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!

Kathy L. Spear

Kathy L. Spear, age 64, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on January 22, 2012, at home, with her dear friends by her side.  To honor Kathy’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held on June 12, 2021, with further details to be announced at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Kathy’s family.

Richard W. “Dick” Strickland

Richard W. “Dick” Strickland, age 71, of Sherrill, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on January 15, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Dick’s life, a private family service is being held, with a Celebration of Life being scheduled at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Dick’s family.

Paula F. Freund

Paula  F Freund, age 55, of East Dubuque, Illinois; passed from our hands into the waiting arms of her Savior on January 10, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.  Although there will be no public services at this time, a celebration of life will be announced at a later date. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Paula’s family.

Michael J. “Uncle Mike” Walter

Michael J. “Uncle Mike” Walter, age 76, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on January 11, 2021, at ManorCare in Dubuque.  To honor Mike’s life, a private family service will be held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mike’s family.

Robert J. “Bob” Wemett

Robert J. (Bob) Wemett, age 90, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on January 8, 2021, at home.  To honor Bob’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 Bob’s family.

Joyce E. Steffen

To honor Joyce’s last wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date.  Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Joyce’s family.

Toni M. Ames

Toni M. Ames, age 43, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey suddenly on January 6, 2021, at home.  To honor Toni’s life, her Celebration Of life will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Mueller Memorial Chapel at Linwood Cemetery, 2736 Windsor Avenue in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Toni’s family.

Rev. Roy B. Lewis

The Reverend Roy Lewis of Galena died on Jan. 1, 2021 at his home.  Roy was born on June 20, 1936 in Grand Rapids, MI to Guy and Viola (Morse) Lewis.  He had one Sister, Harriett Lewis-Holwerda.

Luanus M. “Lou” Pline

Luanus M. “Lou” Pline, age 65, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on January 1, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Lou’s life, a private family service is being held now, with a larger Celebration of Life being held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Lou’s family.

Betty A. Young-Schneider

Betty Ann Young-Schneider, age 74, of Farley, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on December 28, 2020, at her loving sister Mary’s home in Dickeyville, Wisconsin.  To honor Betty’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Betty’s family.

Gerald F. “Gerry” Pickel

Gerald F. Pickel, age 89, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on December 19, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Gerald’s life, a private family memorial mass is being held.  Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.  A larger Celebration of Life will be held in the summer when the entire family can gather together. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Gerald’s family.

Richard E. Walton

Richard E. Walton, age 83, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on December 16, 2020, at ManorCare in Dubuque.  To honor Richard’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 Richard’s family.

Sarah A. Frees

Sarah A. Frees, age 34 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on December 9, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving friends and caretakers.  To honor Sarah’s life, a private remembrance memorial will be held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Sarah’s family.

Mary F. Gibbs

Mary F. Gibbs, age 69, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on December 6, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Mary’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mary’s family.

Lawrence D. Neuman

Lawrence Neuman, 78, of Independence, Iowa, was called home on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at MercyOne in Dubuque, surrounded by his children.  To honor Lawrence’s life, a memorial service will be held at 10 am, on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at the Trinity Bible Church, 125 Orchard Dr, in Cedar Falls on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020.  Family and friends are welcome to join in through Facebook live.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Lawrence’s family.

Bernice E. Beresford

Bernice Evelyn Beresford, age 92, of Dubuque, died Friday, November 27, 2020 at ManorCare. A service for family and friends will be held at 1 pm, December 12, 2020 via ZOOM. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Bernice’s family.

Michael L. McInnis

Michael McInnis; known to those who had the pleasure of knowing him as ‘Hillbilly’, continued his journey to the next life and passed away on Sunday, November 15th around 2 p.m. 

Thomas P. Berning

Thomas P. Berning, age 41, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on October 29, 2020, at home, due to heart failure.  To honor Tom’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Tom’s family.

Thomas J. Roseliep

Thomas John Roseliep, age 77, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on October 19, 2020, at home. A private family service will be held to honor Tom’s life, in accordance with his wishes. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.

Deanna I. Cliff

Deanna I. Cliff, age 77, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on October 20, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Deanna’s life, a private family service is being held at Grand View United Methodist Church.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Deanna’s family.