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Frances M. Jaeger, age 92, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 8:15 a.m., on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at home, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Frances' life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, November 13, 2017, at Holy Spirit Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 2215 Windsor Avenue, with Rev. Andrew Awotwe-Mensah officiating. To celebrate Frances' life, family and friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where a parish scripture wake service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.

Frances was born on July 27, 1925, in Niedermurach Barvaria, Germany, daughter of Martin and Maria (Haas) Wild.

Frances was united in marriage to George A. Jaeger on October 2, 1948, in Germany. They were blessed with 37 wonderful years together, and 10 adored children, before George was called home ahead of her on March 10, 1986. Frances was no stranger to hard work; growing up in Germany and joyfully playing the role of full-time wife and mother to 10. Frances was well known for taking meticulous care of her home and family and the pride she derived from her responsibilities were visibly on display for all to witness. After the children were raised, she would go on to share her talents outside of the home in the environmental services department at Sunnycrest. She faithfully invested over 13 years there until her eventual retirement in 1987. Faith was an integral part of Frances' life also and her long-time membership with Sacred Heart Church, and their Rosary Society, were always held as a top priority in Frances' day. In her free time, Frances enjoyed creating beautiful pieces through crocheting and knitting; always willing to generously share her technics with countless school children throughout the years. Her greatest joy, however, was definitely found in precious hours she was able to spend with her family. She absolutely loved all of her children, and especially doted on the grandchildren and great-grandchildren; all of whom knew quite undeniably that they each held a special place in her heart. We are all deeply saddened today at the loss of the wonderful woman we were fortunate enough to call mom, grandma and friend, but we take comfort in the fact that our faith assures us that she is now reunited with her beloved husband, George, son, Charles, and all of her family members who've been called home ahead of her. Thank you Frances for the amazing example you set while you were here and the abundance of beautiful memories you leave behind!

Those left to cherish Frances' memory include

her 9 children,
Dottie (Lowell) Willie, St. Olaf, IA,
Monica Jaeger, Dubuque, IA,
Martin Jaeger, Waterloo, IA,
Andy Jaeger, Dubuque, IA,
Gene (Gail) Jaeger, Albia, IA,
Cathy (Steve) Wiskus, Colesburg, IA,
Jerry (Deb) Jaeger, Dubuque, IA,
Angela Jaeger, Dubuque, IA
and Theresa (Jeff) Kotz, Dubuque, IA;

her daughter-in-law,
Mary Jaeger, Dubuque, IA;

her 13 grandchildren;

and her 12 great-grandchildren.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; a son, Charles Jaeger; a sister, Katie; and 2 brothers, Norbert and Andres.

In lieu of flowers, a Frances M. Jaeger memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among her favorite charities.

Frances' family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff of Hospice of Dubuque, especially Edna, for all of the kind, compassionate and professional care of Frances, and her family.