Anthony Charles Broghammer, 94, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2023. He was born on April 13, 1929, in Decorah, the son of Ernest and Eulalia (Moser) Broghammer. The family moved to Ryan and Tony graduated from St. John Catholic High School in Ryan.
On August 8, 1953, Tony was united in marriage to Delrose Luensmann at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville. Eight children were born to this union. Tony and Delrose started farming north of Manchester in 1958 until moving to town in 1985.
Tony was a faithful long-time member of St. Mary Catholic Church. His passion was farming and he especially enjoyed combining corn. Tony enjoyed his cats, going to auctions and having garage sales. Tony and Delrose were active in card clubs and supporting 4-H, both being inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame. He was on the Manchester City Council and St. Mary Parish Council. Tony loved spending time with his family, especially watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his seven children, Julie (Tim) Huff of Boone, Mary (Tom) Langr of Washington, David Broghammer of Manchester, Ellen (Tim) Broesder of Bancroft, Susan Broghammer of Manchester, James (Deb) Broghammer of Marion, and John (Mary) Broghammer of Manchester; 13 grandchildren, Michael(Casey) Huff, Mark (Amy) and Brian Langr, Ben (Rachel) and Adam (Caysie) Broghammer, Jeffrey and Jennifer Boesder, Jill (fiancé Steven) and Paige Broghammer, and Steven(Jenny), Paul (Maddie), Carl (Nikki), and Dean Broghammer; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ann (Lee) Niemann of Lakewood, Colorado, and three sisters-in-law, Marie Broghammer of Manchester, Margie (Al) McDermott of Cascade, and Susie Luensmann of Delhi.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 61 years, Delrose Broghammer in 2015; his son, Jan Allen Broghammer; his daughter-in-law, Mary Broghammer; brother, Jim Broghammer; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lila Luensmann, Dr. John and Irene O’Brien, Mary Luensmann, David and Kathleen Luensmann, and Robert Luensmann.
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