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L. Thomas Plouff

January 17, 1928 — January 30, 2024

L. Thomas Plouff, age 96 of Allouez, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born on January 17, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Louis Thomas and K. Florence (Kirmse) Plouff. The son of an ANSUL Salesman, he moved around a lot as a child, living in Indianapolis, Des Moines and Chicago but he always considered Marinette, WI home. He graduated from Lourdes High School in Marinette, then he went on to attend the University of Notre Dame, graduating in 1949. Tom then went on to Marquette Medical School, graduating in 1953 with a Doctor of Medicine. In June of 1956, Tom married Marguerite Mary Hormuth who preceded him in death in 1987. After Tom and Maggie were married, they moved to Texas, where Tom worked in the United States Public Health Service for two years. He completed his residency in Ann Arbor, Michigan upon which the family moved to Appleton, where he founded Radiology Associates and stayed with the group until his retirement in 1992. Prior to his retirement, in October of 1989, he married Tita Kelly and together they enjoyed 30 years until she passed away in May of 2020.

Tom was a founding member of St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Appleton, a Knights of Columbus member and served on many committees, including the school board. He enjoyed spending time at the family cottage in Door County which he designed in 1970, many times working out in the yard, but mostly enjoying time with his family down by the lake. Tom also enjoyed traveling, playing tennis, tending to his roses, apple trees and keeping his yard nicely coifed. He was an avid reader, life long learner and enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels at his feeders later in life. Tom loved his family and would often call for updates on his children and grandchildren. He was a wonderfully kind and loving man, with a great sense of humor who never had an enemy and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his children; Michael Thomas (Cibele) Plouff, Laura (Curt) Holland, James Plouff, Lisa (Laen) August, Peter (Katie) Kelly, Krystine (Kurt) Giesa, Molly (Bruce Chapman) Kelly, Jenna (Dan) De Wan, Tony (Deb) Kelly and Jane (Jon Padgham) Kelly, grandchildren; Emily (fiancé Daniel Gottschalk) Holland, Jonathan Holland, Matthew (Sarah Markoff) Holland, Ryan Holland, Sarah Holland, Andrew Holland, Alex August, William August, Christian August, Bridget (Mike) Beninati, Mick Kelly, Patrick Kelly, Katherine Giesa, John Giesa, Brian Chapman, David Chapman, Beatrice Padgham and Clara Padgham. Tom is further survived by three great grandchildren; Parker, Peter and Virginia, sister, Mary (Jim) McCarrier, sister in law, Jeanne Hoff as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death are his parents, his wife, Marguerite, his wife, Tita, brother, John Plouff and brothers and sisters in law Clarice Plouff, John Hoff and Dan and Mary Haworth.

Family and friends may gather on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at St. Matthew Parish, 130 St. Matthew Street, Green Bay (Allouez), from 9:00am until the time of the Memorial Mass at 11:00am, Fr. Robert Kabat officiating. Inurnment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Appleton. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Tom’s name can be made to either Jesuit Community (jesuitsmidwest.org) USA Midwest Jesuits, PO Box 6713, Carol Stream, IL 60197-6713 or tuition assistance at St Francis Xavier School (xaviercatholicschools.org)1810 N. McDonald St., Appleton WI 54911.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff, nurses and doctors at Bellin Hospital, the compassionate and responsive care of Unity Hospice, and the dedicated caregivers from Home Instead for their utmost dedication regarding Tom’s health these last few months.


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