Obituary for Henry "Hank" Plagmann
Williamsburg-Henry G. Plagmann Jr., the son of Henry G. Sr. and Ella (Hursh) Plagmann was born July 25, 1921, in Conroy, Iowa. He graduated from Conroy High School. Hank served in the U.S. Army during WWII from1942-1945. He was in the infantry and participated in the D-day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. Hank was united in marriage to Betty Starr on January 20, 1949, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple lived on the farm west of Conroy until moving to Williamsburg in 1995. They also wintered in New Smyrna Beach, FL. They moved to Highland Ridge in 2005. He was a life long farmer, and advocate for agriculture. Henry spent much of his time at the Conroy Co-op, Conroy post office, Stanerson Implement and visited with other farmers at the Landmark. He enjoyed farm technology and Oliver tractors. During the 1970's he worked for Holden’s Foundation Seeds in Molokai, Hawaii and Homestead, Florida. He was proud to fly the US flag at Conroy corner. He formerly served as Cedar Valley Business Association (President), Iowa Soybean Association Board, Iowa County Beef Board, Iowa County Corn Growers, Williamsburg Planning & Zoning Board, was a life member of the Iburg Poulson V.F.W. Post #8797 and the American Legion and the Williamsburg Kiwanis Club. Hank died on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg at the age of 95 years.
He is survived by his wife Betty of 68 years; three sons: Gregory (Taina) Plagmann of Palm Bay, Florida, Charles Plagmann of Casselberry, Florida and Harlan (Angela) Plagmann of Peachtree City, Georgia; seven grandchildren: Brad Plagmann, Amanda Plagmann, Christine Plagmann, Kaila Plagmann-Aylor (Kyle), Cetera Plagmann, Heather Schwake-Smith and Opalynn Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Wilma Schmidt and Gretchen Cantril and a brother: Hurshel Plagmann.
Celebration of Life Service will be 1:00 pm Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg, with Pastor Dan Jessop officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home, where there will be a VFW Service held at 7:00 pm. A memorial fund has been established for American Heart Association. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.