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.

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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…

Dorothy Feller, 79, of Maquoketa passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at Clover Ridge Assisted Living in Maquoketa. 

Shirley Delphine Felderman, 82, a life-long resident of Spragueville, devoted much of her life to caring for others. Shirley passed away Jan. 5, 2021, at the Maquoketa Care Center. A private family funeral service with burial in the Spragueville Cemetery will be held.

Patricia A. “Pat” Straub, 87, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday morning, Jan. 8, 2021, at Ennoble Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dubuque.

Paul Heidemann, 69, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away Jan. 1, 2021, at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dean J. Spain, 74, of Maquoketa passed away on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at his home.

Meredith A. Morehead, 85, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at Maquoketa Care Center.

Eldon Joseph Rowan, 92, was taken home on Jan. 4, 2021. Eldon passed peacefully in his home with his wife, Anita, and his sons, Brad and Ron Rowan, at his side. Eldon was born Sept. 5, 1928, to Edward and Myrtle Rowan in Dubuque, Iowa. Eldon was in the army from 1951 to 1953, before meeting …

Larry D. Heneke, 82, of Maquoketa, IA, passed away on Sunday morning, Jan. 10, 2021, after a brief time at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, with his wife and daughter at his side.

Iola May DeMoss, 75, of Elwood, Iowa, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, due to a brain aneurysm.

Loyd Downey, 87, of Preston, Iowa, passed away Jan. 1, 2021, at Mercy One Hospital in Clinton, Iowa. A private service will be held at Law Jones Funeral Home, Preston. Burial will be held at Preston Cemetery.

Davenport - Debra Ann (Ehlinger) Oldham, 64, of Davenport, passed away unexpectedly at Genesis East Hospital on Jan. 2, 2021.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport.  Burial will follow the mass at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.

Richard F. Hueneke, 90, of rural Bellevue passed away on Dec. 27, 2020, at his home.

Genevieve Brooks, a long-time resident of Maquoketa, Iowa, died Dec. 25, 2020, at Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center, Iowa. Due to the pandemic, a graveside memorial service will be held in the Spring. Genny, as she was known to her friends, was born on Aug. 1, 1923, to Dr. and Mrs. Owen L.…

Katie M. Nichols, 96, of Mount Pleasant and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Dec. 22, 2020, at Park Place Elder Care in Mount Pleasant.

Gerald “Jerry” Owen Hankemeier, 75, of Mechanicsville, Iowa, passed away on Dec. 18, 2020, at UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Visitation was held from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon, Iowa. Facemasks and s…

Jodi L. Dodds, 53, of Spragueville, Iowa, passed away suddenly on Wednesday morning, Dec. 23, 2020, at her home.

David Johnson, Sr., 73, of Maquoketa passed away Dec. 18, 2020, at home.

Wanetta B. Nims, 94, of Maquoketa passed away on Wednesday morning, Dec. 23, 2020, at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Donald McDonald, 82, of Maquoketa passed away on Dec. 18, 2020, at Crestridge Care Center in Maquoketa.

Bobbi Alpers, a jurist who became the first female Chief Judge of a Judicial District in Iowa state history died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, of complications of Alzheimer’s at her home in rural Jackson County.

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

Donna Marie Rupp, 79, passed away Dec. 27, 2020, at the home of her son Kevin and his family in Maquoketa. The time spent with Donna this past week will forever be cherished.

Robert A. “Bob” Current, 74, of Monmouth, Iowa, passed away suddenly on Thursday morning, Dec. 24, 2020, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa.

Davenport - Clara T. Banowetz Weis Hermiston, 94, of Ridgecrest Village, Davenport, died on Dec. 20, 2020, surrounded by her children.

Terrance “Terry” Cornelius, 72, of Andrew, Iowa, passed away after a brief time at Finley Hospital on Dec. 26, 2020. His wife, Kim, and their oldest daughter were by his side during his passing.

Anita E. Schepers, 100, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Saturday morning, Dec. 26, 2020, at Maquoketa Care Center.

Dean Francis “Deano” Budde, 74, of Preston, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, at the Jackson County Regional Healthcare Center, Maquoketa. A private family service will be held with Father Austin Wilker as Celebrant. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lawjonesfuneral…

Robert “Bob” Frank Larkey, 76, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Dec. 18, 2020, at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa.

Eugene “Gene” Stillmunkes, 94, entered eternal life peacefully on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf surrounded by family. 

Dorothy M. Willey, 84, of Spragueville passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue. 

Mary Ann Current, 79, of Maquoketa passed away on Wednesday morning, Dec. 16, 2020, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

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Joan Clapp, a lifelong resident of Lost Nation passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, at Wheatland Manor. She was born June 7, 1929, in Waterloo, Iowa, daughter of Edward and Marie (Smith) Mohl.

Merlin “Mick” Joseph Hughes, 89, of Preston passed away on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport.

Albert Duhme, 95, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa.

Wayne E. Adrian, 87, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 12, 2020, at his home surrounded by family.

Paul M. Von Sprecken, 68, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

Glenn G. Miller, 93, of Clinton, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at his home.

Darlene H. Coon, 84, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa from complications of Covid 19.

Arlene H. Nolting, 90, of Preston, Iowa, passed away on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue, Iowa.

Myrna M. Cavanagh, 87, of Maquoketa passed away on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at Crestridge Care Center in Maquoketa. 

Marlyn E. Kramer, Sr., 86, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa from complications of COVID 19 Pneumonia.

Ellen L. Koch, 74, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa from complications of COVID 19.

Gerald E. “Jerry” Willey, 75 of Castle Pines, Colorado, and formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday morning, Nov. 29, 2020, at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado.

Our beloved mother, Maxine G. Reistroffer, passed away Dec. 4, 2020, at Crestridge Care Center, Maquoketa, Iowa.

Edward James “Eddie” Dotterweich, 74, of Otter Creek, Iowa passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 at home.

John S. Lubben, 86, of Baldwin, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2020, at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue, Iowa, from complications of a hip fracture.