Obituary Record

Robert Lee Plugge
Died on 10/2/2002
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1 Enterprise 3 Oct 2002

Robert L. Plugge, 79

Robert L. Plugge, 79, of Blair, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m Monday, Oct 7 at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Interment will be in the Blair Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home in Blair.

Robert Lee Plugge was born Nov. 9, 1922, in Kennard to Henry and Lillian (French) Plugge. He grew up and graduated from Kennard High School and later attended Dana College until he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps in January of 1942. Mr. Plugge served his country as a B-25 pilot during W.W.II.

On April 11, 1943, he married Ellenora Jensen.

He received his business degree from Van Sant Business College in Omaha after returning home from the service. He worked his entire business career at Vaugn Industries in Omaha, working his way up to partner/owner before retiring in 1990.

Mr. Plugge enjoyed flying, traveling, racquetball, golf, watching his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, and playing cards and pool with his friends.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church, a past member of the Blair School Board, and a member of the Blair American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Ellenora; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Julie Plugge, Rick and Patty Plugge, Randy and Michelle Plugge, all of Blair; daughter, Rita Engleken, and her fiancé, Tony Christensen, of Omaha; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Margaret Plugge of Kennard; sister-in-law, Dania Hundtoft of Blair; brother-in-law, Clarence Matzen of Blair; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to First Lutheran Church, Dana College, or the Blair Family YMCA.

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

#2 Funeral Leaflet

In Loving Memory of Robert Lee Plugge

Born November 9, 1922, Kennard, Nebraska ~ Entered Into Rest October 2, 2002, Fort Collins, Nebraska

Funeral Services 10:30 A.M. Monday, October 7, 2002 First Lutheran Church, Blair, Nebraska. Officiating: Rev. Stanley Reinemund, Rev. David Rush. Organist: Clare Cowing. Vocal Music Presented by: Jean Hundtoft & Norma Grant, Dewey Heffelfinger. Musical Selections: “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”, “Wind Beneath My Wings”. Congregational Hymns: “On Our Way Rejoicing”, “Softly and Tenderly”

Casketbearers: Jon Plugge, Max Plugge, Jay Plugge, Larry Matzen, Hank Plugge, Tony Christensen

Honorary Pallbearers: Roy I. Anderson, Gene Baumert, Charles “Bud” Gottsch; Frank Kosednar, Tony Lopez, Gene Megrue, Roger Stricklett, Wayn Armer, Clarence Brosam, Dr. L.I. Grace, Jack Kuhr, Bob Macholan, Gus Nelson, Jack Tollinger, Bill Berkshire, Joe Fitch, Jim Green, Martin Kuhr Jr., Clarence Matzen, Hugh Renard, Fritz Wolff

Graveside Services: Blair Cemetery, Blair, Nebraska

Arrangements By Campbell-Aman Funeral Home

~~~ Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska~~~

FindaGrave #:117927959

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 10/3/2002