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MYRTLE ANDERSON PLENKE

Myrtle Anderson Plenke died September 12 at age 105 at her home in Wilton, CT after a recent decline in health.

She was born in Colfax, WI, daughter of Albert G. and Olivia Nystad Anderson, graduated Colfax High School and was on the girls basketball team. She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1932. She taught Home Economics in Greenwood and Reedsburg, and married John Plenke of Wisconsin Rapids in 1938. They moved to Madison in 1953 where she continued to teach clothing construction to adults. She enjoyed gardening and golf, was a wonderful neighbor and left behind many treasured friends. Survivors are her two daughters, Jacquelyn Krajewski of Sag Harbor, NY, and Sheilah Gallagher of Ridgefield, CT; three grandchildren, Eric Striffler of Sag Harbor, Sean Gallagher of Denver, CO, and Leigh Lower of Norwalk, CT; great-grandson, Wolfgang Gallagher of Denver.