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Robert Phillip Plummer

07/13/1935 - 03/05/2022
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Robert Phillip Plummer, 86, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2022, after an incredibly full “well-lived” life. He was born July 13, 1935, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the youngest of 5 boys born to Mary M. (Schuster) and Earl M. Plummer, which earned him the nickname “Babe”. He and his brothers owned and operated Courtney & Plummer, a ready-mix corporation founded by Jim Courtney and Earl Plummer. He was an incredibly unique man who loved camping, boating, fishing, old cars, snowmobiling, playing every piano he encountered (including those marked “Do Not Play”) and above all, his family. An entrepreneur at heart, Bob’s greatest accomplishments include developing Harbor Valley subdivision, a neighborhood where the hills truly came alive with the sound of music, purchasing and restoring the Skeleton Bridge one room school house that he attended as a child, and raising 5 independent children. Mose and Cecilia Belanger gave Bob permission to marry their daughter, Bonnie Belanger, and the wedding took place on February 4, 1961.

In addition to Bonnie, his supportive wife of 61 years, his legacy includes their children, Polly (Mark) Mottonen of Salt Lake City, UT, Elizabeth Binns of Columbus, OH, Linda (Jay) Gross of Muskego, WI Mike (Ruth) Plummer of Winneconne, WI and Katie Plummer of Sheboygan, WI. He is the proud grandpa of Maria (Andre), Alex (Laurel), Will (Katie, fiancée), Miles, Anna, Meghan, Max, Jack, Riley and one special great-grandchild, Cecilia Grace. Also survived by brother-in-law Jerry (Diane) Belanger; sisters-in-law Greta deJong, Carol Plummer and Verla Plummer; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, including friendships made through the Fox Valley Thunderbird Club and Cruising Paths Snowmobile Club.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mary; brothers: James, William, Charles and Thomas; granddaughter Hayley Plummer; nephew Ned Plummer; and son-in-law Eric Binns.

Family will receive friends Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Mueller Funeral Home, 904 E. Main St., Winneconne, WI from 11am-12:30pm with a time of sharing beginning at 12:30pm; inurnment to follow at Plummer Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to an endowment fund set up for the benefit of maintaining the Skeleton Bridge School. Please contact the family for details. Visit www.muellerfh.net to share a memory with the Plummer family or to offer condolences.

Special thanks to all of Bob’s doctors and caregivers who have assisted him throughout the years, as well as to his nephew Pat, who never failed to step up to the plate.

Marie Tagenius wrote on March 17, 2022
I feel so grateful for having met grandpa Bob last fall. I was in awe of his personal tour, including stories and history of the Skeleton Bridge little school house, along with his beautiful collection of cars. I am sad that Bob won't be around any longer for a special little fella named Jack. Grandpa Bob will be missed by all. My sincere condolences to Bonnie and the whole family. It's comforting to know you have one another at a time such as this. R.I.P. Bob. You had a great ride of a life. ??

Allan krohn wrote on March 17, 2022
Sorry to hear about your husband and dad,last time I saw your family was before and after I enlisted in the navy,so it's been a long time. We worked at McDonald's back in the late 70's ,once again so sorry to hear about your lost,lots of prayers for you and family.

Mary Kober & Helen (Ciske) Kobussen wrote on March 10, 2022
Dear Bonnie (and family) Sending our deepest sympathies to you and your family. What a lovely obituary telling of a life well lived!

Carol Smith Curler wrote on March 9, 2022
I reiterate my brother, Dan Smith's message from above. I'd like to add that our parents, Mavis and Gerald "Curly" Smith spoke often and admirably of Bob and Bonnie Plummer. They were good friends. Dad always appreciated Bob's ability to "tickle the ivories" and the fact that Bob kept his promise of Dad's request to send him off in great Irish style meant so much to all of our family. May your family continue to 'play on' with the same smile you included in Bob's photo. As Dad signed all his cards to us..."May God Bless" and his well-written letters..."Happy Days". My condolences.

Dan Smith wrote on March 8, 2022
Bob Plummer played the piano at my father’s (Gerald Smith) funeral - Dec. 14, 2012. One of the selections was was McNamara’s Band. None the family will ever forget as it was one of Dad’s favorites and did so much to help us celebrate a life well lived. Hopefully someone will find a way to pass on a tribute your family can celebrate and cherish.

Barb LaCroix wrote on March 7, 2022
So Very Sorry for Your Loss! You and your family are in our Thoughts and Prayers??

Mike and Jane Lichtenwald wrote on March 7, 2022
Our deepest sympathy to Bonnie and the entire family. We were blessed to live next door to Jim and Ann Plummer for 30 years and had the pleasure of meeting all the Plummer boys. We always enjoyed Bob playing the piano, visiting with him at the school or talking with him at a car show. He will be missed by many.

Mary Harper wrote on March 7, 2022
Bonnie and family my deepest sympathy to you. Bob will be missed. It was so wonderful of him to play the piano for the enjoyment of visitors at the historical society's steamboat house Sunday afternoons. He was kind enough to also drive his vintage cars in the parades. My thoughts are with all of you.

Dennis & Anne Ida wrote on March 6, 2022
Sending our condolences to you all in the loss of your husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather.

Kathy Cartwright wrote on March 6, 2022
My deepest sympathy to you Bonnie and all family members. I enjoyed my many conversations with Bob and loved hearing him play the piano. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God's peace to you all. Kathy C

Timothy G Hewitt wrote on March 6, 2022
Good memories never fall I remember the pink. Ford T bird Snowmobiling a few times up North