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EAST DUBUQUE–Madonna J. Risley, 85, East Dubuque, passed away suddenly on Saturday morning, Jan. 18, 2020, at home, of an apparent heart attack.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday,  January 22 at St. Mary Church, East Dubuque, with the Rev. Peter Snieg officiating. Visitation will be from 10–10:45 a.m. on Wednesday at the Church.Burial will be in the East Dubuque Cemetery.

The Miller Funeral Home of East Dubuque is serving the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at millerfhed.com. more

GALENA–Phyllis A. Schwartz, 91, formerly of Lena,  passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Luther Manor in Dubuque, Iowa, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. 

Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24,  at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Stockton. A Funeral Mass will follow beginning at 11:00 a.m. A Luncheon will follow at the church. Interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name.

Condolences may be sent to the family at leamonfh.com. more

STOCKTON–Gloria Marie (Stadel) Winter, 93, Stockton, formerly of Schapville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Waverly Place, Stockton.

Services will be 12 noon Saturday, Jan. 18, at Zion Presbyterian Church in Schapville, with Pastor Dottie Morizzo officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10-11:45 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

The Miller & Steinke Funeral Home of Scales Mound is serving the family. more

GALENA–Linda L. Pehlke, 70, Galena, and formerly of Montgomery, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Holy Trinity Church, Scales Mound, where friends may call after 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena.

Visitation will also be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Dunn Funeral Home, Oswego.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at St. Peter’s Church, Aurora where friends may call after 9 a.m. until time of Mass. Burial will be in Little Rock Cemetery, Plano.

In memory of Linda, memorials may be given to Holy Trinity Church, 302 Franklin St., Scales Mound or St. Peter’s Church, 915 Sard Ave., Aurora.

Online condolences may be left at furlongfuneralchapel.com. more

CARLSBAD, Calif.–Paul Fullmer, former president of Selz/Seabolt Communications, Chicago, died Friday, January 10, 2020, in Carlsbad, Calif., after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Fullmer, who retired to Galena in 2000, was 85.

Visit Donnellan Family Funeral Services in Skokie for more information. more

SCALES MOUND–William E. “Bill” Reed, 73, rural Scales Mound, passed away Sunday afternoon at Unity Point Health-Finley Hospital, Dubuque, Iowa.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at Nativity BVM Church at Menominee, with Fr. Peter Snieg officiating. Burial will be in Council Hill Cemetery, rural Scales Mound.

Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:45-9:45 a.m. on Friday at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, where the parish scripture service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, a Bill Reed memorial fund will be established for scholarship purposes at Scales Mound High School.

Online condolences may be left for the family at millerfhed.com. more

“To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die”

Thomas Campbell.

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.–Patricia Jean McCarthy-Bodell, 86, Coral Springs, Fla., moved on to heaven Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Broward Health North Hospital,Deerfield Beach, Fla.

Private services were held on Dec. 28.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Young Influencers Foundation. This organization has been established in honor of Patricia’s grandson, whom she now rejoices alongside in heaven.

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HANOVER–Susan Vandervate, 86, Hanover, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Galena Stauss Nursing Center, Galena.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hanover, with Pastors Bruce and Lisa Burbank officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.  Visitation will be held 10-11 a.m., one hour prior to the service at the Church.

Memorials to honor Susan may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hospice of Dubuque or Greenwood Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to share in Susan’s life at lawjonesfuneralhome.com. more

GALENA–Rita A. Soppe, 96, Galena, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community.

A funeral mass will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena, where friends may call after 9:30 am until time of Mass. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left at furlongfuneralchapel.com. more

MENOMINEE–Delbert J. Schulting, 76, of Menominee, “I can’t go anywhere yet–they’ll never make it.” Delbert would joke about his adult children during his four-year fight with cancer. On Jan. 9, 2020, Delbert finally decided that his family was capable of handling life on their own and his battle with cancer ended peacefully at his home with family members at his side.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9:15-10:15 a.m. on Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, in East Dubuque, where the Parish and Holy Name Society Rosary will be recited at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Nativity BVM Church, Menominee, with the Rev. Peter Snieg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family at millerfhed.com. more

ELIZABETH–Walter Burrowes Holcombe, 92, Elizabeth, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, to reside in the place that has been prepared for him.

Visitation will take place at Law Jones Funeral Home Friday, Jan. 10, from 4-6 p.m. at Law Jones Funeral Home in Elizabeth.

After a brief visitation beginning at 10 a.m, a Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Galena Bible Church, Galena. A luncheon follows.

Memorials may be given to Share International African Mission and the Galena Stauss Senior Care Community.

Family and friends are invited to share in Walter’s life at lawjonesfuneralhome.com. more

FORT MYERS, Fla.–Camillus Emma Gassen, 85, Fort Myers, Fla., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at her residence. Formerly of Galena, she had been a resident of Fort Myers since 2013 moving from Savannah, Ga. where she resided since 1990.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be announced and celebrated in Galena at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Camillus’ name may be made to The Workshop, P.O. Box 6087, Galena, IL 61036 - theworkshopgalena.org or to the American Heart Association, ATTN: Houston Heart Walk, 10060 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas 77054. more

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