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HENTGES, Juanita M.

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HENTGES, Juanita M. (Dubuque, IA, July 30, 1957--Dubuque, IA, May 27, 2023) The daughter of Clarence and Sydney (Buxton) Peacock, Juanita graduated from DUBUQUE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL and Texas A&M with a Horticulture Degree. In 1980, she was married to Earl Harry Sr. They were together for 10 years before deciding to part ways. Juanita eventually found her true love, Randall “Whitie” Hentges, and after dating for 10 years, they married on November 9, 2001. They celebrated their 21st Anniversary together before Whitie passed away on July 11, 2022.

Juanita began her career at FDL, High Tread Tires, and working outside doing landscaping for various places. Juanita’s true calling was helping others. She worked at OPERATION NEW VIEW for 3 years before going on to serve as the Executive Assistant to the Director at the DUBUQUE RESCUE MISSION for 18 years. She truly loved her work there. Luckily, In her younger days, Juanita enjoyed going to the bowling alley with her friends. There was no doubt that Juanita’s family was the aspect of her life that brought her the greatest joy. She loved getting together with them going out to eat, going on car rides and trips to SWISS VALLEY and EAGLE POINT PARK. She also enjoyed staying home and tending to her plants and watching her Dallas Cowboys play football. Juanita was a strong woman and a fighter to the end. She never let her health struggles hold her back from doing the things that were important to her. Juanita will be greatly missed by her family and all whose lives she has touched throughout the years!

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Obituaries, Dubuque Today, June 11, 2023