike was really good at operating his heavy equipment unloading and loading barges – I’m glad he had a chance to retire – I retired in 2012 and hadn’t seen him since.
    My sympathy to you all

  2. Vicki Budde-Hudspeth says:

    So sorry to hear about Mike. I hope he is in a better place.

  3. Williams Family says:

    Condolences to the DeMaio family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, “heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.” to May God bring you comfort and peace.

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