Alice A. LaVigne (Nee Plashko), 84, was received into the arms of Christ on Thursday, January 6, 2022, with family by her side.
Alice was born November 18, 1937, in the town of Nekimi (Oshkosh), Wisconsin, daughter of the late Anton and Ella (Prentice) Plashko. On April 2, 1970, she married William LaVigne in Dubuque, Iowa. He preceded her in death (2003).
Prior to her retirement, Alice had worked as a business manager her whole life. She held positions at the federal government, a concrete company, an automobile dealership, among others.
Alice enjoyed playing bridge, doing puzzles, and cooking. She had many friends and loved her dogs. She visited her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren across the United States as often as she could. She volunteered much of her time to her community, including Mountain of the Lord Lutheran Church in Rib Mountain, Wisconsin, and Northland Lutheran High School in Mosinee, Wisconsin.
Survivors include seven children, Sherri (Mark) Arlen, Lynn (Stephen) Freund, Roxanne LaVigne, Bruce (Irene) LaVigne, Robert (Paula) LaVigne, Kathryn (Raymond) Renderman, and Steven LaVigne. Her 17 grandchildren include Kimberly (Steven) Burns, Amy Freund, Stephanie Freund, Zachary Freund, Becky (Adam) Hafermann, Andrew LaVigne, Elizabeth (Cam) LaVigne, Jake LaVigne, Jeremy LaVigne, Ashley Moore, Robby Renderman, Ryan Renderman, Jessica (Paul) Roever, Michelle (Zach) Shafer, Maurine (Cole) Simons, Randy Smith, and Alicia (Andrew) Westphal. Her 12 great-grandchildren include Alexander, Aurora, Coleton, Gabriel, Henry, Jeremiah, Jesse, Parker, Roxanna, Scarlette, William, and Wyatt. Her three siblings include Bruce (Sylvia) Plashko, Ferne Keso, and Anton (Jill) Plashko IV. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother-in-law Don LaVigne, sister-in-law Mae LaVigne, and brother-in-law Harry Keso. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northland Lutheran High School or the Wounded Warriors Project.