Myles F. Hageman
Myles F. Hageman, 73, of Grand Mound, Iowa, formerly of Dubuque, died Monday, afternoon, Aug. 11, 2003, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport, Iowa.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound, where friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today.
Burial will be in the Rock Island (Ill.) National Cemetery.
Julie Ann Marie Klaas, 50, of 659 Girard St. NE, Washington, D.C., formerly of Dubuque, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Provident Hospital, Washington, D.C., after a long illness.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Resurrection Catholic Church, Dubuque, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque. The Hoffmann-Schneider Funeral Home, 1640 Main St., Dubuque, is in charge of arrangements.
She worked for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington for the past 25 years.
She was born on May 25, 1953, in Dubuque, daughter of Urban F. and Jean (Kahle) Klaas.
She graduated from Wahlert High School, Dubuque, received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and her master's degree from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Julie was a loving and devoted mother to her daughter, Marie.
Surviving are her husband, Jon Pangman, of Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Marie Elyse, at home; her mother, Jean A. Klaas, of Dubuque; sisters, Cheryl (Michael) Orndorf, of Winchester, Calif., Bonnie (Donald) Westemeier, of Dubuque, Debra (Howard) Hymen, of Palatine, Ill., and Donna (Rick) Roeder, of Bellevue, Iowa; and brothers, Raymond (Susan) Klaas, of Payne Springs, Texas, Herbert (Karen) Klaas, of Saratoga, Calif., and Darin (Kristine) Klaas, of Beaverton, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her father, Urban F. Klaas, and a brother, Joseph P. Klaas.
Joseph P. Genz
Joseph P. Genz, 61, of 514 E. 22nd St., died at 11:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at home, following a brief illness.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, because of renovations at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. today at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematorium, 2595 Rockdale Road, where there will be a wake service at 4 p.m.
Mr. Genz worked for Hymco Co. for many years. For the past 16 years he worked at A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co., retiring in April.
He was born on April 13, 1939, in Durango, Iowa, son of Joseph W. and Meretta C. (Munger) Genz. He married Ann M. Kegler on Nov. 29, 1958, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church; she died Sept. 11, 1996.
Surviving are a son, Donald (Janet) Genz, of Dubuque; six daughters, Sharon (Bob) Koster, of Dubuque, Jane (Jim) Bakey, of Sherrill, Iowa, Joan Genz, of Dubuque, Julie (Tom) McDonald, of Dodgeville, Wis., Jennifer (Bob) Skahill, of East Dubuque, Ill., and Patricia (Todd) Miller, of Brooklyn, Wis.; 13 grandchildren, Jill and Jodie Koster, Kelli, Kathi and Peter Genz, Jesse and Jenna Bakey, Travis McDonald, Britini, Cody and Jake Skahill, Ashley and Ann Miller, and baby Miller due in December; and five sisters, Mitzi (Don) Fuller, Sally (Harry) Sauegling, Darlene Genz, Ellyn (Joe) Bechen and Terry (Bob) Janzig, all of Dubuque.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Peter and Bobby; and an infant daughter, Kim Marie in 1958.
A Joseph P. Genz Memorial Fund has been established.
The family would like to especially thank Hospice of Dubuque and Barb and Sheila for the great care they gave to dad. The "Old Dude" will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
William E. Gieswein
MAQUOKETA, Iowa - William E. "Ed" Gieswein, 74, of Maquoketa, formerly of Concordia, Kan., died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at home after a lengthy illness.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Maquoketa with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Carson & Son Funeral and Cremation Services, Maquoketa.
Randy E. Holzhammer
Randy E. Holzhammer, 38, of 2604 Anamosa Drive, died at 2:17 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, Iowa.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Leonard Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2595 Rockdale Road, where arrangements are pending.
Betty L. Jarvis
Mrs. Betty L. Jarvis, 75, of 1295 Cortez Drive, died at 3:07 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at home.
John D. Kilby
John D. "Jock" Kilby, 72, of 370 Moore Heights, died at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at home.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home, 2659 Kennedy Road, where arrangements are pending.
Albena M. Kircher
Albena M. Kircher, 91, of Ennoble Manor Care Center, formerly of 314 E. 22nd St., died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Ennoble Manor.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home, 2659 Kennedy Road, where arrangements are pending.
Madonna A. Kluesner
Mrs. Madonna A. Kluesner, 80, of 2961 White St., died Saturday evening, Aug. 12, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hoffmann-Schneider Funeral Home, 1640 Main St., where there will be a wake service at 2 p.m.
She was born on Dec. 26, 1919, in Dubuque, daughter of Valentine and Elizabeth (Wiederholt) Roth. She married Lawrence J. Kluesner on May 25, 1946, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church; he died on Jan. 13, 1979.
She graduated from Holy Ghost Grade School and Immaculate Conception Academy in 1938. She was a member of Holy Ghost Parish.
Surviving are four daughters, Tess (Pat) Albrecht, of Camanche, Iowa, Bette (Bruce) Botsford, Kathy (Brad) Meyer and Barbie (Tom) Bradley, all of Dubuque; four sons, Loras (Sue) Kluesner, of Dubuque, Dan (Linda), of Austin, Minn., Toney "Suma" Kluesner, Ocala, Fla., and Ralph (Nancy) Kluesner, of Tampa, Fla.; 18 grandchildren, Mark Kluesner, Angie (Tom) Cripe, Andrea (Doug) Albrecht-Dimmer, Chris Albrecht (fiancee, Gretta Armes), Stephanie Albrecht, Carrie (Steve) Apel, Amy (Gerb) Smith, Jay Kluesner, Jesse Kluesner, Jacob Meyer, Scott Meyer, Kimmie Meyer, Kassie Meyer, Natalie, Tyler, Sam, Christian and Maddie Bradley; nine great-grandchildren, Logan and Summer Smith, Tim, Matt, Brandon and Derek Apel, and Dominic, Olivia and Sophia Dimmer; and two sisters, Rita Meyers, of Dubuque, and Helen Havertape, of Rockford, Ill.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Armella Kuhl and Hilda Beau; and three brothers, Al, Ben and Ralph Roth.
A Madonna Kluesner Memorial Fund has been established.
Rev. Harold C. Kumpf
MAQUOKETA, Iowa - Rev. Harold C. Kumpf, 84, pastor of First Lutheran Church, Maquoketa from 1947 to 1980, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Genesis West Medical Center, Davenport.
David L. Leibfried
POTOSI, Wis. - David L. Leibfried, 50, of Potosi, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Grand Regional Health Center, Lancaster.
CUBA CITY, Wis. - Leona McNett, 95, of Normal, Ill, formerly of Cuba City, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at McLean City Nursing Home, Normal.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Cuba City, with the Rev. Calvin Hughes officiating. Haudenshield Funeral Home, Cuba City, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on Jan. 5, 1905, in Elk Grove Township, daughter of Frank and Nettie (Cook) Dowling. She married Halsey P. McNett on Oct. 29, 1928, in Galena; he died on Nov. 30, 1971.
She was a graduated of Platteville Teachers College and taught in the Cuba City area. Prior to moving to Normal, she was a member of the United Methodist Church, Cuba City. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
Surviving are two daughters, Elinor (Doug) Derr, of Riverview, Fla., and Mary Jane Moody, of Normal; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Jeanette Hons, Esther Booth and Ora Jones; three brothers, Elmer, Foster and Warren Dowling; and her son-in-law Orville Moody in 1994.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.
Dennis D. Palm
Mr. Dennis D. Palm, 56, of 1940 Winnie Court, died at 9:54 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Mercy Health Center-Dubuque, after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection Catholic Church with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Fillmore, Iowa. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Dennis Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Road, where there will be a Resurrection Catholic Church Parish Christian wake service at 4:30 p.m.
Mr. Palm was formerly employed at John Deere Dubuque Works for 29 years prior to suffering a disabling stroke in 1995.
He was born on Aug. 22, 1943, in Dubuque, son of Maurice L. and Stella (Revenig) Palm. He married Catherine S. "Cathy" Knepper on Oct. 26, 1968, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Garryowen, Iowa.
He grew up in Dubuque and graduated from Wahlert High School in 1961. He was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church, United Automobile Work's Union Local 94 and was a well-known baseball and softball umpire in the area for the City of Dubuque Department of Recreation, the Prairie League and at St. Donatus. He was a veteran of the Iowa National Guard and was a sports enthusiast, especially fond of the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs and Bears. He also enjoyed cheering for The Red M. in the chuckwagon races and spending time with his buddy "Bubba." He had a special love for his nieces and nephews.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine S. "Cathy" (Knepper) Palm; two sons, Maury J. and William D. Palm, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a daughter, Michelle L. Palm, of Dubuque; his mother, Stella Palm, of Dubuque; three sisters, Judy (Jamie) Wild, of Redmond, Wash., Janell (Delmar) Radloff, of Dubuque, and Jill (Shaun) Kane, of Waterloo, Iowa; a sister-in-law and husband, Connie (George) Manders, of Bernard, Iowa; 13 nieces and nephews, Melissa Heiberger, Laura Oberfoell, Amber, Shaun, Jessa and Alicia Kane, Doug, Dave, Don and Dennis Manders, and Ron, Nick and Josh Knepper; five great-nephews, Brandon Heiberger, Dean and James Knepper, Andrew Mitchell and John Manders; and three great-nieces, Megan Oberfoell, and Callista and Amanda Manders.
He was preceded in death by his father, Maurice L. Palm; and his step-father, John J. Palm.
A Dennis D. Palm Memorial Fund has been established.
Wilma E. Scherrer
BELLEVUE, Iowa - Wilma Ellen Scherrer, 92, of Bellevue, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Mill Valley Care Center, Bellevue.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bellevue, with burial in the church cemetery.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at the church. Kingery Funeral Home, Bellevue, is in charge of arrangements.
Melvina R. Thormann
CUBA CITY, Wis. - Melvina R. Thormann, 78, of Cuba City, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Southwest Health Center Nursing Home, Cuba City.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church, Cuba City, with the Rev. Gary Boschee officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Casey Funeral Home, Cuba City.
Mrs. Thormann worked in Savanna, Ill., making ammunition during World War II. She was head cook at Elmo Club for 25 years and also worked at Seven Hearts, Red Top and Cole Acres as head cook. She last worked at Advance Transformer before retiring.
She was born on July 18, 1922, in Grant County, daughter of William John and Hettie Lavina (Hornbeck) Olson. She married Guerdon L. Thormann on Dec. 7, 1940; he died on Feb. 17, 1975.
She attended school in Camel Ridge. She was a wonderful woman with a big heart who never let a neighborhood kid go hungry. She was well known for making the best cinnamon rolls, and many children enjoyed those along with fresh baked goods for many years after school. She loved to crochet many gifts for family and friends. She also loved her music and loved to dance. She was well loved and will sadly be missed.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathy (John) Rupp, of Cuba City, and Julie Thormann (special friend, Rob) of Hillpoint; four sons, Carl Thormann, of Lake Placid, Fla., Everett "Pat" Thormann (special friend, Katherine), Paul Thormann (special friend, Julie), both of Madison, and David (Deb) Thormann, of Livingston; a daughter-in-law, Kay Thormann, of Cuba City; four sisters, Helen Krepfle, of Dubuque, Kathleen Russell, of Gratiot, Ila Jean (Burley) Billips, of DeKalp, Ill., and Carol (Robert) Martin, of Gays Mills; two brothers, Bernard (Vivian) Olson, of Woodburn, Ore., and Robert (Elaine) Olson, of Galena, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Olson, of Belmont, and Eileen Olson, of Cuba City; and 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by two sons, Guerdon Jr. "Sonny" and Clifford; a grandson, Nathan; two brothers, Lyle and Clarence Olson; and two brothers-in-law, John Krepfle and Frank Russell.
Joyce A. Willie
GARBER, Iowa - Joyce Ann Willie, 51, of Garber, died Monday morning, Aug. 11, 2003, at home, following a sudden illness.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Edgewood. Burial will be in Mount Harmony Cemetery, rural Garber.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Leonard Funeral Home, Edgewood.