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. Roseliep

Thomas John Roseliep, age 77, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on October 19, 2020, at home. A private family service will be held to honor Tom’s life, in accordance with his wishes. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.

Deanna I. Cliff

Deanna I. Cliff, age 77, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on October 20, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Deanna’s life, a private family service is being held at Grand View United Methodist Church.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Deanna’s family.

Betsy A. Hamilton

Betsy A. Hamilton (nee Hembd), passed away suddenly at Bethany Home in Dubuque early October 19.  Betsy lived the past 5 years at Sunset Park Place. Good years too. She was happy and enjoyed the family atmosphere. But found herself at Bethany for what turned out to be a short stay.

James S. Green

James Stephen Green, age 91 , of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on Friday, October 16th,  2020,  at Dubuque Specialty Care, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Jim’s life, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, with Father Steve Rosonke officiating.  Family and friends of Jim’s are invited to gather one hour prior to the service at the church. Everyone is requested to wear masks and social distance – as best we can.  Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery immediately following the service. Where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Jim’s family.

Kevin M. Vaughn

Kevin M. Vaughn, age 58, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on October 14, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, in the loving arms of his wife, Kathy.  To honor Kevin’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Happy’s Place, 2323 Rockdale Road in Dubuque.  Full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League at 1:00 p.m., followed by a prayer and remembrance moment. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Kevin’s family.

Darlene E. Wieseler

Darlene Elaine Wieseler, age 82, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away peacefully, while being surrounded by her loving family, on October 6, 2020, at the home of her daughter.  To honor Darlene’s life, a Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at the Mueller Memorial Chapel at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque with Rev. Dianne Grace officiating.  Family and friends of Darlene’s may visit from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. at the Linwood Mueller Memorial Chapel.  Burial in Linwood Cemetery will follow the services.  Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Darlene’s family. 

Carolyn M. “Cookie” Bodish

A service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020 in the Riverfront Pavilion at Eagle Point Park. Friends may call from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, with prayer and a reading at 3:30 PM. 

Frederik C. Timmermans, Jr.

On September 30, 2020 Frederik C. Timmermans, Jr. “returned to sender” with the deep held conviction he was embarking on his next great adventure which lay in Life-Everlasting.

Nyle L. Cooper

Nyle Labe Cooper, age 65, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on October 4, 2020, at home, with his beautiful soulmate by his side.  To honor Nyle’s life, a reception and Celebration of Life for his family and friends will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, from, 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., at Nyle and Patricia’s home located at 1020 West Locust Street in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Nyle’s family.

Karl E. Rohnke

Karl E. Rohnke, age 83, of Galena, Illinois, completed his earthly journey on September 20, 2020, at home in the tender care of his loving wife. To honor Karl’s life, a private family service is being held.  A Celebration of Life is being scheduled in 2021 with the details to be determined. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Karl’s family.

Elaine H. Mellon

Elaine H. Mellon, age 93, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on September 27, 2020, at Ennoble Manor in Dubuque.  To honor Elaine’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Elaine’s family.

Scott J. Spensley

Scott J. Spensley, age 60, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on September 21, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Scott’s life, a private family service is being held.  Burial will be in the Center Grove United Methodist Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Scott’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, a private family service will be held, with a public Celebration of Life tentatively being scheduled in the spring of 2021. Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque at a later date. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving John’s family.

Beverly J. Henss

Beverly J. Henss, age 81, of East Dubuque, Illinois, completed her earthly journey on September 16, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Beverly’s life, a public Celebration of Life will be held in Arizona in the spring.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Beverly’s family.

Darel L. Hilkin

Darel L. Hilkin, age 78 of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on September 14, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with pulmonary hypertension. A private family service will be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. Open Celebrations of Life will be held at a later date in both Dubuque, Iowa, and Ligurta Station, Arizona.

Claudio Vargas

Claudio Vargas, age 83, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on September 8, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Claudio’s life, a memorial service will be held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Claudio’s family.

Gary W. Latham

Gary W. Latham, age 82, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on September 5, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Gary’s life, a private family service is being held, where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.  Burial will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Gary’s family.

Mae Margaret Charley

Mae Margaret Gantenbein Charley, age 91, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on August 29, 2020, at Dubuque Specialty Care in Dubuque.  To honor Mae’s life, a private family service is being held.  Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mae’s family.

James R. “Boar” Thompson

James R. “Boar” Thompson, age 77, of East Dubuque, Ilinois, completed his earthly journey on August 27, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Jim’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2020, from 1:00 -3:00 p.m., at R Place, 292 Sinsinawa Ave, in East Dubuque.  Burial will be in the East Dubuque Cemetery at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center in humbly serving Jim’s family.

Gerald F. “Jerry” Hohensee

Gerald F. “Jerry” Hohensee, age 72, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on August 26, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Gerald’s life, his Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Gerald’s family.