Joan M. Trentz

March 2, 1940 ~ June 15, 2021 (age 81)


Joan Trentz of Dubuque Iowa, passed away on Tuesday June 15th, 2021, at Oak Park Place in Dubuque.

Her Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday June 22, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday June 21, 2021 at Dawson Funeral Home, Maquoketa. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Maquoketa.

Joan Marie Trentz (Lary) was born on March 2nd, 1940 in Maquoketa, Iowa to parents Wilmer and Helen (Powers) Lary. She was united in marriage to Bruce Trentz at St, Patrick’s Catholic Church in Delmar, Iowa on February 17, 1962. She graduated Saint Joseph’s Mercy school of Nursing in Dubuque, Iowa. She received her RN degree and worked in the nursing field for over 40 years, starting as a RN, then became the director of nursing. She last worked at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa. She loved reading books, playing cards, golfing and watching multiple sports on TV. Her joy was spending time with her 11 grandchildren, camping and traveling.

She is survived by her sons, Doug Trentz of Oxford Junction, Tom (Cindy) Trentz of Maquoketa, Mike Trentz of Maquoketa, Tim (Angie) Trentz of Dubuque and Todd (Kara) Trentz of Dubuque, 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild (on the way), brothers John (Maureen) Lary of Maquoketa, Gene Lary of Delmar, sister in-laws Beth Steingreaber of Burlington, IA, Barb (Rick) Harries of Easton, MD, Rita Trentz of Dubuque and Mary Jo Trentz of Dubuque.

In lieu of flowers cards of condolences may be directed to Dawson Funeral Services Attn: Joan Trentz Family PO Box 258 Wyoming, Iowa 52362. Online condolences may be left for the family at



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June 21, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dawson Funeral Services LLC
105 W Maple St.
PO Box 1137
Maquoketa, IA 52060

Funeral Service
June 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church Maquoketa
Vermont Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060

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