Isabelle Stillmunkes

Isabelle Stillmunkes

Isabelle A. “Isy” Stillmunkes, 87, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Aug. 8, 2019.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at the Church of the Nativity with Msgr. James Miller officiating. Family and friends may gather from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the Church. 

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Bellevue. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road in Dubuque is assisting the family. 

Isy was born on July 8, 1932, in Bellevue, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Helen (Steichen) Roling. She graduated from Bellevue High School and on July 11, 1951, she married Raymond “Ray” Stillmunkes. She and Ray farmed in Bellevue and together raised seven children: Linda, Carol, Sharon, Lois, Mark, Leta and Randy.

A loving wife for 23 years until Ray’s passing, Isy spent the next 45 years dedicated to her family. Isy had a busy life; while working hard on the farm, she always made time for others, spreading love and joy. Her hobbies include baking, playing euchre, sewing, quilting, and sharing time with others. She was a housewife, homemaker, and self-employed seamstress.

Isy is survived by her children Linda (Merl) Heitkamp, Carol (Bill) Ihrig, Sharon (Gary) Hoffmann, Lois Stillmunkes, Mark Stillmunkes (significant other, Karla), Leta (Phil) Wallace, and daughter-in-law Renee Stillmunkes; 21 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ray, son Randy, and 12 siblings.

In lieu of flowers, an Isabelle Stillmunkes memorial fund will be established.

Thank you to Mercy Hospital, Luther Manor (Grand Meadows), and Hospice of Dubuque staff who provided loving care in her final days.