Wilbur (Will) Dean Plumlee


Wilbur passed away at 2:00 A.M.. on November 11, 2019, fittingly on Veterans Day as he was a near 22-year Veteran of the Navy and United States Air Force. He was born on August 11, 1932 in the small village of Cambria, IL the third child of Earl and Minnie Plumlee.

He was preceded in death by his older brother, Bill and his younger brother, Vic. He is survived by his brother, Gene of West Chicago, IL; his sisters, Earleen Johns of Hurst, IL and Mary Quigley of Leigh Acres, FL.

After his service to our country, Wilbur owned a State Farm Agency in Wilsonville OR for nearly 30 years.

He was a lover of history, avid reader, studied the stock market, swung a mean golf club, wrote

poetry, loved to travel, had a gentle wit about him, and when you thought he wasn’t listening, he would toss out some perfectly timed one liner, was a dedicated loyal republican and so much more.

He is survived by his wife at home, Caroline; two sons, Dan Plumlee of San Francisco and Jason Plumlee of Sherwood, OR; daughter, Julie Kasler; and son in-law, Greg Kasler of Beaverton, OR; and grandchildren, Bryan, Bailey, and Brooklyn Kasler.

He will be remembered for his kindness and generosity, our hearts are shattered over the loss of this wonderful human being.

Military Honor’s Service scheduled on November 29th at 2:30 P.M. at Willamette National Cemetery located at 11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd., Portland, OR 97086; Celebration of Life & reception to follow at The Elk’s Lodge, 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie, OR. Celebration of Life December 5th at 3:00 P.M. at Regency Mortuary, 9850 W. Thunderbird Rd., Sun City, AZ. In lieu of flowers, Wilbur would be grateful for your donation to the Salvation Army.