Robert J. Plamann, 71
May 21, 1945 Jan. 3, 2017

Robert J. Plamann, 71 Robert J. Plamann, age 71, of the town of Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at his residence after a valiant two-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born May 21, 1945, in Milwaukee to Robert and Shirley (nee Landfried) Plamann and married Karen M. Warner on Oct. 11, 1969, in Rib Lake.

Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy for six years, being discharged in 1968. Following their marriage, Bob and Karen resided in West Allis until moving to the town of Jackson in 1986. Bob worked for Briggs & Stratton for 31 years, retiring in 2000. He then worked for Willard Tool in Jackson for four years before working for Med Speed for six years, retiring in 2010.

Bob enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Rib Lake where he would hunt, fish and go four-wheeling. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Patrick. Bob also enjoyed taking many vacations with his family and friends.

Bob is survived by his wife of 47 years, Karen, his son Corey Joseph of Jackson and his grandson Patrick. He is further survived by his father Robert Joseph Plamann Sr. of Port Washington, two sisters: Karen (Bob) Gantner of Port Washington and Joanne Kannapinn of Palmetto, Florida, two sisters- in-law: Merry Liberty (Mike Burress) of Amhurst and Joyce Warner of Baileys Harbor,; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Shirley, his mother and father-in-law: Duane and Helen Warner and his brother-in-law Patrick Warner.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at noon at Still Waters Community United Methodist Church, 3617 Scenic Road, Jackson. The family will greet visitors on Saturday at the church only from 10-11:45 a.m.

The Schmidt Funeral Home in Jackson is serving the family.

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