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Marion A. Beadle, age 96, of Dubuque, formerly of Galena and Waterloo, was called home peacefully at 12:05 a.m., on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at Luther Manor. To honor Marion's life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at St. Raphael's Cathedral, 231 Bluff Street, with Msgr. Thomas E. Toale officiating. To celebrate Marion's life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Marion was born on June 2, 1921, in Bellevue, Iowa, daughter of John F. and Agnes W. (Muchow) Wohlers.

Marion was born and raised in the Bellevue area before moving to Galena for 37 years, followed by another 27 years in Waterloo, before finally completing her travels and relocating to her last destination of Dubuque. She was united in marriage to her forever sweetheart, Thomas Beadle, on November 15, 1943, at St. Patrick's Church in Dubuque. The cute couple was blessed with 66 wonderful years together before he was sadly called home ahead of her on June 17, 2010. Marion was a faith filled woman who was a long-time member of St. Michael's Church in Galena, St. Mary's Church in East Dubuque, and most recently, St. Raphael's Cathedral in Dubuque. Marion always cherished her role as a full-time wife and proudly paid meticulous care and attention to their home life. In her free time, Marion could be found sitting contently with a needle and thread in her hand working on her latest quilt or embroidery project. We are deeply saddened today that our beautiful Marion has been called home; but we know that the competitors around the card table finally have a chance at winning, we are relieved that she is now free of her earthly ailments, and we are surely thankful that her and Tom are now being joyfully reunited in their Heavenly home to begin their eternal loving commitment together.

Those left to cherish Marion's memory include

her siblings,
Verna Budde, Bellevue, IA
and Eldon Wohlers, Bellevue, IA;

her nieces and nephews from the Wholers and Beadle families,
Donald (Bev Godsey) Wohlers, Dubuque, IA,
Wayne (Betty) Wohlers, Dubuque, IA,
Dale (Rita) Wohlers, Galena, IL,
Judi (Mike) Devine, DeWitt, IA,
Randy (Chris) Budde, Delmar, IA
and Jean (Bob) Winter, Clinton, IA;

and her dear friend,
Margy Becker, Dubuque, IA.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Beadle; her brothers, Wilfred Wohlers and Ralph (Lula) Wohlers; 2 nieces, Lynda Soenksen and Joan Webster; a nephew, Marty Budde; and a brother-in-law, Wayne Budde.

A Marion A. Beadle memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among her favorite charities.

Marion's family would like to thank Dr. Khan, Dr. Kristin Nelson, along with her nurse, Joan, and all of Marion's friends and the staff at Mt. Pleasant Home, and Hospice of Dubuque, for all of the wonderful, professional and compassionate care they have provided to Marion over the years.