Leonard H. A. Plamann, 95, of Wausau, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Rennes Health and Rehab Center.
He was born in Merrill on October 7, 1924 to the late George Sr. and Hattie (Hackbarth) Plamann. He married Rosemary Wells on November 22, 1949.
Before retiring from Hartwig Manufacturing, Leonard ran Phillips 66 Gas Station on Grand Avenue and worked for Nash Garage. He played semi-pro baseball for the Merrill Rangers Baseball Team and was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Known as the local squirrel whisperer, Leonard loved to feed the local wildlife peanuts, befriending them to the point that they would sit on his shoes and beg at his door to be fed. Traveling, listening to Country music, hunting, fishing and bowling were some of the other things that Leonard enjoyed doing. But most important to him were his family, and his relationship with the Lord. He will be missed by many, but his family is celebrating that he is now with his wife Rosemary in the presence of God.
Leonard is survived by his children, Steven (Jill) Plamann of Windsor, CA and their children, Julian Plamann and Adelaide Larsen; Linda (Les) Handford of Linwood, WA and their children, Cassidy and Cole; and Janice (John) Santa Cruz of Gilbert, AZ and their children, Brandon and Breanna. He is further survived by his grandson Bart Plamann of Palmetto, FL, and his three great-grandchildren, Elliot, Evan and Ellaya.
In addition to his parents, Leonard was preceded in death by his son Daniel and his wife Rosemary; as well as his brother, George Jr. and sister, Victoria Leverence.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. Rev. Zach Holdorf will officiate. Visitation will take place from 10:00 am until the time of services at the funeral home. Entombment will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park.
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