Mary M. Ploense (nee LaPean)

May 7, 1931 Jan. 13, 2012

Mary M. Ploense (nee LaPean) was born to eternal life Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby LaPean; a son, Robert Frank; a brother, Cliff LaPean; her husbands, Fred Frank and Del Ploense; and four grandchildren, Michelle, John, Susan and Shanda.

She is survived by her children, Richard (Patrice) Frank, Steven (Barb) Frank, Roy Frank, Sharon Polacek (and Russ), Susan Frank, Wayne Ploense (and Cathy) Duke (Deena) Ploense. She is further survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A special thank-you to Tracy, Pam, Mary Claire and Pam at Home and Hospice Advantage for their care and support to Mary and her family and also the staff at the Virginia Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.