Erlaine M. Plugge
July 17, 1933 – March 14, 2019
Age 85. Erlaine Marie Plugge (Janssen), a long time Ralston resident, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019. She was the first child of Earl and Harriett Janssen with three brothers to follow. Erlaine graduated from Hooper High in 1950 and attended Wayne State College. At a dance she met Lyle Plugge of Arlington and they married in 1951. To this marriage were born five children. Erlaine’s vocation was being a homemaker.
Husband Lyle, parents Earl and Harriett Janssen, nephew Colin Janssen and brother Monte Janssen, preceded her in death. Surviving her are son Lane Plugge (Debbie), daughter Sue Little (Mike), son Guy Plugge (Kristie), son Joe Plugge (Gina) and son Ted Plugge (Michelle). Surviving brothers and sisters-in-law are Ramon Janssen (Nancy), Leigh Janssen (Sandy), sister-in law Ann Keene (Joe) and sister-in-law Leslie Janssen. Grandchildren mourning her death are Angie, Brian (Amanda), Eric (Tassie), Kate, Mark, Brent, Tyler, Cory, Aaron (Morgan), Austin, Nate (Jentry) and Payton. Great-grandchildren are Alden, Avery, Matilda, Thatcher, Whittaker, Bailey, Ava, Jackson, Liam and Graham. Nephews, nieces, neighbors, friends and her Messiah Lutheran Church family will miss her.
Surrounded by family, her God through Jesus Christ, called her home. Going faithfully and joyfully she has risen to join her Creator.
The family will receive friends on Monday, March 18th from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Tuesday, March 19th at 10am at Messiah Lutheran Church, 5015 S. 80th St. in Ralston. Interment, Hillcrest. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Messiah Lutheran Church.