Maxine J. Plisek
July 27, 1927 – June 26, 2019
Maxine June (Heers) Plisek was born July 27, 1927, to Edward August and Mabel Esedora (Westergreen) Heers on the family farm north of Utica. She graduated from Utica High School in 1945. On Nov. 27, 1946, Maxine was united in marriage to Edmund Daniel Plisek at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Beaver Crossing. From this union came two sons, Carroll and Daniel. They made their home in Seward until moving to The Meadows Independent Living Facility in Norfolk in 2008.
Following Edmund’s death, Maxine moved in to her grandson’s home in Norfolk for several years. Maxine baked pies and cakes for Dale’s Restaurant in Seward in the early 1960s. In 1962, she began working in food service for the Seward School District and eventually became the school district’s food manager. She held this position for 25 years, retiring in the mid 1990s.
Maxine loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed attending family gatherings. She delighted many with her cooking and baking, especially caramel rolls and kolaches. She and Ed enjoyed dancing and taking annual trips to attend Ed’s World War II Navy Sea Bee reunions.
Maxine passed away June 26, 2019, in Utica at the age of 91 years, 10 months and 30 days.
She is survived by her sons, the Rev. Carroll (Judy) Plisek of David City and Daniel (Lynne) Plisek of Dubuque, Iowa; grandchildren, Ryan (Kathy) Plisek of Norfolk, Craig Plisek of David City, Joel (Mary) Plisek of Garden City, Kansas, Brendan (Stephanie) Plisek of Omaha and David Plisek of Dubuque, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Dominick, Abbigail, Ashlee, Alyssa, Colby, Ellie, Gabriel, Christopher, Ethan and Lillian; two cousins in Oregon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund Plisek; parents, Edward and Mabel Heers; sisters, Dorothy (Howard) Baack and Vivian Naber; brothers-in-law, Darrell Daehling and Ray Naber; and great-grandson, Dawson Plisek.
A rosary service and Mass of Christian Burial were held July 1, 2019, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Seward, with Monsignor Robert Tucker officiating. Casketbearers were Ryan Plisek, Craig Plisek, Joel Plisek, Brendan Plisek, Dominick Plisek and Christopher Plisek. Interment was in Seward Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Plisek family for future designation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.volzkefuneralhome.com.