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Msgr Phd

Oct 22, 1931 - Dec 04, 2023

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Dubuque, IA

Rev. Msgr. James Barta, PhD Obituary The Rev. Msgr. James O. Barta, PhD. , 92, died on Monday, December 4, 2023, in Dubuque, at Stonehill Health Center. A native of Fairfax, Iowa, he was born on October 22, 1931, to Omer and Bertha (Brecht) Barta. Visitation for Monsignor Barta will be held on Friday, December 8 at Loras College, Christ the King Chapel from 3:00 - 6:30 p. m. with a vigil service at 6:30. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Loras College, Christ...Read More

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Ken Manning

Jan 18, 1932 - Feb 19, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Ken was welcomed peacefully into the arms of his Savior, surrounded by his devoted wife and children while recovering at Luther Manor - Grand Meadows from a recent fall.   Ken and Irene had moved from Roseville, Minnesota to Dubuque, Iowa in January 2023.The Celebration of Life for Ken will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Arbor Oaks Bible Chapel. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis MN at a later date. Ken is survived by his wife Irene June (Herlofsky), and four children: Laurie (Todd) Ahlquist, Philip (Liz) Manning, Mary  (Paul) Shelor, and Arthur (Lois) Manning.  He was preceded to glory by his eldest child Cherie (David) Dirks, and his youngest child Alan (Lori) Manning. They have 22 grandchildren:  Nichole, Andrew, Jonny, Annie, and Jessie Dirks; Ben, Rachel, Aaron, and Megan Ahlquist; Kayti, Nate, and Kaylee Manning; Christopher and Bryson Shelor, Steven, Michael, Rebekah and Lizzy Manning; Jacob, Katie, Andrea and Emily Manning; and twenty-nine great-grandchildren…and counting!  great-grandchildren There are 82 precious souls in their extended family!The son of William Truman and Edith Marie (Watson) Manning, Ken was born in Atchison Kansas, and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota when his father’s company, Pillsbury, offered a position there. Ken and Irene became sweethearts in 1948 as sophomores at Edison High School.  They married on June 13, 1953 at Northeast Bible Chapel.  Ken later graduated from the University of Minnesota as a mechanical engineer, and  found employment, first at Honeywell for 10 years, and then 32 years at 3M Company until retirement in the late 90’s.  Ken played in the tennis leagues at both Honeywell and 3M, and even won a tennis trophy at the Minneapolis Aquatennial tournament.Ken and Irene built a home and raised their family in New Brighton, Minnesota where Ken was a faithful member and leader at the newly founded Sunnyside Bible  Chapel.  Ken directed Sunday School, led the youth group, directed song-leading, and also led as an elder at the chapel.   Ken spent several years playing along with Irene in the Fridley City Band, where Ken played trumpet and Irene was on percussion.Above all, Ken faithfully supported their church and several evangelical outreach ministries, and spent many years on the board of Lost Timber Bible Camp - Chandler Minnesota.  They have always had great satisfaction when they observe kids who come to camp and then leave with a whole new outlook on life.  Spiritual development has always been a significant part of their lives.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Lost Timber Bible Camp  (https://www.losttimber.org/donate.html).Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Crematory is in care of the arrangements.

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Jane M. Gutierrez

May 10, 1941 - Feb 17, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Jane M. Gutierrez, age 82, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 1:00 a.m., on Saturday, February 17, 2024, surrounded by family at Bethany Home. To honor Jane’s life, family and friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m., on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Friday at Behr Funeral Home, with Deacon Bill Biver officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.Jane was born on May 10, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, daughter of Elvester and Irene (Eckert) Sowell Sr.Jane met the love of her life, Ernesto Gutierrez, at an early age and the couple would marry on August 5, 1957, in Mason City, Iowa. They have been truly blessed with 7 children and 66 years together. Jane was a fantastic wife and mom who took great pride in caring for her family and home. She worked outside of her home at Kwik Stop, Casey’s, as a cook at the Riverview Hotel in Bellevue, the Carriage House Café, and did catering in the Quad Cities. Jane was never one to sit still, also volunteering in her community cooking and delivering Meals on Wheels. She was a wiz in the kitchen and everyone loved her homemade bread. When she had some free time Jane liked to go to the local casinos to try her luck with family and friends and attending Bingo at Bethany. She also enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles and working seek and find puzzles. Above all Jane loved spending time with her close knit family. She always looked forward to family picnics and getting everyone together for Christmas, her favorite holiday. Jane was a wonderful wife, mom, grandma and sister. She will be missed tremendously.Those left to cherish Jane’s memory includeher husband,Ernesto Gutierrez, Dubuque, IA;6 children,Jane Gutierrez, Gallatin, TN,Dora (Scott) Rogers, Dubuque, IA,Ernest (Trish) Gutierrez, Jacksonville, NC,Bonnie Gutierrez, Dubuque, IA,and Jim Gutierrez, Kensington, MDand Bertha (Rob) Tallman, Bald Knob, AR;21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 2 great great-granddaughters;a brother,Elvester (Esther) Sowell Jr., Kansas City, KS;and a son-in-law,Dan Kennedy, Elkton, SD.Jane was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Nancy Kennedy; and a brother, Alvester Sowell.Jane’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Bethany Home for the loving care they have given Jane these past years. Also a special thanks to the nurses and staff of St. Croix Hospice for keeping Jane comfortable in her final days.The family will thankfully receive your support through greeting cards and memorials in Jane’s memory which may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Jane Gutierrez Family.

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Sister Norma Evans, BVM (Adelaide)

Jan 20, 1931 - Feb 18, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Sister Norma Evans, BVM, (Adelaide), 93, of Mount Carmel Bluffs, 1160 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. Visitation will be from 9-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, in the Mary Frances Clarke Chapel at Mount Carmel Bluffs. Sharing of Memories will be at 9:30 a.m. followed immediately by the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery. Sister Norma was an elementary teacher at St. John the Baptist in Peosta, Iowa, and St. Mary in Waucoma, Iowa.  In addition, she taught in Kansas City, Mo.; Los Angeles; and Wichita, Kans., where she also ministered as learning center director, school librarian, and tutor.  She served as a school secretary and bookkeeper in San Francisco. She was born on Jan. 20, 1931, in Penalosa, Kans., to John and Lillian (Jones) Evans. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1948, from St. Patrick Parish, Kingman, Kans. She professed first vows on March 19, 1951, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1956. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Sister Mary Ann Evans, BVM, John (Jeannie) Evans, and Donna (Lewis) Noblit.  She is survived by nieces, nephews, and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 75 years. Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or online at https://www.bvmsisters.org/support_donate.cfm. Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Homes, 2659 John F Kennedy Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002 is in charge of arrangements.  

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Robert "Wayne" Wisco

Dec 31, 1969 - Feb 19, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Robert "Wayne" Wisco, 90, of Dubuque, passed away Monday, February 19, 2024, at Stonehill Care Center.  Services will be private. 

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Betty Kristin Marcure

Jul 02, 1949 - Feb 09, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

"Betty Kristin (Knauer) Marcure, age 74 of Elizabeth, IL passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024, at MercyOne Hospital, Dubuque, IA. She was born July 2, 1949, in Freeport, IL to William and Mary “Mac” Magdalene (Meyerhofer) Knauer. Betty was number seven of eleven children. She lived most of her life in Elizabeth, graduating with the Class of 1967. Betty married Thomas Allan Marcure on February 12, 1972, in Elizabeth, IL at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. This was also the wedding anniversary of her parents.Tom passed away in 1982, and Betty was left to raise four children, Kristine, Kimberly, Kevin and Kraig. She made sure they had everything they needed, and commonly used the phrase, “It is what it is.” This was an inspiration to her children. Christmas was a favorite holiday, and it didn’t matter who showed up, everyone went home with a gift. She attended Beauty School in Freeport, IL and was a beautician for over 40 years. Betty worked for her uncle Ralph Knauer in Stockton and Marie Vandedrink in Elizabeth, until opening Betty’s Kountry Kurls in Elizabeth. While having her own beauty shop, Betty also worked at the Elizabeth Nursing Home for over thirty years as a cook. Betty was well known by many, near and far for her baking skills, which she learned from her mother while growing up and working at Mac’s Restaurant. Betty was always baking pies, cookies, and rolls. She helped put the “Knauer Family Cookbook\u0027\u0027 together and was known for teaching family and friends how to make filled noodles. She loved playing cards with her siblings on Sunday\u0027s and her friends during the week, or the “young” farmers group. She loved bowling with her sisters in Stockton. Betty was an active member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, always helping others, giving baked goods for benefits or luncheons, or giving a ride to make sure friends could play cards. When it was her time to ask for help it was hard. The family would like to give a special thanks to everyone that has helped Betty through the years, whether it was helping raise her four K’s (kids) after Tom passed away, being a friend, or getting her to doctor appointments. Betty is survived by her four children, Kristine (John) Haas of Darlington, WI, Kimberly (Tracy) Folks of Galena, IL, Kevin (Jennifer Sullivan) Marcure of Elizabeth, IL, Kraig (Catherine) Marcure of Shelbyville, IL; five grandchildren Brent Stienmetz, Emilly Folks, Katrina Folks, Gregory Folks, and Hamilton Yutmeyer Marcure; nine siblings Dale Knauer, Janet Roberts, Carole Busjahn, Robert Knauer, Paul (Ruth) Knauer, Lyle Knauer, Judy (Don) Kaufman, Mary (Joe) Ambrosia and Jim (Cheryl) Knauer; several in-laws, Kathleen Knauer, Edmund Marcure, Corinne (Sylvan) Labrie, Charles “Buzz” (Diane) Marcure, Sandra (Al) Griffiths, David (Diane) Marcure; and many nieces and nephews. Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Marcure (November 7, 1982); both parents William and Mac Knauer; her brother David Knauer; two brothers-in-law, Lewis Busjahn and Wendell Roberts; two sisters-in-law, Penny and Jenny Knauer; and in-laws, Edmond and Margaret Marcure, Albert, Bessie, Mary Jo, Jim, and Bob. A funeral service will be held 10:30am, Friday, February 23, 2024 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Elizabeth, IL with burial in the Elizabeth Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4 – 7pm, Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Law Jones Funeral Home in Elizabeth, and one hour prior to the service at the Church. Memorial donations may be made for St. Paul’s Evangelical Church and the Elizabeth Food Pantry."

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Edmund Laue

Mar 31, 1955 - Feb 16, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Edmund Laue Obituary Edmund “Ed” Laue passed away at 68-years-old on the evening of February 16th, 2024. He passed comfortably and peacefully in his home after being called to Heaven by his late mother Gladys Hummel. Family and friends will be gathering from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday February 23, 2024, at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road in Dubuque with a funeral service to begin at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Will Layton officiating. A private family burial will take place at the Chatsworth-Charlotte Cemetery in Chatsworth, IL. With his magnetic and bigger-than-life personality, Ed impacted many lives during his time on Earth. All who knew him fondly are welcome to come and attend his service. Ed made it very clear that he did not want floral arrangements or gifts sent to the family. He requested that donations be sent to the Dubuque Regional Humane Society or any non-kill shelters local to his loved ones. Ed was born in Chicago, IL on March 31, 1955, the son of Charles and Gladys (Hummel) Laue. He is survived by his two children Eleanor G. “Nora” Laue of Saline, MI, and Edmund J. “Eddie” Laue of Dubuque, IA along with their mother Mary Ellen Laue. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Gladys Laue. To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store. Read More

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Sylvia Ann Gillies

Jan 19, 1931 - Feb 16, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Sylvia Gillies Obituary Sylvia Ann Gillies 93, of Dubuque and formerly of Hanover, IL passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024, at Ennoble Manor in Dubuque. According to her wishes there will be no visitation, a family burial service will take place this summer in Evergreen Cemetery in Hanover, IL. The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, Dubuque, IA is assisting the family. Sylvia was born on January 19, 1931, in Bradley, South Dakota, the daughter of Ruben and Merle (Frybarger) Gallup. She married Dick Gillies on December 16, 1950, in Clark South Dakota. They started their life together in Igloo, South Dakota and in 1965 they moved to Hanover, IL. Sylvia later moved to Dubuque in 2010 to be closer to family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved to cook and play cards. She is survived by her three children Gene (Debbie) Gillies of Dubuque, Rick (Darlene) Gillies of Anniston, AL, and Jolene (Dale) Horsfield of Ft. Myers, FL. She also has ten grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dick, and a sister Hazel (Merle) Behrends. Her family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Ennoble Manor as well as the staff of Care Initiatives Hospice for all the care and kindness they gave to her. To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store. Read More

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Margaret Mary Huber

Jul 22, 1942 - Feb 16, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Margaret Mary (Brimeyer) Huber passed away on February 16, 2024, at Stonehill Care Center. Marge suffered from heart disease and dementia. She was born on July 22, 1942, in Balltown, IA, to Alphonse and Elenora (Hansen) Brimeyer. On September 14, 1963, she married Ronald J. Huber at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dubuque. He preceded her in death on December 25, 2015.Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the Church of the Resurrection. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, February 19, 2024, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Road, Dubuque, where a prayer service will be at 7:00 pm.Margaret graduated from Wahlert High School in 1960 and attended NICC. She valued a strong work ethic and lived a life of service in the Dubuque community. She enjoyed many part-time jobs, and her most meaningful professional work was helping those experiencing poverty find suitable housing through the regional council of government, East Central Intergovernmental Association.Marge and Ron were proud pioneers of the Teens Encounter Christ and Christian Experience Weekends, helping to bring the love of Christ to so many. Marge selflessly gave her time, talent, and treasure to various causes, including her favorites, the Shalom Retreat Center and Maria House.Beyond her charitable endeavors, she embraced life's adventures, traveling the globe with her beloved Ron and exploring Australia, Europe, Hawaii, and every corner of the United States.Yet, her most cherished moments were spent with her children and grandchildren in the warmth of her home. She deeply knew each of us and had a knack for finding unique personalized gifts to celebrate our life milestones.While Marge had many accomplishments in life, what mattered most to her was her family and friends. Her caring manner and welcoming spirit immediately touched all who knew her. Marge led with her heart and was a champion of all who entered her circle. Her unique ability was to speak her mind with pointedness and grace. Marge was charming, entertaining, and loving, all jumbled up in a single form. Her grandchildren loved her frank and, at times, direct demeanor and found so much joy just being in her presence. She was an amazing talker but knew when it was time to walk the talk. To know her was to love her.Marge’s departure leaves a void in the hearts of family and friends, but the life lessons she taught will forever be etched in our minds. Her graceful spirit will continue to inspire us to live with the same passion, love, and grand determination. Survivors include her four children, Joleen (James) Jansen of Elkader, IA; Mark (Peggy) Huber of Fitchburg, WI; Daniel (Shawn) Huber of Bettendorf, IA; and Katie (Matthew) George of Olathe, KS; eleven grandchildren, Jessica (Alex) Jacobson, Jacob (Annie Flanagan) Jansen, Jenna (Gabriel Varney) Jansen, Noah Huber, Justin Huber, Adelyn (Joel) Rich, Allyson Huber, Celia Huber, Braeden George, Calen George, and Austen George; one great-grandchild, Violet Jo Jacobson, with baby Rich due in March; in-laws, Evie Brimeyer, Jane Brimeyer, Doris Huber, Mary Huber, Bob and Trish Huber, Maryelle Parades, Randy and Jane Huber, and; and numerous nieces and nephews.Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Robert (Lucille), Lester, Vince (Alice), Willard (Rita), Francis, and Ralph Brimeyer, and brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne Huber, Richard Huber, and Bonnie (Richard) Dee.In lieu of flowers, Marge’s family requests that donations be made to Stonehill Care Center and Hospice of Dubuque.The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the Stonehill Care Center team, especially the beautiful souls who work and live in the Memory Household. Their love and devotion in Marge’s last years will always be treasured.

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John Dwane

Jul 17, 1925 - Feb 14, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

John Dwane, 98 of Dubuque passed away on February 14,2024. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony's Church on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 10:00 am, with visitation starting at 9:30 at the church. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.  Born on July 17, 1925, in Bantry, County Cork, Ireland, the son of David and Jeannie (O'Connell) Dwane, John graduated from St. Patrick's, Mungret, and Salesian Agricultural Colleges. He worked on a farm in Redgate, County Clare, before joining the Limerick Operatic Society. In 1950, John immigrated to Nova Scotia, Canada, moving through several cities and eventually to Delano, California, where he became an active member of the community, including the Knights of Columbus. John's journey took him to Wisconsin in 1957, where he founded the Dubuque Civic Theatre. He worked as a painter at Loras College and later at Xavier and Mercy Hospitals, retiring in 1992 but continuing to volunteer. His passion for acting led him to perform in plays and films, such as "Take This Job and Shove It" and in the documentary "Fire on the River." John leaves behind his children, Colleen, Phil, Andra (Getty), and Chris Dwane, and seven grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Janet, and daughter, Kerri.  John's legacy lives on through his family and the community he cherished.

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Rita M. Mohr

Mar 01, 1932 - Feb 16, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Rita M. Mohr, age 91, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 12:00 a.m., on Friday, February 16, 2024, at Hawkeye Care Center surrounded by her loving family. To honor Rita's life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 am until 10:15 a.m, on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Ghost Church, 2921 Central Avenue. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Holy Ghost Church, with Rev. Steven M. Garner officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Behr Funeral Home is assisting Rita's family.Rita was a woman of grace, compassion, and generosity, with a wonderful sense of humor. She lived a long life full of love, selflessness, and a deep devotion to her family, her community, and her Faith. Rita was born on March 1, 1932 in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of John and Minnie (Krug) Riedl. Shortly after graduating as class president and Valedictorian from The Immaculate Conception Academy, Rita married Aloysius Koos on August 8th, 1950 in Dubuque. They had 3 children together before Aloysius tragically passed away on May 25, 1957. With the help of her family and Faith, she raised her three beloved children while working full time and stayed actively involved in the community. Later in life Rita once again found love with Albert "Bud" Mohr. The couple married on June 9, 1978, and celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary together before he preceded her in death.Rita worked with A.Y. McDonald for over 53 years, beginning as Pool Secretary and advancing quickly to serve as Executive Assistant to Bruce McDonald, and then as Vice President of Public Relations. She was a member of Holy Ghost Church and Rosary Society, past President of the Dubuque Business and Professional Women Organization, a Director of the Dubuque Racing Association, and the 1st Lady Elk of Dubuque. Rita also volunteered countless hours with the United Way, Junior Achievement, and with Mercy Development Community. When she found some free time, Rita enjoyed league bowling, playing cards, and playing piano. Rita always had a smile on her face and was the biggest cheerleader for her loved ones; her children, grandchildren, and extended family (including friends). She was admired and cherished, and will be deeply missed by all whose lives she has touched.Those left to cherish Rita's memory includeher children;Joseph (Sheri) Koos, East Dubuque, ILKenneth (Kristin) Koos, Marco Island, FL & Farmington, CT;James (Judy) Mohr, Dubuque, IAJerrold Mohr, Dubuque, IAand John Mohr, Kingston, NYher grandchildren;Nicholas (Dana) Koos, Anthony (Megan) Koos, Alexander Koos and Ericka Koos;Jeff (Lindsey) Mohr, Lisa Mohr, Jennifer (Chris) Wand, John Paul Mohr, Melissa Mohr, Gary Mohr, Jeremy (Kayla) Mohr and Jessica Mohr;several great-grandchildren;her siblings;John (Ruth) Riedl,Barbara (Lloyd) Audererand Tom (Suzanne) Riedl, all of Dubuque, IA;and several nieces and nephews.Rita was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Aloysius Koos and Albert Mohr; her daughter, Janet Marie Koos; a grandson, Chistopher Koos; a step-granddaughter, Chrissy Mohr; and a sister, Marcella (Glen) Coyle.Rita's family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Hawkeye Care Center and Hospice of Dubuque for the outstanding and loving care they have provided for Rita.The family will thankfully receive your support through greeting cards and memorials in Rita's memory which may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Rita Mohr Family.Online condolences may be left for the family at www.behrfuneralhome.com

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