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Mary Ann T Plate
Nov. 24, 1942 - Oct. 3, 2017
Hilbert, WI
Funeral Service:
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
11:00 am
St. Mary Catholic Church
108 S 6th St
Hilbert, WI 54129
Funeral Visitation:
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
10:00 am - 10:45 am
St. Mary Catholic Church
108 S 6th St
Hilbert, WI 54129
Vigil Service:
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
7:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W Main St
Chilton, WI 53014
Mary Ann T Plate
Hilbert, WI

Mary Ann Theresa (Schommer) Plate, 74, of Hilbert, died on October 3, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. Mary Ann was born November 24, 1942, in Chetek, WI, daughter of Orville and Mary Schommer.

Mary Ann married Ervin Plate on April 16, 1966, in Kaukauna. They lived in the town of Hilbert and raised four boys. Mary Ann worked at the Fromageries Bel Cheese Factory for 19 years. Her leadership skills followed her outside of work, too - she served on the Village of Hilbert board for many years.

Through all of her hard work her most important job was at home. Although raising four boys had challenges, she loved them dearly and extended her love to their children as well. She attended every event her grandchildren had and always volunteered to babysit. 

When Mary Ann had free time she liked fishing and playing Bingo.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Ervin; her children and their families: Curt and Becky Plate, Bryce, Taylor, Kylee, and Keira; Dean and Tia Plate, Dakota Egan, Adam Rhedin, Zachary Rhedin, and Matthew Rhedin; Kevin and Laurie Plate, Brent, Hayley, Madison, Alex (Bailey) Miller, Adrianna Miller, Braeden Miller, and Cameron Miller; Alan and Holly Plate, MaKayla, and Brady; her brothers: Pat (Char) Schommer, Tony (Sarah) Schommer, and Jeff (Chris) Schommer; her sister: Barbara (Robert) Hendricks; and her sisters-in-law: Rachel (Duane) Fietzer, and Marjean Plate. 

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her first husband, Marlon Verbeten, when he died of natural causes; her parents: Orville and Mary; her sisters-in-law: Elaine (Robert) Kramer, Alice (Ted) Stenklyft, Alta (Earl) Pagel, and Ruby (Jim) Gruett; and her brothers-in-law: Merlin (Norma) Plate, and Virgil Plate. 

Funeral services are set for 11:00am on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the St. Mary Catholic Church (108 S. 6th St.) in Hilbert. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00pm until 7:00pm on Monday, October 9, 2017, and again at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert from 10:00am until 10:45am on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. A vigil service will take place at the funeral home following Monday evening’s visitation. 

Mary Ann’s family would like to extend a special thank you to all the doctors and nurses at St. Elizabeth Hospital for all of the care and compassion shown to both her and her entire family during this difficult time.
Mary Ann's smile makes an indelible impression. She was a very competent village board member as well. I was blessed to get to know her.

Ed Byrne (Acquaintance) - Oct. 10, 2017


Mary Ann has been my angel and I will miss her dearly!! I've only known her and Ervin since the fall of 2010 when I met Penze (Dean). With my own mother being 5 hours away I became close to his parents and I love them dearly and lean on them for support.
As I saw very early in our relationship Mary Ann was very dedicated to her family and her grandchild held a special spot in her heart. It was very evident from the first time I met Mary Ann and Ervin they were both very caring, compassionate, and loved unconditionally! I'm going to miss her home made split pea soup she would send home with Penze for me😊 Mary Ann was a beautiful women and I will miss her dearly.

Tia Plate (Daughter inlaw ) - Oct. 9, 2017


My deepest sympathy to everyone. Such a sweet lady. I will never forget seeing and talking with her at many rummage sales....as we both love to go to them. My heart goes out to all of you. Big hugs during this difficult time.

Karen Hernke (Friend) - Oct. 9, 2017


Mary Ann was a mom to all of us who were friends of Al. She was a great woman who treated us like her kids and was always there for us. Prayers to the Plate family for she will be missed.

Craig Kloeppel (Classmate of Al Plate) - Oct. 9, 2017


All of my childhood memories are with her in them. She was always there for everyone . and she always had a smile on her face no matter the situation. I will truely miss her.

Ann monroe (Niece) - Oct. 5, 2017


I remember Mary Ann throughout a lot of childhood memories. When my first daughter was born we were all informed my baby would die due to her genetic disorder. Mary was the only relative of mine that came to visit me and baby in hospital. She gave me a rosary of hers and told me to have faith in god that i need god in that time more than ever. I now have stronger faith because of her. i know my daughter is with god and so as she is now. Mary Ann was also not only a sister to my mother she was my mothers best friend. I cherish their relationship with one another. I send my condolences to the rest of the family. We all miss you and love you.

Amy Hendricks (Niece of Mary Ann) - Oct. 5, 2017


Sorry for your loss. Sympathies to the entire Plate family.

Troy Schneider - Oct. 4, 2017


Growing up Mary was like a second mom to me. I have way too many memories that I could write pages. I'll always remember us having to pry her off the lake though when we went fishing. I swear she could have stayed out there forever. We had a lot of fun going perch fishing, the cottages, and she knew how to make the best fish I've ever had. Rest In Peace Mary. Love you!

Nathan Johnston (Close friend of family) - Oct. 4, 2017


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