Dorothy Brugman, 87, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at the Lantern Park Care Center in Coralville.
Funeral mass was held Dec. 27 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Coralville with the Rev. Walter Helms officiating. Burial was in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Nichols. Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com .
Dorothy Marie Kessler Brugman was born June 8, 1926, in a country home near Cosgrove, the daughter of Leo Thomas and Mary Cecillia Walsh. She was a graduate of Lone Tree High School in 1945 and from Mercy School of Nursing in 1948.
On Aug. 29, 1949, she was married to Eugene Henry Brugman at Saint Mary’s Church in Iowa City. The couple farmed near Nichols and raised their three children there. They moved to Iowa City in 1992. In their final retirement years Gene and Dorothy resided at Windmill Pointe, Coralville. She is a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Coralville.
Survivors include her son Robert Brugman of North Liberty, and two daughters Bonnie (Steve) Steinhoff of Alameda, Calif., and Barbara (Alan) Swenson of Manassas, Va. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Stacen (Lisa) Steinhoff, Sara Steinhoff, Brian Swenson and Eric Swenson.