Obit: Ploeckelman, Doris E. #3 (1919 - 2008)
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Surnames: Ploeckelman, Freimuth, Zwingli, Buehler, Hafferman, Piechowski, Ervin, Sackman, Dable

----Source: Star News (Medford, Taylor County, Wis.) 7 Aug. 2008

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

Doris E. Ploeckelman, 88, Dorchester, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Golden LivingCenter/Continental Manor in Abbotsford, under the tender and loving care of Ministry Home Care Hospice of Marshfield. Funeral services were held Monday, July 21 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester, Wis. The Rev. Jerome Freimuth officiated. Burial was at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.

Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Dorchester assisted the family with arrangements. Doris was born 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 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, 1994 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. Her husband Clarence passed away August 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 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; and 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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