Our Staff

We are a small family owned and operated funeral home.  As you will see below, we are real people with families and hobbies just like you.  We are a close knit group and everyone helps out.  It is not even unusual to see Kevin and Nancy's children hanging out and helping with small jobs.  Our entire staff is devoted to serving others and are honored to have the opportunity to assist those who are grieving in our community.  Our goal here at Behr's is to provide a quality service to our families, in a professional manner, all while embracing them with a sincere heart.  We proudly carry on the tradition of care and compassion set forth by Norb and Mary Behr.

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Kevin Kevin J. Conlon
Funeral Director/Owner
Kevin is the son of Kathy and Jim Conlon.  He graduated from Hempstead High School and Loras College in Dubuque.  In 1997 he graduated from Worsham School of Mortuary Science and joined the firm as a licensed funeral director.  Kevin and his wife Nancy have two children and are partners in the firm.  In his free time Kevin enjoys working on jeeps with his brother and fixing anything that is broken.
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Nancy _134x 172 Nancy A. (Siemen) Conlon
Office Manager/Owner
Nancy has been actively involved in the firm since 1995 and currently runs the day to day operations.  She is also our funeral preneed consultant; helping families to plan the type of services they desire.  She and Kevin have two children and in her spare time she enjoys participating in all kinds of activities with them, including walking, swimming, tennis, skiing and snowboarding.
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Kathleen Kathleen A. (Behr) Conlon
Funeral Director/Retired
Kathy is the daughter of the founders of Behr Funeral Home, Norbert and Mary Behr.  She has been a licensed funeral director since 1974, and is currently licensed in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois.  She is married to Jim Conlon, who owned and operated Key City Plating until his son, Rich, took over the business. Together they have four children and eight grandchildren.  Kathy and Jim enjoyed traveling and camping and are train enthusiasts.  She also likes gardening and especially looks forward to spending time with her family.
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Jason J. Schumacher
Funeral Director/Manager
Jason is a funeral director who returned home to Dubuque in 2000 to raise his family.  He was born and raised on the family farm on Mud Lake Road, the oldest son of Frank and Pam (Breiner) Schumacher.  Jason is licensed in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois.  He is married to Tricia (Schueller), a P.I.P. Supervisor at John Deere Dubuque Works, and they have three children together.  In his spare time Jason enjoys gardening, remodeling projects at home, playing the drums and riding motorcycles.


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peggy left side Peggy S. (Thul) Sindt
Office Administrative Assistant
Peggy brings with her a multitude of experience in customer relations. She is an Air Force veteran who has also worked at IBM and Thermolyne in the past. She graduated with a degree in computer networking in 2012. Peggy is a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who has three wonderful children and two beautiful grandchildren. Family is a major priority in Peggy's life and her involvement in their lives often includes two of her favorite activities such as watching her son play hockey and her daughter practice karate. She also appreciates a little occasional time of solitude to curl up with a good book or tend to her flower gardens.
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Melody A. (Mauer) Thiltgen

Melody has been helping out at the funeral home for over 15 years, following in her mother, Jan Mauer Entringer's footsteps.  In 2009 she began working at night assisting families during visitations.  She has two children and five grandchildren.  In her free time she enjoys watching her grandchildren's sporting events.


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Gary C.  and Ruby (Bauman) Berg

Gary has been around the funeral home since he was a teenager helping out with all kinds of projects.  He worked at the John Deere Dubuque Works for several years before moving to Minneapolis to start his own consulting business.  Now that Gary has returned to Dubuque he is once again helping here at the funeral home. Ruby has been around the funeral home most of her life as she and Kathy have been close friends since childhood.  She helps out in the office and during visitations.  They are married and together they have three children and eight grandchildren.  In their spare time Gary and Ruby enjoy traveling, playing cards, camping and spending time with family.  Ruby is an excellent cook and baker. Gary enjoys woodworking, specializing in making Adirondack chairs.

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Alexander Young House 1879 Originally built in 1879, the house served as a private residence for the Alexander Young family and subsequently for the John Bell family, until it became the Behr Funeral Home in 1948.  Our funeral home is one of the many homes and businesses in Dubuque that were designed by Fridolin J. Heer, Sr., a Swiss born master stonecutter and architect.  A restoration project was begun in 2000 to return the home to its original design. Funeral Home Homepage Right Side And Facilities