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Friday May 3rd, 2019
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Saturday May 4th, 2019

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Edwin Plantage

Funeral services for Edwin Plantage, Sr. age 90, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Pastor Eileen Woyen will officiate. Interment will be at Hayward Cemetery.  Military honors will be accorded by local veteran organizations. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, May 3 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.


Ed died Monday, April 29, 2019 at his home.


Edwin Plantage was born on May 21, 1928 in Ashton, Iowa, the son of Gerrit and Jennie (Pater) Plantage.  At the age of five, the family moved to a farm near Sargeant, Minnesota.  He attended a rural school by Sargeant. On August 6, 1952, Ed was united in marriage to Virginia Mae Westland at Hayward Lutheran Church. He served in the Army-Air Force and the Air Force Reserves for 24 years including time in Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, Panama, Germany, England, and Italy. Ed was a truck driver and worked at RILCO which became Weyerhaeuser.  He along with nine other employees then bought the business and reopened it as Alamco Wood Products.  Ed was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church along with the American Legion Post 56, the N.R.A., and the National Reamer Collectors Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, visits to Branson, Molly B. Polka Party, carving, tinkering in the garage, collecting reamers, and feeding the birds. Ed loved visiting with the kids and grandkids and watching old western movies.  In his healthier days, Ed enjoyed helping his kids with their projects like building a home or adding an addition to an existing one.


Ed is survived by his wife of 66 years, Virginia; children, Ed (Gwen) Plantage, Jr., James (Joan) Plantage, Valerie (Neil) Heide; grandchildren, Brandon (Naara) Plantage, Brooke  Plantage (Percy), Brianne Plantage (Kevin), Brady Plantage (Rachel), Darcy (Joe) Broerman, Gerrit (Cassie) Plantage, Ahna (Rico) Roddy, Holly (Tim) Raatz, Christopher Mowers (Shelby), Chelsie (Brandon) Johnson; 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Julia Schlichting; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Min Westland, Ramona Bentzen, Janet and Ted Thorson, Doris Sletten, Dale and Millie Westland; and several nieces and nephews.


Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Gerrit and Jennie Plantage; mother and father-in-law, Thorvald and Valborg (Selstad) Westland; sister and brother-in-law, Elsie and Dean Schultheis; brothers-in-law, Don Schlichting, Ray Bentzen, Milt Sletten; grandson, Brett Plantage; nephews, Roger and Gary Schultheis.

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Virginia, we are sad to hear of Eds death. We have such wonderful memories of Ed. Conversations of coins, carving and military experiences were always a pleasure. Most importantly, Eds kindness, gentle nature, and expressions of deep faith were a blessing to us and to many. Blessed be his memory. We will always hold you and Ed in our memories.
Pastor Curtis and Sonya Zieske

Zieske May 8 2019 12:00 AM

Sincere and heartfelt sympathy for cousin Ed, it was a pleasure to have met and visited with you. Love you cousin, R.I P. Elsie Pater Pernat

Elsie Pater Pernat May 4 2019 12:00 AM

Please accept my sympathies and condolences. My thoughts and prayers are and will remain with you.

John E. Westland May 3 2019 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy May 2 2019 12:00 AM

A GARDEN PATH was ordered on May 2, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 2 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edwin Plantage

Bram Pater May 2 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edwin Plantage

Randy & June Goodnature May 1 2019 12:00 AM

Praise the Lord. Sorry for your loss Ted and Qwen and rest of family. You all was so blessed to have him around so long. I only had my dad around a very short time. But I thank God for the time I had.
Prayers of comfort for all. Rejoice in the Lord for he is home with Jesus. Amen

Judy Schreiber May 1 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences go out to all of the family. You have a fine son in Ed, sir.

Jim Pinkerton May 1 2019 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy May 1 2019 12:00 AM

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