Elva Plueger, 96, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Arlington.
Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Brookings. Burial is in Fairlawn Cemetery at Aurora. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Eidsness Funeral Home in Brookings.
Elva Ann (Pecks) Plueger was born Feb. 7, 1917, at LeMars, Iowa, to Gerd and Dora E. (Weber) Pecks. She grew up in the LeMars area, and attended country school. On Aug. 18, 1938, she married Roy Plueger at Brunsville, Iowa. Following their marriage the Pluegers farmed near LeMars until 1956 when they moved to a farm near Verdi, Minn.
They moved to Lake Ida at Alexandria, Minn., in 1981 and to Brookings in 1983. Roy died Nov. 1, 1998.
Elva had been a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton and was active in the ladies aid. In Brookings she was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.
She enjoyed fishing and watching softball games.
Survivors include her three sons: Ron (Jean) Plueger of LaCrosse, Wis., Bob (Barb) Plueger of Tomah, Wis., and Jim (Deb) Plueger of Verdi, Minn.; a daughter, Shirley (Keith) Renkly of Bruce; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers; a sister; and two grandchildren.