Georgette M. “Gigi” (Wise) Plumley

Georgette M. “Gigi” (Wise) Plumley

Georgette M. “Gigi” (Wise) Plumley, age 63, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 2:10 p.m., on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Grand Meadows, after a brave battle with Parkinson’s Disease, with her children by her side. To celebrate Gigi’s life, family and friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the family asks that anyone attending please wear a mask. To honor Gigi’s life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, August 3, 2020, at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Ghost Church, 2921 Central Avenue, with Rev. Mark Kwenin officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Gigi was born on September 30, 1956, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of George and Lorraine (Nagelmaker) Wise.

Gigi attended Holy Ghost Grade School, and went on to graduate from Hempstead High School, Class of 1974. She was united in marriage to her soulmate, Chris Plumley, on July 16, 1983, at Holy Ghost Church. They were blessed to have almost 34 amazing years together, and 2 adored children, before Chris was sadly called home before Gigi on July 13, 2017. She was employed with several businesses throughout the years including, CyCare, McKesson, Thermo Fischer and Medline, but being a mom was the role she cherished most. Gigi was a very loving and supportive mom, always volunteering and helping with her children’s hobbies and theater programs. Her children were truly her greatest joy! Gigi enjoyed staying active and played volleyball and bowled for several years. Gigi’s faith was a very important part of her daily life, she was a long time member of Holy Ghost Church, where she enjoyed singing and helping out with whatever was needed. We are truly heartbroken at losing our beautiful mom at such a young age, just 3 short years after losing our dad, but know that they are now both watching over us, happily reunited in Heaven for Eternity.

Those left to cherish Gigi’s memory include

her loving children,
Jon (Fiancé Justin Vaughn) Plumley, Denver, CO
and Molly (Evan) Heil, Dubuque, IA;

her siblings,
Marilyn (Harold) Brehm, Kieler, WI
and Bob (Brenda) Wise, Dubuque, IA;

a brother-in-law,
Bob Johns, Cuba City, WI;

her godchildren,
Cory Wise, Cedar Rapids, IA
and Lynn (Dan) Randall, Peosta, IA;

her mother-in-law,
Lulubelle Plumley, Dubuque, IA;

her in-laws,
Donnie Plumley Jr., Dubuque, IA,
Carl (Tanya) Plumley, Dubuque, IA,
Joyce (Rick) Cottrell, Dubuque, IA,
Brenda (Bruce) Oertell, Livonia, MO,
Mike (Nancy) Plumley, Elkader, IA,
Barry (Michelle) Plumley, Hillburn, NY
and Elly (Mike) Day, Dubuque, IA;

and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gigi was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chris Plumley; her sisters, Kathleen Johns and Linda (Terrance) Stoffel; and her father-in-law, Donald Plumley.

Gigi’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff of Grand Meadows and Hospice of Dubuque, for all of your kind, compassionate and professional care of Gigi. We appreciate all of you more than you can possibly know.

Memorials will be accepted by the family and may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Gigi Plumley Family.


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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
August 2nd, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Funeral service

Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Ghost Church
2921 Central Avenue, Dubuque, Iowa
August 3rd, 2020 at 10:30 AM

5 condolences for Georgette M. “Gigi” (Wise) Plumley
  1. Jeff Liddle says:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Gigi.
    I was a classmate of Chris and Gigi’s.
    I sent them home made birthday cards every year.
    When we were in school, I had a drafting class
    with Chris, and I helped him pass, by doing his
    drawings (so the story goes).
    Im sad of her passing-
    Jeff Liddle

  2. John and Nancy Helling says:

    Wise and Plumley Families:

    So sorry to learn the passing of Gigi.

    I am glad that she and Chris are together again watching over their families.

    Renee and I have great memories of playing together out in Asbury when Gigi and Bobby would visit Madelyn and Ray’s house.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    John and Nancy (Grevas) Helling

  3. Joyce Moore says:

    Molly, so sorry for your loss! I always enjoyed visiting with your mom at the ball games!

  4. Susan Dazey (and Phyllis) says:

    Sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very special lady and one I have known for along time. Was planning on coming but family issue came up so on behalf of Phyllis who was very close to Jon and my sister Ann who also knew Gigi forever we send our sympathy and our love
    I would also ask that if there’s anything I can do for Jon and Molly for them to let me know. Jon knows where we live. Many blessings
    Sue Dazey

  5. Janet Ward says:

    Jon and Molly, we were so saddened to hear of you mom’s passing. Gigi and I went to Holy Ghost together, then we all ended up at Hempstead. She was a large part of my much younger days, and she will be greatly missed. We grew apart after Bill and I moved to Arizona. But, she and Chris were never far from our hearts. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your families.
    Janet and Bill Ward

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