Obit: Ploeckelman, Doris E. #2 (1919 - 2008)
Contact: R. Lipprandt

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

----Source: The Tribune Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) Volume 48, No. 30, July 23, 2008, Page 12

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

Doris E. Ploeckelman, 88, Dorchester, 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.

Doris was born on October 13, 1919 to George and Dorothy (Zwingli) Buehler in Medford. She attended Spruce Grove Elementary School in the town of Deer Creek in Taylor Co. until the 8th grade. Doris then graduated from Medford High School and further attended Taylor Co. Normal School in Medford for 2 years.

She married Clarence Carl Ploeckelman on June 3, 1944 in the parsonage at Immanuel Ev. 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. Her husband Clarence passed away August 29, 2002.

Doris was a former member of the Mother’s Club at Bruckerville School in 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, Hartland, William (Irma) Ploeckelman, Stratford, Dale (Nancy) Ploeckelman, Abbotsford, Janet (David) Piechowski, Richfield, Bonita Ervin, Black Rock Ariz., Dawn Ploeckelman, Eau Claire, James (Cheryl) Ploeckelman, Stetsonville, David (Linda) Ploeckelman, Colby and Steven Ploeckelman, Hartland,; 30 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her siblings; Donald (Adeline) Buehler, Eagan, MN, Lillian (Robert) Sackman, Medford, Phyllis Dable, Mosinee, Philip (Elsie) Buehler, Medford, David Buehler, Athens and Rex (Lee) Buehler, Merrill. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Roy Ploeckleman; one brother, John Buehler; and a son-in-law, Ron Ervin.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 21, 2008 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester, Wis. The Rev. Jerome Freimuth will preside. Burial will follow in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, July 20, 2008 from 4-8 p.m. at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester and on Monday at the church in Dorchester from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.



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