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Wilma Burkett Plude PDF Print E-mail

Wilma Burkett Plude, a lifelong resident of Alvin and Eagle River, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at Avanti Health Care Center in Minocqua. She was 85.

Mrs. Plude was born  Nov. 12, 1927, in Iron River, Mich., the daughter of Loren and Gertie  Fishel.

She worked as a cook throughout the area, including at White Spruce, Mickleberry’s and Eagle River Health Care Center.

She served for 18 years at the ERRA stadium concession stand.

Her interests included reading and working on various crafts.

Survivors include her sons, Jerry (Jennifer) Burkett of Eagle River, Bill Burkett of Beaver Dam, and Ron (Dawn) Plude of Land O’ Lakes; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 24, at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River. The Rev. Gary Dixon officiated.

Burial followed in Lakeview Cemetery in Alvin.

Arrangements were made by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 7:07 PM


0 #2 2013-06-27 18:32
so sorry for your loss!
0 #1 2013-06-26 21:28
Our condolences to Wilma's family. We returned to town on Sunday and learned of her passing. She was a delightful person and roommate for mom. Wilma often mentioned she enjoyed "listening" to mom. We are happy that mom was able to bring Wilma some happiness while she was her roommate. May the family find comfort in all the beautiful memories. We will miss her.

Carol McDonough & Rose Jurkovac

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