Alvina Mauer

Alvina May Mauer (Baikie)

Tuesday, August 4th, 1931 - Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Alvina May (Baikie) Mauer, 88, died Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Finley Hospital, Dubuque.
A memorial service will be held at 11am, Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Road. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.
Alvina was born on August 4, 1931 on Mulligan Island in Labrador, Canada, the daughter of James and May Baikie. She lived in a log cabin, built by her father. They moved to North West River, Labrador, where she lived until she married Russell Mauer in 1954.
While in the Air Force, Russel was transferred back to the United States. They moved to Dubuque, Iowa. It was there that their daughter was born in 1956. Her husband, Russell preceded her in death in 1957.
Alvina then spent a year in a Tuberculosis Hospital. Alvina started working at Roshek's Department Store part time, then full time at 1st National Bank. She was a long-time member of P.E.O. She was also involved with Grand View Avenue United Methodist Church and raising her daughter.
Alvina is survived by her daughter, Gayle Mauer and her husband, Ed Boop; sister, Hanna (Baikie) Massie; brother, Thomas Baike; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by parents, James and May Baikie; brothers, Stanley and Norman Baikie; sisters, Betty (Baikie) Lloyd, Ethel (Baikie) McClean and Fiona (Baikie) Mercer; and nieces, Victoria McLean and Brenda Baikie.
An Alvina Mauer Memorial Fund has been established.
Special thank you to the staff at Stonehill Care Center and to the doctors and nurses at Finley Hospital for their compassionate care.
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 18th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, July 18th, 2020 11:00am
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    2659 John F Kennedy Rd
    Dubuque, Iowa 52002
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  • Interment

    Saturday, July 18th, 2020 |
    Saturday, July 18th, 2020
    Dubuque Memorial Gardens
    8209 Jecklin Ln.
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Marcy Gilliland

Posted at 10:36am
To the family of Alvina Mauer
Although I did not know Alvina very well we did meet up a few times through my sister, Loretta Canfield. She and Loretta were good friends and kept up with all the Dubuque Ladies. I always felt that Alvina was a very sweet lady and really cared about the concerns and situations of others. Loretta spoke of her often and had always enjoyed their get-togethers. Loretta passed on March 14, 2020 after having pancreatic cancer. We were just able to have her memorial in Iowa on July 16, 2020. I can only imagine that Loretta and Alvina are together again.

Marcy Gilliland
Sarasota, FL

Natalie Lloyd

Posted at 09:10pm
Gayle-Ann, Ed and Mauer family my deepest condolences to you. We wish we could gather with you at this time. Auntie Al was an amazing woman. I loved her joy and laughter whenever we got to visit. May she rest in peace. Love Natalie, Jayda and dad.

Sue Hattel

Posted at 12:58pm
Alvina was such a kind and caring person. Fond memories of our long time friendship and being sisters in Chapter HL.
Lovingly in P.EO., Sue Hattel

Maxine Smith

Posted at 05:51pm
Gayle and Ed, So sorry for the loss of your Mom.We wish we could be there to support you in this sad time.(Aunt) Alvina was truly a wonderful person.We remember her kindness and laughter.What a caring person she was. Her smile will be with us forever.Your memories of her will carry you through. We love you and will be thinking of you on this day. Lots of love and hugs, The Baikie family.

Janet Glasgow

Posted at 02:32pm
Gayle, your mother was a wonderful person -- as she was my passenger to work for so many years -- and through those years she was kind, understanding and patient not only with me but my daughters as they were also in the car. I always loved her smile. She was also so well liked at First National Bank not only by the customers for the great service she provided but also her co-workers who admired her for her strength. I remember when she became a citizen of the US - and how proud she was and we were to know someone who had taken this journey. God bless you.

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