Viola Bertram Plamp Wieczorek was born January 28, 1916, in Douglas County, to Wilhelm and Minnie (Batterman) Bertram. She grew up and attended school in Douglas County. On December 18, 1935, she married Milford Plamp, at the Flensburg Lutheran Church, rural Dimock. They moved to Iowa, then returned to South Dakota and lived at Bijou Hills, Oacoma, Hillside and then they moved west of Mitchell. Milford preceded her in death in 1948. In 1957 Viola moved into Mitchell. She was employed at Herbie’s Diner, Courts Café, Lueken’s Bakery, Colvin’s Nursing Home and the Mitchell Junior High School. On July 11, 1975 she married Leonard Wieczorek at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell. In 1975, they moved to Sioux Falls. He preceded her in death in 1996. She returned to Mitchell in 1999. She had been a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell, the First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls and the First Lutheran Church in Mitchell.
She is survived by three children: Darlene Paulson and husband, Jim of Mitchell, Delmar Plamp and wife, Diann of Mitchell, Marilyn Hohn and husband, Terry of Rock Falls, IL; three step-children: Wayne Wieczorek and wife, Dorothy of Sioux Falls, Ken Wieczorek and wife, Evie of Sioux Falls, Beverly Libra and husband, Dean of Canton; one sister, Wilma Titze of Mitchell; eighteen grandchildren, forty-three great-grandchildren, fourteen great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, one brother, Ernest Bertram, four sisters: Dorothy Storm, Minnie Lau, Marie Neugebauer, and Amanda Bertram, one step-son, LeRon Wieczorek, one granddaughter, Kim and one great-granddaughter, Jonalyn.