Obit: Plunkett, Harry Haligan #2 (1930 - 2008)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Plunkett, Evangelista, Ingram, Payne, Van Slett, Sauer, McCarty, Walde, Gill

----Source: Loyal TRG 23 April 2008

Plunkett, Harry H. #2 (4 APR 1930 - 16 APR 2008)

Harry H. Plunkett, 78, Greenwood, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, in the Palliative Care Unit at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, April 19, 2008, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenwood. The Rev. Joseph Follmar officiated. Burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Full military rites were performed by Wallis Hinker, Post #238, Greenwood. Pallbearers were his brothers, Joseph, George and Timothy Plunkett; his sons, Joseph and John Plunkett; and his oldest grandson, Matt Zank.

Harry Haligan Plunkett was born on April 4, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., to Harry Sr. and Frances (nee Evangelista) Plunkett. He received his education in the Greenwood area and graduated from Greenwood High School. Following graduation, he entered the United States Army and served during the Korea War with the 82nd Airborne as a paratrooper. Upon his honorable discharge, he sought an apprenticeship as an electrician in the Greenwood area and then worked in Milwaukee for A O Smith as an electrician in the auto industry until his retirement. He and Dolores Moon were united in marriage in 1953 and raised eight children together. He returned to the Greenwood area in 1997 and remained there until his death. He was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenwood. He loved gardening and woodworking, and created many special gifts over the years. He could be called a "master tinkerer." His greatest love was his family, and you could always find him with one of his grandchildren in his lap and a smile on his face. He was a generous, sentimental man, and a wonderful father, grandfather and a friend to many.

He will be sadly missed by the mother of his children, Dolores; his children, Mary Evangelista, Germantown; Ellen (Lewis) Ingram, Louisville, Ky.; Kathleen Payne, Milwaukee; Joseph (Linda) Plunkett, Louisville, Ky.; Alice Van Slett, Pewaukee; Laura Sauer, Milwaukee; and John (Francine) Plunkett, West Allis. He is further survived by his 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his siblings, Joseph (Pat) Plunkett, Minnesota; George (Marlene) Plunkett, Long Lake; Timothy (Jean) Plunkett, Warrens; Alican McCarty, LaCrosse, many loving nieces and nephews; good friend, Casey Gill, Milwaukee, and special friend, Denise Walde, Greenwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James Plunkett, in 1976; and two brothers, LeRoy Plunkett and Patrick Plunkett, in 1995.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.



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