Obituaries

Pauline Crimmins
B: 1924-10-31
D: 2018-02-13
View Details
Crimmins, Pauline
Julita Kinley
D: 2018-02-13
View Details
Kinley, Julita
Sharon Heller
B: 1936-07-20
D: 2018-02-12
View Details
Heller, Sharon
Joseph Henge
B: 1955-02-01
D: 2018-02-11
View Details
Henge, Joseph
Mary O'Connell
D: 2018-02-10
View Details
O'Connell, Mary
Richard Wagner
B: 1926-04-09
D: 2018-02-05
View Details
Wagner, Richard
John Conley
B: 1934-04-15
D: 2018-02-01
View Details
Conley, John
Rosemary Hutchins
B: 1929-09-24
D: 2018-01-30
View Details
Hutchins, Rosemary
Robert J. "Bob" Curnan
B: 1938-12-05
D: 2018-01-24
View Details
Curnan, Robert J. "Bob"
Barbara Wertheimer
B: 1945-03-13
D: 2018-01-23
View Details
Wertheimer, Barbara
Patricia McElmeel
B: 1963-02-02
D: 2018-01-23
View Details
McElmeel, Patricia
Darlene Christ
B: 1932-07-08
D: 2018-01-23
View Details
Christ, Darlene
Loretta Wittstock
D: 2018-01-18
View Details
Wittstock, Loretta
John Staggs
D: 2018-01-17
View Details
Staggs, John
Richard Doerr
B: 1957-01-17
D: 2018-01-09
View Details
Doerr, Richard
Carol Hemesath
D: 2018-01-03
View Details
Hemesath, Carol
Charlotte Wallace
D: 2017-12-29
View Details
Wallace, Charlotte
Arthur Miller
B: 1940-01-23
D: 2017-12-27
View Details
Miller, Arthur
Jeannette Correll
B: 1920-04-04
D: 2017-12-23
View Details
Correll, Jeannette
Elizabeth "Liz" Corey
B: 1948-12-22
D: 2017-12-21
View Details
Corey, Elizabeth "Liz"
Mary Murphy
B: 1935-09-30
D: 2017-12-21
View Details
Murphy, Mary

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
2659 John F. Kennedy Road
DUBUQUE, IA 52002
Phone: (563) 556-0776
Fax:

Who You Should Call First

It really depends on how and where the death occurred. Where a death has been anticipated, call your attending physician.

If the death is unexpected, call emergency services first. If there are no emergency services or doctor available in your area, or you are concerned or uncertain about the circumstances surrounding a death, contact your local coroner’s office or the Office of the Chief Coroner.

The other first calls you should make include:

1. The funeral home
2. Immediate family members
3. Employers
4. Your Pastor
5. Your close friends

When you think about it, these calls are being made for two distinct reasons:

  • To notify the authorities and obtain assistance in dealing with the body
  • To notify the social circle, and gather family and friends together for support

Naturally the first of those reasons takes priority, because it is your responsibility to care for your loved one. In fact, we think of this as one of the final acts of love that you can take. Placing their body in the care of professionals can be a relief, and will give you the space to make those calls involved in the second category of outreach: the purely social notifications that will surround you with support.

The death of a loved one can make us feel numb and ineffective. If this is the case for you, and you'd like additional advice about who to call, and when, reach out to us. We’ll be pleased to be your ally during this difficult time.