Bonnie R. Dee

  • Born: March 6, 1937
  • Died: April 20, 2018
  • 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

Bonnie R. Dee, age 81, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 2:07 p.m., on Friday, April 20, 2018, at home, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Bonnie's life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Ghost Church, 2921 Central Avenue, with Rev. Andrew Awotwe-Mensah officiating. To celebrate Bonnie's life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m., until the time of services at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Ghost Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie was born on March 6, 1937, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Ralph and Stella (Stecklein) Huber.

Bonnie was very proud to have spent her entire life as a Dubuquer; surrounded by family, eventually meeting the love of her life and raising a family of her own, along with making countless friends during her 81 year earthly journey right here in God's country. Bonnie and Elmer "Dick" Dee were united in marriage on June 27, 1964, and they were truly blessed with 24 years together, and 2 wonderful daughters, before he was sadly called home ahead of her on October 7, 1988. Bonnie was a continually committed and hard worker who faithfully invested over 19 years as a CNA at both Stonehill Care Center and St. Dominic's Villa, and would even go on to devote another 26 years of her working career with Honkamp Krueger, until her well earned retirement had finally been achieved. In her free-time, Bonnie always enjoyed the challenge of a good crossword puzzle, earning a triple word score on her scrabble board, finding a worthy competitor for the cribbage board, the joy of placing the final piece in her current jigsaw puzzle, discovering a little time for relaxation in her comfy recliner with her trusty remote within arms reach, or even sitting down around the table with her card club friends with whom she spent over 53 years talking, teaching and trumping, all with a contagious smile worn proudly upon her face. Our hearts ache at their core today with the undeniable reality that our dear Bonnie has spent her last opportunity to actively adore and appreciate her deeply loved family and friends. She thankfully leaves behind an abundance of beautiful memories to help heal and mend our broken hearts for now, and we pray we'll find peace in time by trusting in the fact that Bonnie and Dick will both be waiting with open arms when, in due time, the Lord inevitably decides it's our time to join Him, and them once again. Thank you very much Bonnie for all of the love, lessons and patience you've shared along the way and know we'll never forget your light which shown so vividly within the lives of all who knew and loved you!

Those left to cherish Bonnie's memory include

her daughters,
Lisa Dee, Galena, IL
and Lori (fiancé Jeff Meyer) Duve, Farley, IA;

her grandchildren,
Palmer Montgomery, Kurt Montgomery, Zacceri Montgomery, Clay Duve, Samantha Duve, Kyrstin Duve, Matthew Behnke and Emma Behnke;

her great-grandchildren,
Mason, Carter, Haylee, P.J. and Stella;

her siblings,
Maryelle Huber-Paredes, Dubuque, IA,
Richard (Doris) Huber, Dubuque, IA,
Bob (Trish) Huber, Davenport, IA
and Randy (Jane) Huber, Davenport, IA;

and her sisters-in-law,
Marge Huber, Dubuque, IA
and Mary Huber, Houston, TX.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer "Dick" Dee; her son-in-law, Tim Duve; her brothers, Ronald Huber and Wayne Huber; and a nephew, Rick Huber.

Bonnie's family would like to thank Dr. Kristin Nelson, and Dr. Victoria Famuyide at Grand River Medical, and the nurses and staff of Hospice of Dubuque for all of their professional, kind, compassionate and attentive care of Bonnie, and her entire family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Lisa/Lori-It's been many years since I worked with you mom at HK. I have such fond memories of all of you. My sympathies to you and your family.

Posted by Connie Beaver - Sherrill, IA   April 24, 2018


I am sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in prayer and thought. May the memories give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Posted by Lynnette Pauly - Dubuque, IA - Friend   April 24, 2018

Our sympathy to the family. Was out of town on Sunday and just read the obituary to be sure I was right. My husband and I were good friends of Maryellen. I remember her sister as a very bright, exquisite young lady. Maryellen did not realize you had returned to Dubuque. We will be gone for the next ten days, otherwise would be there to express my condolences in person. Same last name and in the book.

Posted by Teresa Ruzicka - Dubuque, IA - Family Friend   April 24, 2018

Forever in our heart, sweet lady❤

Posted by Mary Huber - Houston, TX - Family   April 24, 2018

Thank you for the opportunity to meet and serve such a great lady.. As much as I will miss you I know you are with Dick and where you want to be. I have never been with anyone who was so ready to meet her Maker. I will miss our visits. You started out my Wednesdays with such joy. Thank you my friend. Love , blessings and prayers coming your way. Mary

Posted by Mary Ostrander - Family Friend   April 22, 2018