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OBIT: Mary Plagmann

Mary Plagmann, age 73, of Humboldt passed away from Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer on January 7, 2023.

Mary Plagmann, age 73, of Humboldt passed away from Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer on January 7, 2023 at the Mercy One Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Alta. Visitation will be 4:00 – 7:00 PM on Tuesday at the Lentz Funeral Home in Humboldt.

Mary Ruth Porter, the daughter of Wayne and Ruth (Steig) Porter, was born on November 3, 1949 in Primghar, Iowa. She graduated from Hartley High School in 1968. Mary then graduated from Spencer School of Busines and her first job was working in the Wellfare Department in Storm Lake. On January 10, 1970 Mary was united in marriage with Larry Plagmann in Storm Lake, Iowa. The couple moved to Cherokee and then to Humboldt. Mary worked as a receptionist at Chantland’s and then became a homemaker.

Mary was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Cub Scout Leader for 4 years and the Iowa World Organization of China Painters having served as a President. Mary enjoyed painting China with local, state and national friends, reading History and volunteering at the Humboldt County Historical Society as a tour guide and board member. She had a great love for flowers. Mary loved being a homemaker and taking care of her family while Larry worked as an over the road truck driver. Mary was a loving wife and mother and cherished her time with her grandchildren.

Left to cherish Mary’s memory is her husband of 53 years, Larry; sons, Mark (Cherry) Plagmann of Cedar Rapids, NE and Garrett (Kathleen) Plagmann of Deland, FL; and grandchildren, Navarre, Eli and Ethan Plagmann. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be made in Mary’s name and directed to the Humboldt County Historical Society or Moffitt Animal Shelter.

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