Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp. Burial will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Thorp.
Visitation will be at Thorp Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, with a 7:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus rosary, and at the church from 10:30 a.m. Thursday until the services.
Memorials may be made to the Hands Foundation for restoration of St. Hedwig Church, as well as St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp.
Condolences may be offered online at www.cuddiefh.com.
Mr. Plechacek was born June 1, 1917, on the family farm off Colby Factory Road in the town of Reseburg in Clark County, a son of the late Frank and Anna (Olla) Plechacek. He lived on the farm nearly all of his life. He lost his father at age 13, and the family then went through the Great Depression.
He worked the farm during World War II and was able to provide for his widowed mother and siblings, as well as support the war effort as a farmer.
He was married to Ruth Bruun Feb. 16, 1954, at St. Hedwig Catholic Church in rural Thorp. She preceded him in death.
He, his wife and their seven children operated a dairy farm. He also did roofing and carpentry work.
He was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
He lived his final few years in the city of Thorp.
Survivors include four sons, David (Christina), Troy, Mo., Paul (Cheryl), rural Willard, Daniel (Rita), rural Chippewa Falls, and Michael, rural Thorp; two daughters, Rita (Thomas) Johnson, Stevens Point, and Carol (James) Rowell, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia; one brother, Sylvester; three sisters, Mary Lisy, Frances Plechacek and infant Sophie; and one daughter-in-law, Penelope Plechacek.