Obit: Ploeckelman, Doris E. (1919 - 2008)

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Surnames: Ploeckelman, Freimuth, Zwingli, Buehler, Haffeman, Piechowski, Sackman, Dable, Ervin

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ploeckelman, Doris E. (13 Oct. 1919 - 17 July 2008)

Doris E. Ploeckelman

DORCHESTER -- Doris E. Ploeckelman of Dorchester, 88, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2008, at Golden Living Center-Continental Manor in Abbotsford under the tender and loving care of Ministry Home Care Hospice of Marshfield.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2008, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester, Wis. The Rev. Jerome Freimuth will officiate. Burial will follow in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008, at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

Doris was born Oct. 13, 1919, to George and Dorothy (Zwingli) Buehler in Medford. She attended Spruce Grove Elementary School in the town of Deer Creek in Taylor County until the eighth grade. Doris then graduated from Medford High School and further attended Taylor County Normal School in Medford for two years.

She married Clarence Carl Ploeckelman on June 3, 1944, in the parsonage at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Medford. Doris was a farm wife for 36 years. She and Clarence farmed for two years in the town of Deer Creek then moved onto a farm in the town of Holton in Marathon County. That was their home until they retired from farming in 1980 and moved to Dorchester, Wis. Clarence passed away Aug. 29, 2002.

Doris was a former member of the Mother's Club at Bruckerville School in the town of Holton and a former member of the PTA at the Dorchester grade school. Doris was a current member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid and the Homemakers Group, all in Dorchester, Wis.

Doris will be always remembered by her family as being a "great cook," especially her bread making. The vegetables she canned were always the best, and whenever there was a big event or gathering of family and friends, Doris was sure to provide a huge, delicious meal, or what her family called a "complete farm meal." In her spare time, Doris loved to sew and spend time with family.

Doris is lovingly survived by her children, Darlene (Ray) Hafferman of Hartland, William (Irma) Ploeckelman of Stratford, Dale (Nancy) Ploeckelman of Abbotsford, Janet (David) Piechowski of Richfield, Bonita Ervin of Black Rock, Ark., Dawn Ploeckelman of Eau Claire, James (Cheryl) Ploeckelman of Stetsonville, David (Linda) Ploeckelman of Colby and Steven Ploeckelman of Hartland; 30 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.

She is further survived by her siblings, Donald (Adeline) Buehler of Eagan, Minn., Lillian (Robert) Sackman of Medford, Phyllis Dable of Mosinee, Philip (Elsie) Buehler of Medford, David Buehler of Athens and Rex (Lee) Buehler of Merrill. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Roy Ploeckelman; one brother, John Buehler; and one son-in-law, Ron Ervin.



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