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!

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.

Ross L. Noah

Ross L. Noah, age 69 of Cuba City, Wisconsin completed his earthly journey on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Ross’ life, a Celebration of Life will be held at Doolittle’s Pub and Eatery, 112 South Main Street, Cuba City, Wisconsin, 53807.  Family and friends of Ross’ may gather, visit and share memories together on Friday, June 14, 2019 after 5:00 p.m.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Ross’ family.

Thomas P. “Tom” Urban

Thomas P. “Tom” Urban, age 69 of Dubuque, Iowa completed his earthly journey on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at MercyOne Dubuque, surrounded by his loving family after a sudden illness.  To celebrate Tom’s life, a private family service is being held at a later date.  Burial will be in the Highview Cemetery in Epworth, Iowa.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Tom’s family.

Michael S. “Mike” Mattan

Michael S. “Mike” Mattan, age 51 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on Thursday, June 7, 2019 at Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dubuque.  To honor Mike’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Grand View United Methodist Church, 3342 John Wesley Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, 52002.  To celebrate Mike’s life, family and friends may visit prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.  Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in the Greenview Cemetery, 1201 Avenue of the Cities/Colona Road, East Moline, Illinois, 61244.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mike’s family.

Patricia A. “Patty” Koehler

Patricia A. “Patty” Koehler, age 80 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Patty’s life, a Celebration of Life for her and Dave is being scheduled for a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Patty’s family.

Paulette M. “Paula” Taylor

Paulette M. “Paula” Taylor, age 72 of Asbury, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Hawkeye Care Center in Asbury with her husband by her side after a 5 year battle with dementia.  To celebrate Paula’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Paula’s family.

Rose E. Hall

Rose E. Hall, age 93 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Luther Manor Community in Dubuque, surrounded by her loving family.  To celebrate Rose’s life, private family services are being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Rose’s family.

Ronald L. “Ron” Hanson

Ronald L. (Ron) Hanson, age 66 of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of 2540 Knob Hill Drive, completed his earthly journey peacefully on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Dubuque Specialty Care after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. To honor Ron’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 Ron’s family.

Gary L. McGinnis

Gary L. McGinnis, age 68 of Dubuque, Iowa completed his earthly journey on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at ManorCare Health Services in Dubuque, IA.  A private family service will be held to celebrate Gary’s life.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Gary’s family.

James H. “Jim” Goss

James H. “Jim” Goss, age 53 of East Dubuque, formerly of Savanna, Illinois, completed his earthly journey on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Jim’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Manny’s Pizza, 211 Main Street, Savanna, Illinois, 61074.  Family and friends may visit from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and are invited to share in food and fellowship with all who knew and loved Jim.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Jim’s family.

Danielle L. Heck-Lonning

Danielle L. Heck-Lonning, age 43 of Asbury, Iowa, completed her journey on Friday, April 12, 2019 in her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a short battle with Colorectal cancer.  To honor Danielle’s life, a private service will be held.

Cecilia L. “Sue” Dement

Cecilia L. “Sue” Dement, age 88 of Dubuque, completed her earthly journey on Wednesday,April 10, 2019, at Dubuque Specialty Care. To celebrate Sue’s life, a private family service is being held. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Sue’s family.

William A. “Bill” Probst

William A. “Bill” Probst, age 80 of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, found peace after a long, courageous battle with cancer, on Monday, April 8, 2019.  To honor Bill, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 4th, 2019, at St Patrick’s Church Hall, 237 East Main Street, Benton, Wisconsin, where friends and family may gather anytime between 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Burial will be off the coast of the Pearl Harbor Naval Base at Honolulu, Hawaii, where full military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Navy.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Bill’s family.

Helen L. Putman

Helen L. Putman, age 70 of Bellevue, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on Friday, April 5, 2019.  To celebrate Helen’s life, a private family service is being held.  Burial will be in the Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois, where full military honors will be accorded.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Helen’s family.