Obituaries articles

Jean V. Seemann – Independence

Independence –  Jean V. Seemann, 90 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at ABCM Rehab. Center of Independence – West Campus, in Independence.  She was born on January 1, 1927, in Fairfax, Iowa, the daughter of Ernst and Marie (Froelich) Andersen.  She attended the Jubilee Lutheran School in rural LaPorte

Betty M. Kulper – Garber

Betty Mae (Kraus) Kulper, 87, of Garber, Iowa, passed peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 14, 2017, while residing at the Edgewood Convalescent Home.  Betty fought a courageous battle with kidney failure, never giving up on her dialysis sessions until the very end.  She “fought the good fight”!   Betty

Eldora C. Ploessl – Guttenberg formerly of Holy Cross

Eldora C. Ploessl, 82, of Guttenberg formerly of Holy Cross, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Dubuque after her courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross. A

James L. “Jim” Broghammer – Manchester

James L. “Jim” Broghammer, 85, of Manchester, Iowa, died Monday, April 10, 2017. Visitation: 2:00 – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, with a 2:00 p.m. Scripture Service, and one hour prior to Mass at the church on Monday. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m., Monday, April

Jewell J. Chappell – Volga

Jewell Janet Chappell, 95, of Volga, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center.   Visitation: 4 to 6 PM on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the funeral home and one hour before service time at the church on Tuesday.   Funeral Service: 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at St. Paul

Dorothy M. Grawe – Independence

  Dorothy May McComb Grawe, 93, of Independence, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Lexington Estates in Independence.  She was born on December 27, 1923, in rural Peosta, the daughter of Clifford Jay and Helen Elizabeth (Rosser) McComb.  Dorothy graduated from East Waterloo High School, Waterloo, Iowa, with the class of 1941.

Richard “ Dick” Thompson of Monticello

Monticello -Richard “ Dick” Thompson, age 85, died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at his home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Wednesday morning, April 12, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, Monticello with interment in the Hopkinton Cemetery with Military Honors.   Rev. Emory Gillespie will officiate at the services.  Friends may

Judith D. Wilhelm – Dyersville

Judith Dorothy (March) Wilhelm, 74, of Dyersville, Iowa passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, at home surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held from 2 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2 pm.  Visitation

Sue Ellen Gentz – Manchester,

Sue Ellen Gentz, 75, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, at her home, with her family by her side.  Visitation: 3:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday April 13, 2017, at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester and one hour prior to the service at the Gospel Hall on Friday.  Funeral