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Richard Uptegraph

Richard Uptegraph

Monday, July 4th, 1955 - Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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Richard Uptegraph, 63, of Dubuque, died Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Friday, December 21 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. Steven Rosonke officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m., Thursday at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Road, where a parish scripture wake service will begin at 7 p.m.
Richard was born on July 4, 1955 in Manchester, Iowa, the son of William and Vera (Billhorn) Uptegraph.
He graduated from West Delaware High School in 1974 and from Kirkwood Community College in 1976.
On August 7, 1976 he married Sandra Pasker.
Richard was employed at various places in the auto industry, including Mr. G’s Auto Parts, Tires Plus and Tandem Tire. He spent the last decade transporting cars cross-country, as well as, driving school buses for the Dubuque Community School District.
He enjoyed going to auctions, collecting antiques, classic cars, camping, and watching NASCAR. During his free time Richard also enjoyed hanging out at various auto businesses in town, especially at Tri-State Auto with special friend Bill Beauchamp and at Burt Steve and Son, Garage, his other special friend Larry Steve.
Richard cherished time spent with his wife, children and grandchildren,
He is survived by his wife, Sandy; children, Adam (Katie Rapp) Uptegraph and Michaela (Spencer Craig) Uptegraph; grandchildren, Alexis Uptegraph, Alora Rapp-Uptegraph, Lucian Rapp-Uptegraph, Aiden Coble, Ellesha Coble, Kaylee Coble and Vanessa Uptegraph-Johll; sisters, Joyce (Raymond) McDowell and Janet (Mark) Klein; mother-in-law, Rosemary Pasker; sister-in-law, Mary Jean Uptegraph; several in-laws and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beloved daughters, Vanessa, in infancy, and Megan Uptegraph-Coble; brother, Dwayne; parents; and step-mother, Ena Uptegraph and father-in-law, William Pasker.
In lieu of flowers a Richard Uptegraph Memorial Fund has been established.
Richard’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the Surgical and Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and Palliative Care Unit at the University of Iowa for their compassionate care and support.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address
    2659 John F. Kennedy Road
    DUBUQUE, IA 52002
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  • Wake Service 1

    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 | 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 7:00pm
    Location
    Scripture Wake Service
  • Service

    Friday, December 21st, 2018 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, December 21st, 2018 10:00am
    Location
    St. Anthony's Catholic Church
    Address
    1870 St. Ambrose Street
    DUBUQUE, IA
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  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    1111 Davis Street
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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Posted at 02:23pm
Sandy & Family
We extend our deepest sympathy at the loss of Dick. We will continue to keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless You.
Steve and Wilma Billhorn & Family
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Titus, Stacy, Greyson, Quinn, and Madeline Welch

Posted at 12:57pm
Aunt Sandy and Family, We pray that God brings you peace and surrounds you with His love as you grieve. We love you,
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Barbara Roggow

Posted at 08:12am
We pray the love of God enfolds you. Steve&Barbara Roggow, Mark&Michelle Hocraffer, Scott, Toni, Ben & Liza. Delehardelle
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Kim Schreiner

Posted at 09:51pm
So sorry for your loss, Sandy and family. Hugs and prayers to you. Kim (Lenz) Schreiner
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Chuck and Kathy

Posted at 03:36pm
Thinking of you Upte , you will be missed. With sympathy.
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