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!

Shirley A. Frommelt

Shirley A. Frommelt, age 82, of Hazel Green, Wisconsin, completed her earthly journey on April 6, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Shirley’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Shirley’s family.

Joseph E. “Joe” Donahue

Joseph E. “Joe” Donahue, age 88, of Dubuque, completed his earthly journey on April 6, 2021, at UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital.  To honor Joe’s life, his graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1111 Davis Street in Dubuque, where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Joe’s family.

Arthur E. “Artie” Mentz

To honor Artie’s life, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, 4300 Asbury Road in Dubuque, with Rev. Phil Gibbs officiating.  The family asks that please no flowers and requests privacy during this time.  As Elvis would say, ” TcB” (taking care of business)

Michael J. “Buck” Powers

Michael J. “Buck” Powers, age 68, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on April 3, 2021, at Stonehill Care Center, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Mike’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 4:00 p.m., at Steeple Square, 101 East 15th Street in Dubuque, with Rev. Dianne Grace officiating.  Family and friends of Mike’s may gather to visit from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at Steeple Square.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mike’s family.

John F. George

John F. George, age 78, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2021, at Dubuque Specialty Care.  To honor John’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving John’s family.

Francis C. “Frank” Oglesby

Francis C. Oglesby, age 78, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on March 5, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor  Frank’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Frank’s family.

Robert “Bob” Anderson

Robert “Bob” Anderson, age 84, of Cassville, Wisconsin, completed his earthly journey on

March 4, 2021, at Mercy One in Dubuque. To honor Bob’s life, his Celebration of Life will be

held at a later date. Burial will be in Alpena, Michigan, at a later date. The Tri-State Cremation

Center is humbly serving Bob’s family.

Judith A. Sutcliffe

Judy is survived by life partner, Sandy Scott, owner of Longbranch Gallery. No services are planned; a memorial celebration will be announced at a future date. Please direct donations in Judy’s honor to Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, 18 Shake Rag Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565, or at www.ShakeRagAlley.org.

Robert E. “Bob” Henning

Robert (Bob) Eugene Henning, age 86, of Cascade, IA, completed his earthly journey on February 16, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Bob’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., at the Community Presbyterian Church, 216 Polk Street SE in Cascade, Iowa. Burial will be in the Cascade Township Cemetery.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Bob’s 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, a private family service is being held, with a Celebration of Life being scheduled at a later date.  Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Fred’s family.

Gustave J. “Gus” Wolff

Gustave J. “Gus” Wolff, age 89, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at home on February 2, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Gus’ life, a Zoom memorial service will be held for his family and friends on Saturday, February 13, 2021.  Please feel free to contact the family for more details.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Gus’ family.

Yvonne L. Jorgensen

Yvonne L. Jorgensen, age 84, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on January 25, 2021, at Luther Manor in Dubuque.  To honor Yvonne’s life, a private graveside service will be held at a later date.  Burial will be in the Asbury Cemetery.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Yvonne’s family.

Michael S. “Mike” Horn

Michael S. Horn, age 53, of Guttenberg, Iowa, formerly of Dubuque, completed his earthly journey suddenly on January 16, 2021, after injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  To honor Mike’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Eagle’s Club, 1175 Century Drive in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mike’s family.

Kathy L. Spear

Kathy L. Spear, age 64, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on January 22, 2012, at home, with her dear friends by her side.  To honor Kathy’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held on June 12, 2021, with further details to be announced at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Kathy’s family.

Richard W. “Dick” Strickland

Richard W. “Dick” Strickland, age 71, of Sherrill, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on January 15, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Dick’s life, a private family service is being held, with a Celebration of Life being scheduled at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Dick’s family.

Paula F. Freund

Paula  F Freund, age 55, of East Dubuque, Illinois; passed from our hands into the waiting arms of her Savior on January 10, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.  Although there will be no public services at this time, a celebration of life will be announced at a later date. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Paula’s family.

Michael J. “Uncle Mike” Walter

Michael J. “Uncle Mike” Walter, age 76, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on January 11, 2021, at ManorCare in Dubuque.  To honor Mike’s life, a private family service will be held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mike’s family.

Robert J. “Bob” Wemett

Robert J. (Bob) Wemett, age 90, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on January 8, 2021, at home.  To honor Bob’s life, a private family service is being held. Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Bob’s family.

Joyce E. Steffen

To honor Joyce’s last wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date.  Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Joyce’s family.

Toni M. Ames

Toni M. Ames, age 43, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey suddenly on January 6, 2021, at home.  To honor Toni’s life, her Celebration Of life will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Mueller Memorial Chapel at Linwood Cemetery, 2736 Windsor Avenue in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Toni’s family.