Paula Plocher, 88, Mankato, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at her home, surrounded by family.
Paula was born March 21, 1924, to Fred and Louisa (Schumacher) Hill in Waconia. She graduated Valedictorian of her high school class. On February 2, 1946, she was united in marriage to Edward "Pat" Plocher in Waconia. Paula worked as a bookkeeper at Mankato Lutheran Home, North Star Concrete and City Club Beverage. In her free time she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, Scrabble, cards and knitting. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church for 62 years where she taught Sunday School, and she served as Treasurer for Hot Meals on Wheels for many years. Throughout her life, Paula was distinguished by her strong work ethic, stewardship of the earth and perfect grammar.
Paula is survived by daughter, Marsha (Bob) Qualset of Mankato; sons, David (Michelle) Plocher of Stillwater and Steve (Colleen Halley) Plocher of Woodbury; grandchildren, Jessie, David and Joseph; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Hill, Marion Olson and Mary Sue Plocher; brothers-in-law, Wilfred Plocher, Roger Olson and Fred Plocher.
Paula is preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Harold Hill, Rev. K.K. "Bing" Hill and Roland Hill; sister, Corky Kirsch; sisters-in-law, Edna Hill, Dorothy (Roland) Hill, Inez Plocher, Jeanne Firestone; and brothers-in-law, Al Firestone and Ben Kirsch.
A private family service will be held. Woodland Hills Funeral Home is caring for arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to The REACH (Mankato drop-in center for homeless and at-risk youth) or Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
Mae Cecilia Stubbs
Mae Cecilia Stubbs, age 86 of Franklin, MN formerly of Mankato, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Marlynn D. Vanlandingham
Marlynn D. Vanlandingham, age 70, of Fairchild, WI, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Mayo Hospital in Rochester, MN. Private services will be held.
Ronald Eugene Brubaker Sr
Ronald Eugene Brubaker Sr., age 66, of Mankato, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.
John Hennessey Graif
John Hennessey Graif, age 88, of Mankato, died peacefully Monday, February 24, 2014 at Laurel's Peak with family by his side.
Orris Sletta, 82, of Hanska, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.
Ronald Brubaker, 66 of Mankato died July 27, 2014 at VA Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Rita S. LaBelle
Rita S. LaBelle, age 80 of Le Sueur, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Minnesota Valley Health Center in Le Sueur.
Brian James Rykhus
Brian James Rykhus, 48, of Houston, MN formerly of Mankato, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home.
Gerald Gordon Donelan
Gerald Gordon Donelan, 85 of Waseca, died on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Eloise "Lois" Keltge
Eloise "Lois" Keltgen 92, of New Ulm died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye.
- More Obituaries Headlines
- Mae Cecilia Stubbs