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!

Jean R. Schwendinger

Jean R. Schwendinger, age 79 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on April 2, 2020 at ManorCare Health Services in Dubuque.  To honor Jean’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 Jean’s family.

Liam J. Ziegenfuss

Liam J. Ziegenfuss was born on July 30, 2018 at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, and departed peacefully on March 28, 2020, at home in the loving arms of his mother.

Linda Jo Cook

Linda J. Cook, age 72 of Galena, Illinois, completed her earthly journey on March 27, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Linda’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Linda’s family.

Timothy A. “Tim” Ganahl

Timothy A. “Tim” Ganahl, age 64 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey suddenly on March 21, 2020, at the MercyOne Medical Center in Dubuque.  To honor Tim’s life, a Celebration of Life is being held at a later date.  Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Tim’s family.

Michael J. “Mick” Finn

Michael J. “Mick” Finn, age 79 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on March 27, 2020 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa.  To honor Mick’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 Mick’s family.

Thomas E. “Tom” Kerkenbush

Thomas E. “Tom” Kerkenbush, age 66, of Platteville, WI, died on March 20, 2020, comfortably at home from complications of liver cancer. To honor Tom’s life, there will be no visitation or services at this time.  A picnic will be held at the farm later this summer to celebrate his life.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Tom’s family.

Beverly A. “Bev” Isaacson

Beverly A. Isaacson, of Kieler, Wisconsin, completed her earthly journey on March 16, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To celebrate Bev’s life, a private family celebration will be held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Bev’s family.

Mary A. Zepeski

Mary A. Zepeski, age 92 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on March 7, 2020 at Luther Manor Grand Meadows in Asbury.  To honor Mary’s life, a private family service is being held.  Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mary’s family.

LaVonne J. “Bonnie” Ferguson

LaVonne J. “Bonnie” Ferguson, age 68 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on February 28, 2020 at Sunnycrest Manor in Dubuque.  To honor Bonnie’s life, her Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020, from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. at Steeple Square, 101 East 15th Street in Dubuque.  A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Dianne Christopher officiating.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Bonnie’s family.

Theresa M. Sawvell

Theresa M. Sawvell, age 61, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on February 25, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Theresa’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Happy’s Place, 2323 Rockdale Road in Dubuque, beginning at 5 p.m. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Theresa’s family.

Donna M. Breiner

Donna M. Breiner, age 91 of Dubuque, Iowa completed her earthly journey suddenly on February 18, 2020, at UnityPoint Finley Hospital in Dubuque.  To celebrate Donna’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. at Steeple Square, 101 East 15th Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001 with Pastor Jack Redmond officiating.  Family and friends of Donna’s may gather to visit prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Steeple Square.  Burial will be in the Center Grove Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Donna’s family.

Antonios P. “Tony” Laouras

Antonios P. “Tony” Laouras, age 78 of Dubuque, Iowa, and formerly of Chicago, Illinois, completed his earthly journey on February 17, 2020 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To celebrate Tony’s life, a private family service is being held.  Burial will be in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, Illinois.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Tony’s family.

Doretta E. Alger

Doretta E. “Grandma DeDe” Alger, age 100 of East Dubuque, IL, completed her earthly journey February 17, 2020.  A celebration of her life will be held February 22, 1-3pm at Bell Tower Retirement Community (430 Sidney St, East DBQ) where friends and family can share their cherished memories of Doretta.  A service and burial will also be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the Marco Lutheran Church, 525 North Collier Blvd., Marco Island, Florida. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Doretta’s family.

Stephanie A. Ohnesorge

Stephanie A. Ohnesorge, age 47 of Dubuque, Iowa completed her earthly journey on January 14, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. To celebrate Stephanie’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Stephanie’s family.

Frank J. Batka, Jr.

Frank J. Batka, Jr., age 86 of Dubuque, Iowa, and formerly of Des Plaines, Illinois, and Chicago, Illinois, completed his earthly journey on February 9, 2020 at Luther Manor Grand Meadows in Asbury, Iowa, with his loving wife by his side.  To celebrate Frank’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the Grand Meadows Clubhouse, 5284 Grand Meadows Drive, Asbury, Iowa, with a memorial service being held at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dianne Grace officiating.  There will also be a Celebration of Life held from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Lone Tree Manor, 7730 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, Illinois, which includes a memorial service being held at 2:00 p.m. followed by a traditional Polish meal.  Burial will be in the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Frank’s family.

Earl F. Moore

Earl Frank Moore, age 87 of Sherrill, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on January 31, 2020 at home.  To celebrate Earl’s life, a reception for family and friends is being held in the afternoon on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at The Barn, 5090 Sherrill Road, Sherrill, Iowa.

Carol A. Scheffert

Carol A. Scheffert, age 74 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on February 5, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To celebrate Carol’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Carol’s family.

George K. Shalabi

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, February 22 at The Freethinkers Hall in Sauk City, Wis. (307 Polk Street) from 2 to 6 pm. Friends are encouraged to share memories during a storytelling session (George LOVED telling stories) from 4 to 5 pm. 

Sara J. Wild

Sara J. Wild, age 48 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on February 2, 2020 at UnityPoint-Finley Hospital in Dubuque, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Sara’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., with a brief memorial service starting promptly at 1:00 p.m., at the Bridge Christian Community Church, 395 West 9th Street, with Pastor Travis Roehm officiating.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Sara’s family.

William C. “Bill” Schneider

William Clifford “Bill” Schneider, 76, of Apple Canyon Lake in Apple River, Oswego, and previously Batavia, Illinois, passed away on January 20, 2020 at Midwest Medical Center in Galena, Illinois. A Celebration of Life for Bill is being scheduled and will be announced at a later date.