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!

Thomas J. “Tom” McGriff

Thomas J. “Tom” McGriff, age 78, of Galena, Illinois, completed his earthly journey on October 2, 2021, at home. To honor Tom’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Tom’s family.

Thomas “Tom Brenner” Ashenbrenner

Tom Ashenbrenner (aka Tom Brenner), passed away on October 11 at the age of 69 years old. He was born in Milwaukee, WI.

John D. “Bronco” Weber, Jr.

John D. “Bronco” Weber, Jr., age 60, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on October 3, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor John’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving John’s family.

Raymond H. “Ray” McDowell

Raymond H. “Ray” McDowell, age 81, of Edgewood, IA, passed away peacefully on Oct. 1, 2021, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Ray’s life, a memorial service will be held on Friday, October 8, at 3 p.m., at the Silver Creek United Methodist Church, in Monti, IA.  Family and friends may visit from 1 p.m., until the time of services at the church.  

Kevin E. Shaw

Kevin E. Shaw, age 64, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on October 1, 2021, at MercyOne in Dubuque.  To honor Kevin’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Kevin’s family.

Ronald G. “Ron” Manternach

Ronald G. “Ron” Manternach, age 80, of Cascade, IA, completed his earthly journey suddenly on Sept. 28, 2021, at home.  To honor Ron’s life, his Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at 11:00 am, at St. Matthias Catholic Church, 411 4th Avenue in Cascade, IA.  Family and friends are invited to visit from 9:00-11:00 am on Monday at the church prior to the service.  Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Cascade.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Ron’s family.

Alice E. Amling

Alice E. Amling, age 89, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on Sept. 22, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Alice’s life, a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at St. Columbkille’s Church, 1240 Rush Street, in Dubuque.  Family and friends are also invited to join in food and fellowship on Saturday, at 4:00 pm, at the Moracco Supper Club, 1413 Rockdale Road, in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Alice’s family.

Constance K. “Connie” McIntyre

Constance K. “Aunt Flossie” McIntyre, age 78, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on September 14, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Constance’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Constance’s family.

Patrick A. “Pat” Grutz

Patrick A. “Pat” Grutz, age 55, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on September 15, 2021, at UnityPoint-Finley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Pat’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Pat’s family.

Michele L. McGee

Michele L. McGee, age 48, of Bettendorf, IA, formerly of Dubuque, completed her earthly journey on September 2, 2021, at UnityPoint Health-Rock Island, IL, after a courageous battle with cancer.  To honor Michele’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Michele’s family.

Katherine A. Wiebersch

Katherine A. Wiebersch, age 79, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on September 2, 2021, at Unity Point-Finley Hospital, in Dubuque. To honor Kathy’s life, a private Celebration of Life for close family & friends will be help at a later date in Dubuque. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Kathy’s family.

Jerome A. “Jerry” Bries

Jerome A. “Jerry” Bries, 75 of Dubuque, completed his earthly journey Sept. 2, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family. To honor Jerry, a Celebration of Life will be from 4:00 until 8:00 pm, Tuesday Sept. 7, 2021, in the Riverfront Pavilion at Eagle Point Park, Dubuque. Please join us in a casual gathering of family & friends. We encourage friends to bring their classic cars as we host one last car show in Jerry’s honor.

Rebecca L. “Beckie” Brady

Rebecca L. “Beckie” Brady, age 61, of Dubuque, Iowa, sadly completed her earthly journey suddenly on August 23, 2021, at home in the loving arms of her husband, James.  To honor Beckie’s life, a private graveside service will be held at the Shippy Cemetery in Grant, Michigan.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Beckie’s family.

Patricia Lee (Hedges) Burnett

Patricia Lee (Hedges) Burnett, 93, of Marion, IA, died August 25, 2021, at Hawkeye Care Center in Dubuque, IA, following a long illness.  Visitation will be held on August 30, from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM, with a funeral to follow at 11:00 AM, at Marion Christian Church, 1050 McGowan Blvd, Marion, Iowa.  Masks will be required inside the church.  Burial will be in the Oak Shade Cemetery in Marion.

Renate (Schoning) Arnz

Renate (Schöning) Arnz passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 19, 2021 in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 82 years old. A Celebration of Life will be planned in the future. Her family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of Dubuque, IA (in Memory of Mrs. Renate Arnz).

David L. “Red” Holst

David L. “Red” Holst, age 70, of East Dubuque, IL, completed his earthly journey on August 13, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor David’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving David’s family.

Randall A. “Randy” Horsman

Randall A. “Randy” Horsman, age 60, of Woodford, WI, formerly of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey suddenly on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at home.  To honor Randy’s life, a Celebration of Life is being scheduled at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Randy’s family.

Gary L. Germain

Gary L. Germain, age 79, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on August 8, 2021, at Stonehill Care Center, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Gary’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m., at the Linwood Mueller Memorial Chapel, 2736 Windsor Avenue in Dubuque.  A prayer service for Gary will be held at 11:00 a.m., with Father Herbert Pins officiating.  Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Gary’s family.

Roger T. Johnson

Roger T. Johnson, age 66, of Dubuque, Iowa, died on July 29, 2021, at MercyOne in Dubuque. To honor Roger’s life, family and friends may gather together for his Celebration of Life from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Friday, August 13, 2021, at the Miller Riverview Park-Wisconsin Pavilion. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Roger’s family.

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.