Gordon A. Plocher, 82, of Mayer passed away Wednesday, April 24, at his home in Mayer.
Gordon A. Plocher was born Sept. 1, 1930 in Benton Township of Carver County the son of Alvin and Hildegard (Schumann) Plocher. Gordon was confirmed in the faith at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer. Gordon enlisted in the United States Navy on March 31, 1949 and served until his honorable discharge on Jan. 13, 1953 at the United States Naval Receiving Station in San Diego, Calif. Gordon was united in marriage with Lois L. Gongoll on April 22, 1950 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Hopkins.
Gordon received his certification in engineering from the Bell Core in Lisle, Ill., and worked as an engineer for the telephone company. He served as a volunteer fireman for the Watertown Fire Department for over 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and taking care of animals. Gordon cherished the time with family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Gordon was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Plocher; son, Clarke Plocher; abd parents, Alvin and Hildegard Plocher.
Gordon is survived by his loving family including daughters, Pamela Plocher of Tyler, Texas and Phyllis (Carl) Groebner of Clements; son, Mark Plocher of Delano; grandchildren, Angela Groebner, David and Lori Groebner, Beth and Ryan Heifner, Robert and Amanda Groebner, Ashley (Odom) and Mark Grady, Taylor Odom, Justin Plocher, Cody Plocher; great-grandchildren Toriana and Dana Groebner, Kennedy, Alexandra, and Abigail Groebner, Noah, Alec, and Gavin Heifner, Gracie, Tyler, and Dylan Groebner, Preston, Carson and Addison Grady; friend, Kim Plocher; sister-in-law, Frances Hoese of Glencoe; step-sister-in-law, Mary Moore of Delano; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held on Saturday, April 27, at 3 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia with Rev. Lucas Woodford officiating. A gathering of family and friends was held one hour prior to the time of the service at the funeral home. Interment was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Mayer. Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, www.johnsonfh.com.