Shirley A. Domeyer, 83, of rural Holy Cross passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at MercyOne Medical Center in Dubuque.
Visitation was held from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross where a parish vigil service was held at 1:30 p.m. Visitation continued at the funeral home from 9-10 a.m. Monday morning prior to funeral services.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Holy Cross, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Phil Kruse officiated with Mass servers, Evan Domeyer, Olivia Mensen and Caden Gotto. Placing of the pall was done by Jack, Terry, Dale, James, Jeff and Ted Domeyer. Lectors were Melissa and Natalie Domeyer and gift bearers were Savannah and Shawna Domeyer, Kayla Cooney and Dawn Bries. Eucharistic ministers were Jody, Peter and Linda Domeyer and music was provided by Chery Sill and Carla Burlage. Honorary pallbearers were members of their Card and Dance Clubs and Catholic Order of Foresters. Pallbearers were Matt, Doug, Tony, Alan, Logan, Brayden, Scott and Cole Domeyer.
Shirley was born March 3, 1936, in Holy Cross the daughter of Alphonse and Anastasia (Jaeger) Stillmunkes. She married John “Jack” Domeyer June 3, 1958, in Holy Cross. Together they farmed near Holy Cross.
Shirley enjoyed playing Euchre with her card club, playing Rummy with her grandchildren, and Solitaire to pass the time. She and Jack enjoyed their Country Dance Group, and Shirley continued to carry the torch for the St. Louis Cardinals after her son, Carl, passed away. She also enjoyed watching the birds outside of her window, crafting, quilting, her gardens and cake making.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Jack; five 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 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Roger (Sharon) Stillmunkes, of Ankeny; in-laws:, Laverne “Bud” Domeyer, of Petersburg, Mary Lou Gravel and Rita Domeyer, both of Dyersville, Doris Burlage, of Monticello and Peter (Clarice) Domeyer, of Dubuque.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her parents-in-law, Andy and Frances Domeyer; one son, Carl Domeyer in 2009; in-laws: 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.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com