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 Richard Reisen, Jr.

Paul Richard Reisen Jr. 56 of Freeport, Illinois passed away Friday, February 16, 2024.  A private family service will be held at a later date where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.

Duane J. Ryness

Duane J. Ryness, age 69, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey suddenly on Friday, February 23, 2024, in Dubuque, IA.  To honor Duane’s life, a private family service is being held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Duane’s family.

Linda K. Mushrush

Linda K. Mushrush, age 67, of Dyersville, IA, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2024, at home while surrounded by her loving family after a courageous 24 year battle with cancer.  To honor Linda’s life, her memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2899 Hales Mill Road in Asbury, IA, with Rev. Karla Wildberger officiating.  Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service for Linda’s family and friends.  

James W. Skinner, Jr.

James W. Skinner, Jr., age 39, of Dubuque IA, formerly of Davenport, IA, completed his earthly journey on February 13, 2024, at home while surrounded by his loving family.  To honor James’ life, a Celebration of Life will be held in Chicago, IL at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving James’ family.

Joshua J. “Josh” Fee

Joshua J. “Josh” Fee, age 38, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on February 13, 2024, at home while surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Josh’s life, a private family Celebration of Life is being held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Josh’s family.

Kathleen M. “Kathy” Mundell

Kathleen M. “Kathy” Mundell, age 72, of Gratiot, WI, formerly of Viola, MN, completed her earthly journey on February 6, 2024, at MercyOne Hospital in Dubuque, IA, while surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Kathy’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held this summer back home in Minnesota with details to be announced at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Kathy’s family.

Randy R. Laufenberg

Randy R. Laufenberg, age 72, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey suddenly on February 1, 2024, at Mercy Hospital, while surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Randy’s life, a private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Randy’s family.

Dwain W. Perry

Dwain W. Perry, age 86, of Worthington, IA, completed his earthly journey on February 3, 2024, at UnityPoint Finley Hospital in Dubuque, IA, while surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Dwain’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held beginning at 12;00 noon, on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at the Earlville Community Center, 120 North Avenue in Worthington, IA.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Dwain’s family.

William J. “Bill” Gerber

William J. “Bill” Gerber, age 52, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey suddenly on January 29, 2024, at home.  To honor Bill’s life, a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, February 3, 2024, in the Mt. Carmel Bluffs Terrace Community Room, 1040 Carmel Drive, with Pastor Matt Phelps officiating.  Family and friends are invited to remain after the service for food and fellowship from 12:00–2:00 p.m.  Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Bill’s family.

Jack A. Lucas

Jack A. Lucas, age 66, of Port Orchard, WA, formerly of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on January 25, 2024.  In keeping with Jack’s wishes, there will be no public services.

Dr. Dale L. Lonning

Dr. Dale L. Lonning, age 52, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on January 15, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics while surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Dale’s life, a private service is being held at Grand View Methodist Church.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Dale’s family.

Sarah Elizabeth (Eichhorn) Smith

   Dubuque, Iowa – Sarah Elizabeth (Eichhorn) Smith 84, completed her earthly journey on Monday, January 8, 2024.  Visitation will be Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. with celebrant Fr. Steve Rosonke.  A live stream of Sarah’s Funeral Mass will be available at https://www.stanthony-dubuque.org/live.

Sara Kay Miller

Sara Kay Miller, age 42, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on January 8, 2024, while surrounded by her loving family. To honor Sara’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held from 2:00–6:00 p.m., on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the Lacoma Golf Club Event Center, 8080 Timmerman Drive, East Dubuque, IL. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Sara’s family.

Lord Philip Martin McCloud

Lord Philip Martin McCloud, age 74, of Galena, IL, completed his earthly journey suddenly on December 30, 2023, at home while in the loving arms of his wife.  To honor Philip’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held at a later date this summer (June).  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Philip’s family.

Marian L. Saour

Marian L. Saour, age 77, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on December 30, 2023, at Mt. Carmel Bluffs in Dubuque.  To honor Marian’s life, a private family service is being held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Marian’s family.

Elta Mae “Tooter” Castleberry

Elta Mae “Tooter” Castleberry, age 85, of Farley, IA, completed her earthly journey on December 30, 2023, at home while surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Elta’s life,  a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Elta’s family.

Elby Dewayne “Bama” Revis, Jr.

Elby Dewayne “Bama” Revis, Jr., age 63, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on December 29, 2023, at home suddenly.  To honor Dewayne’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Dewayne’s family.

Norbert J. “Norb” Steger

Norbert J. “Norb” Steger, age 88, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on December 27, 2023, at the Midwest Medical Center in Galena while surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Norb’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2024, from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Dubuque American Legion Hall Post 6, 1306 Delhi Street in Dubuque.  Family and friends are invited to join in fellowship and sharing in the abundance of memories which Norb leaves behind.  Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. prior to the Celebration of Life at Dubuque Memorial Gardens Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Norb’s family.

Sandra L. Henry

Sandra L. Henry, age 85, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on December 25, 2023, while at home surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Sandra’s life, a memorial mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, December 29, 2023, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 2921 Central Avenue in Dubuque, with Father Steve Garner officiating.  Family and friends of Sandra’s are invited to join in fellowship for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in Texas at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Sandra’s family.

Kathryn J. Moyer

Kathryn J. Moyer, age 73, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on December 20, 2023, at Dubuque Specialty Care.  To honor Kathryn’s life, a private family service is being held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Kathryn’s family.