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Frances J.A. Plath, 88, of Glencoe

Frances Johanna Augusta (Klitzke) Plath, 88, of Glencoe, formerly of Brownton, died Nov. 30, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 5, at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen officiating. Bev Wangerin was the organist. The Rev. Andrew and Rosine Hermodson-Olsen performed a duet, “Heaven is My Home.” Congregational hymns were “O, Come, All Ye Faithful,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Silent Night.”
Honorary casket bearers were Mrs. Plath’s granddaughters and great-grandchildren. Casket bearers were Timothy Schauer, Jeffrey Plath, Erik Plath, Aaron Plath, Samuel Plath and Tanner Ondrachek.
Interment was in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Brownton.
Frances Johanna Augusta (Klitzke) Plath was born Aug. 28, 1928, at her parents’ home in Fernando, rural Stewart. She was the daughter of Ervin Sr. and Hilda (Dressler) Klitzke. She was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fernando. She received her education at Fernando Township School District 37.
On Sept. 15, 1947, she was united in marriage to Arnold Plath at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton. The couple made their home in various places in the Brownton and Hutchinson area. After Mr. Plath’s death, Mrs. Plath moved to Glencoe and had lived there for over 20 years. Their marriage was blessed with five children, Duane, Jeanne, Steven, James and Debra. The couple shared over 40 years of marriage until Mr. Plath’s death on July 11, 1988.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Mrs. Plath worked at Fingerhut and Telex before retiring in 1993. She was a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton, where she was involved in Bible study and was a WELCA member. She also was a member of Brownton American Legion Auxiliary Unit 143 in Brownton.
Mrs. Plath enjoyed devotions at long-term care, embroidery, reading, playing bingo and cards, fishing and watching sports, including the Minnesota Twins. She also loved spending time at Browns Resort on Long Lake. She treasured all the moments she spent with her children, grandchildren, their families, and her friends.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Duane and Linda Plath of West Bend, Wisconsin, Jeanne and Dale Schauer of Glencoe, Steven and Sue Plath of Hutchinson, James and Jan Plath of Brownton and Debra and Ron Ondrachek of Glencoe; grandchildren, Jeffrey Plath, Jennifer (Todd) Rohing, Julie (Chris) Ayers, Janet (Mike) Carroll, Timothy (Dawn) Schauer, Kimberly (Eric) Dietel, Samuel Plath (special friend Jenna Dierkhising), Sarah (Brady) LaMott, Erik (Andrea) Plath, Aaron Plath, Tanner Ondrachek and Nicole Ondrachek; great-grandchildren, Travis and Scott Rohing, Henry, Louis and Truman Ayers, Abigail, Maxwell and Charlotte Carroll, Taylor, Adam and Owen Schauer, Mason and Lydia Dietel, Riley LaMott, Xander and Cole Plath and Bentlee Ondrachek; brothers and their wives, Ervin Jr. and Fran Klitzke of Great Falls, Montana, and Harvey and Dorothy Klitzke of Bella Vista, Arizona; brothers-in-law, Albin Plath of Hutchinson and David (Delores) Plath of Hutchinson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin Sr. and Hilda Klitzke; husband, Arnold Plath; grandson, Trent Ondrachek; sister, Darlene Klitzke; and Arnold’s eight brothers and four sisters.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.
com.