Jannell M. Borgstahl

Jannell M. Borgstahl, age 59, of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on October 18, 2023, at home while surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Jannell’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Jannell’s family.


Jannell was born on August 14, 1964, in Dubuque, IA, a daughter to Loretta (Weires) Paar.  She embraced life, loved her family, and even when cancer arrived in her life, Jannell stood firm and fought that battle as long as she could with the courage of a mama bear watching over her cubs.  Jannell was primarily a wonderful wife and mother, but did work outside of the home with Medline for some time.  Her generous spirit was continually on display and if anyone needed help, she was always there for them no matter what was happening in her own life.  Jannell enjoyed collecting Emmett Kelly clowns in her free-time, and was always ready with a bit of humor when the timing was right, or even a little sarcasm if it was a more appropriate considering the situation.  Either way, Jannell always left a positive imprint on the lives around her and never let the bad days get the best of her.  We will miss her more than words could ever accurately depict, but we know that she was surely tired from her earthly battles and now it is time to rest in eternal peace.  Thank you, Jannell, for being exactly who you were and may the Lord keep and hold you in His loving grace-filled arms until we all meet again.


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Jannell include,

her loving husband,

Gary J. Borgstahl, Dubuque, IA;


her children,

Andrew J. Borgstahl,

and Shane Borgstahl, both of Dubuque, IA;


her mother,

Loretta Paar, Dubuque, IA;


her step-grandchildren,

Carlota Young, Highland, MI,

Zion Borgstahl, Highland, MI,

Kim Borgstahl, Omaha, NE,

and Mya Hill, Omaha, NE;


her siblings,

Amy Correll, Dubuque, IA,

Michelle (Rick) Schickel, Dubuque, IA,

Dan (Hallie) Paar, Dubuque, IA,

Jim (Carol) Rowell, Colorado Springs, CO,

Pamela Williams, Henderson, NV,

Angie Walden, Las Vegas, NV

and Neal Paar, Homosassa Springs, FL;


along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Jannell was preceded in death by her father, Larry Walters; her step-father, Richard Paar; her brother-in-law, Tom Correll; and her aunt, Mary Grubstick.


Jannell’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque for all of their professional and compassionate care during this difficult time.


Online condolences may be shared with Jannell’s family at www.tristatecremationcenter.com

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

3 comments on “Jannell M. Borgstahl
  1. Jolene Wolf says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss Jim, Michelle & Amy. You have my deepest sympathy.

  2. Beverly Chase says:

    I am grateful to have had Jannell as a childhood friend. We grew up together and shared many fun times. I was sorry to hear this news.

  3. Kelli Hayes says:

    My condolences to the family. I will always treasure the memories of Jannell. With a quiet voice and an iron will, I always listened to what she had to say. She will be forever missed

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