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.

Mary Ann Wagner, 83, of Zwingle, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021, at MercyOne Medical Center in Dubuque.

Theresa L. Kunde, 52, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

William “Bill” Clarence Portz, 82, died Monday, July 5, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Springbrook. Burial was in church cemetery.

Donna Schepers, 85, passed away on July 4, 2021, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010. A graveside service will be held on Saturday,…

Nathalie Simon, 83, of DeWitt, passed away on Oct. 31, 2020. 

Audrey J. Upmeyer, 92, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday morning, Dec. 23, 2020, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa, Iowa.

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John J. Geber, 77, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa.

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Philip Jude Marzen, 54, of Maquoketa, IA, left his earthly body for a new life in heaven on Friday, July 9, 2021.

Jeffrey T. “Jeff” Bollinger, 62, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Unity Point Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

David James Foster January 27, 1943 – May 11, 2021, Husband, Father, Artist, Teacher, Friend and Child of God

Debra Rosheim Geske, a beloved mother, sister, friend, and retired flight attendant, passed away June 22, 2021, at Wellington Place in Decorah, Iowa. She was 70.

Janice L. “Jan” Hahn, 82, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa.

Kenneth “Kenny” King Morehead, 89, of Bernard, IA, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at home.

Elaine “Mikki” A. Anderson, 82, of Delmar, Iowa, passed away on June 22, 2021, at the Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Jeff Treinen, 62, of Maquoketa, IA, passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, June 21, 2021. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel. Reverend Mark Graham will officiate. Burial will f…

Carmelene A. “Carmie” McDonnell Decker, 90, of Bernard, Iowa, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021, at her home in Bernard, surrounded by her family.

Leo Simon Seng, 91, of Sarasota, Florida, died Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Angels Senior Living.

Carol W. “Cee” Davis, 82, of Maquoketa, Iowa, and formerly of Bradenton, Florida, died on Wednesday morning, June 23, 2021, at her home.

John M. Watters, 59, of Andrew, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, June 26, 2021, at his home.

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Connie Carter passed away unexpectedly on June 20, 2021.  She was born September 23, 1965 to Joseph (deceased) and Joyce (deceased) Carter of Miles, Iowa.  Connie has three children, DeSaun Carter, Charles (Jessica Grekoff) Carter and Barbara (Adam Parker) Bartelt-Parker.  Connie has one gra…

Shirley M. Nugent Henning, 84, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa.

Dorothy “Dottie” Bayles, 79, of Maquoketa passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center.

Arnold Koranda, 80, of Dade City, Florida, and formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa, died Friday Nov. 15, 2019, as a result of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident.

Ronald D. “Ron” Stender, 75, of Monmouth, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Wanda L. Cornelius, 86, of rural Andrew, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at her home.

Joan Trentz, 81, of Dubuque Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Oak Park Place in Dubuque.

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.

A Celebration of Life Service for Heidi McNeil, age 89, of rural Preston will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preston, Iowa. Heidi passed away on Nov. 9, 2020, with her loving husband Archie at her side. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the…

Karen Brix, 61, of Grand Mound, Iowa, passed away surrounded by her family, Monday, June 7, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City following a stroke.

Jean Gravert, 95, formerly of Delmar, Iowa, passed away peacefully in her daughter’s home in Iowa City.

Loras J. McLaughlin, 85, of Maquoketa, Iowa, beloved husband, father, and grandfather entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Maquoketa Care Center. He spent the last 2½ years at the care center, unable to return home due to many medical conditions and complications.

Deborah Rae Stillings, 61, of Clinton passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the comfort of her home with family. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, June 12, at 2 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, Clinton. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m.,  Sunday June 13, at the Pape Funeral H…

Donald H. Moritz, 87, of Cedar Rapids, passed away June 7, 2021, after a short illness. 

David E. Watters, 73, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, May 25, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa.

Evelyn Clare Reistroffer, 94, of Camanche, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 28, 2021. A Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, at the Church of the Visitation, Camanche, Iowa. A visitation will occur 1-1/2 hours earlier from 9:30 a.m. until the service hour…

Robert Allen Clark, 80, of Dubuque, IA passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at his home surrounded by family.

Donna Mae Miller, 62, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Sunday, May 30, 2021, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.

Loras J. McLaughlin, 85, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Maquoketa Care Center.

Richard “Rich” John Shanahan, 74, of Springville, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion, Iowa. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Satur…

Bernice E. Watters, 95, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021, at WestWing Place in DeWitt, Iowa.

Gary W. Irwin, 56, of Preston, IA, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. 

Joyce Ann Welch, 82, of rural Bellevue, IA, passed away Sunday, May 23, at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue. Funeral service were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at the Law Jones Funeral Home in Preston, IA. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at the funeral home,…

Jay Keeney, 91, of Maquoketa passed away peacefully at home on May 19, 2021.

Fern M. Goettler, 86, of Andrew passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa.

Barbara L. Watters, 82, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday morning, May 16, 2021, at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa.

Ardith Lee Mott of Le Claire, IA, passed away May 13, 2021, at Genesis East Medical Center surrounded by her family. 

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Gerald “Gerry” R. Stutting, Sr., 75, of Dillsburg, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021, at the Gardens at Camp Hill. 

Roger F. Miller, 74, of LaMotte, Iowa, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2021 at Mercy One in Dubuque.

Mary Clark, 88, passed away Monday, May 3, 2021, at Clover Ridge Place, Maquoketa, IA, with family by her side. Visitation was held Friday, May 7, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preston, IA, from 9 a.m. until the funeral at 11 a.m. A graveside service was at the Miles Cemetery.

Gertrude (Trudy) May Rosenberg Rothschild died on April 25, 2021, in Sherman Oaks, California, at the age of nearly 95. The youngest of four children, she was born on May 18, 1926, in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Max and Rose Rosenberg. As a child, she enjoyed nature, reading, and golf. She received …

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.

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.