Bernice Holub – Monticello

Bernice Holub age 90, died Friday, August 9, 2019,  at St. Luke’s Hospital Cedar Rapids following a sudden illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 Wednesday morning, August 14, 2019 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Prairieburg with interment in the St. Joseph Cemetery.   Friends may call after 4:00 Tuesday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello where the Parish Vigil Service will start the visitation at 4.  Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at

Those left to cherish her memory are 7 children, Linda Randklev, Marge (Denny) Carson both of Marion, Don (Bette) Holub, Prairieburg, Dean (JoEllen) Holub, Marion, Dan (RaeAnn) Holub, Prairieburg, Darrell (Molly) Holub, Marion, Connie (Dan) Dietiker Jr., Monticello, 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter, her brother, Herb Tegeler, Dyersville, a sister, Mary Jean (Hank) Westhoff, New Vienna, and -in-laws, Bob Fishel, Edgewood, Bev Tegeler, Bellevue,  Ken (Cheryl) Holub, Marion.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Earl, and infant son Earl, 2 angels, her great-grandchildren, Dalton and Danielle, a son-in-law, Tom Randklev, and siblings, Lucille (Irvin) Overman,  Reynold (Irene),  Gilbert (Sedella) Anthony (Dorothy) Elmer (Edna), Don (Patricia), Lucille Tegeler, Helen (Wilfred) Kramer, Norma Platz Deppe, (Herb Platz and Lawrence Deppe) Marcella (Fritz) Bries, Leona (August) Gudenkauf; her step-mother, Delores Deutmeyer, in-laws: Doris Tegeler, Maxine (Robert) Stickley, Adeline (Gerald) Doyle, Betty (Richard) Woodard, Linda Holub and John Tjaden.

Bernice Florence Tegeler was born June 9, 1929 on the family farm near Earlville.   She was the daughter of Gregor and Mathilda Billmeyer, Tegeler.  She lost her parents at a young age and so began working as a hired girl for other families.  She moved to Prairieburg at age 17 to be the hired girl for her sister, Helen Kramer.  Bernice married Earl Holub on February 17, 1947 at Earlville, Iowa.  She worked in the laundry at John McDonald Hospital in Monticello until she and Earl started farming near Prairieburg.  Following Earls death she worked for the Central City Community Schools in the Hot Lunch Program for 10 years.

Bernice was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking for her family.  She loved to garden and was an excellent seamstress, making many blankets for her great-grandchildren, mowing her lawn at Prairieburg and working outside with Earl when they were farming.  She also enjoyed visiting the area casino’s with her daughters in more recent years.

The family would like to thank Summit Point, Unity Point Hospice and Palliative Care and all the doctors and staff that cared for Bernice and her family during her final illness.