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!

Randal L. “Zuba” Bublitz

Randal L. “Zuba” Bublitz, age 63 of Dubuque, Iowa completed his earthly journey on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To celebrate Randy’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Steeple Square, 101 East 15th Street, Dubuque, IA, with Deacon Mike Ellis officiating.  Family and friends of Randy’s may gather to visit prior to the service from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Steeple Square.  Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Randy’s family.

Joan M. Thompson

Joan M. Thompson, age 72 of East Dubuque, Illinois completed her earthly journey on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.  To honor Joan’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Happy’s Place, 2323 Rockdale Road in Dubuque, Iowa.  Burial will be in the East Dubuque Cemetery in East Dubuque, Illinois.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Joan’s family.

Clyde Aaron Spidell, SR

Clyde Aaron Spidell, SR age 86, of North Buena Vista, Iowa completed his earthly journey on September 25, 2019 at Stone Hill Care Center in Dubuque. To honor Clyde’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. at the Dubuque Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2505 Mineral Street in Dubuque. Burial will be in the North Buena Vista Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Clyde’s family.

Terrance P. “Terry” Kelly

Terrance P. “Terry” Kelly, age 69 of Dubuque, Iowa completed his earthly journey on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Terry’s life, a Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the Backpocket Taproom and Beercade, 333 East 10th Street, Dubuque, Iowa.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Terry’s family.

Alice M. (Brandt) Gould

Alice M. (Brandt) Gould, age 95 of Asbury, Iowa completed her earthly journey on September 23, 2019 at Luther Manor Grand Meadows.  To celebrate Alice’s life, a private family service will be held at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.

Harold G. “Harry” Leitner

Harold G. “Harry” Leitner, age 80 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on September 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. According to his wishes, a private family service will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque to honor Harry’s life.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Harry’s family.

George D. “Dan” Barry

George “Dan” Barry, age 62 of Dubuque, Iowa completed his earthly journey on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  Per Danny’s request, a Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. at the Backpocket Taproom and Beercade, 333 East 10th Street, Dubuque.  A private family burial will be held at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West, Iowa, where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Dan’s family.

Pasquale “Pat” Danna, Jr.

Pasquale “Pat” Danna, Jr., age 87 of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, completed his earthly journey on August 21, 2019 at Dubuque Specialty Care in Dubuque, with his loving family by his side.  To honor Pat’s life, a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at The Church of the Resurrection, 4300 Asbury Road, Dubuque, Iowa, 52002, with Rev. Thomas Heathershaw officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Pat’s family.

Mary Jo “Jody” Beauchamp

Mary Jo “Jody” Beauchamp, age 77 of Dubuque, Iowa completed her earthly journey on August 9, 2019, at Stonehill Care Center, with her loving husband of 58 years by her side.  To celebrate Jody’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 Jody’s family.

Carolyn A. Visser

Carolyn A. Visser, age 74 of Dubuque, Iowa completed her earthly journey suddenly on August 1, 2019 at UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital Dubuque, with her dear friend, Linda, by her side.  To celebrate Carolyn’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hadley Chapel, Hillcrest Family Services Campus, 2005 Asbury Road, Dubuque, Iowa with Pastor Diane Christopher officiating.  Family and friends of Carolyn may gather to visit prior to the service from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. in Hadley Chapel.  Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa, Iowa at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Carolyn’s family.

Robert C. “Chuck” Lehnhardt, Sr.

Robert C. “Chuck” Lehnhardt, Sr., age 76 of Dubuque, Iowa completed his earthly journey on July 25, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Bob’s life, family and friends are invited to “Bob’s party” to be held on August 11th.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Bob’s family.

Henry A. “Hank” Ollendick

Henry A. “Hank” Ollendick, age 89 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on July 25, 2019 at the Hawkeye Care Center in Asbury.  A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Holy Ghost Church, 305 West Main Street, Dickeyville, Wisconsin with Rev. Bernard Rott officiating.  Burial with military honors by the Dubuque Marine Corps League will follow in the Holy Ghost Church Cemetery.

Ann L. Smith

Ann L. Smith, age 66 of Peosta, IA completed her earthly journey on July 23, 2019 at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Ann’s life, family and friends may gather together from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. for her Celebration of Life on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the Peosta Community Centre, 7896 Burds Road, Peosta, IA.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Ann’s family

Paul J. “Jack” Papin

Paul J. “Jack” Papin, age 82 of Dubuque, Iowa completed his earthly journey on July 20, 2019 at home, surrounded by his kids and wife.  To honor Jack’s life, a private family Celebration of Life will be held at the Tri-State Veterans Memorial Plaza at a later date. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Paul’s family.

Martha A. “Marti” Neises

Martha A. “Marti” Neises, age 73 of Fillmore, Iowa completed her earthly journey on July 15, 2019 at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To celebrate Marti’s life, a private family service is being held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Marti’s family.

Gregory S. Oertel

Gregory S. Oertel, age 57 of Dubuque, Iowa completed his earthly journey on July 8, 2019 at ManorCare, surrounded by his loving family.  To celebrate Gregory’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 Gregory’s family.

Norman L. “Norm” Breiner

Norman L. “Norm” Breiner, age 91 of Dubuque, Iowa completed his earthly journey on July 7, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family.  To celebrate Norm’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. at Steeple Square, 101 East 15th Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001 with Pastor Jack Redmond officiating.  Family and friends of Norm’s may gather to visit prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Steeple Square.  Burial will be in the Center Grove Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Norm’s family.

George W. “Cork” Lyons

George W. “Cork” Lyons, age 75 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor George, a Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Riverfront Pavilion at Eagle Point Park, 2601 Shiras Avenue, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001.  Family and friends of George may visit from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Riverfront Pavilion.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving George’s family.

Mary “Kathy” Kellogg

Mary “Kathy” Kellogg, age 66 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Bethany Home in Dubuque, surrounded by her loving family.  To celebrate Kathy’s life, a private family service will be held at Bethany Home for her family and friends.  Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Kathy’s family.

Robert C. “Bob” Takes

Robert C. “Bob” Takes, age 67 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To celebrate Bob’s life, a private family service is being held.  Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dubuque at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Bob’s family.