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“I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom.She was such a spitfire.My love to the family. ”
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Virginia G. Pregler, age 97, of Zwingle, formerly of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 7:15 a.m. on September 6, 2018, at home, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Virginia's life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, September 10, 2018, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Rev. Karen Candee officiating. To celebrate Virginia's life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m., until the time of services at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, at Behr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.

Virginia was born on August 5, 1921, in Dubuque, the youngest daughter of Peter and Gertrude (Matthew) Coyle's 12 children.

Virginia was born into a large family and was beyond grateful to have lived her entire life right here in God's country. She learned the values of faith, family, fellowship, hard work and love and respect at a young age and would faithfully keep them firmly intact throughout her entire 97 year earthly journey. Virginia was fortunate enough to find her true love, Howard Pregler, and the two were united in marriage on January 7, 1939 at St. Patrick's Church in Dubuque. They were truly blessed to have been given 53 years together, and 12 wonderful children, before the Lord decided it was time for Howard to come home. Virginia devoted her entire life to her family. She was a loving wife, and an even more amazing mother and grandmother. Her devotion never wavered, her patience never tired and her commitment to those she loved will continue to be clearly evident within the stories which will be shared by those who knew and loved her in the days, weeks, months and years ahead. Virginia did thankfully find a little personal time now and then to indulge in some of her favorite activities also. An afternoon in the flower garden, or some downtime relaxing with her adored pets would always warm Virginia's heart and place a sincere smile upon her face. Virginia made the world a better place simply by being herself and a legacy as honorable as that is all any of us could hope for. We will miss her beautiful laugh, her tender side and her strong will, but we know she is residing in a much more amazing world than we could ever discover here and we are at peace today with the knowledge that she has finally been reunited with all of her other loved one's who've already begun their eternal journey. Thank you very much Virginia for everything you taught us, the memories of fun and love you leave behind, and may the Lord keep you safe in His loving arms until we meet again!

Those left to cherish Virginia's memory include
her 10 children,

Sandra (Richard) Tigges, Bernard, IA,
Janet Brown, Dubuque, IA,
Sharon Hadley, Durango, IA,
Ralph Pregler, Zwingle, IA,
Joyce Maggert, Colesburg, IA,
Joan (Kurt) Cable, East Dubuque, IL,
Virginia "Ginny" Hudders, Zwingle, IA,
Maureen Schmitt, East Dubuque, IL,
Ronald Pregler, Zwingle, IA
and Kathy (Robin) Laughead, Zwingle, IA;

her countless grandchildren and great-grandchildren;

numerous nieces, nephews and cousins;

and her son-in-law, William Smith, East Dubuque IL.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; her daughter, Carol Smith; her son, Richard Pregler; her daughter-in-law, Debby Pregler; her sons-in-law, Donald Brown, Richard Hadley and Kenneth Hudders; along with her 10 brothers, and 1 sister.