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Verla Mae Plummer

02/03/1928 - 04/05/2022
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Verla Mae Plummer, age 94, of Winneconne, passed away Tuesday morning, April 5, 2022, at Park View Health Center. Verla was born February 3, 1928, in Larsen, WI to the late Walter and Mayme (Zehner) Christianson. She was a graduate of Winneconne High School. She continued her education to become a teacher at Oshkosh State Teachers College (currently UW-Oshkosh) where she participated in a three-year teaching certification program. In June of 1949 Verla received her Elementary Division diploma to teach elementary grades. She supplemented her certification by attending an enhanced summer teaching program at the University of Minnesota. After receiving her teaching certification, Verla taught 1st grade in Markesan, WI for two years until she married Charles “Chuck” Plummer, on February 24, 1951. She retired from teaching so she could travel with Chuck when he attended various functions related to his job. Their son, Ned, was named after one of Verla’s Markesan first graders. Her “first” 1st graders as her scrapbook referred to them. Fortunately, Verla was able to continue her love for teaching young children by teaching both Vacation Bible School and Sunday School at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Winneconne where she was a member.

Verla and Chuck traveled extensively throughout the United States. They especially enjoyed Florida, traveling there annually for several years…there are jars and bowls full of seashells as well as individual specimens throughout their home reflecting their passion for the beach. Another love was shorebirds, so you will find multiple pictures of them as well. They enjoyed traveling by car always taking their current dog with them. They had many pets over the years including dogs, cats, gerbils, horses, and a pigeon and truly cherished them all and gave them wonderful homes. Verla’s love for animals was also apparent when she put “bunny” wallpaper in her kitchen (she loved bunnies) and birdhouse wallpaper in her den! She was known to babysit hamsters and cats for relatives on vacation and leave loving little notes if one happened to pass away on her watch.

In addition to traveling, Verla enjoyed reading and shopping…by the way, did I mention shopping? She was a devoted fan of shopping.

She was a very dear, sweet, and special lady who endured heartbreaking tragedy during her life but her faith helped her through. She is dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Along with her parents, Verla was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Plummer; her son, Ned Plummer; her brothers, Lewis and Verne Christianson; and her sister, Mabel Ryf.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews, their children and grandchildren, and lifelong friends, Carol Plummer and Thelma Wilber.

A graveside service will be held at Plummer Cemetery on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. Family and invited friends will gather at the Fin‘n’Feather immediately after in celebration of Verla’s life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for the Alzheimer’s Association and St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church.

Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family. If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.