Obit: Djubenski, Mary Bernice #3 (1915 - 2009)



Surnames: Djubenski, Krnicar, Snedic, Plautz, Follmar, Fox, Ziegler, Snedic, Valenzuela, Zeug 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 11 Dec. 2009 

Djubenski, Mary Bernice (19 July 1915 - 8 Dec. 2009) 

WILLARD -- Mary Djubenski, 94, of Willard, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at the Miller Alternative Care Facility in Thorp. 

Mary Bernice Snedic was born on July 19, 1915, in Willard, the daughter of John and Mary (Krnicar) Snedic. She attended the North Hendren Grade School in Willard. When she completed her education she continued helping on the family farm. Mary moved to Chicago for a short time to work, but she returned when her father became ill, to help care for him and the farm. 

She was united in marriage to Michael Plautz on June 27, 1942, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. Michael was killed in a construction accident on July 2, 1949. Mary later was united in marriage to Roger Djubenski on July 26, 1952, at the Holy Family Catholic Church. During her married years, Mary worked as a homemaker, caring for her family, and she also continued to help on the family farm. 

Mary was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. She was a member of the PCCW and a long-time treasurer of the Slovenian Women's Union. She loved gardening and tending to her flowers. She possessed artistic talent and loved to recite poetry and read, a gift she passed on to her children. 

She is survived by four children, Michael (Gloria) Plautz of Minneapolis, Minn., Patrick (Kay) Plautz of Eagan, Minn., Eugene (Sharon) Djubenski of Greenwood and Mary Jo (Randy) Fox of Willard; six grandchildren, Andrea, Josh, Jesse, Daniel, Tracy and Yancey; and one great grandchild, Zoe. Mary is also survived by two sisters, Josephine (Bill) Valenzuela of San Diego, Calif., and Angie Zeug of Superior. 

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Michael Plautz and Roger Djubenski; two brothers, John and Paul Snedic; and a sister, Ann. 

The Mass of Christian Burial for Mary will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. The celebrant will be the Rev. Joseph Follmar. Music will be provided by the Slovenian Choir. Interment will be in the Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. 

Visitation will be at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, with an 8 p.m. Rosary Service. Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. 

Casket bearers are Danny Djubenski, Tom Djubenski, Yancey Fox, Andrea Plautz, Josh Plautz and Angie Ziegler. 

Memorials may be directed to the Greenwood Public Library, 102 N. Main St., Greenwood, WI 54437 or the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, 6282 Cranberry Road, Finland, MN 55603-9727 

Online condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Mary's family with funeral arrangements. 



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