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“Jym, I remember your mom from our St. John's days. So sorry to hear of her death. May the memories you have of her sustain you through your life. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Connie Kelley (Witt) - Parker, CO

“Thoughts and prayers with you, John, and your family. Go Cubs, Go! ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Joan Snyder - Formally, Dubuque, IA

“Jym,I was sadden to hear about the loss of your dear mother. Her dedication to the Cubs made me smile! I'm so glad they won and she had a chance to...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Candace Bruner Bernard - Los Osos, CA

“Jackie & Jack,I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Jackie you mother was such a sweetheart, so energetic, and always had a smile on her face. She...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Kim Knutson - Dubuque, IA

“Jym,So sorry to hear about your mother. I just lost my mother this past August at the good old age of 94. I hope all of our classmates families have...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Katherine Buck (Kafer) - IA

“Jym: We are so sorry in hearing about the loss of your mom. Know that you all are in our prayers. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Bonnie (Witt) Connors - CO

“Our deepest sympathy to the Ganahl family. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Columbus High School Alumni Waterloo, IA - IA

“Nadeyne was a lovely woman and she was very kind to me. I feel lucky to have known her. May good memories sustain you. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Radloff - Dyersville, IA

“Jacquie and family,so sad to hear of Dees passing yet releived to know shes at peace and whole again in the spirit. Am sure she is already applying...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: sybil schroeder - dubuque, IA

“I'm so sorry I will be unable to attend the wake or funeral as we will be traveling back from Hawaii. Dee was such an inspiration to me when I...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Bill Mauss - Dubuque, IA

“I am a duride volunteer and had the pleasure of giving a few rides to your mother. I always looked forward to seeing Nadeyne when she was on my list...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Colleen Zelinsky - Dubuque, IA

“When dad died, he left Mother with a stick shift Honda Accord. She asked and I agreed to teach her how to drive one. Unfortunately, my car, the 1991...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: John Ganahl - Madison, WI - Son

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Nadeyne S. "Dee" Ganahl, age 90, of Dubuque, IA, was called home peacefully at 3:15 p.m., on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at home, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Dee's life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, November 18, 2016, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1425 Iowa Street, with Msgr. Thomas E. Toale officiating. To celebrate Dee's life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m., until the time of services at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, November 18, 2016, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street is in charge of arrangements.

Dee was born on August 28, 1926, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Melvin F. and Severina M. (O'Neill) Weitz.

Dee was born and raised in Dubuque and was very proud to have received her primary education at St. Joe's Academy. She would go on to attend Clarke College for 3 ½ years before she finally met, and married, the love of her life, Robert J. Ganahl. They were united in marriage on May 7, 1946, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and were blessed with 48 years together, and 7 wonderful children, before he was called home ahead of her on August 25, 1994. Bob and Dee would loyally devote their faith life to the Catholic Church, which was a source of strength and pride throughout their lives. Dee was a loving, and devoted, full-time wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who found great joy in caring for her home and family. She was also a dedicated volunteer, who in 2010, was awarded the Iowa Adult Day Services Volunteer Award for her 20 years of faithfully teaching aerobics to the elderly at Ravenwood Care Center in Waterloo, IA, and also at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque. Dee was always an active woman, and to no ones surprise, at the age of 50 she decided to take up running. She would go on to compete in 6 Kaiser Roll 10K races in Minneapolis; eventually medalling 4 times in her age group. Dee was an avid Chicago Cubs fan whose long awaited dreams came true when they finally won the World Series this year. She will joyfully be traveling on to Heaven wearing her Cubs jersey and baseball cap. Her last request was "Let's have a Party".

"Go Cubs Go"

Those left to cherish Dee's memory include

her 7 children,
Jym Ganahl, Columbus, OH,
Jackie (Jack) Williams, Dubuque, IA,
Jeff (Chris) Ganahl, Bloomington, MN,
John (Rae Kaiser) Ganahl, Madison, WI,
Jeanne (Glenn) Lindberg, Grafton, WI,
Joe (Elaine) Ganahl, Brookings, SD
and Julie (Brian) Ostermann, Manhattan, KS;

her 19 grandchildren;
Lindsey (Mike) Savakinas, Lauren (Jason) Mays, Aaron (Billi) Williams, Adam Williams, Jenny (Dave) Krenn, Angie Ganahl, Matt (Jen) Ganahl, Ryan Ganahl, Ross Zahour, Katie Zahour, Molly Zahour, Julie (Thomas) Leja, Morgan Ganahl, Tim Ganahl, Jessica Ganahl, Robbie Ostermann, John Ostermann, Emily Ostermann, Aloera Ostermann;

her 19 great-grandchildren;
Aidan, Asher, Elise, Adeline, Liora, Liran and Seve Jo Mays,
Cole, Connor, Corrin Williams,
Evelyn Williams,
Carly, Evan, Bennett and Kellen Krenn,
Jackson and Alex Ganahl
and Logan and Aubrie Zahour;

and her beloved sister,
Jacquie Weitz, Dubuque, IA.

Dee was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband, Robert J. "Bob" Ganahl.

A Nadeyne S. "Dee" Ganahl memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among her favorite charities.

Dee's family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the dedicated staff at Assisi Village, who filled mom's life with loving care; and also to the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque, who so generously gave such compassionate care to assist Dee, and her family, on her final journey.