Frances L. Bruggom

Frances L. Bruggom, age 88, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn.

Memorial service will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the Sheldon United Methodist Church in Sheldon, with Rev. Marvin Lindley officiating. Burial with a graveside service will be held at 9:30 A.M. at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar, Iowa.

Visitation will be after 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 20, 2012 with the family present from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to:
Arrangements under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon, Iowa.

Frances Lavonne Bruggom, the daughter of Harry and Alma (Idso) Johnson was born on April 3, 1924 on the family farm in Baker Township, O’Brien County, Iowa.

She received her education in rural O’Brien County Schools and graduated from Archer High School in 1941. She continued her education receiving her BA from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Frances was united in marriage to William Bruggom on November 27, 1946, in the Little Brown Church of Nashua, Iowa. The couple made their home on a farm south of Sheldon. Frances was a teacher as she taught in the rural schools for three years and then taught in the Sheldon School District for fifteen years retiring in 1975. The couple moved to Sheldon in 1975. Bill preceded her in death on November 11, 2001. In 2006 Frances moved to the Christian Retirement Home. She passed away Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Prairie View Nursing Home after a brief illness, reaching the age of 88 years, 7 months and 16 days.

She was a member of the United Methodist church in Sheldon. She enjoyed playing golf, bridge, traveling and spending time with her family.

Frances is survived by a daughter, Laurie and her husband Walt Pruiksma of Sheldon and a son, Mark and his wife Glenda Bruggom of Everly, Iowa; five grandchildren, Erin and her husband Jay Whitcanack, Katie Pruiksma, Megan and her husband Peter Jaques, Marcus and Micah Bruggom; five great grandchildren; one sister, Audrey Johnson of Urbandale, Iowa, other relatives and friends.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and two brothers, Marvin Johnson and in infancy, Gordon Johnson.