Author Archives: Mike Johnson

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

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