Darlene K. Plemon, 66, of Eau Claire, WI, died Saturday, May 13th, 2017, surrounded by family, at UW Medical Center in Madison, WI.
Darlene was born May 5, 1951, in Ladysmith, WI, to Willard and Mary (Krizan) Mau. She graduated from Flambeau High in 1969. After high school Darlene attended Cosmetology school in Eau Claire where she graduated and became a beautician. She married Dennis D. Plemon in 1978. Together, they celebrated 38 years of marriage.
Darlene worked as a beautician for over 45 years and was employed by Expression Hair Design for the majority of her career. Her work family and loyal customers brought excitement and joy to work-life; she truly loved her job and profession. Darlene was also employed by Peace Lutheran as a custodian with Dennis working side-by-side for over 25 years. Darlene and Dennis have been members at Peace Lutheran Church since 1978. She was active in church choir, Sunday school, ladies aid; alter guild, ushering, cradle roll, women’s Bible study, and card clubs. Peace Lutheran Church and all that encompass it; from its members, services, to the spiritual guidance were all a huge part of Darlene’s life.
Darlene’s big focus in life was relationships. Having personal and meaningful relationships with anyone and everyone she came into contact with was very important to her, and it showed. She was very positive and optimistic in everything life offered and with all people she connected with on her journey. She could always make you smile!
Her Multiple Myeloma support group, the strong bonds and never-ending support she received continued to give her hope and purpose as she fought this disease. She gathered strength through all of you involved. Our family will always be grateful and supportive of Multiple Myeloma research to find a cure or cause.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, parent in-laws, and Mickey Plemon. Immediate family survivors include her husband, Dennis Plemon; son David (Jennifer) Plemon and grandchildren Addison and Jackson Plemon: daughter Dana (Jason) Goodman and grandchildren Miles and Madeline Goodman; Her siblings: Delmar and Jacque Mau, Dee and Al Guthman, Dorothy and Dick Keiser. She has many nieces and nephews, all are very close to her heart. Family, friend and community events were always filling up her calendar and were a top priority.
Celebration of Life Service will take place at 12 pm (noon), on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Peace Lutheran Church, 501 E. Fillmore Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Pastor Mark Schulz will officiate. Memorial visitation will take place Saturday morning at the church from 9 am until the time of service. Visitation will continue at the church during a luncheon at the conclusion of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred; there are a number of charities close to Darlene’s heart. Friends may offer condolences online at http://www.fullerspeckienhulke.com.
As a family, we thank you all for your loving support of our Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Confidant, and life of the party. Here’s to you — “Dar the Star”!
Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.