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!

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.

Terese A. “Teri” McCarthy

Terese A. “Teri” McCarthy, age 69 of Dodgeville, Wisconsin, formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on January 25, 2020 at Edenbrook of Platteville, with her loving family by her side.  To celebrate Teri’s life, a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church, 519 West Roosevelt Street, Cuba City, WI, with Father David Flanagan officiating.  Family and friends of Teri’s may gather to visit prior to the service from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Teri’s family.

Georgia P. Sakas

Georgia Peter Sakas peacefully passed away on Saturday, January 18.  She will be interred at the Guttenberg City Cemetery and the family will have a private remembrance later this year. 

Michael J. “Mike” Pluemer

Michael J. “Mike” Pluemer, age 66 of Asbury, Iowa completed his earthly journey on January 8, 2020 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Mike’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020, from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m., in the Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom, 450 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa.  Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mike’s family.

Frederick E. “Fred” Finzel

Frederick E. “Fred” Finzel, age 56 of Dubuque, Iowa completed his earthly journey on January 8, 2020 at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.  To celebrate Fred’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Fred’s family.

Nancy G. Drapeau

Nancy G. Drapeau, age 67 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on December 21, 2019 at Stonehill Care Center, lovingly surrounded by her family. To honor Nancy’s life, a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Van Buren Elementary School, 2525 29th Street, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held immediately following her memorial service at the Lion Bridge Brewing Co., 59 16th Avenue SW, Czech Village, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Tri-State Cremation Center in humbly serving Nancy’s family.

Dawn S. Woodhouse

Dawn Sonia (Meyer) Woodhouse, age 75 of Dubuque, Iowa completed her earthly journey on December 20, 2019 at home, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Dawn’s life, family and friends may gather to visit from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at her Celebration of Life on Sunday, December, 29, 2019 at Timmerman’s Supper Club, 7777 Timmerman Drive, East Dubuque, Illinois. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Dawn’s family.

Laurie A. Theill

Laurie A. Theill, age 60 of Kieler, Wisconsin, completed her earthly journey on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Laurie’s life, family and friends may gather and visit at her Celebration of Life from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Sunset Lanes & Hall, 410 South Main Street, Dickeyville, Wisconsin.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Laurie’s family.