Wilfred J. “Fred” Konzen, Jr.

Wilfred J. “Fred” Konzen, Jr, age 79, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on Nov. 29, 2022, at Stonehill Care Center.  To honor Fred’s life, a Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 170 Montgomery Ave, in East Dubuque, IL, with Father Peter Snieg officiating.  Per Fred’s request, there will be no public visitation prior to Mass.  Burial will be in the East Dubuque Cemetery.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Fred’s family.


Fred was born on March 4, 1943, in Dubuque, IA, a son to Wilfred and Goldie (Rosenquist) Konzen, Sr.  He eventually met his soul-mate, Carol Placke, and the couple was united in marriage and were blessed with two sons of their own.  Fred took great pride in raising and providing for his family and enjoyed many wonderful years together with Carol until she was sadly called home ahead of him.  Fred spent his working years as a supervisor at the Swiss Valley Dairy until retirement had finally arrived.  In his free-time, he always enjoyed watching his Hawkeyes and Bears take the field, or even a little time working on and detailing his cars.  Fred was also a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church and spent countless hours volunteering as a eucharistic minister and making sure that those residing in the nursing homes around town were brought communion and visited with regularly.  Fred was a generous and out-going man who always looked for ways to make the world just a little better place for those around him.  We will miss Fred more than words could say and we are forever grateful for the years the Lord was willing to share him with us.  Thank you, Fred, for being such a great husband, father, grandfather, and role model for so many to follow and may peace be yours now until we all meet again.


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Fred include,


his two sons,

Kevin (Julie) Konzen, East Dubuque, IL,

and Dale Konzen, Dubuque, IA;


his five grandchildren,

Hannah (Adam) Jobgen, Austin (Destiny) Konzen, Grace Konzen, Brooke Konzen, and Katie Konzen;


his five great-grandchildren,

Zoey Jobgen, Chloe Jobgen, Jaxon Konzen, Weston Konzen, and Sophia Konzen;


his sister-in-law,

Joan Konzen, Littleton CO;


along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Fred was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carol Konzen; his parents; and his brother, Michael Konzen.


Fred’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Stonehill and Hospice of Dubuque for all of their professional and compassionate care.


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

Memorial Mass

St. Mary's Catholic Church
170 Montgomery Avenue, East Dubuque, IL, 61025
December 6th, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

One comment on “Wilfred J. “Fred” Konzen, Jr.
  1. Julie Chapman says:

    For Fred Konzen Family:
    I worked with your dad for many years at the Dairy and he did above and beyond at work. Fred was a hard worker and dedicated employee. I enjoyed working with your dad. He was so proud of his family. My prayers to you all during this difficult time.

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