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Winifred A. Plantico, age 93, of 3619 Adams St, Two Rivers, died Wednesday morning, March 21, at the Cedar Community in West Bend WI.

Winifred was born May 5, 1918 in Two Rivers to the late Alfred and Amanda Zoerb. She graduated from Washington High School in 1936. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Education In 1940 majoring in English and Speech. Winifred began her teaching career as a high school English teacher in Baraboo, WI. She returned to Two Rivers the following year and on October25, 1941 married Reuben G. Plantico at St Luke's Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on May 11, 2006. For many years Winifred was involved in community civic activities as the Two Rivers Woman's Club, AAUW, Junior Service League of Manitowoc County, Manitowoc County Apostolate Board, Joseph Mann Library Board of Directors, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. In later years, she returned to teaching as a substitute teacher. She was very supportive of the school activities of her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law: Kathleen and Thomas Brigham of West Bend; son and daughter-in-law: Reuben and Jeri Plantico of Portland Oregon; five grandchildren: Jeffrey Brigham and Jennifer (James) Dionne both of West Bend, James and Sam Plantico of Portland Oregon; Lisa (Magnus) Carlsson of Gothenburg, Sweden; five great grandchildren: Andrew and Ella Dionne of West Bend and Leo, Noah and Ella Carlsson of Gothenburg; a brother-in-law: Paul Plantico of Marietta, Georgia; two sisters: Rachel Murrell of Verona, Wisconsin and Nancy Rice of Claremont, California. Winifred is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and her husband, Winifred was preceded in death by one brother: Frederick Zoerb, one sister: Anna Laura Clemens, two sisters-in-law: Lois (Paul) Plantico, Margie (Frederick) Zoerb, one brother-in-law: John (Rachel) Murrell.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at St Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Tom Reynebeau. A private burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may visit with the family at the church on Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of mass at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Two Rivers Historical Society.

Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, is assisting the Plantico family with arrangements.

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Apr. 15 to Apr. 18, 2012
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