Jerome A. “Jerry” Bries

Jerome A. “Jerry” Bries, 75 of Dubuque, completed his earthly journey Sept. 2, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family. To honor Jerry, a Celebration of Life will be from 4:00 until 8:00 pm, Tuesday Sept. 7, 2021, in the Riverfront Pavilion at Eagle Point Park, Dubuque. Please join us in a casual gathering of family & friends. We encourage friends to bring their classic cars as we host one last car show in Jerry’s honor.  

Jerry was born April 4, 1946, Dubuque, IA, to Eddie & Margaret (Cherne) Bries. Jerry & Sue Haberkorn were united in marriage April 22, 1967, in Dubuque.  They were blessed with 2 children & 5 grandchildren.  Jerry worked as a concrete finisher at Tri-State Paving & Flynn Construction, before he joined his brother-in-law, Dave Haberkorn, as co-owner of Haberkorn Auto Center for over 30 years. Jerry loved working on cars, even in his spare time. This love of cars continues on with his son Jeff and grandson Joey. His 55 Chevy has created numerous memories that his whole family treasures. He also spent many years remodeling their award-winning historic home.  Jerry was gifted with a quiet & reserved personality, but his kind & always dependable attitude were continually on display for all to witness.  We will miss him more than words can say & we are eternally grateful for each & every moment we had together. Jerry role-modeled the words, thoughts & actions of a perfect gentlemen so effortlessly, & may eternal peace be his until we meet again.   

Those left behind to cherish his memory include: his wife of 54 years, Sue Bries, his 2 beloved children, Jeff (Zelie) Bries, Castle Hayne, NC & Bonnie (Terry) LeConte, Dubuque; his 5 adored grandchildren, Joey & Sammy Bries, Tyler, Paige, & Lexie LeConte; his siblings, Duane (Carmen) Bries, Kenny Bries, Dale Bries, & Karen Friedman; his in-laws, Jim (Vicki) Haberkorn, Dave Haberkorn, Judy Andresen, & Mary (Jeff) Curtis.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Sue’s parents George & Addie Haberkorn, Sister-in-law Mary Alice Haberkorn, Brother-in-law George Andresen, & niece Joy Kaiser.

Jerry’s family would like to thank Dr. Chris Stille & his nurse Amanda, the Physical Therapy department at Medical Associates, & Hospice of Dubuque for all of their professional & compassionate care.

Although not necessary, the family requests anyone considering sending flowers or gifts, instead keep Jerry’s gentle spirit alive by making a contribution to memorialize his love of Eagle Point Park.

Jerry’s family would like to thank Jason at The Tri-State Cremation Center for helping us through this difficult time.

Online condolences may be shared with Jerry’s family at



Celebration of Life

Riverfront Pavilion at Eagle Point Park
2601 Shiras Avenue, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001
September 7th, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

3 comments on “Jerome A. “Jerry” Bries
  1. Nick Bries says:

    Rest in Peace Uncle Jerry! You were such a good Man! Love you until we meet again!

  2. Lisa says:

    Sue, Jeff & Bonnie-
    I will always remember this special man to all of you as kind, caring & very humble. Family was very important to him. I have many happy memories of many Christmas Day’s with Kenny, John, Mike & Nick as he always made sure we were invited to your beautiful decorated home for an excellent meal with your entire family!

  3. Rick says:

    Dear Sue, Jeff & Bonnie, we are all so sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of my time spent with you and the family. You really made me feel like part of your family and I consider you all as part of mine. Jerry was so caring and always had a kind word or helpful suggestion. I remember he had a good sense of humor, albeit a quite one. The world has incurred the loss of a great man. Some condolence, he is without pain and suffering and heaven is filled with family and classic cars, Sincerely Rick Morgan`

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