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!

Jauquetta L. “Jack” Schmiedeskamp

Jauquetta L. “Jack” Schmiedeskamp, age 71, of Dubuque, IA, formerly of California, completed her earthly journey on December 19, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Jack’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Jauquetta’s family.

Robert Brainerd Hutchinson

Robert Brainerd Hutchinson was born on September 24, 1951, and died peacefully at home in Hanover IL on December 10, 2021 after a long and valiant fight with cancer.  In honor of his wishes, there will be no formal ceremony and his ashes will be buried in the Casper Bluff Natural Cemetery, Galena, IL.   

Dyan M. Burke

Dyan M. Burke, age 70, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on Dec. 4, 2021, at the home of her sister, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Dyan’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, at Steeple Square, 101 E. 15th Street in Dubuque.  Dyan’s memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dianne Grace officiating.  A private family burial will be held at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Dyan’s family.

Patricia E. “Patti” Bakey

Patricia E. “Patti” Bakey, age 74, of Platteville, WI, formerly of Dubuque, IA, was called home to the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Patti’s life, a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, at Westview Methodist Church, 770 West Madison Street in Platteville, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastors Bob Korntved and Richard T. Carns officiating.  Family and friends of Patti’s are invited to visit from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Patti’s family.

Laura A. Vaughn

Inver Grove Heights, MN… Laura Ann Vaughn, 55, of the Minneapolis area, formerly of Dubuque, passed away at home November 29, 2021, as the result of pulmonary disease. Laura was born on June 28, 1966, in Dubuque to C. Jay and Norma (Nurre) Vaughn. Funeral mass will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 11 am.

John C. Reinheimer

John C. Reinheimer, age 73, of Galena, IL, formerly of Cedar Rapids, IA, completed his earthly journey suddenly on November 27, 2021, at home.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving John’s family.

Randall D. “Randy” Levins

Randall D. “Randy” Levins, age 63, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on Nov. 24, 2021, at MercyOne in Dubuque.  To honor Randy’s life, a private family service is being held.  Burial will be in the Dunleith Cemetery in East Dubuque, IL, at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Randy’s family.

Michael J. “Mike” Arthofer

Michael J. “Mike” Arthofer, age 81, of Peosta, IA, completed his earthly journey on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 2021, at home while surrounded by his loving family. To honor Mike’s life, a graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., at the St. Catherine’s Cemetery with Rev. Dianne Grace officiating.  Full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mike’s family.

Richard F. McFarland

Richard Francis McFarland, 62, of Dubuque, died peacefully on Nov 24, while under the care of Hospice of Dubuque. He was the son of Edward and Angela McFarland, who are deceased. A private memorial service for family will be scheduled at a later date.

Eugene R. “Gene” Glanz

Eugene R. “Gene” Glanz, age 86, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey suddenly on Nov. 18, 2021, at home in the loving arms of his wife.  To honor Gene’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Gene’s family.

James E. “Jim” Lindsay

To honor Jim’s life, a private family graveside service is being held.

Michael D. “Mike” White

Michael D. “Mike” White, age 75, of Galena, Illinois, completed his earthly journey on October 21, 2021, at Dubuque Specialty Care.  To honor Mike’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Mike’s family.

Francis J. “Frank” Schumacher, Jr.

Francis J. “Frank” Schumacher, Jr., age 72, of Cape Coral, FL, formerly of Dubuque, Marshalltown, and Des Moines, IA, was called home, into the grace filled arms of his Lord and Savior, suddenly on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at the Hope Hospice House in Cape Coral, while surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Frank’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., at Steeple Square, 101 E. 15th Street in Dubuque, where his family and friends are invited to join in food, fellowship, and sharing in his testimony of a life well lived.  Frank’s memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Steeple Square, with Pastor Jack Redmond officiating.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Frank’s family.

Patricia M. “Patsy” Arensdorf

Patricia M. “Patsy” Arensdorf, age 72, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on Oct. 25, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Patsy’s life, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at 11:00 am, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1425 Iowa Street, with Father Martin Coolidge officiating.  Family and friends may visit for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Patsy’s family.

George Giannakouros

Dr. George Giannakouros, 88, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family. To honor George’s life, a private family service will be held at a future date.

Eugene C. “Jupe” Jaeger

Eugene C. “Jupe” Jaeger, age 87, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on October 20, 2021, at Ennoble Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation.  To honor Eugene’s life, a private family service is being held.  Burial will be in the St. Paul’s Cemetery in Worthington, Iowa.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Eugene’s family.

Thomas J. “Tom” McGriff

Thomas J. “Tom” McGriff, age 78, of Galena, Illinois, completed his earthly journey on October 2, 2021, at home. To honor Tom’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Tom’s family.

Thomas “Tom Brenner” Ashenbrenner

Tom Ashenbrenner (aka Tom Brenner), passed away on October 11 at the age of 69 years old. He was born in Milwaukee, WI.

John D. “Bronco” Weber, Jr.

John D. “Bronco” Weber, Jr., age 60, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on October 3, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor John’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving John’s family.

Raymond H. “Ray” McDowell

Raymond H. “Ray” McDowell, age 81, of Edgewood, IA, passed away peacefully on Oct. 1, 2021, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Ray’s life, a memorial service will be held on Friday, October 8, at 3 p.m., at the Silver Creek United Methodist Church, in Monti, IA.  Family and friends may visit from 1 p.m., until the time of services at the church.