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Evelyn Johanna (Krenz) Plautz

May 30, 1930 ~ October 8, 2018 (age 88)

Evelyn Johanna (Krenz) Plautz, 88, loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully onto her heavenly home on October 8th, 2018.

Evelyn was born on May 30, 1930 to Agatha and Lenard Krenz. She married Donald Plautz on February 3, 1951. Don proceeded her in death on September 21, 2005. She resided at their family home in Wausau, WI for 67 years. Evelyn was a stay at home mom and was later a co-owner of Bridal and Formal shop in downtown Wausau.

Evelyn was an avid reader. She loved gardening, enjoyed sewing, quilting, crafting, and playing cards. She was an excellent cook and baker, loved to decorate for every holiday, and treasured spending time with her family.

Evelyn was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church as well as member of the Marathon County Homemakers Club for over 50 years.

She is survived by five children, 20 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.  Her children: DuWayne (Bobbie) Plautz, Kay (Greg) Parise, Jolene (Thomas) Maeck, Sherri (Perry) Strassman, and Tim (Barb) Plautz.  Her grandchildren: David (Aubree) Plautz, Michael Plautz, Heather (Ben) Schreiner, MacKenzie Parise, Ashley (Brandon) Eppert, Kaitlin (Tim) Radmacher, Justin (Kayla) Maeck, Jordan (Hannah) Maeck, Ben Strassman, Brandon (Megan) Maszk, Tyler Plautz, and Morgan (Jon) Turzinski.  Her great-grand-children: Brock, Lillian, and Thaddeus Schreiner, Carson and Ayden Eppert, Louie Maeck and Baby Maszk.  She is also survived by her sister-in-law Marlene Krenz, Brother-in-law Orvel Utech, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Evelyn will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Ed Sheeran must have had our mom in mind when he wrote this song because it fits her perfectly. “You were an angel in the shape of my mom. And when God took you back, he’ll say Hallelujah, you’re home.”

The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 501 Stewart Avenue, Wausau. Mr. Phil Larson will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, October 11 at Helke Funeral Home; resuming on Friday at 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church.  Entombment will be at Restlawn Mausoleum, Town of Texas.  Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements; you may sign our family guestbook at

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