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!

Liam Wayne Kenniker

Liam Wayne Kenniker, age 10, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on July 12, 2024, at home, while surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Liam’s life, a private family Celebration of Life is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Liam’s family.

Michael J. Lorento

Michael J. Lorento, age 67, of Galena, IL, completed his earthly journey on July 7, 2024, at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. To honor Michael’s life, a memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 17, 2024, at Lord of Love Lutheran Church, 219 Summit Street in Galena, with Pastor Robin Luckey officiating. Family and friends of Michael’s are invited to join in fellowship from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Michael’s family.

Mary E. Engling

Mary E. Engling, age 83, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on June 28, 2024, at home, while surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Mary’s life, a Mass in Mary’s name will be held at a later date.  Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mary’s family.

Timothy M. “Tim” Mauer

Timothy M. “Tim” Mauer, age 84, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on June 28, 2024, at Dubuque Specialty Care.  To honor Tim’s life, a Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, July 5, 2024, at St. Joseph Key West, 10204 Key West Drive in Dubuque, with Msgr. Thomas Toale officiating.  Family and friends are invited to join in fellowship for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Tim’s family.

Donald J. “Don” Brekke

Donald J. “Don” Brekke, age 87, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on June 24, 2024, at Hawkeye Care Center in Asbury, IA.  To honor Don’s life, a private family service is being held at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Don’s family.

William J. Duehr, Jr.

William J. Duehr, Jr., age 84, of Dubuque, left his earthly home, peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, June 20, at the home of his daughter.

Dennis Maurice “Denny” Germain

Dennis Maurice “Denny” Germain, age 76, of Granada Hills, CA, formerly of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on June 14, 2024, at Ageless Pride in Chatsworth, CA.  To honor Denny’s life, a private family service is being held.

Phillip “Phil” Bammesberger

Phillip “Phil” Bammesberger, age 63, of East Dubuque, IL, completed his earthly journey on June 9, 2024, at home.  To honor Phil’s life, a private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Phil’s family.

Doris “Jeanne” Spoerl

Doris “Jeanne” Spoerl, age 71, of Sherrill, IA, completed her earthly journey on June 8, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospital, while surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Jeanne’s life, her memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 5350 Sherrill Road, with Rev. Jesse Cearlock and Rev. Larry Langer officiating.  Family and friends are invited to join in fellowship for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday, and from 3:00-7:00 p.m., on Friday, June 21, 2024, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Sherrill.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Jeanne’s family.

Karolyn K. Riggins

Karolyn Kay Riggins, age 79, of Dubuque, IA, formerly of Marshalltown, IA, completed her earthly journey on May 30, 2024, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque.  To honor Karolyn’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Karolyn’s family.

Pauline R. Allendorf

Pauline R. Allendorf, age 82, of Galena, IL, completed her earthly journey on June 5, 2024.  To honor Pauline’s life, a private family service is being held.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Galena.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Pauline’s family.

William E. “Billy” Spiegel

William E. “Billy” Spiegel, age 81, of Epworth, IA, completed his earthly journey on June 3, 2024, at home, while surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Billy’s life, please join us for his Celebration of Life at Locals Bar and Coffee Shop, 107 West Main Street in Epworth, on Sunday, June 23, 2024, from 1-5 pm. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Billy’s family.

Pamela M. Evilsizer

Pamela M. Evilsizer, age 58, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on May 27, 2024, at home, while surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Pam’s life, a private family burial is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Pam’s family.

Fabian F. Barry

Fabian F. Barry, age 59, of Dubuque, IA, was greeted by his heavenly family on May 25, 2024. He passed peacefully at home while surrounded by loved ones.  To honor Fabian’s life, a Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at Paul’s Tap following burial at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Fabian’s family.

Toni L. Mulert

To honor Toni’s life, a Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 1870 St. Ambrose Street in Dubuque.  Family and friends are invited to join in fellowship from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the church service.  Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Toni’s family.

Kathleen E. Walsh

Kathleen E. Walsh, age 87, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on May 20, 2024, at home, while surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Kathleen’s life, a private family graveside service will be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Kathleen’s family.

Mervin R. Theill

Mervin R. Theill, age 92, of Dubuque, IA, formerly of Menominee, IL, completed his earthly journey on May 11, 2024, at Stonehill Care Center, while surrounded by his loving family. To honor Mervin’s life, a Memorial Mass will be held at 12:00 p.m., on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at the Nativity BVM Catholic Church, 15406 West Creek Valley Road in Menominee with Rev. Dennis Vargas officiating. Family and friends of Mervin are invited to join in fellowship at the church prior to the services from 9:30-12:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Nativity BVM Church Cemetery. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mervin’s family.

Mary Ellen Williams

Mary Ellen Williams, age 82, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on May 11, 2024, at home while surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Mary’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held from 12:00-4:00 p.m., on Sunday, June 9, 2024, in the Promenade Bridge Pavilion at Eagle Point Park, 2601 Shiras Avenue in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mary’s family.

Deanna Kane

Deanna Kane, age 67, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on May 5, 2024, at home, while surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Deanna’s life, a private family service will be held at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Deanna’s family.

Marjorie M. “Margie” Thillman

Marjorie M. “Margie” Thillman, age 89, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on April 30, 2024, at home at Eagle Pointe Place, while surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Margie’s life, her committal service with time for sharing will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Mt. Calvary Cemetery located at 1111 Davis St, Dubuque.  Family and friends are also invited to join in for her Celebration of Life which will be held from 1:00–4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at her granddaughter Melanie’s home, 2341 Maplewood Drive in Asbury, IA. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Margie’s family.