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Steven B. Plendl

December 31, 1955 ~ May 17, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Steven Plendl Obituary

Steven B. Plendl, 67, of Chippewa Falls, town of Tilden, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at home after a brief illness. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Steve was born in Madison, to William and Elizabeth (Buechner) Plendl on December 31, 1955 and grew up in Waunakee. Steve graduated from Waunakee High School, began working as a machinist, and later became a tool and die maker.

On June 25, 1983, Steve married Ann Karls. Steve and Ann moved their family to the Chippewa Falls area in 1989 where Steve worked at several area businesses before becoming a machine tool instructor at Chippewa Valley Technical College. After retiring from his teaching career, he enjoyed giving back to the Tilden community by serving as the town of Tilden clerk.

Steve was a devoted husband and caring father, and he especially loved spending time with his family and playing with his seven grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing, woodworking, playing cards, and volunteering at St. Peter’s Catholic Church and School in Tilden.

Steve is survived by his wife, Ann; children, James (Katie), Ellen, David (Angie), John (Clare), and Andrew; and seven grandchildren. Steve is further survived by his siblings Kathy (Keith) Clemens; Karen (Larry) Meinholz; Dan (Chris) Plendl; Rich (Kris) Plendl; and Kevin (Debbie) Plendl.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, May 24, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Tilden. The Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Gorman will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Inurnment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter’s School, McDonell Area Catholic Schools, or to your local library.

Friends may call from 4-7 pm on Tuesday, May 23, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Tilden. There will be a Christian vigil service at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the church.


A Memorial Mass for Steven B. Plendl was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday,, May 24 at St. Peter’s Church in Tilden.

Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Gorman was celebrant of the Memorial Mass assisted by Deacon Dan Rider. Inurnment was in the church cemetery.

Music during the Mass was provided by Nancy Haley and the St. Peter’s Funeral Choir. Readings were given by Deacon Rider.

Urn bearer was Larry Meinholz.


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Vigil Service
May 23, 2023

4:00 PM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
11358 County Hwy Q
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

May 23, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
11358 County Hwy Q
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Memorial Mass
May 24, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
11358 County Hwy Q
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729


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