Donna M. Ploeckelman 1938-2019

Donna M. Ploeckelman

Donna M. Ploeckelman, 81, of Dorchester, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Aspirus Care and Rehabilitation in Medford under the tender care of hospice. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 9 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford with Rev. Donald Bruce officiating. Interment followed at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends were welcome from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Donna was born on March 22, 1938, the daughter of Herbert and Bernice (Snyder) Luebke, Sr. in Waupaca. On Aug. 19, 1961, Donna was united in marriage to Kenneth "Tippy" Ploeckelman and he preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2018. Donna loved being a wife, mother and grandmother. She was a skilled cake decorater. She also enjoyed riding with her husband in his semi-truck.
Donna is survived by her two sons, Jim (Deb) Ploeckelman of Athens and John (Dawn) Ploeckelman of Medford; seven grandchildren, Danielle (Darren) Bornbach, Mandi (Mike) Troiber and Joey, Jesse, Lewis, Jason and Derek Ploeckelman; and six great-grandchildren, George, Graci, Jack, Ella, Libby and Rhiley. She is further survived by her sister, Betty McKown of Portland, Ore.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Donna was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Marie; her grandson, Duwayne; her sister, Kathryn Raedke; and her two brothers, Herbert Luebke, Jr. and her twin brother, Donald Luebke.
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