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Berwyn C. Ploof


Wed, Dec 11th, 2013
Posted in All Obituaries

Berwyn C. Ploof, 78 of Austin, Minn., died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home.

Berwyn Callan Ploof was born on June 7, 1935 at Rochester, Minn. the son of Callan and Theresa (Wanke) Ploof. He graduated from Austin High School and served in the US Army. Berwyn married Jacqueline M. Hulme on April 17, 1964 at Minneapolis, Minn.

Berwyn worked for the Milwaukee Railroad and he worked at Hormel Foods Corporation. After the strike, the Ploofs moved to Elk River where he worked for the Otsego School District until his retirement. He moved back to the Austin area following his wife’s death. Berwyn was a “picker” and attended many area auctions and garage sales, making a host of friends. He enjoyed repairing and “tinkering” with things. He was a member of the Eagles, Moose, Austin Post #91 American Legion, Olaf B. Damm Post #1216 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ducks Unlimited.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jacqueline, his parents and a sister LaDonna Hoffman.

Berwyn is survived by his daughters: Cindy Buttshaw, Austin, Minn., Sue (E.T.) Lewis, Everett, Wash.; grandchildren: Allyson Buttshaw, Austin, Christian Buttshaw, Austin, Lyndsey Buttshaw, Austin, Jennifer Tamas, Everett, Janie Lewis, Everett, Natalie Lewis, Everett, Jackie Lewis, Everett, Lauren Lewis, Everett; great grandson: Colton Schukar; sister: Theresa Grover, Texas; brother: David Ploof, Rapid City, South Dakota.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Mike Sager officiating. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Military honors will be conducted by Olaf B. Damm Post #1216 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Austin Post #91 American Legion. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

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