Alfred W. Tebbe, Jr., 68 of Springbrook, died Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Select Specialty Hospital, in Davenport, Iowa after an extended Illness. Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 12, 2011 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Springbrook, officiated by Father Phillip Kruse. Burial will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2011 and again on Monday from 9:30 until Mass begins, all at the Church. Arrangements are being handled by Hachmann Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Bellevue. Al was born on September 29, 1942 in Bellevue, son of Alfred Fritz Tebbe and Alvina (Homan) Tebbe. He graduated from Marquette High School in 1960. While working at the Preston Creamery, Al was introduced to the younger sister of one of his coworkers, who would become the first love of his life. Al married Gladys Bormann on June 18, 1966. Als second love (after his wife and kids!) was serving the people of Jackson County. He started working at the Jackson County Courthouse in 1964, and over the next 16 years progressed through the positions of Clerk, Deputy and Assistant Deputy. He was appointed Treasurer in 1980, and was officially elected in 1982 (Vote Al Tebbe!). He ran unopposed for 8 consecutive terms, with the support of his girls - Nancy, Jane, Jean and Carol, who were joined later by Bruce. Al truly enjoyed going to work every day; he looked forward to interacting with the courthouse staff and everyone who came through the courthouse doors. Up to the end, Al continued his loyalty to the office he had held for so long, and to the Jackson County community. Al was an active member of the Jaycees, serving as the president of the Maquoketa and Springbrook chapter and as a Jaycee senator. He helped charter both the Springbrook and LaMotte Jaycees. He was a past member of the Springbrook City Council and the Ss. Peter and Paul Parish Council, and served as the Jackson County Fair Board President for many years. He dedicated a number of weekends to Christ-centered service as a lay director of TECs and CEWs, and a team member at retreats for persons with disabilities. He had a great commitment to the Marquette Catholic School System and served as the Marquette School Board President. Al loved playing all types of card games, and often served as the family scorekeeper. He was a huge supporter of his childrens activities, which included numerous plays, musicals, concerts and sporting events. He looked forward to the annual Tebbe Family Adventureland Trip, a tradition that began over 25 years ago. Al also enjoyed neighborhood scavenger hunts and costume themed celebrations with church and neighborhood friends. Those left to honor his memory include his wife of 45 years, Gladys Tebbe, of Springbrook; five children, Julie Tebbe, of Sioux City, Jeffrey (Christen) Tebbe, of Dubuque, Jane Tebbe, of Dubuque, Jacob (Abby) Tebbe, of Dubuque, and Joanna (Brian) Chaplin, of Des Moines; one granddaughter, Margaret Maggie Tebbe - Grandpa's little girl. He was preceded in death by his his parents; a brother, Wayne; and sister, Mary. The Tebbe family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Springbrook EMTs and the Bellevue Ambulance Service for their prompt assistance and support. They would also like to thank Dr. Janes, Dr. Runde, and the nurses and CNAs at Mercy Medical Center of Dubuque and Select Specialty Hospital of Davenport. Their compassion and concern made all the difference. We love you, Dad! Thanks for teaching us how to master-pack a car and decorate excessively for the holidays. The family would like everyone to remember that life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away, and each day is a masterpiece. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Als name to benefit pulmonary fibrosis research and Marquette Catholic School System. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hachmannfuneralhome.com.