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Walter W. Plautz

October 21, 1954 February 22, 2020
Walter W. Plautz
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Obituary for Walter W. Plautz

Walter W. Plautz, 65, of Merrill, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston surrounded by his loving family.

Wally was born October 21, 1954 in Merrill, son of the late William and Emma (Mohrland) Plautz. He married Nancy Iwen on May 27, 1978 in Merrill. She survives. Wally, now retired, was employed at C&H Packaging, Merrill. Wally honorably served in the U.S. Army for three years and was stationed in the DMZ in Korea. He then served for 18 years in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. Wally was an active member of the Merrill V.F.W. Post 1638 and served with the Honor Guard at countless funerals. Wally, accompanied by two of his brothers, was able to go on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight in September of 2019. Wally enjoyed traveling, playing computer games, casino trips, spending time at the family cottage ‘up north’ and watching wildlife, Indy car races, and the Green Bay Packers.

Wally is survived by his wife, Nancy Plautz, Merrill; four sisters, Nancy Simon, Appleton, Karen Plautz (Delbert Lunders), Merrill, Jean (Wayne) Altenburg, Iola, and Darlene (Ron) Ohlmann, Merrill; three brothers, James Plautz, John Plautz (Kara Tesky), and William Plautz (fiancé, Mandy Lepsch) all of Merrill; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

The funeral will begin at 11:00 AM Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. The Rev. Matthew Bless will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Village of Maine with graveside military rites conducted by the Merrill V.F.W. Post 1638 Honor Guard. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Friday

28

Feb

9:00 AM 2/28/2020 9:00:00 AM
Taylor-Stine Funeral Home & Cremation Services

903 E. Third Street
Merrill, WI 54452

Taylor-Stine Funeral Home & Cremation Services
903 E. Third Street Merrill 54452 WI
United States

Service

Friday

28

Feb

11:00 AM 2/28/2020 11:00:00 AM
Taylor-Stine Funeral Home & Cremation Services

903 E. Third Street
Merrill, WI 54452

Taylor-Stine Funeral Home & Cremation Services
903 E. Third Street Merrill 54452 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Maple Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

Town of Maine, Marathon County, WI

Town of Maine, Marathon County WI
United States
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