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Bernadine I. "Birdie" Pluemer

March 4, 1912 — June 26, 2017



Bernadine I. "Birdie" Pluemer age 105, of Potosi, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home. She was born on March 4, 1912, the daughter of Herman and Alice (Bell) Dressler. Birdie graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Prairie du Chien. On September 27, 1934, she was united in marriage to Leonard Pluemer. Together they farmed in Potosi Township where they raised their family. Birdie was a devoted member of the St. Andrew Catholic Church and its Altar Society. She reveled in family and in God; two of her most prized possessions were the giant family photos taken when all 100+ of them gathered periodically over the years and her rosaries. Among all things, Birdie was a daughter, sister, friend, student, wife, mother, community leader, and devout catholic.

Surviving are her sons: John (Carol); Herbert (Barbara); Steve (Sue) Pluemer; her daughters: Margaret Dastur; Alice (Richard) Kay; a daughter-in-law, Roberta Pluemer; 24 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Leonard, Birdie was preceded in death by two sons: Larry and Michael; her siblings and members of the Dressler family

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery, Tennyson. Family and friends may call on Thursday, June 29, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church where a 3:45 p.m. rosary will be prayed. Friends may also call on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Bernadine I. Pluemer Memorial Fund has been established. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Potosi is serving the family.

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