Michael Francis Plueard
Michael Francis Plueard died Dec. 3, 2019 from complications from cardiomyopathy and CHF. He put up a valiant fight for several years. Mike was born in Cottage Grove, Oregon to Lloyd and Evelynne (Sylvester) Plueard at McFarland Birthing Home, July 30th, 1945. He attended OLPH Catholic School. He was an altar boy for the church, then Cottage Grove High School. He would have graduated in 1964, but instead, enlisted in the Navy. He served from 1962-1966. He was proud of his Navy job as a member of the fire crew at the airport in Guam. Later at Naval Air Station, Lemoore, and then the Army National Guard. He then worked 35 years at Weyerhaeuser, where he met his wife, Nana Lipowski, who he married in 1984. Mike loved hunting, fishing, Indian flute making, going to Oregon Duck football games for many years. He also loved traveling, casinos, the beach, Sunriver, and his Indian heritage. Most of the time spending it with his wife, Nana, and dogs Rusty, and now Jake. He was loved by many, and a friend to all that knew him. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nana, children, Cindy, Rob (Kristin). Brothers Leon (Alicia), and Mark (Peggy). 7 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. Memorial will be Dec. 15 at 1:00 pm at the 7th Day Adventist Church on 10th street in Cottage Grove. A potluck to follow. Please bring a favorite dish. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Greenhill Humane Society.