Matthew Hurm

Matthew Gerard Hurm

Tuesday, April 24th, 1956 - Monday, February 3rd, 2020
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Matthew Gerard Hurm, 63, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Monday, February 3, 2020, at home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 7, 2020, at Church of the Nativity, 1225 Alta Vista St., Dubuque. Msgr. James Miller will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West. Friends may greet the family from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Church of the Nativity.

Matthew was born April 24, 1956 in Dubuque, the son of Thomas and Mary (McCarten) Hurm. On April 27, 1974 he married Diane Ferring. She preceded him in death on January 1, 2017. Matthew was employed at Kretschmer Tredway for over 30 years, and for the past 20 plus years at the Q Casino.

Matthew’s faith was very important to him, and he was a longtime member of Church of the Nativity and the Rosary Society, as well as Power of Prayer. He was devoted to the The Most Blessed Virgin Mary, and prayed with his children often. Matthew and Diane were blessed with 43 years of marriage, and during that time created a wonderful family of eight children who now call themselves #hurmsforlife.

Matt was an avid gamer, he loved his orange Crush and the recliner in his favorite spot to watch his favorite TV shows Andy Griffith and Dick Van Dyke. He also made sure he looked dapper for church but as soon as he got home he was in his PJ’s and sweatshirt (usually the same one) as soon as he walked through the door. He loved his coffee and conversations at the kitchen table with the king candle lit. He would have the best conversations with who ever stopped by. He was a brilliant and witty man. As a father he loved messing with his kids and grandkids, his humor kept everyone on their toes. He loved to tell really bad jokes to anyone who would listen and he loved to watch the entertainment of his family and friends unfold. He was very proud of his 16 years of sobriety and during that time he immersed himself in reading, mostly books about his Catholic faith. Two of his favorite quotes were “we are pillars of the community” and “poverty is nothing to be ashamed of”.

Matthew is survived by his children, Jessica Hurm-Kemp, Meggan (Brandon) Merrick, Bridget (Forrestt) Clark, Peter (Melissa) Hurm, Abigail (Eric) Degenhardt, Molly Hurm-Lee, Martin (Lindsy) Hurm, and Patrick (Anna) Hurm; grandchildren Maxwell, Jack, Lily, Elliott, Noah, Dorothy, Wyatt, Ryder, Flynn, Willow, Rosalyn, Gabriel, Gilbert, Hudson, Lola and waiting the arrival of 16th; his siblings, Martha, Marna, Mike, Mark, and Martin; and his in-laws, Janice (Dennis) Lawler, Steven Ferring, Mary Sue Weis, and Mary Jo Fleege.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Dorothy and Bud Ferring and his best friend Danny Ferring.

The Hurm family would like their sincere thanks to Hospice of Dubuque, Dr. Engelman, and Jody Klauer #6.

Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Rd. is entrusted with arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Church of the Nativity
    1225 Alta Vista
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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  • Service

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 10:30am
    Church of the Nativity
    1225 Alta Vista
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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  • Interment

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 |
    Friday, February 7th, 2020
    Mount Olivet Cemetery
    10556 Military Road
    DUBUQUE, IA 52003
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Posted at 09:44pm
Molly, Our deepest sympathies! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!
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Posted at 02:33pm
With our deepest sympathies, The Pruitt Family - Eric, Kelly, Robert & Charlotte; Alex Pruitt and Martha Hurm
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Betsy Horton

Posted at 03:26pm
Matt raised a beautiful family with his wife. I'm so very sad for their loss. He will be greatly missed by those he loved.

Mark McDonald

Posted at 09:35am
Hurm families I was deeply saddened to hear of your dads passing..he was a GREAT man,always smiling..loved talking about the Bears with him at work..I hope it comforts you to know that he's gone to a far better place and he is surrounded by loved ones and will live on in the hearts of those who knew him..may the good Lord welcome him with open arms.

Amy and Rico Navarro

Posted at 09:11am
May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
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