Obit: Plummer, Deveda Irene (1922 - 2015)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Plummer, Styer, Galgusch, Post, Kolbo, Fay, Prekezes

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 3/18/2015

Plummer, Deveda Irene (12 January 1922 - 15 March 2015)

Deveda Plummer, 93, of Colby, formerly of Neillsville, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the Pine Ridge Assisted Living Center in Colby. No services are planned. A full obituary will appear in next week’s Press.

Online condolences may be made at The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Deveda’s family.

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 3/25/2015

Deveda Irene Plummer, 93, went home to our Heavenly Father Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Pine Ridge Assisted Living, Colby.

Deveda began life during a blizzard at 1 a.m. Jan. 12, 1922, on the family farm in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, the only child of the late Henry and Leona (Styer) Galgusch. She married Byron Frank ‘Barney’ Plummer July 26, 1941, in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Menomonie. Barney and Deveda made their home in Menomonie until Barney’s induction into the U. S. Army Jan. 7, 1943, during WWII. While her husband fought the war in Burma, Deveda did her part on the home front and worked at the Signal Battery war plant in Milwaukee making batteries for military two-way radios. Barney and Deveda bought a farm at rural Granton after Barney returned home after the war, raised a family and shared their life together on the farm until Barney’s passing Jan. 16, 1997.

Deveda loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, animals, the nature God created and most of all horses her entire life - still being in the saddle at age 89 despite her failing eyesight. She often spoke of her grandfather who was a trooper in the 1st Wisconsin Calvary during the Civil War, his escapades and wounds he received.

Deveda’s mind stayed sharp as a tack until the end, and she possessed a quick wit, a good sense of humor and unshakable faith. Her failed eyesight in later years was a difficult condition to endure, but with strength of mind and faith in God, courageously endure - she did. Deveda did her best to greet all who called upon her with a lighthearted smile and was loved by all.

Deveda leaves behind two children, Boyd (Sandee) Plummer, rural Owen, and Sandy (Ronald) Post, rural Marshfield; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death, but now reunited with her parents; her husband Barney; son, Charles Plummer; daughter, Karey Kolbo; grandson, Jimmy Fay; and two great-grandsons, Derrek Post Sr. and Gabriel Prekezes.

Ride on Cowgirl, happy trails! Bye, bye for now.

No services are planned.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Deveda’s family.



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