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Anne Fuerst

Jun 29, 1937 - Mar 29, 2023


Anne M. Fuerst, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, age 85, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on March 29, 2023 at MercyOne Medical Center after a brief illness. Anne was born on June 29, 1937 in Shenandoah, Iowa to Carl and Edna (Engler) Lumry. After receiving her BA in Education from the University of Iowa (1959), Anne moved to Sheboygan to teach at Jefferson Elementary School. On June 2, 1962 Anne was united in marriage to LeRoy Fuerst at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. After marriage, Anne left the workforce and devoted her time to raising three sons, playing the role of den mother, occasional little league coach, regular camp counselor, catechism teacher and whatever was required by the situation. In her community, Anne was an early activist in Wisconsin’s right to life movement. Later in life, through part-time work with SEEK, Kelly services and Kohler Generator, Anne supported her love of travel that led her across the U.S. as well as to Canada and Europe. Her smiling face was also regularly seen during her duties volunteering at St Nicholas Hospital, The Salvation Army, The Sheboygan County Historical Research Center and Maywood Environmental Park. We will miss her generous heart, quick wit, sense of humor and love for interacting with people. Anne is survived by her sons Steve (Linda) Fuerst of Dubuque, Thomas (Pam) Fuerst of Redwood City, California, Daniel of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, granddaughter Ellyse Fuerst of Dubuque, step-grandchildren Reece (Harmony) Morgan of Dubuque, Rachel (Michael) Swets of Hartford, Wisconsin, and Zachary Morgan of Dubuque, along with five great grandchildren. She is also survived by her cousins Carlyn Hunt of Edgewood, Iowa, Luetta Bornhouser of Dubuque and Marge Olberding of Dyersville, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy in 2013, her parents Edna and Carl Lumry, aunt Clara Engler, brother William, cousins Chris Goedken of Dyersville, Iowa and Fr. Clarence Engler of Mary Knoll, NY and step granddaughter Allie Morgan. Family and friends may call at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 2136 N. 21st Street on Monday April 10th from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at the church with Fr. Norberto Sandoval officiating. Entombment to follow in the Calvary Mausoleum. A memorial fund has been established in memory of Anne for the Dubuque County Right to Life and the Clarity Clinic.
Online condolences may be expressed at


Date: Monday Apr 10, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church [map]

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Monday Apr 10, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church [map]



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Germaine Federer Tesovnik

Our sincere sympathy to you all. Always enjoyed getting together with your mom & dad. Leroy & I graduated together and I always enjoyed our class reunion breakfasts. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dixie L. (Hutt) Dailey

Ann was a classmate of mine in Shenandoah, Ia. She was such a good friend. Many memories. She will surely be missed a lot.

Mary Schueller

It was always a joy to see Anne's smiling face when she was volunteering at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital! May she rest in peace.