Marie D. Duggan, 85, of Dubuque, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, at Manor Care in Dubuque.

A private family visitation was held Friday, Nov. 27, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Farley.

Private Mass of Christian burial for Marie was held Friday, Nov. 27, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, in Farley, with Rev. Michael Schueller presiding. Lectors were Michelle Biermann, Melissa Ernzen and Tracy Bechen. Eucharistic Minister was Beth Jarding. Placing of the pall was done by Elaine Konrardy, Irene Wessels, Shirley Biermann, Joan Jarding and Michael Duggan. The services were live-streamed on the St. Elizabeth Pastorate Facebook page. Burial was held in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Farley. Casketbearers for Marie were Dennis Konrardy, Gary Wessels, Tom Biermann, Keith Jarding, Jeff Jarding, Joe Jarding and Molly Morris.

Marie was born Sept. 18, 1935, in Epworth, daughter of Arthur and Rita (Horsfield) Duggan. She received her education from St. John’s Catholic School in Placid, and graduated from the former Epworth High School in 1953. She worked for Bideaux, Smith and Weber Insurance Company for many years.

Marie treated her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews as if they were her own grandchildren. She enjoyed all the time she got to spend with them. Marie enjoyed reading and looked forward to the newspaper each morning. She was a social butterfly and was a member of several card clubs and especially loved Euchre and Bingo.

Marie was a member of the St. Joseph’s Parish in Farley.

Marie is survived by four sisters: Elaine Konrardy of Davenport, Irene (LeRoy) Wessels of Dubuque, Shirley (LeRoy) Biermann of Peosta and Joan (Marvin) Jarding of Farley; one brother, Michael (Mary Lou) Duggan of Epworth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Marvin Konrardy; two nieces, Diane and Anne Konrardy; and great-nephew, Thaddeus Ernzen.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the Nurses and Staff at Hospice of Dubuque and Manor Care, especially Jolene, for all the wonderful care and support they gave to Marie.

Anyone unable to attend may send memorials to Reiff Funeral Home, ATTN; Marie Duggan family, P.O. Box 99, Farley, IA 52046. Online condolences may be sent to the family at