Raymond M. Plehn

June 16, 1925 - Feb. 25, 2009

Raymond M. Plehn of Palmyra died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 83. He was born June 16, 1925, in Waukesha, the son of Max and Ida (nee Weimeier) Plehn.

He proudly served his country from 1943 to 1946 in the U.S. Navy during World War II on PT boat No. 130 in the South Pacific. On June 21, 1947, he married the former Joyce Miller. He was the owner and operator of Plehn Plastering Co. of Waukesha for 39 years. Ray was a member of Soat-Vergenz VFW Post No. 721, 40et8 in Jefferson County and Thomas Holcomb American Legion Post No. 304 in Palmyra. He was a very active member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he served on various committees.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Joyce, of Palmyra, along with their children, Susan (Robert) Haviland of Lake Mills, Kerry (Brenda) Plehn of Waukesha and Sally (Marty) Dzelzkalns of Hartland. He is the dear grandfather of Amber Dzelzkalns and Brian and Brad Plehn. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard and Edward Plehn.

Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. and conclude with military honors. Private family burial will be held Monday at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church (address above) or charity of donorís choice.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to to leave an online tribute.