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Valhalla Funeral Home & Valhalla Memory Gardens

698 Winchester RD NE, Huntsville, AL

OBITUARY

Barbara D. Plonka

September 3, 1923September 14, 2020

Barbara D. Plonka, age 97, of Hoover, Alabama formerly of Huntsville, Al passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at a Birmingham Hospital. Barbara was born September 3, 1923 in DeKalb County, Illinois to the late Frank and Helen Lang De Vrieze. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Chester Plonka. Barbara was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. She retired from Thiokol with over 30 years of service. Barbara was a member of the Elks Lodge. Barbara is survived by her children Steve and his wife Marilyn Plonka and Denise and her husband Bill Carroll. Grandchildren Clayton Carroll and Cassandra Carroll, and one great grandchild Isbelle Hutnak. Two brothers Ronald and Robert De Vrieze, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation for Barbara will be held Friday, September 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Huntsville, Alabama. Funeral Mass will be Friday, September 18, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Huntsville, Alabama. Barbara will be Laid to Rest at Valhalla Memory Gardens, Huntsville, Alabama. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.valhallafunerals.com for the Plonka family. Memorial donation in her name may be made to Goo Shepherd Catholic Church.

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  • Good Shepherd Catholic Church

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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, September 18, 2020

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Nancy Parker

September 18, 2020

Nancy Parker

September 18, 2020

Nancy Parker

September 18, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Barbara!! Her and Uncle Chester were so much fun. As a child, I was always sad when they left to go home after a visit to the QC. As adults, we always enjoyed the time we spent with her, playing cards and games. We will cherish the memories of her laughter and great spirit. These last few years when mom was so sick, the visits from Aunt Barbara meant the world to us. Mom would call out for "My Barbara" many times over the last few years, and when she stepped in that door, mom remembered her right away and the tears of joy while they hugged will always be a wonderful memory for me. Taking those two out in the car for lunch that day and seeing those smiles is something I will never forget. It was one of mom's happiest days during her illness. We are forever grateful to you Denise for bringing her to see mom! Seeing them together brought back so many fond memories of all the good times we all spent together. It warms my heart to know that Mom and "Her Barbara" are together again with Dad and Uncle Chester. I bet they are having a great time at the card table! We will miss her and our love and prayers are with you all during this sad time. She was one in a million!

All our love,
Nancy & Lee Parker

David Hunt

September 16, 2020

One of my favorites !!
Always willing to join me in whatever shenanigans I was up to.
Also one of the few people who read more books than me !!

Dianna Wilson

September 16, 2020

She will be missed. Such a feisty lady, never a stranger to anyone.

Cathy Kulas

September 16, 2020

Dear Denise,Bill, Steve, and Marilyn,
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you during this most difficult time. Will sure miss my good friend and bowling partner. Rest In Peace Barbara.

Cathy

Debbie and Keith Baker

September 16, 2020

There are so many sweet memories of Aunt Barbara. We always enjoyed her visits with Mom and Dad and loved hearing about her adventures and travels. The last few visits up here in Illinois we were glad to see how much she enjoyed watching the birds in our backyard. She and I shared a love of reading and it was always fun to see her pile of books whenever we visited. She was such a great sister to Mom and so glad they had the chance to visit as often as they could.
Hugs and prayers to all of you as you honor this very special lady...she will be missed greatly!
Love, Debbie and Keith

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FROM THE FAMILY

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