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!

Linda A. Somerville

Linda A. Somerville, age 73, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on April 12, 2022, at MercyOne in Dubuque, while surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Linda’s life, a Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Linda’s family.

Daniel P. Burchfield

Daniel P. Burchfield, age 50, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on April 6, 2022, at home while surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Daniel’s life, a Celebration BBQ will be held in June for his family and friends to gather in fellowship, food, and the memories which Daniel leaves behind.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Daniel’s family.

John J. Plein

John J. Plein, age 78, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on April 7, 2022, at Ennoble Nursing and Rehabilitation.  To honor John’s life, a private family service will be held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving John’s family.

Jerry L. Murdock

Jerry L. Murdock, age 80, of Galena, IL, completed his earthly journey on April 2, 2022, at home while surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Jerry’s life, his memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Galena Bible Church, 11108 US 20, Galena, IL, with Pastors Gary Kirst and Tim Wagner officiating.  Family and friends of Jerry’s may gather and visit from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. prior to the service.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Jerry’s family.

M. Paul “Pete” Blum

Paul “Pete” Blum, age 86, of Beetown, WI, completed his earthly journey on April 1, 2022, at home surrounded by his loving family. To honor Pete’s life, his memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at the River Valley Community Church, 1035 Jack Oak Road, Cassville, WI, with Pastor Don Zahurance officiating. Family and friends of Pete’s may visit from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church prior to the service.  Burial will be in the Cassville Cemetery at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Pete’s family.

Jude T. “Bubba” Brashaw

Mr. Jude Thomas “Bubba” Brashaw, dedicated father, uncle and grandfather left his earthly body to begin his next journey on Thursday March 31st, 2022. Jude touched so many in his full life of 72 years. A memorial mass for Jude will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at St. Joe the Worker Catholic Church, 2001 St. Joseph Street in Dubuque, with Father Jim Goerend officiating. Family and friends are also invited to join in fellowship and the memory of Jude during a Celebration of Life event on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Lot 1, 100 Main Street in Dubuque. All those interested in attending are encouraged to join anytime between 1:00 and 5:00 PM. Online condolences for Jude’s family may be left at www.tristatecremationcenter.com

Robert C. “Bob” Lehnhardt, Jr.

Robert C. “Bob” Lehnhardt, Jr., age 57, of Hazel Green, WI, left us all too soon on March 26, 2022, at the University of Iowa Hospital while surrounded by his loving family and girlfriend.  To honor Bob’s life, there will be a party held on Sunday, May 15, 2022, from 11:00 – 3:00 p.m., in the Dubuque County Fairgrounds Ballroom, 14569 Old Highway Road in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Bob’s family.

Carrie A. Anderson

Carrie A. Anderson, age 39, of East Dubuque, IL, completed her earthly journey on March 27, 2022, at home while surrounded by her loving family. To honor Carrie’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., on Monday, April 4, 2022, in the Northwoods Room at the Stoney Creek Inn, 940 Galena Square Drive in Galena, IL. Her memorial service will be held at 4 pm, with Rev. Dianne Grace officiating. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Carrie’s family.

Irene E. Heeren

Irene E. Heeren, age 81, of Bernard, IA, completed her earthly journey on March 25, 2022, at MercyOne in Dubuque, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Irene’s life, a private family service will be held at a later date.  Burial will be in the Dubuque Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Irene’s family.

David G. Gordon

David Gordon (age 37) of Forest Park, Illinois, was born on March 27, 1984, in Mexico City, Mexico, and on March 24, 2022, passed away peacefully in Elizabeth, Illinois, surrounded by his beloved wife Caitlin Clarke Gordon, daughters, Thalia Imari Gordon (age 18), Arianna Viviana Gordon (age 18), and Amaya Mhairi Gordon (age 3), sons, Damian Anthony Gordon (age 14) and Dante Marion Gordon (age 13), and extended family.

John R. “Taco” Presley

John R. “Taco” Presley, age 53, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on March 22, 2022, at UnityPoint-Finley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor John’s life, a private family service will be held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving John’s family.

Robert C. “Bob” Bysiek

Robert C. “Bob” Bysiek, age 57, of Platteville, WI, completed his earthly journey on March 16, 2022.  To honor Bob’s life, a private family service will be held at a later date.  Per Bob’s wishes, his ashes will be buried at sea.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Bob’s family and friends.

Carol A. Krueger

Carol A. Krueger, age 74, of Galena, IL, and Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on March 15, 2022, at home surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Carol’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Carol’s family.

Gary R. Fichtinger

Gary R Fichtinger, age 71, of Hazel Green, WI, died peacefully on March 7, 2022, in his home surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Gary’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., in the River Front Pavilion at Eagle Point Park, 2601 Shiras Avenue in Dubuque, IA.

Geraldine Ann “Gerry” Anthony

Geraldine Ann “Gerry” Anthony, age 88, of Galena, IL completed her earthly journey on March 3, 2022, at the Galena-Stauss Nursing Home, while surrounded by her loving family. To honor Gerry’s life, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., St. Walter Catholic Church, 130 W. Pine St., Roselle, IL, with Fr. Mario Quejadas officiating. For those who cannot be attendance, the mass will be live-streamed at https://www.stwalterchurch.com. Burial will be following the mass at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Cemetery, 1185 W. Algonquin Rd. Palatine, IL.    

Gordon “Gene” Sargent

Gordon “Gene” Sargent, age 75, of Warren, IL, completed his earthly journey on March 1, 2022, at UnityPoint Finley Hospital in Dubuque, IA.  To honor Gene’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Gene’s family.

Rebecca L. Salazar

Rebecca L. Salazar, age 58, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on February 28, 2022, at home surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Rebecca’s life, a private family service is being held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Rebecca’s family.

Kenneth W. Hines

Kenneth W. Hines, Sr., age 71 of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on February 28, 2022, at home surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Ken’s life, a private family service is being held at Linwood Cemetery.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Ken’s family.

Howard J. Grobe

Howard J. Grobe, age 89, of Bernard, IA, completed his earthly journey on Feb. 18, 2022, at his home in Leisure Lake surrounded by loved ones.  To honor Howard’s life, a private family service for family and friends will be held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Howard’s family.

Pamela R. “Pam” Wachendorf

Pamela R. “Pam” Wachendorf, 64, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on Feb. 16, 2022, at home while surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Pam’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the Eagle’s Club, 1175 Century Drive in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Pam’s family.