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Charles "Chuck" Plummer

February 6, 1949 — October 5, 2020

Charles Clay (Chuck) Plummer passed ever so peacefully to heaven on October 5th, his father’s 103rd birthday. Chuck was born in Blair, NE on February 6, 1949, the firstborn of Cecil and June (Stork) Plummer.



He attended Tekamah Public Schools until the family moved to Emerson in 1962. Chuck was salutatorian of the Emerson-Hubbard Class of 1967. He attended UNL, where he made many lifelong friends and earned a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Environmental Engineering. His first job was at Van Dorn, Hazard, Stallings and Schnake in Topeka, KS.

He married Danna Rohde on June 13, 1970 in Emerson. Together, they raised four children, Stacie, Ryan, Lindsey and Brandon.



In 1974, Chuck was hired at HDR and they moved to Omaha. He retired in 2012, as a Senior Vice President, after a fulfilling 38 years in a variety of roles. He spent countless hours in airports and logged over one million miles on air planes as he traveled across the country (all 50 states), but tried very hard to plan his trips so that he could attend all of the kids activities, even if that meant getting up at 3 am to catch a flight. Especially rewarding, was time spent mentoring talented, younger staff through HDR’s Career Skills and Project Management Training programs. He valued the lasting and rewarding friendships created at HDR, nurtured by hard work, hard play and maybe some alcohol.



Chuck was a member, and served in leadership positions, in several professional organizations, including Water Environment Federation, Nebraska Water Environment Assoc., Nebraska Section American Public Works Assoc., Omaha Engineers Club, Water Design Build Coalition, Design Build Institute of America, American Water Works Assoc. and Nebraska Section AWWA.



He was an active member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, serving on the church council, property committee, acolyte trainer, Habitat for Humanity congregational representative and the food pantry. He and Danna were involved with ecumenical marriage prep, an interchurch marriage support group and the Baptism of the Lord Service for many years.



Chuck is survived by his wife, Danna, daughters, Stacie (Bryon) Jokumsen, Lindsey (Troy) DeLancey, sons, Ryan Plummer and Brandon (Carrie) Plummer, grandchildren, Austin, Alyssa, Logan, Chase, Shea, Josie, Addison and Cameron, brother, Russ, sister, Diane Duden, mother-in-law, Mary Rohde, sisters and brothers-in-law and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.



He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, parents, Cecil and June Plummer, sister, Gwen Plummer, father-in-law Daniel Rohde and brothers-in-law, Bob Duden, John Rohde and Danny Rohde.



Chuck was an outgoing, kind, faith-filled, fun-loving, generous man, who loved his family, was a great friend, enjoyed traveling and all the planning that went into those trips. He was an inspiration to those who walked this last journey with him.





The Funeral Service will be live streamed on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10:30am and may be viewed at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church Omaha Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Religious-Organization/Holy-Cross-Lutheran-Church-Omaha-117047308326258/

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, October 9, 2020

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - 72nd Street Chapel

1010 North 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68114

Masks will be required. The Funeral Service will be live streamed on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10:30am and may be viewed at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church Omaha Facebook page.

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Prayer Service

Friday, October 9, 2020

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - 72nd Street Chapel

1010 North 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68114

Masks will be required. The Private Family Funeral Service will be live streamed on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10:30am and may be viewed at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church Omaha Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Religious-Organization/Holy-Cross-Lutheran-Church-Omaha-117047308326258/

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Private Family Service

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

4117 Terrace Drive, Omaha, NE 68134

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The Private Family Funeral Service will be live streamed on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10:30am and may be viewed at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church Omaha Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Religious-Organization/Holy-Cross-Lutheran-Church-Omaha-117047308326258/

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Burial

Prospect Hill Cemetery

, NE 68022

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