Obituaries

At the Tri-State Cremation Center we take great pride in offering everyone we serve a premium level of service, at an affordable price, which is greater than you may have ever considered possible.  We generously offer to all of our families completely free digital obituary postings on our website, our Facebook page and with the Dubuque Advertiser.  We will also gladly send any obituary, which you may wish to pay for, to any other publication you request.  Below, you also will find another feature we believe you will definitely find very useful.  As we all know, not every memorial service or celebration of life in the area will be handled by us here at the Tri-State Cremation Center.  Because we are focused not only on Honesty and Value, but also on providing great Service; we have provided below the web-links to all of the digital obituary publications in the area which will allow you to have immediate and complete access to every obituary around the Tri-State’s right here in one location.  So, please feel free to add our webpage to your favorites list and enjoy daily the convenience of searching multiple obituary links to find any current, or past obituaries you may be looking for; and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or need further assistance.  And, as always, thank you for visiting us at the Tri-State Cremation Center – Where Honesty, Value and Service Meet!

Robert C. “Bob” Juergens

Robert C. “Bob” Juergens, age 88, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on August 1, 2021, at Bethany Home in Dubuque.  To honor Bob’s life, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, August 27, 2021, at St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church, 60 S. Algona St. in Dubuque, with Father Jim Goerend officiating.  Family and friends of Bob’s may visit from 9:00–11:00 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Bob’s family.

Eldon C. Glick

The family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque, Dr Christ and family and friends for their wonderful care and support.  A graveside service will be held at a later date.  Tri-State Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

Marilyn F. Jenkins

Marilyn F. Jenkins, age 80, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Marilyn’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Hope Church, 11893 J.F.K. Road in Dubuque.  Family and friends of Marilyn’s may visit from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., prior to the service at the church.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Marilyn’s family.

Marjory A. “Marge” Weed

Marjory Ann “Marge” Weed, age 90, of Dubuque, and formerly of Renwick, IA, completed her earthly journey on July 24, 2021, at Bethany Home in Dubuque.  To honor Marge’s life, a private family service will be held at a later date.  Her burial will be in the Vernon Township Cemetery in Renwick, IA.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

William G. “Bill” McGuire

William G. “Bill” McGuire, age 73, of Dubuque, IA passed away on July 13, 2021, surrounded by his loving family and friends.  To honor Bill’s life, a Celebration of Life is being scheduled for a later date.   The Tri-State Cremation Center is assisting Bill’s Family.

William R. “Bill” Hottenstein

William R. “Bill” Hottenstein, age 66, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on July 6, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  To honor Bill’s life, a Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Galena, IL.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Bill’s family.

James L. “Jim” Pihart

James Lester Pihart, age 83, of Dubuque, IA, left this world surrounded by his loving family on July 5th, after a short battle with cancer. A private family service will be held.  Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. 

Kristy A. Monahan

Kristy Ann Monahan, age 51, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on July 6, 2021, at Dubuque Specialty Care, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Kristy’s life, a memorial service will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021, from 10:30 until 11:00 a.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1111 Davis Street in Dubuque.  A private family burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Her family and friends will also be invited to a Celebration of Life for Kristy on July 28, 2021.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Kristy’s family.

Alfred W. “Al” Zetzsche

Alfred W. “Al” Zetzsche, age 74, of Galena, Illinois, completed his earthly journey on July 3, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Al’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Al’s family.

John H. Del Degan

John H. Del Degan, age 64 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on July 25, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor John’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021, from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the Barrington Lakes Pavilion, 11197 Lakeview Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, 52003.  All of our family and friends are welcome to join us in friendship and fellowship as we honor the legacy which John has left behind.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving John’s family.

Paul G. Wolfe

Paul G. Wolfe, 96, of Lancaster, formerly of Potosi, passed away on June 17, 2021, at Orchard Manor in Lancaster.  To honor Paul’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 101 Church Street in Tennyson, where there will be a parish scripture wake service held at 2:30 p.m.  A private family graveside service will be held at the St. Andrew’s Cemetery.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Paul’s family. 

Jeffrey H. “Jeff” Weber

Jeffrey H. “Jeff” Weber, age 60, of Dubuque, Iowa, sadly completed his earthly journey suddenly on June 2, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  To honor Jeff’s life, full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque American Legion, Post #6, on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1111 Davis Street, in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Jeff’s family.

James H. “Jim” Herron

There will be no public visitation.  A private family memorial service will be held at Linwood Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque American Legion, Post #6.

Kathy L. Spear

Kathy L. Spear, age 64, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on January 22, 2021, at home, with her dear friends by her side.  To honor Kathy’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, June 12, 2021,at the Mines of Spain in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Kathy’s family.

Sandra L. “Sandy” Hurdiss

Sandra L. “Sandy” Hurdiss, age 77, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on May 15, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Sandy’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Sandy’s family.

Eula B. Fountain

She was a devoted daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who will be greatly missed! A memorial service will be held at The Tabernacle of Faith Apostolic Church, 801 Garfield Avenue, Dubuque, IA, 52001 on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at noon.

Christopher M. Holl

Christopher M. Holl, age 46, of Dubuque, IA, sadly completed his earthly journey suddenly on May 7, 2021, at UnityPoint-Finley Hospital.  To honor Chris’ life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Chris’ family.

Frederick J. “Fred” Smothers

Frederick J. “ Fred” Smothers, age 74, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on February 13, 2021, at UnityPoint-Finley Hospital in Dubuque.  To honor Fred’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 19th, 2021, at the Tri-State Community Church, 12937 Derby Grange Road in Dubuque, with Pastor Jack Redmond officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Fred’s family.

Sherry L. Flack

Sherry L. Flack, age 53, of Hanover, IL, completed her earthly journey, after a courageous 4-year battle with metastatic breast cancer, on April 27, 2021, at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Sherry’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Sherry’s home, 103 Franklin Street in Hanover, where family and friends may gather from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Sherry’s family.

John W. Welu

John W. Welu, age 68, of Dubuque, Iowa, went home to the Lord on September 16, 2020, at the Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor John’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., at the Eagle View Pavilion in Eagle Point Park, 2601 Shiras Avenue in Dubuque.  A Service of Remembrance will be held at 1:30 p.m. to allow his family and friends share their treasured memories together.  Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque at a later date. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving John’s family.