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!

Kristy A. Monahan

Kristy Ann Monahan, age 51, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on July 6, 2021, at Dubuque Specialty Care, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Kristy’s life, a memorial service will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021, from 10:30 until 11:00 a.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1111 Davis Street in Dubuque.  A private family burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Her family and friends will also be invited to a Celebration of Life for Kristy on July 28, 2021.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Kristy’s family.

Alfred W. “Al” Zetzsche

Alfred W. “Al” Zetzsche, age 74, of Galena, Illinois, completed his earthly journey on July 3, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Al’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Al’s family.

John H. Del Degan

John H. Del Degan, age 64 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on July 25, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor John’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021, from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the Barrington Lakes Pavilion, 11197 Lakeview Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, 52003.  All of our family and friends are welcome to join us in friendship and fellowship as we honor the legacy which John has left behind.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving John’s family.

Paul G. Wolfe

Paul G. Wolfe, 96, of Lancaster, formerly of Potosi, passed away on June 17, 2021, at Orchard Manor in Lancaster.  To honor Paul’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 101 Church Street in Tennyson, where there will be a parish scripture wake service held at 2:30 p.m.  A private family graveside service will be held at the St. Andrew’s Cemetery.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Paul’s family. 

Jeffrey H. “Jeff” Weber

Jeffrey H. “Jeff” Weber, age 60, of Dubuque, Iowa, sadly completed his earthly journey suddenly on June 2, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  To honor Jeff’s life, full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque American Legion, Post #6, on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1111 Davis Street, in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Jeff’s family.

James H. “Jim” Herron

There will be no public visitation.  A private family memorial service will be held at Linwood Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque American Legion, Post #6.

Kathy L. Spear

Kathy L. Spear, age 64, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on January 22, 2021, at home, with her dear friends by her side.  To honor Kathy’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, June 12, 2021,at the Mines of Spain in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Kathy’s family.

Sandra L. “Sandy” Hurdiss

Sandra L. “Sandy” Hurdiss, age 77, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on May 15, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Sandy’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Sandy’s family.

Eula B. Fountain

She was a devoted daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who will be greatly missed! A memorial service will be held at The Tabernacle of Faith Apostolic Church, 801 Garfield Avenue, Dubuque, IA, 52001 on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at noon.

Christopher M. Holl

Christopher M. Holl, age 46, of Dubuque, IA, sadly completed his earthly journey suddenly on May 7, 2021, at UnityPoint-Finley Hospital.  To honor Chris’ life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Chris’ family.

Frederick J. “Fred” Smothers

Frederick J. “ Fred” Smothers, age 74, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on February 13, 2021, at UnityPoint-Finley Hospital in Dubuque.  To honor Fred’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 19th, 2021, at the Tri-State Community Church, 12937 Derby Grange Road in Dubuque, with Pastor Jack Redmond officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Fred’s family.

Sherry L. Flack

Sherry L. Flack, age 53, of Hanover, IL, completed her earthly journey, after a courageous 4-year battle with metastatic breast cancer, on April 27, 2021, at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Sherry’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Sherry’s home, 103 Franklin Street in Hanover, where family and friends may gather from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Sherry’s family.

John W. Welu

John W. Welu, age 68, of Dubuque, Iowa, went home to the Lord on September 16, 2020, at the Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor John’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., at the Eagle View Pavilion in Eagle Point Park, 2601 Shiras Avenue in Dubuque.  A Service of Remembrance will be held at 1:30 p.m. to allow his family and friends share their treasured memories together.  Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque at a later date. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving John’s family.

Nolan S. Hollaway

Nolan Scott Hollaway, age 13, of Guttenberg, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on April 19, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, in the loving arms of his mother.  To honor Nolan’s life, a private family service is being held at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Nolan’s family.

Peter A. “Pete” Esser

Peter (Pete) A. Esser, age 90, of Platteville, Wisconsin, completed his earthly journey on April 13, 2021, at Edenbrook of Platteville, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Peter’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is serving Peter’s family.

Ruth M. “Ruthie” Chevalier

Ruth Mary “Ruthie” Chevalier, age 79, of Dubuque, completed her earthly journey peacefully in her sleep on April 10, 2021, at Sunset Park Place, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Ruthie’s life, a private family burial will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Ruthie’s family.

Shirley A. Frommelt

Shirley A. Frommelt, age 82, of Hazel Green, Wisconsin, completed her earthly journey on April 6, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Shirley’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Shirley’s family.

Joseph E. “Joe” Donahue

Joseph E. “Joe” Donahue, age 88, of Dubuque, completed his earthly journey on April 6, 2021, at UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital.  To honor Joe’s life, his graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1111 Davis Street in Dubuque, where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Joe’s family.

Arthur E. “Artie” Mentz

To honor Artie’s life, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, 4300 Asbury Road in Dubuque, with Rev. Phil Gibbs officiating.  The family asks that please no flowers and requests privacy during this time.  As Elvis would say, ” TcB” (taking care of business)

Michael J. “Buck” Powers

Michael J. “Buck” Powers, age 68, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on April 3, 2021, at Stonehill Care Center, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Mike’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 4:00 p.m., at Steeple Square, 101 East 15th Street in Dubuque, with Rev. Dianne Grace officiating.  Family and friends of Mike’s may gather to visit from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at Steeple Square.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mike’s family.