I have lived a simple, but beautiful life. I was born in Council Bluffs on Feb. 14, 1939, and my parents, Cleo (Al) and Ruth Robey, and my brother Doug loved and supported me through every up and occasional down of my life. My dad was quiet, smart, and loving, and he provided us with a great…

Muriel L. Reuss, 79, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Bernice T. (Feugen) Kilburg, 88, of Maquoketa passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 29, 2021, surrounded by her family at home.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Ilah Ray Portz, 12, of Bellevue, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021, with her brother Emmett, Mom, and Dad by her side.  Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Salem Lutheran Church in Andrew, Iowa. Visitation was held from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2…

Talissa M. Dean, 53, of Baldwin, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at her home.

Robert James Lechtenberg, 60, of Austin, Texas, and formerly of Maquoketa, IA, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, April 25, 2021, at Christopher’s Hospice House in Austin, Texas, from pancreatic cancer.

Jerry H. Culbertson, 76, of Baldwin, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at his home.

Marlene A. Flory, 86, of Oxford Junction passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Anamosa Care Center.

Ronald D. Reif, 89, of Stockport, formerly of Richland, died late Sunday, April 18, 2021, at St. Luke’s Helen G. Nassif Transitional Care Center in Cedar Rapids.  He was born April 28, 1931, in Marquette, IA to Clarence Milton and Minnie Dorthea Ida Clinton Reif.  Ron graduated from Maquoket…

Susan A. “Sue” Hutton, 82, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, April 19, 2021, at her home.

Robert James Lechtenberg, 60, of Austin, Texas, and formerly of Maquoketa, IA, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, April 25, 2021, at Christopher’s Hospice House in Austin, Texas, from pancreatic cancer.

Lorraine M. (Mangler) Knief, 90, of Bellevue, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Mill Valley Care Center. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 26, 2021, at St. John Lutheran Church in St. Donatus. Visitation was held at 10 a.m. until service time on also on Monday at t…

Talissa Dean, 53, of Baldwin, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at home.

William J. “Bill” Dunne, 88, of Dubuque and formerly of Leisure Lake and Andrew, Iowa, passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021, at Manor Care in Dubuque.

Jimmy Dean Carr, 60, of Lena, IL, formerly of Monmouth, IA, passed away at his home on Saturday, April 10, 2021. He was born on Sept. 23, 1960, to James and Carol (Hute) Carr in Maquoketa, IA. He married Tammy Mesch on June 20, 1998, together they had a son, Jamie. Jimmy worked at Maple Leaf…

LouAnn K. Adams, 49, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 12, 2021, at her home.

LaVonne P. Morehead, 86, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday evening, April 12, 2021, just hours before her husband of 67 years, Stuart Morehead passed away. They both passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa.

David J. “Dave” Peters, 76, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday afternoon, April 16, 2021, at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

James William “Bill” Jacobs, 88, of Bryant, Iowa, died Wednesday morning, April 14, 2021, at Genesis Medical Center-DeWitt.

Jane Hastings, 63, of Maquoketa, IA, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Connie J. Herriges, 72, of Eldridge, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at UnityPoint Health in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Steven Taylor Ritenour entered the world Dec. 16, 1948, into the family of Jerald and Camilla (Taylor) Ritenour. He attended Preston High School and majored in History at Simpson College. On Dec. 7, 1974, he married Shirly Bormann and they began their family.

Katy (Sheila Kathleen) Nims, born to Carson and Vivienne Nims in Maquoketa, IA, on March 15, 1952, died in Greenville, SC, March 27, 2021, due to aggressive lymphoma in the brain.

Elaine A. Dull, 64, of Maquoketa passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospital surrounded by family.

Freya Rose Charlie Mendel, infant daughter of Carrie Mendel of Lost Nation, Iowa, received her angel wings on Monday, March 22, 2021.

Robert James ”Jim” Schnaithmann, 69, of rural Bellevue, Iowa, passed away on Jan. 25, 2019, in the compassionate care of Compass Regional Hospice in Chestertown, Maryland. 

Robert A. “Bob” Sargent, 58, of Dubuque, IA, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021, at Unity Point Health, Finley Hospital. A committal service along with Military Honors Accorded by the Andrew Amvets, Post 62 will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at Andrew Cemetery in Andrew, I…

Kenneth W. Poll, 79, of Maquoketa passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Jackson County Regional Hospital.

Thomas J. Coakley, 89, of Maquoketa passed away at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Sunday, March 14, 2021, after a sudden illness. 

Earl N. Kilburg, 92, passed away Monday March 1, 2021, at Maquoketa Care Center. A funeral mass was held Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Preston, IA, with burial following at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Sugar Creek, IA. Visitation took place from 9 a…

Gale E. Currie, 64, of Bellevue, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at home.

Thelma Wendel Kerkman, 94, of Elwood, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, March 4, 2021, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Ivan J. Current, 64, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at MercyOne Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa, from CoVid 19 complications.

Janice Mary (Kinsella) Heister, 93, of Bernard passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 28, 2021, at her home in Bernard, Iowa.

LouJean Scott, 88, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, March 6, 2021, at her home.

Gary M. Warren, 47, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, from injuries received in an automobile accident on Highway 61 near the Long Grove, Iowa exit.

Danny Moon, 78, of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, entered into eternal life on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

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Ruth E. Denger, 95, of Delmar, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at WestWing Place in DeWitt, Iowa.

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Derek J. VanAmburg, 31, of Dubuque passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Derek gave the gift of life to many by being an organ donor.

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Jeri Anne (Marcus) Edlund was born on June 24, 1946, in Otter Creek, Iowa. She passed away peacefully in Knoxville, TN, on Feb. 16, 2021, at the age of 74.

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James L. Hosch, 80, of Maquoketa passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Jackson County Regional Medical Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

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Ivan Current, 64, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Gale Currie, 64, of Bellevue, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at his home.

Dennis G. Kleppe, 83 of Lost Nation, IA peacefully passed away on Feb. 21, 2021 at home surrounded by family.

Gale L. Burmeister, 61, of Maquoketa passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at her home. She was surrounded by love and family.

Margaret J. “Peggy” Bartelt, 70, of Maquoketa passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, complications of cerebral amyloid angiopathy.

Marcella A. Stalker, 94, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, Feb. 10, 2021, at Maquoketa Care Center.

Miguel Ramos Pimentel, 53, of Dubuque, IA, passed away on Jan. 30, 2021, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

Lloyd R. Mether, 89, of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at The Alverno Healthcare Facility in Clinton. Funeral services were held at Noon at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation was held Friday at 11 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home. Burial was at St. Irenaeu…

Robert Dean Ledford Jr., 77, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Feb. 7, 2021, at his home.

Marian Charlson, 99, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday morning, Feb. 4, 2021, at her home.

LaVonne L. Miller, 87, of Clinton, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at her home.

Beverly “Bev Ann” Dirks, 60, of Lost Nation passed away on Thursday morning, Feb. 11, 2021, peacefully at her home.

Carol Beth Faulkner, 70, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home in Maquoketa on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021.

Avalene “Avie” Ehlinger, 86, of Bernard passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at Maquoketa Care Center.

Verna Louise Rankin, 95, of Cookeville, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee. 

Doris E. Ihrig, 87, of Monmouth, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at her home.

William J. “Bill” 1-i-2L’s” Burke, 66, of Maquoketa passed away on Feb. 1, 2021, at his home.

Patrick W. O’Rourke, 90, of Dubuque, IA, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 25, 2021, at home.

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James Patrick Franzen, 90, of Clinton, Iowa, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at his daughter’s home in Clinton. Services were held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Clinton. Burial was in the Clinton Lawn Cemetery.  Visitation was held from 8 a.m. until the…

Darlene J. Yarrington, 79, of Oxford Junction, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at Mercy One Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Margaret Mary “Peg” Miller, 87, of Maquoketa passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, surrounded by her family at The Bird Hospice House in Iowa City.

Robert D. Feuss, 83, of Lost Nation passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at his home.

James “Jim” House, 82, of Miles, Iowa, died at home on Friday afternoon Jan. 29, 2021. According to his wishes his body was cremated. A private memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, and will be available for viewing after the service at www.CarsonAndSon.com. A celebration of…

Wayne A. Nolting, 88, of Preston, Iowa, passed away on Sunday morning, Jan. 31, 2021, at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue, Iowa.

Patricia A. Johnson, 71, of Davenport, IA, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport. Cremation will be done with a private family service to be held. Online condolences may be shared at www.rungemortuary.com. 

Thomas J. Gregorich, 76, of Maquoketa, IA, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at University of Iowa Hospital, in Iowa City. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Preston, IA.  Visitation will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wedn…

John F. Streets, 83, of Centerville, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday evening, Jan. 17, 2021, at Mercy One Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa.

Shirley Mae Burmeister, 84, of Clinton, Iowa, passed away peacefully at the Pearl Valley Rehabilitation Center on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Private family funeral services took place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Lemke Funeral Homes – South Chapel (2610 Manufacturing Dr.). A private family …

Roger True, 80, of Pontiac, Illinois, died Friday evening, Jan. 22, 2021, at home. 

Karen Elizabeth Penningroth, 78 of Nevada, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at her home in Nevada.

Phyllis J. Current, 89, of Clinton, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa and Preston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Park Vista in Camanche, Iowa.

Ryker Edward Huizenga was called to heaven unexpectedly in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. 

Glenn Frances Haylock, beloved “grandpa” to MANY family members and friends, died Jan. 7, 2021, at the age of 92.

Lloyd J. Kilburg, 88, of Bellevue, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.  Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Preston.  Family greeted friends at 9 a.m. until Mass time also on Wednesday at the church, where a Rosary began at 8:3…