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Arvin Roland PlugerJuly 21, 1928 ~ December 12, 2017 (age 89)
Arvin R. Pluger, age 89 of the Town of Pella, passed away December 12, 2017 at ThedaCare Medical Center, New London.
Arvin Roland Pluger was born July 21, 1928 in the Village of Oostburg, WI, son of the late Ferdinand & Maime (Kuhn) Pluger. Young Arvin grew up on his family’s farm near Shiocton and attended Mayking School. He worked for his grandfather after completing school, then later at Haas in Shawano. Arvin then moved to Milwaukee, working for the A. Gettelman Brewing Co.; and later as a brewmaster at Miller Brewing Co., retiring after 35 years. Arvin married Maud E. “Betty” McDougal and the couple later divorced. He was later united in marriage Margie Mae Henke on June 6, 1960 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Milwaukee; the couple later divorced. He was a current member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Town of Pella. Arvin loved the outdoors. He liked trout fishing, pan fishing, or anything caught through the ice. He enjoyed operating his John Deere lawn tractor to get things done around the property and in his garden. He also enjoyed the time he got to spend bear hunting up north with his family. Arvin loved to spend time with his grandchildren checking in on them; more specifically, helping his grandson work on his racecar. He would also pick up corn cobs left behind from harvested fields to feed the turkeys near his granddaughter’s house. Arvin is loved by his family and will be missed.
Daughters: Janice Trattles, Shawano; Charlotte Hauschultz, Appleton; Christine (Dale Rasmussen) Tetzlaff, Oconto Falls; Carol (Henry) Grunewald, Marion; & Dawn (Bud Skar) Stueck, Green Bay
Sons: Arthur Pluger, VA; Richard Pluger, West Allis; James Pluger, Leopolis; & Dennis (Cindy) Pluger, Clintonville
Grandchildren: Thomas Pluger; Michael Pluger; Derick Pluger; Mary Jean Pluger; Jodi (Joe) Szutkowski; Sherry (Tom) Ewald; Sherryl Cruz; Tammy Schmidt; Terry Schmidt; Tonya (Todd) Schmidt; Jason Pluger; Jamie (Chad) Wege; April (Brad) Meverden; Amanda (Jeremy) Schmidt; Amy Rivers; Andrew Hauschultz; Jennifer (Larry) Anderson; Derrick (Nicki) Bernard; Tina (Steve) Krenke; Katie Ann Grunewald; Calvin Stueck; & Tim (Megan) Stueck
Numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Sisters: Elizabeth (Larry) Voske; Shirley Buss; Patricia (Gabe) Hollander; Darlene Little; & Jeanette Pitt
Brothers: Robert (Mary) Pluger; Floyd Pluger & Douglas Pluger
Family friends: Til Dankert & Kenneth Stueck
Arvin was preceded in death by grandchildren, Pamela Pluger, & Nicholas & Katherine Grunewald; & brothers, Virgil & Wayne Pluger.
Funeral services will be held 12 Noon, Friday, December 15, 2017 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Town of Pella, with the Rev. Timothy Lofgren officiating. Interment will take place at the parish cemetery following the service.
Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10 AM until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Arvin’s name can be directed to the family for a donation to be given to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Town of Pella.
The family would like to thank Dr. Steve Goedderz, along with all of the medical staff who helped Arvin; his care-givers, Lana Kuehl, Hunter & Tanner Allender, & Mary Wilquet; along with a special thank you to ThedaCare at Home Hospice.
The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Marion is assisting Arvin’s family.
An online guestbook is available at eberhardtstevenson.com.