John “Jack” H. Domeyer – Holy Cross

John “Jack” H. Domeyer, 85, of Holy Cross died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, surrounded by his family, at Dubuque Specialty Care in Dubuque.

Visitation will be held 3-8 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 2020, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross.  Visitation will continue Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, October 30, 2020 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Holy Cross, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Noah Diehm.

Jack was born May 25, 1935 in Petersburg, Iowa the son of Andrew and Frances (Von Lehmden) Domeyer. He married Shirley Stillmunkes on June 3, 1958 in Holy Cross, Iowa.  Together they farmed near Holy Cross until retiring in 2001.

He was a skilled carpenter throughout his life. He coached the Holy Cross Softball team for many years. He and Shirley enjoyed their Country Dance Group and their card clubs with friends. He was known for the “Jack Domeyer” two-no-bid. Jack was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. He later enjoyed restoring old tractors. He most enjoyed sharing his passions with his grandkids, and greatgrandkids.

Survivors include 5 children: Terry (Kim) Domeyer of Guttenberg, Dale (Jody), James, Jeff (Melissa), and Ted Domeyer, all of Holy Cross, daughter-in-law, Karen Domeyer of Manchester; 19 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; siblings: Laverne “Bud” Domeyer of Petersburg, Mary Lou Gravel of Dyersville, Doris Burlage of Monticello and Peter (Clarice) Domeyer of Dubuque; in-laws: Rita Domeyer, of Dyersville, Roger (Sharon) Stillmunkes of Ankeny.

He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley in 2019, parents, one son, Carl Domeyer in 2009; siblings: William Domeyer, Daniel (Virginette) Domeyer, Donald “Gomer” Domeyer, Milton (Marie) Domeyer, Paul (Diane) Domeyer, Ellen Domeyer, Loras Gravel, Roland (Terese) Domeyer, James (LaVon) Domeyer and John Burlage.

The family would like to thank the staff at Ellen Kennedy Center and Dubuque Specialty Care for their compassionate care.

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