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Friday December 12th, 2014
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Agnes Mae Pletka

Fr. Joe Forcelle
Angela Merkle
Kaylee Runge
Organist ~ Kathy Koenig
Special Music
“You Raise Me Up”
"Take My Hand, Precious Lord"
“I Am Not Alone”
“How Great Thou Art”
Congregational Hymn
“Go In Peace”
Angela Merkle
Kaylee Runge
Sarah Merkle
Lizzie Runge
Ellie Merkle
Nick Runge
Eric Tycz
Hannah Merkle
Lexi Runge
Drew Nielsen
Josh Merkle
Agnes Mae (Winckler) Pletka was born Wednesday, May 12, 1937, to Otto and Emma (Hahn) Winckler at the family home in Tyndall, SD. She attended elementary school at Hoff District #80 and graduated from Tyndall High School in 1956. She was employed at L&R Café, Hoch Drug and Security State Bank. Aggie retired in May 2002 after 39 years of dedicated banking service. Her kind personality and friendly smile greeted many loyal customers.
Aggie married Bernard James (BJ/Gus) Pletka on November 6, 1964, at St. Leo’s. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. Together they made their home in Tyndall, SD, raising their three daughters, Julie, Mary, and Marie. She dedicated her life to providing a warm and loving home for her family.
Aggie devoted her life to her children and grandchildren, attending many sporting events, programs, proms, and graduations. She enjoyed bowling, dancing, reading, listening to Elvis, and taking day trips and vacations with family. She had a beautiful smile, loved to laugh, and had an innate kindness and generosity for others. Aggie was a wonderful cook and spent many hours planning and preparing meals for family gatherings. Her selfless nature was evident to all and inspirational to those who loved her. She demonstrated endless courage and utmost strength during her battle with cancer, proving that disease cannot thwart the spirit or determination of a life dedicated to others.
Aggie passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.
Thankful for having shared her life are her husband, BJ/Gus Pletka, Tyndall, SD; her daughters, Julie (Harlan) Nielsen, Sioux Falls, SD; Mary (Chuck) Runge, Hartford, SD; and Marie (Bret) Merkle, Harrisburg, SD; ten grandchildren, Drew Nielsen, Kaylee, Lizzie, Nick, and Lexi Runge, Angela, Sarah, Ellie, Hannah, and Josh Merkle; sister Hilda Tycz; brothers Melvin (Jane) Winckler and Art Winckler, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Emma Winckler, sister Edna Rokusek, brother Alvin Winckler, and a sibling in infancy.

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Gus - Sorry to hear of your loss. You, Hilda and your families are in my thoughts. - Bernie

Bernie Balvin Dec 16 2014 11:34 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Agnes. I did not realize that she was ill. As I am recuperating from a hospital stay myself was unable to attend the service. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Metha Hess Dec 14 2014 11:36 AM

Truly a kind and generous person who put her family and friends first. Rest in peace.

Terry Frank Dec 13 2014 3:29 PM

Aggie was a joy and a pleasure to work with and will be greatly missed by her Security State Bank family. Janet Pesek

Janet Pesek Dec 12 2014 1:15 PM

Julie, praying for you and your family as you mourn for your wonderful mother. Find some comfort in knowing she is no longer in pain and is dancing up in heaven with Jesus! Keep remembering the wonderful years and moments you shared with her and she will always be with you in your heart. Love and hugs! Marcia

Marcia Dewald Dec 12 2014 10:11 AM

Julie, Mary and Marie So sorry for your loss. You girls sure resemble your Mother. God Bless and I'm thinking about you. Margo

Margo Pravecek Gacke Dec 12 2014 9:37 AM

Bernie, We are sorry for your loss_our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Clark & Anita Mola 'When reason fails, pray for peace_we will be praying with You' LIFE'S JOURNEY IS NOT TO ARRIVE AT THE GRAVE IN A WELL PRESERVED BODY, BUT RATHER TO SKID IN SIDEWAYS, IN A CLOUD OF DUST, TOTALLY WORN OUT SHOUTING, "HOLY CRAP WHAT A RIDE"

Clark & Anita Mola Dec 12 2014 8:42 AM

So very sorry for your loss. What a great gal. Every time I'd see her on the street or in a store she would have a big smile and say hello, she always knew who you were.

tammy lupton houska Dec 12 2014 7:04 AM

Love and prayers to all of you.

Kelli Potter Dec 11 2014 10:51 PM

Julie, Mary, and Marie - I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending my love and a big hug.

Barb Regynski Dec 11 2014 2:22 PM

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