Kathleen L. "Kathy" Menadue

  • Born: January 31, 1961
  • Died: July 31, 2017
  • Location: Dubuque, Iowa

Behr's Funeral Home

1491 Main Street
(563) 582-3297
Dubuque, IA 52001

Tel. (563) 582-3297

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kathleen L. "Kathy" Menadue, age 56, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 9:55 p.m., on Monday, July 31, 2017, at home, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Kathy's life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, August 7, 2017, at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Ghost Church, 2921 Central Avenue, with Rev. Dwayne J. Thoman officiating. To celebrate Kathy's life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where a parish scripture wake service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Kathy was born on January 31, 1961, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Joseph R. and Rita M. (Stuart) Menadue.

Kathy was blessed to have grown up surrounded by a large and loving family. Her big heart would develop within the confines of her home, but eventually it was able to spread to be generously shared with the world around her. She would faithfully devote her time to caring for the elderly and volunteering with the church. Kathy also had a particular fondness for animals, especially her dog Mia. Kathy's free-time was joyfully spent tending to her roses or working on her next batch of delicious Christmas cookies. But at the end of the day, it was always family gatherings which would truly fulfill Kathy's big heart. She thoroughly adored being together with her loved ones, and if you put a little old country music on in the background, she was sure to be absolutely content in the moment. Sadly, Kathy has been called home much to early for us to embrace; but we trust that the Lord has a plan in all things and that our dear sister, aunt and friend is now enjoying a wonderful world without sickness, or sorrow, and is quietly nibbling on the sweetest treats any angel could possibly desire. We will miss you deeply and dearly Kathy, but rest assured we are forever grateful for the beautiful memories you leave behind to comfort us until we all meet again.

Those left to cherish Kathy's memory include

her 11 siblings,
Margaret "Peg" (Eugene Logan) Rowley, Shullsburg, WI,
Constance "Connie" (Alvin) LeGrand, Zwingle, IA,
Phyllis (William) Freiburger, Bellevue, IA,
Linda (Bruce) Johnson, Benton, WI,
Diane (James) Avenarius, Dubuque, IA,
Donald (Mary) Menadue, Cascade, IA,
Janice (Jimmy) Vance, Warren, IL,
Robert (Debbie) Menadue, Tempe, AZ,
her twin sister, Karen (David) Strauel, Oswego, IL,
Mary Ann (Jerry) Donath, Dubuque, IA
and Jerry (Deb Klinzing) Menadue, Ocala, FL;

her special friend,
Ralph "Hank" Linden, Dubuque, IA;

and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Richard Menadue; a niece, Mary Freiburger; and 3 step-sisters.

A Kathleen L. Menadue memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among her favorite charities.

Kathy's family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Finley Hospital and Hospice of Dubuque for all of the kind, compassionate and professional care they have provided Kathy, and her entire family.