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Roger Dix

Jan 24, 1940 - Dec 07, 2023

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Dubuque, IA

Roger Dix Obituary Roger G. Dix, 83, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on December 7th, 2023, at home. Friends and family may visit from 4:00 p. m. to 7:00 p. m. on Tuesday December 12th, 2023, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, with a Wake Service beginning at 3:45 p. m. Mass of Christian Burial with begin at 10:30 a. m. on Wednesday December 13th, 2023, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Peosta with Father Michael Schueller officiating. Friends and family may also vis...Read More

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Patricia Melin

Jun 30, 1965 - Mar 01, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Patricia "Patty" Melin, 58 Years, of Dubuque, died on Friday, March 1, 2024, at her home with her family by her side.A rosary will be prayed at 3:45 pm on Friday, March 8, 2024 at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Crematory followed by visitation until 7:00 pm.The Mass of Christian Burial for Patty will be at 11:00 am, on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church with Father Tom McDermott as the Celebrant. Burial will be in Saint Mary's Cemetery- Watertown, South Dakota.Patricia was born June 30, 1965, in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Sheridan "Frank" and Delores Czech Sousa. On April 21, 1990, she married Kipp Daniel Melin  in Minneapolis, MN. Patty graduated from Totino Grace High School in Fridley, MN in 1983. She then attended North Hennepin Community College where she obtained her Associates of Art's Degree. Patty worked as a Financial Analyst for Ameriprise. She also worked with the school lunch program for St. Augustine - Des Moines and Resurrection Catholic School - Dubuque and later as a paraprofessional for the Resurrection preschool program.Patty enjoyed taking nature walks, going to the casino, shopping, and playing board games with family (and she liked to win). She was very faithful and was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church. As a part of her expression of faith, she enjoyed making rosaries. She loved helping children, it brought her such a sense of joy to have a helping hand in their lives. She was a mother first and foremost, keeping her own boys on the right track, showing them unwavering love and support in many ways, always making sure to attend all their events, and supported their interests, such as, boy scouts, band, and sporting events.Survivors include her husband, Kipp of Dubuque; son, Tyler (Hannah) Melin of Davenport, son, Cory (Amber) Melin of Verona, WI, son, Noah Melin of Dubuque; grandson, Everett Melin; mother, Delores Sousa of New Hope, MN; brother, Tom (Toni) Sousa of Port Richey, FL; father-in-law, Dann Melin of Watertown, SD; sister-in-law, Kim Woodford of Watertown, SD; brother-in-law, Kraig (Deanna) Melin of Duluth, MN; and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her father, mother-in-law, Joni Melin, and brother-in-law, Rodney Woodford.In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

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Ronald Koerperich

May 06, 1942 - Feb 28, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Ronald Koerperich, 81, of Dubuque, died Wednesday, February 28, 2024 in Dubuque.Per Ronald's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.Ronald was born May 6, 1942, in Dubuque, IA, the son of Emmett and Hannah Anderson Koerperich.He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, serving from 1961-1963 as a special vehicle repairman. After he got out of the Air Force, he worked in law enforcement from approximately 1964 until 1976 and went to Las Vegas around 1985, stayed there almost 20 years working in security for Hilton Hotels, until his retirement.Ronald was a true family man and valued his family above all else. Survivors include son, Craig (Chona) Koerperich of Asbury; two daughters, Jody Bryant and Janet Koerperich, both of South Carolina; six grandchildren; siblings Elaine Errthum and Les Koerperich, both of Dubuque.He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Josephine W. Green

Sep 05, 1942 - Mar 01, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Josephine W. Green, 81, of Dubuque passed away Friday, March 1, 2024.  Visitaion will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Summit Congregational United Church of Christ followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m.

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Shirley A. Chapman

Jun 21, 1938 - Feb 27, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Shirley Chapman Obituary Shirley A. Chapman, 85, of Dubuque passed away on February 27, 2024, at MercyOne Dubuque with family by her side. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 10th, 2024 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where there will be a wake service at 12:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 11th, 2024 at St. Raphael Cathedral with Fr. Dennis Quint officiating. Entombment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. She was born on June 21, 1938, to Clarence and Emma (Launspach) Langkamp. She married James Chapman on June 2, 1956, at St. Raphael Cathedral just two days after her high school graduation. They enjoyed almost 60 years together before his death on May 19, 2016 Shirley was blessed to have many interests and close friends. She enjoyed playing Euchre and dominoes, her monthly trips to Village Inn, shopping days, and dinners with the ”Holy Ghost girls”. It was rare to beat her at a game of Scrabble. Most of all, her greatest love was her family and being able to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandson. She was a regular attendee at baseball games, dance competitions, bowling meets, school concerts, graduations, and anything else in which her grandchildren participated. The Catholic faith was her foundation. She worked many years as a secretary in the Holy Family school system and volunteered at St Raphael’s Cathedral as a money counter and back-up secretary. Shirley is survived by her two daughters Kris Chapman and Terri (Douglas) Kluesner, both of Dubuque; five grandchildren, Nicholas (Maggie) and Michael Mulert, and Justin, Jena, and Aaron Kluesner; great-grandson Alex Mulert; sister-in-law Darlene Chapman; and brothers-in-law Jeffery Chapman and Thomas Piehl, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; parents, Clarence and Emma; mother and father-in law, Lester and Ramona Chapman; siblings, Leonard, Merlin, Harold, and Arnold Langkamp, and Beverly Piehl; sisters-in-law Delores, Darlene, and Maria Langkamp, and Bonnie Chant; brother-in-law Gary Chapman; and nephew Willy Langkamp. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Stonehill Care Center or St. Raphael Cathedral. The family would like to thank the staff at Stonehill Rehab and Skilled Nursing, Dr. Mark Runde, and his nurse Julie, for all the wonderful care and kindness they gave to Shirley and her family. To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store. Read More

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Gregory Edward Bradley

May 19, 1949 - Feb 28, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Gregory "Jeep" Bradley Obituary Gregory “Jeep” Edward Bradley of Dubuque, IA passed peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 surrounded by his loud and loving family after a short but hard-fought battle with cancer. Jeep was born to Robert and Elsie (Koch) Bradley on May 19th, 1949. After he graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1967, Jeep enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1969 and worked his way up the ranks to a Sergeant Crew Chief where he worked as an aircraft mechanic. He was described by his superior officers as being “loyal and highly respectful to his subordinates as well as his superiors”. In addition, due to his firm support of the Equal Opportunity and Treatment Program, as well as his “excellent working knowledge of the OV-10A aircraft systems and operations, his Lieutenant Colonel noted “It is a distinct pleasure to have such an outstanding NCO in this squadron.” During his service, Jeep was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. After several years of active duty in the Vietnam War as well as serving in the Air Force Reserves, Jeep was Honorably Discharged from the United States Air Force in April of 1975. In 1976, Jeep married Markleanne Dietz. They later divorced but continued to partner together in raising their daughter Coe (Michael) Hagen. Jeep was delighted to welcome his most recent grandchild, Anders, in 2021. Jeep then met LuAnn (Noel) Bradley in 1999 and instantly realized he had found his north end soulmate. They married on 2/17/2004 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Despite having to take on three “hoochie mama” bonus daughters, the two were a match made in a pool hall. Brenda (Jeremy) Duvel, Kelly “Tunie” (Jeremy) Giesemann, and Julie Pfohl were elated to see their mama so happy. Jeep was later blissfully burdened by Brenda’s kids: Ryan (Courtney Westphal) Konrardy and Lizzy Konrardy, as well as Tunie’s kids: Alidia Mickelson, Kyrah Pfohl, and Knox Giesemann. Jeep enjoyed life at every moment. One of his favorite activities was showing off his golf skills, which Coe inherited, but unfortunately his son-in-laws did not. He played often at the Galena Golf Course where he maintained a membership. He also liked to play pool (billiards) and was a great shot…just ask him. Anyone who knows Jeep knows that he and LuAnn loved to go on their various tropical vacations where he loved to take naps by the beach. When they couldn’t get out of the States, he was busy yelling “fire in the hole” while making his famous margaritas at Lake Joy. It was through his love of his MG Midget that he joined the Tri-State British Sports Car Owners. Jeep spent many years selling all of his favorite trinkets for Landmark Novelties, Inc. The one thing that Jeep would want everyone to know is that he enjoyed these hobbies, but it was the lifelong friends that he gained that meant the most to him. Jeep loved telling stories (multiple times), telling every grandkid they’re his favorite when the other ones weren’t around, and watching Westerns and “Shoot ‘em Up, Bloody Guts” movies. Above all; however, he truly cherished taking rides all over the tri-state area with the love of his life, LuAnn, in their 1976 MG Midget. In addition to his awesome family, other people left to carry on his memories are his brother Bob (Bette) Bradley and his sister, Jan (Robert) Reuskens. He also left behind his favorite brother-in-law, Kevin Noel and his other favorite brother-in-law, Mark (Jill) Noel. Jeep was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Linda Gericke. The family would like to express their gratitude to all of the wonderful healthcare professionals at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Iowa City, as well as those with Hospice of Dubuque for managing the care of Jeep and the support they provided for LuAnn. A Fiesta de la Vida (a party of life) will take place at Stone Cliff Winery on Sunday, March 3rd from 1 to 4 pm. A short Military service to commemorate Jeep’s service and dedication to our country will begin promptly at 1 pm behind the Stone Cliff Winery building by the American Legion Post #6. Immediately following, friends and family are invited to join for appetizers and a toast to Jeep. You are encouraged to wear your favorite tropical attire to honor Jeep’s love of fun in the sun. The family is grateful for Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory’s help in coordinating all of these arrangements. To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store. Read More

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Robert A. Spoerre

Dec 27, 1932 - Feb 28, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Robert A. “Bob” Spoerre, age 91, of Dubuque and formerly of Sherrill, passed away peacefully at 7:15 a.m., on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Stonehill Health Center surrounded by his family. To honor Bob’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2024, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 5131 Sherrill Road, and from 9:30 until the time of services on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at the church, with Rev. Tyler Raymond officiating. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens, where honors will be accorded by the American Legion Dubuque Post 6 and the Sherrill Fire Department. Behr Funeral Home is assisting Bob’s family.Bob was born on December 27, 1932, in Sherrill, Iowa, son of Edward and Anna (Heitzman) Spoerre.Bob attended school in Sherrill and Dubuque where he graduated from high school. He served his country in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict from 1953-1955. Not long after he returned home Bob married his wonderful wife, Sondra Baker, on February 13, 1956, at St. Raphael Cathedral. They were blessed with a big, loving family. Sadly Sondra passed away on November 22, 2012. Bob was a devoted employee who gave 33 years to the Dubuque Packing Company and another 9 years as a sheet metal worker at Klauer Manufacturing. He made the most out of his time after retirement doing woodworking, tending to his garden and traveling. He and Sondra traveled all over Europe and have visited all but 4 states in the US. Bob was also very active in his community. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, the American Legion Dubuque Post 6 and volunteered with the Sherrill Fire Department for 43 years, where he also served as Treasurer for 15 years. Bob’s family meant the world to him and he always looked forward to family gatherings. He was a good man and will be greatly missed.Those left to cherish Bob’s memory include6 children,Douglas (Janice) Spoerre, Maryville, TN,Steven (Carol) Spoerre, Holland, MI,Jeffrey (Kimberly) Spoerre, Sherrill, IA,Gary Spoerre, Carterville, IL,Bruce (Kristy) Spoerre, Kansasville, WIand Laura (David) Coffee, Cedar Falls, IA;15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren;2 sisters-in-law,Georgianna Spoerre, Upland, CAand Kathy (Rich) Murray, Decorah, IA;and a brother-in-law,Don Baker, Richlands, VA.Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sondra Spoerre; and his brothers, Edward (Ione) Spoerre, Walter (Margaret) Spoerre and Elmer Spoerre.Bob’s family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque, Stonehill Care Center, the staff at Oak Park Place and the nurses and staff at MercyOne in Dubuque for all of their care and support over the last several months.In lieu of flowers, the family will thankfully receive your support through greeting cards and memorials in Bob’s memory which may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Bob Spoerre Family.

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Robert P. Kamm

Feb 02, 1962 - Feb 27, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Robert Kamm Obituary Robert P. Kamm, 62, of Dubuque passed away at home Tuesday February 27, 2024. Bob was born in Dubuque February 2, 1962, to Jackie Kamm and Elaine Murphy. He earned his G.E.D and was in the U.S Navy. Bob’s life goals were to live to see his kids married and happy. Our grumpy old man is gone, goodbye. He is survived by his children Jeremy (Jodi) Kamm, Brian Kamm & April Kamm and Jolene Haas, and Cody Kamm. Grandchildren Dakota, Ashton, Morgan, Marissa, Mariah, Deven, Dylan, Sophie, Londyn, and Ayanna; great-grandchildren Ford and Race; brother Michael (Pam) Kamm. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Private services will be held, with military honors by Dubuque Marine Corps League. To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store. Read More

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Elena C. Orr

Apr 23, 1968 - Feb 16, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Elena C. "Winnie" Orr, age 55, of Dubuque, IA, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 23, 1968, in the Philippines, the daughter of Benjamin and Rosita (Manao) Celebrado. Elena attended school in the Philippines. On October 11, 2004, she was united in marriage to Alan Orr in the Philippines. In 2010, Elena moved to the United States. She was employed with Orr Dozer Service, the Q Casino, and most recently with CJ Moyna & Sons as a heavy equipment operator. Elena enjoyed cooking, gambling, dancing, singing karaoke, and socializing with friends. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and her smile could light up the room. She will be greatly missed by all who know her.Survivors include her loving husband, Alan; children: Bryan and Darwin Celebrado; stepdaughter, Liezel (Bob) Kaufman; seven grandchildren; her mother, Rosita Celebrado; her siblings: Riza (Pete) Johanning, Benjamin Celebrado, Jr., Rebecca (Nicholas) Flesch; brother-in-law, Carl (Jane) Orr; sister-in-law, Pam (Bob) Kauffman; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.Elena was preceded in death by her father, Benjamin Celebrado.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Fr. Mark Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Bagley Cemetery, Bagley. Family and friends may call on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster is entrusted with her care.

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Roger B. Starrett

Feb 17, 1938 - Feb 23, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Roger B. Starrett, age 86, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Stonehill Health Center in Dubuque, IA. He was born on February 17, 1938, at home on the family farm, the son of Francis L. and Hazel M. (Rodgers) Starrett. Roger graduated from Cassville High School in 1956. Following graduation, he farmed with his grandmother on the family farm. Roger entered the United States Army Reserves in 1958 and served his country until his honorable discharge in 1964. On February 7, 1959, he was united in marriage to Carole Wiswall at Our Savoir Lutheran Church in Gays Mills. After their marriage, the couple continued to farm the Starrett family farm. After Roger’s retirement from farming, he was employed with Cabela’s and Bemis. He enjoyed farming, his lawn mower and bobcat and his toy tractor collection. Roger was a man of faith and dearly loved his family, church, and church family. Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Carole; their children: David (Pam Oberbreckling) Starrett, Cynthia Kopp, and Dale (Tammy) Starrett; nine grandchildren: Liz, Alex, Chris, Zachary, Andrew, Lyndi, Leah, Autumn, and Carter; eleven great-grandchildren: Drake, Bailee, Rebecca, Aspen, Hudson, Hazel, Josiah, Landon, Christian, Ryan, and Lainey; his siblings: Faye (Greg) Becwar, Joe (Judy) Starrett, and Dick (Candice) Starrett; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by a brother, James Starrett.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bible Baptist Church in Prairie du Chien with Pastor Andy Doll officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Dodge Cemetery, Beetown Township. Family and friends may call on Friday, March 1, 2024, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Bloomington and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.

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Rickey Aaron Billmeyer

Jun 21, 2006 - Feb 21, 2024

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Dubuque, IA

Rickey Aaron Billmeyer, 17, of Dubuque, IA, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. There will be a visitation held from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. There will be a private family burial held at a later date.Rickey was born on June 21, 2006 in Dubuque, Iowa to George Billmeyer and Missy Crooks. He attended Hempstead High and Southwestern High School where he played football. Rickey enjoyed fishing, hiking, swimming, camping and being outdoors. He was a boy scout and an avid video game player. He enjoyed time spent with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him.Those left to cherish Rickey's memory include: his mom, Missy Crooks. His father, George Billmeyer. Two brothers, Zane Janzig and Daniel Billmeyer. His grandparents, Rickey and Mary Billmeyer, Anna and Kevin Eggers, and Richard (Noreen) Crooks. Three aunts, Michele (Richie) Van Dasselaar, Marissa Ernzen and Heather Billmeyer. One uncle, Erick (Leslee) Billmeyer. Life long friend/co-op gamer/step-dad, David Janzig. Along with many cousins, Alexander, Jaden, Fala and Holly and his many close friends.Rickey was preceded in death by his great grandparents and his cousin & best friend Ruben Van Dasselaar. Rickey and Ruben will be chilling on their island in peace watching over us.The family will thankfully receive your support through greeting cards and memorials in Rickey's memory which may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Rickey Billmeyer Family.

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