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Alfred A. Tigges 1922-2010


Posted By: j.n. (email)
Date: 7/25/2010 at 19:18:35

Telegraph Herald
Dubuque, Iowa
July23, 2010, Friday

Alfred A. Tigges

Alfred A. Tigges, 87, of Dubuque, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at home with his family at his side.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, at Resurrection Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joseph Hauer officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by the Dubuque American Legion Post 6. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Road, where there will be a prayer service at 4 p.m.

He was born on Sept. 6, 1922, in St. Catherine, rural Dubuque County, son of Fred and Catherine (Nauman) Tigges.

Alfred served in the Navy during World War II, from November of 1942 to December of 1945. He was a "plank owner" on the USS Scott D.E. 214, on convoy duty in the Atlantic.

He married Mary E. Merfeld on Oct. 7, 1950, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Garryowen.

Alfred retired from H & W Motor Co. in 1983.

He was a member of Church of the Resurrection, Kentucky Colonels, Teamster Retirees 421, American Legion Post 6 and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; a son, Randy (Denise) Tigges, of Highwood, Ill.; a daughter, Cindy (Ron) Kreassig, of Marion, Iowa; five grandchildren, Sam (Karissa) Kreassig, of Waterloo, Iowa, Ben, Betsy and Joe Kreassig, all of Marion, Iowa, and Toby Tigges, of Highwood, Ill.; two stepgrandchildren, Alexandra and Ben Detzner, of Highwood, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Catherine Tigges, of Dubuque; and a brother-in-law, August "Bud" Thill, of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Paul, Herman, Leo and Joe Tigges; and three sisters, Marie Rubel, Marcella Rubel and Genevieve (Whitey) Thill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque and the Trappistine Sisters at St. Catherine's.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hoffmannschneiderfuneral


Al and his family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque for the comfort, care and respect they provided to the family.


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