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Irene Mae Pluskwik

09/21/1931 - 02/10/2021

Irene Mae Pluskwik, 89, of Virginia, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at her residence.

Irene was born September 21, 1931, the youngest of eight children born to John and Anna (Hafner) Schramke in Ashland, Wisconsin. She attended St. Agnes grade school and graduated from St. Anthony De Padua Catholic High School and St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Radiology. She was employed by St. Joseph’s Hospital, Capital Clinic and Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the Virginia Hospital. Irene was united in marriage to Robert Pluskwik at St. Agnes Church in Ashland, Wisconsin on June 11, 1955. Following their wedding, they made their home in Virginia, Minnesota. She was later employed by Grandes Hardware, retiring in 1989.

She was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Northern Club Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; three sons: Michael (Donna) of Iron, Mark and Alex (Wanda) both of Virginia; three daughters: Jane Rossetter of New Brighton, Minnesota, Judy (Leon) Kruchten of St. Cloud, Minnesota and Ann (Eric) Sondrol of Eugene, Oregon, twelve grandchildren: Michael Pluskwik of Virginia, Robert (Lacy) Pluskwik of Virginia, Joseph (Sarah) Rossetter of Golden Valley, Minnesota, Steven Rossetter of New Brighton, Minnesota, Jacob Rossetter of New Brighton, Minnesota, Ken (Ashley) Kruchdele of Seattle, Washington, David Kruchten and Dan Kruchten of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Carly Pluskwik of Virginia, Emily (Collin) Blair of Duluth, Minnesota, Abigale Sondrol in U.S.A.F. stationed in the UK and Matthew Sondrol of Eugene, Oregon, six great grandchildren: Laif, Finn and Alina Pluskwik of Virginia, Hudson Blair of Duluth, Minnesota, Lincoln and Lumen Pluskwik of Virginia, and one foster sister, Shirley Baker of Mellen, Wisconsin.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters: Margaret Schramke, Delores Fredrikson, Janet Chryssanthis, Adeline Krizan, Marion Cadotte, and Gertrude Gustafson; and one brother, Denis Schramke.

A private graveside service was held at the Calvary Cemetery in Virginia. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

11 thoughts on “Irene Mae Pluskwik”

  1. Janet & Ed Robertson says:

    Uncle Bob & all my Pluskwik cousins:
    My heart broke today when I heard we lost Auntie Irene. I may not have seen her often, but I will always treasure our times together. I loved ‘stealing’ and hiding good IT prizes for her and giggling the entire time! Love you all,
    Janet & Ed Robertson

  2. Gayle Gustafson Rogers says:

    Uncle Bob and all of the cousins, like Janet my heart broke also when she gave me the news, I loved Aunt Irene so much, she was always such a happy sweet encouraging lady. I loved all the times our families got together & always looked forward to see both you Uncle Bob & Aunt Irene. I hope all your wonderful memories will give each of you much comfort!! All my love & prayers to each of you!! Love Gayle & Ray

  3. Gayle Gustafson Rogers says:

    Dear Uncle Bob, Mike, Mark, Jane, Judy, Alex & Ann, I am so very sorry for your loss of your dear Mother. Aunt Irene was the sweetest lady, my heart just broke when Janet gave me the news, I loved Aunt Irene so much. I always enjoyed seeing her, sadly I didn’t see her as much as I should have. I looked so forward to the times our families ever got together. I hope and pray that your sweet memories will bring you much comfort. All my love and prayers to each of you. Love Gayle & Ray

  4. Julie Rogers says:

    I remember when I was little she used to call me Little Ms.America and gave me $5 to sing the Star Spangled Banner!! She was my FAVORITE!! I loved her!! She was the greatest!!

  5. Michael Schramke says:

    I will truly miss Auntie Irene. I always enjoyed chatting with her and looked forward when our family’s got together…..I loved her spirit💜

  6. Gary and Penny Gustafson says:

    So very sorry to hear about Aunt Irene. We remember her gentle, kind spirit and wonderful sense of humor. She will be missed dearly by the whole family.

  7. We will miss Auntie Irene. Such a positive sweet creative lady-always so interested in hearing what you were doing and so ready with a smile. Times together were always memorable and fun. She truly was a family “queen”!

  8. So sorry to hear about Auntie Irene. She was such a positive, fun and creative lady. Always so interested in what you were doing & so caring. Will certainly miss her. She was a family “Queen”!

  9. Tracy Habermann says:

    Irene was one of the sweetest North Sider Moms.
    Love just “ Oozed “ out of that garage apartment home.
    Thank you Pluskwik family for adding and making
    my childhood precious. Love to you all – you have an awesome Mama – may you smile at all your precious
    Tracy Hill Habermann 😊

  10. My condolences to the family.

  11. David Hill says:

    Mike, Mark, Jane, Judy, Alex, Ann, and Bob…..I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have so many fond memories of her as a child growing up on the North Side. She was one of the best Moms of that whole group of Moms that raised the neighborhood kids! Always smiling and so positive! May her memory be a blessing!
    David Hill

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