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Gilbert J. Plewa
(July 12, 1926 - August 10, 2013)

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Gilbert J. Plewa

U.S. Veteran

Gilbert “Gil” J. Plewa of King, Wisconsin – formerly of Lyndon Station, Milwaukee, Cudahy, Greenfield and Fremont, Wisconsin – passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Appleton Medical Center, comforted by his beloved wife and children. Gil was born July 12, 1926 in Lyndon Station, Wisconsin, son of the late Florian Joseph Plewa Sr. and Anna (Wiesnewski) Plewa. He was preceded in death by his sister, Eleanor (Hornberg), and by his brother, Florian Joseph Jr. and brother, Harry F., who died serving America during WWII. Gil is survived by the love of his life, Delores Mae Plewa (nee Wing), his wife of 62 years and cherished friend since childhood. He is also survived by his beloved children, Harry “Corky” Plewa (Kari Plewa Rasmussen) and Joy Plewa (David Kulinski). Gil, affectionately known to his family and loved ones as “Jaja”, is also survived by his loving grandson Chad (Karyn) Lidwin and their children, Cullen and Andrianna, and his loving grandson Garrett (Hillary) Lidwin. He also leaves behind numerous dear nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Gil worked as an electrician and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 494 and took great pride in his work. The loving memories of Gil for his sense of humor, his kind and gentle spirit, as well as his love of life and strong values will live on in the hearts of all who had the good fortune to know and love him. He was a very proud World War II Navy veteran who dearly loved his country and treasured his family and friends. He was always quick to offer a helping hand, most often without even being asked. He found so much joy in the simple things of life and took great pleasure in working with his hands, building and remodeling, inventing and creating items that were especially designed to help his loved ones. He was an avid fisherman and hunter who loved boating and the outdoors, and even the rainy days made him happy because “you can’t have beautiful flowers, green grass and lakes without it”. Gil thoroughly enjoyed time with his friends for the camaraderie and reminiscing, and especially if it included a good game of cards; and the time spent at the Camp American Legion veteran facilities was one of the highlights of his yearly trips, where he also volunteered his time and materials as well as his support. For those who doubt there are angels who walk among us here on earth, they obviously never met our “Jaja”. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful staff at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, WI for their compassion and kindness, and for making the time he lived there so enjoyable for him. Private memorial services were held in Fremont, WI and King, WI.

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