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home : obituaries : obituaries Thursday, November 20, 2014

10/29/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Margaret Stillmunkes
Margaret Stillmunkes, 86, of Zwingle passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Luther Manor, Dubuque.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at St. Lawrence Church, Otter Creek, with the Rev. Donald Hertges officiating.

Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery, La Motte.

Visitation was held Friday, Nov. 1, 3-7 p.m. at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd., Dubuque, where a wake service was held at 3 p.m.

Margaret was born May 12, 1927, in Zwingle, the daughter of John and Kathyrine McCarthy Regan. She married Eugene Stillmunkes Aug. 11, 1948, at Holy Rosary Church in La Motte.

Margaret was a rural schoolteacher in Jackson County.  She and her husband lived in the Zwingle area for 55 years. She was a member of St. Lawrence Parish and the retired teachers association.

She enjoyed her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who always were expected to play cards with grandma's rules only.

Margaret is survived by her husband Eugene of 65 years; seven children, Dianne (Terry) Callahan of Epworth, Darlis (Dan) Spaete of Bettendorf, Gary (Pat) Stillmunkes of Denver, Colo., Rose (Ted) Schulte of Bradenton, Fla., Paul (Linda) Stillmunkes of DeWitt, Jeannie (Ron) Quick of Davenport, Tom (Tina) Stillmunkes of Dubuque; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Monica Hoerner of Zwingle and Pauline Takes of Cascade.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and four brothers.

  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the healthcare professionals that have been involved with Margaret's care, especially Luther Manor and Hospice of Dubuque.

  In lieu of flower donations, gifts can be made to the Margaret Stillmunkes memorial.


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