Louis J. Meyerhoff, 87, of Dubuque, and formerly of Bernard, passed away, Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade.

Per the wishes of Louis his body has been donated to the University of Iowa — Department of Anatomy. Private family services will be held at a later date. The Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade is assisting the family.

He was born June 8, 1932 in Leroy, Minn., son of Louis and Minnie (Lamprecht) Meyerhoff. He received his education in the Elma schools. On Sept. 22, 1951 he was united in marriage to Betty Mae Roethler at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Elma. She preceded him in death March 26, 2012.

He was employed as the Manager of the Great Plains Supply Company in Elma, later as Manager of the Great Plains Supply Co. in Bernard, and then worked with Red Jacket Pump in Davenport. He loved woodworking, spending time with family, telling jokes and going fishing.

He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa.

He is survived by three children, Sheila (Richard) Martens, of Lime Springs, Karla (Brian) Leichty, of North Liberty and Brenda (Tom) Huff, of Cascade; son-in-law, Ed Voves, of Elma; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister-in-law, Wanda Ward, of Charles City and a brother-in-law, Keith Roethler, of Elma.

He is also preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Voves April 20, 1989; a son, Bill Meyerhoff July 16, 2011; a great-grandchild, Willow Mae Ferrel; a brother-in-law, Bob Roethler; and four brothers and five sisters.

The family of Louis would like to thank the entire staff of Shady Rest Care Center, Above and Beyond Hospice and Sherry Kelchen for all the compassionate care given to Louis.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com