Edward M. Pluta of Milwaukee, Wisconsin passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010 at the age of 74. Known as a reserved, quiet man, Edward was a dedicated and loving son to his mother whom he looked after for many years.
In 1935, life was greatly defined by the trials of the Great Depression. Throughout these tumultuous times, Americans forged on with lasting hope, re-electing President Teddy Roosevelt to a second term. While Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire danced their way into the hearts of many, Benny Goodman introduced the ever popular Swing. Born on November 12, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Edward was the first of three children born to Albert and Josephine (Wojcik) Pluta. The Pluta’s were a good Polish family devout in their Catholic faith. Edward was just a boy when his younger brother died and while his mother was expecting the birth of his youngest sibling, Rosalie, Edward’s father died quite unexpectedly. He dedicated himself to caring for his mother from that point on, and remained unwavering in his dedication and commitment to her. A good and faithful son, they lived together until his mother’s eventual death.
As a lifelong member of St. John Kanty Parish, Edward fulfilled each of his sacraments there and remained an active parishioner his whole life through. At one point he even had aspirations of becoming a Priest. Along with his Catholic faith, Edward’s heritage was a very important to him. He spoke Polish fluently and was always proud of his Polish roots. Edward attended school at St. John Kanty and went on to graduate from there as well. Although his initial ambition was to go into the priesthood, Edward began working for the City of Milwaukee as a surveyor, a position he eventually retired from in the 1990s. With an avid interest in real estate, Edward went on to obtain his agent’s license and dabbled in real estate on a part-time basis.
Dedicated in all he did, Edward’s reserved nature was a reflection of the private, quiet individual that he was. He will always be remembered as a devoted son, a faithful servant to his faith and a man proud of his Polish heritage. He is survived by his nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Family and friends will gather Saturday, June 26, 2010 at St. John Kanty Church, 966 W. Dakota Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 9:30 AM until time of the Memorial Mass at 10:30 AM. Inurnment to take place at St. Adalbert Cemetery. Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to leave a memory or photo of Edward or to sign his online guest book. Arrangement by Suminski Family Funeral Homes-Niemann/Suminski 414-744-5156.
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