Gregory S. Oertel

Gregory S. Oertel, age 57 of Dubuque, Iowa completed his earthly journey on July 8, 2019 at ManorCare, surrounded by his loving family.  To celebrate Gregory’s life, a private family service is being held.  Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Gregory’s family.


Greg was born on December 28, 1961, in Dubuque, a son to Ray and Phyllis “Gail” (Gray) Oertel.  He enjoyed his early years growing up in Dubuque, being surrounded by family and friends at every turn.  Greg went to Hempstead High School and eventually found his way into the doors at CyCare and continued on with the company through the McKesson years.  He and his beautiful bride, Janann were blessed with 5 wonderful children throughout their marriage together.  When Greg wasn’t putting in his time at work, or at home with the family, you could usually find him baiting his hook at the water’s edge on the nice days, or quite often chasing that ever elusive perfect game at the bowling alley.  Greg has battled cancer head on twice now and his spirit simply couldn’t take another day of the same.  We will miss him more than he knows, but we are also very grateful that his earthly struggles have now been forced to release their grip on his mind, body and soul.  We pray that he finally finds peace today while we wait patiently for the day when we may be reunited with Greg, once again, in a new and eternal state of perfection.      


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Gregory include,


his 5 children,

Felicia Oertel, Dubuque, Iowa,

Andrew Oertel, Dubuque, Iowa,

Nathan (Caitlyn Locke) Oertel, Dubuque, Iowa,

Joshua “John” (Jacy Paar) Oertel, Dubuque, Iowa,

and Natalie Oertel, Dubuque, Iowa;


his 2 grandsons,

Tyler and Brayden;


his ex-wife,

Janann Oertel, Dubuque, Iowa;


his siblings,

Jeff (Connie) Oertel, Dubuque, Iowa,

and Melanie (Dave Sowle) Oertel, Dubuque, Iowa;


along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.


Gregory was preceded in death by his parents.


Gregory’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Hermann, Dr. Heiar, along with the nurses and staff at ManorCare and Hospice of Dubuque for all of their professional and compassionate care of Gregory and his family.


Online condolences may be shared with Gregory’s family at

To celebrate Gregory’s life, a private family service is being held.  Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.

9 comments on “Gregory S. Oertel
  1. Brimeyers says:

    We’re so sorry for your loss prayers to you and your family

  2. Rose & Chris Thoeni says:

    We are so sorry for tour loss. Sending love and prayers to tour family.

  3. Lisa Schumacher-Erickson says:

    Sending warm thoughts and love to Greg’s family…..
    Deep peace and prayers…..

  4. Lynn (Klaas) Smith says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Greg’s passing.
    I hope the love and memories you have all shared with Greg will give you strength in the difficult days ahead.

  5. Joyce L Cottrell says:

    Rick and I are sorry for your loss. Greg was a good friend and neighbor from our childhood pass. We would like to send our deepest sympathy to his children and family. We hope his memories are keep close in your heart, and may it give you the strength at this difficult time.

  6. Patrice Brimeyer says:

    You have our sincere sympathy. Greg was a dedicated employee. Your family is in our prayers.

  7. Lisa (Lanser) Murphy says:

    Janann, Felicia, Andrew, Nathan, Joshua and Natalie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts
    are with you all.

  8. Ken Klinge says:

    To the entire Oerter family know that you have my deepest sympathy for the passing of Greg.

  9. Joe Reisdorf says:

    Greg was my supervisor and great friend. He had a laugh I can still hear today. I pray the Oertel family can find peace with their lost and know Greg is now living a better life than all of us in the Lord’s Kingdom. Will be sadly miss.

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