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!

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.

Lee A. Hansel

Lee A. Hansel, age 66 of Guttenberg, Iowa, sadly completed his earthly journey on December 5, 2019, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital after a sudden illness.  To honor Lee’s life, a private family graveside service will be held at the Hansel Cemetery in Garber, Iowa.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Lee’s family.

Michael J. McDermott Jr.

Michael J. “Mike” McDermott, Jr., age 67 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on November 22, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To celebrate Mike’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mike’s family.

Carlyle L. Olson

Carlyle L. Olson, age 77 of Sherrill, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Carlyle’s life, his Celebration of Life for family and friends to gather and visit will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Breitbach’s Country Dining, 563 Balltown Road, Balltown, Iowa.  Family and friends are also invited to visit from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Fawcett & Junker Funeral Home, 1476 West Broadway, Winona, Minnesota.  Carlyle’s memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with burial following at the Bush Cemetery in Ridgeway, Minnesota, where full military honors will be accorded.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Carlyle’s family.

Kaiyuan Song

Kaiyuan Song, age 65 of Dubuque, Iowa completed his earthly journey on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Kaiyuan’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Kaiyuan’s family.

Carol A. Lau

Carol A. Lau, age 89 of Dubuque, Iowa completed her earthly journey on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dubuque, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Carol’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mueller Memorial Chapel at Linwood Cemetery, 2736 Windsor Avenue, Dubuque, Iowa.  Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Carol’s family.

Clarence D. Miles

Clarence D. Miles, age 73 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on October 30, 2019 at home, surrounded by his family.  To celebrate Clarence’s life, family and friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on November 9, 2019 at Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ, 1795 Jackson Street in Dubuque.

Ronald M. “Ron” Johnson

Ronald M. “Ron” Johnson, age 75 of Durango, Iowa sadly completed his earthly journey on October 15, 2019 after an ATV accident while hunting wild boar in Oklahoma.  To honor Ron’s life; his family, friends and loved ones are invited to bring stories and memories to share at Ron’s Celebration of Life from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Dubuque Shooting Society, 10380 U.S. 52, Dubuque, Iowa.    Burial will be in the Morse Cemetery in Johnson County Iowa at another time with immediate family.

Randal L. “Zuba” Bublitz

Randal L. “Zuba” Bublitz, age 63 of Dubuque, Iowa completed his earthly journey on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To celebrate Randy’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Steeple Square, 101 East 15th Street, Dubuque, IA, with Deacon Mike Ellis officiating.  Family and friends of Randy’s may gather to visit prior to the service from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Steeple Square.  Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Randy’s family.

Joan M. Thompson

Joan M. Thompson, age 72 of East Dubuque, Illinois completed her earthly journey on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.  To honor Joan’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Happy’s Place, 2323 Rockdale Road in Dubuque, Iowa.  Burial will be in the East Dubuque Cemetery in East Dubuque, Illinois.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Joan’s family.

Clyde Aaron Spidell, SR

Clyde Aaron Spidell, SR age 86, of North Buena Vista, Iowa completed his earthly journey on September 25, 2019 at Stone Hill Care Center in Dubuque. To honor Clyde’s life, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. at the Dubuque Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2505 Mineral Street in Dubuque. Burial will be in the North Buena Vista Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Clyde’s family.

Terrance P. “Terry” Kelly

Terrance P. “Terry” Kelly, age 69 of Dubuque, Iowa completed his earthly journey on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Terry’s life, a Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the Backpocket Taproom and Beercade, 333 East 10th Street, Dubuque, Iowa.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Terry’s family.

Alice M. (Brandt) Gould

Alice M. (Brandt) Gould, age 95 of Asbury, Iowa completed her earthly journey on September 23, 2019 at Luther Manor Grand Meadows.  To celebrate Alice’s life, a private family service will be held at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.

Harold G. “Harry” Leitner

Harold G. “Harry” Leitner, age 80 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on September 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. According to his wishes, a private family service will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque to honor Harry’s life.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Harry’s family.