THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Eugene A. Pluff
Eugene Gene Pluff, 69, Town of Jacksonport, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 28 at his home with family at his side.
Born Nov. 17, 1944 in Sturgeon Bay, son of Melvin and Edith (Brungraber) Pluff, he graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1963. In his early years he worked at the Ephraim Standard Gas Station and commercially fished out of Baileys Harbor on the Ranger gill net boat with Jimmy Kaus "JK from the Port". Since the early 80s and currently, he worked at Itasca Systems in Egg Harbor as a machinist, custom fabricating machines for industry. On May 8, 1999 he married Jane M. Basten in Ephraim.
He enjoyed deer hunting, rides with Brad to look for deer at Brad's deer stand, helping Bryon with questions on his ever changing car projects, especially the rat rods, and teaching Kim all the needed knowledge of home owning. He also enjoyed rides to visit family and friends and loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Recently he had built them a custom play house, the last project before cancer overtook his energy. He was a simple, no nonsense man, who enjoyed sharing his talents, building and fixing things for all who needed a hand.
He is survived by his wife, Jane; children, Bryon (Linda), of Baileys Harbor, Brad (Jodi), of Sturgeon Bay, Kim (Luis), of Green Bay; five grandchildren; two brothers, Bob (Sharon) Pluff, of Baileys Harbor, Joe (Kathy) Pluff, of Aurora; a sister, Darlene Simon, of Jacksonport; his father, Melvin Pluff, of Baileys Harbor; step-brothers and sisters; in-laws, Norb (Betty) Basten, of Suring; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Julie (Jeff) Vandevelde, Joan (Al) Pieschek and Mark (Katie) Basten, all of Green Bay; many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Pluff; step mother, Dorothy and a brother-in-law, Terry Simon.
Friends called Friday, Jan. 3 from 3 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 7 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Groth officiating. Memorials may be made in his memory to cancer research of ones choice.