Eldora Ploessl

Obituary of Eldora Ploessl


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 continued visitation will be held in the Immaculate Conception Church Hall in North Buena Vista starting at 9:30 a.m. prior to funeral services Tuesday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, North Buena Vista, Iowa, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Marvin Bries will officiate.

Eldora was born August 5, 1934, in Holy Cross, the daughter of Ervin and Clara (Pottebaum) Henkels. She married Francis J. Ploessl on January 17, 1970 in Luxemburg, Iowa. Together they farmed northwest of Holy Cross.

Eldora enjoyed crocheting, quilting and a good card game. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish and volunteered at Oakcrest Manor for many years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.

Those left to cherish her memory include her 2 children: Charles (Heidi) Ploessl of Holy Cross and Christine (John) Selchert of Dubuque, 3 granddaughters: Lindsey Ploessl of Dubuque, Chloe and Grace Ploessl of Holy Cross, 2 step grandsons: Andrew (Christina) Selchert of Kansas City, MO, Nickolas (Ashley Quick) Selchert of Dodgeville, WI, 2 step great grandchildren: Carson and Averie Selchert of Kansas City, MO, 2 brothers: Joe (Jeanette) Henkels of Dubuque and Erv (Mary) Henkels of Hiawatha, sister, Anna Marie (Joe) Wille of Garnavillo, in laws: Andrew Jr. Ploessl of Dubuque, Jim Paisley of Balltown, Marvin (Linda) Brimeyer of Sherrill, Lorene Ploessl of Dubuque, Rosemary Ploessl of Holy Cross, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank on April 26, 2002, an infant son, brothers: Raymond and Emmet Henkels, in-laws: Edwin (Margaret), LaVern (Rita), Alvin, James, John, and Donald Ploessl, Pearl (Jim) Klein, Mary Brimeyer, Joan Paisley and Mary Ploessl.

Eldora’s family would like to thank her oncologist, Dr. Lawrence Kukla, the nurses and staff at Medical Associates, Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehab, and Hospice of Dubuque for all their kind and compassionate care.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.