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Dubuque city councilman dies after battling cancer

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- According to the City of Dubuque, Fourth Ward City Councilman Dirk Voetberg passed away on Tuesday.

Voetberg had been battling acute leukemia since July 2010. He passed away just before midnight on Tuesday.

Voetberg was elected to the Dubuque City Council in November 2007. He previously served three terms on the City Council from 1987-1999.

Voetberg had worked as a faculty member at Clarke College and the Dean of Continuing Education at the University of Dubuque. He was also the president and CEO of Shepherd Incorporated.

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