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Leonard R. Plucinski

June 9, 1935 ~ July 27, 2018 (age 83)

Leonard R. Plucinski, age 83 of Whitewater, WI, left his earthly home to be with God on Friday, July 27, 2018.

Leonard was born June 9, 1935 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Harry Sr. and Violet (Wilks) Plucinski.  He graduated from Whitewater High School in 1953, and enlisted in the United States Army from 1957 -1960.  Leonard married Carolyn Groshek on December 2, 1961.  Len was employed at Hough Mfg. in Janesville and later at Weiler Co.  in Whitewater working in the field service and product engineering depts.  Len worked at Waukesha Fluid Handling as a technical writer-illustrator from 1991 until his retirement in 1999.  He was actively involved with the Lauderdale LaGrange Volunteer Fire department and served as captain of the rescue squad from 1960-1974.  He served on the LaGrange town board from 1973-1974.   He was a member of the Whitewater Lions Club from 1984-until his time of passing, receiving the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award and Birch Sturm Fellowship Award.  Len enjoyed playing guitar and harmonica he shared his talent with St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Folk Group , St. Mary’s Catholic Church Choir, proud district song leader for the Lions Club 27-A1 for 21 years,  and especially enjoyed playing with his friend Terry Lee.

Len is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Whitewater; children, James (Wendy) of Fort Worth, TX, Gregory (Lissa) of Lexington, KY, and Donna (Mark) Cuyler of Cudahy, WI; granddaughters, Mayah and Susannah; brother, Harvey (Phyllis) of Elkhorn; sisters-in-law, Sherry Plucinski and Charlotte Guzman.  Len was loved and will be remembered by other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harry Jr. and Robert; brother-in-law George Guzman.

Visitation will be on Monday, July 30, 2018 at Haase Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home 320 W. Main St. Palmyra, WI from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM and on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 919 W. Main from 10:00 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM.

Those planning an expression of sympathy please consider memorials to illnesses that affected Len or organization that are dear to him:  the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Palmyra, Lauderdale LaGrange Fire Dept. or Whitewater Lions Club.



Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
N19W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha WI 53188
Tel: 1-262-523-5500
Web: http://www.cancer.org

American Diabetes Foundation
375 Bishop's Way Suite 220, Brookfield WI 53005

American Heart Association
208 S. LaSalle Street Suite 1500, Chicago IL 60604

St. Mary's Catholic Church
919 W. Main St., Palmyra WI 53156

Town of LaGrange Fire Department
W6080 State Hwy 12, Whitewater WI 53190

Whitewater Lions Club
N7462 Kettle Moraine Dr, Whitewater WI 53190


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