West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

C. W. Plochberger
C. W. Plochberger

Martin Plochberger was born the son of Otto John Plochberger and Bertha (Kautsch) Plochberger on November 18, 1921at Lohman, Missouri and departed this life May 6, 2013 at Sonshine Manor in Republic, Missouri at the age of 91 years.

He was united in marriage December 18, 1943 at Wichita, Kansas to Florence Ellen Lucus, who preceded him in death on February 10, 2008.

He is survived by two daughters, Hannah Ray Gidcomb of Mountain Home, Arkansas and Barbara Ellen Martin and husband, Paul of Aurora, Missouri; two grandchildren, Byron Martin and wife, Tara of Springfield, Missouri and Renea Simpson and husband, Jay of Olatha, Kansas; three great grandchildren, Katlyn, Sarah, and Abbey, all of Springfield, Missouri; two nephews, Ronald Ray Klatt and Robert John Klatt; his family at Sonshine Manor in Republic, Missouri and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Florence Plochberger; one son-in-law, Ronnie Gidcomb; one sister, Helena Klatt McDaniel; and two brothers-in-law, Ray Klatt and Paul McDaniel.

Martin, along with his wife, were co-owners and operators of Ace Hardware in Thayer for many years.  He enjoyed traveling, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Martin loved his Lord and was a faithful member of the Hope Lutheran Church in Republic, Missouri.

He was a devoted and loving father and grandfather and will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Graveside Services will be Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Thayer Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Tuesday evening, May 7th, from 6:30 until 8:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory, to Hope Lutheran Church at 218 East Hwy 174, Republic, MO 65738 or Preferred Hospice at 850 N. 25th Street in Ozark, MO 65721.



  1. Eden Cowart
    May 6, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

    Hannah Ray I am thinking of you and your sister. So sorry for your loss of your daddy. I know your sister was so glad to have you close. I know you cherished these last 2 weeks with your daddy and sister. Love you~Eden

  2. Debbie Stocker
    May 9, 2013 @ 3:06 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of Martin’s passing when I came to see my Dad (Bill Decker) on Monday morning at Sonshine Manor. Martin was a genuinely kind man. Your Mom and Dad and my parents were long time friends (Florence and Dorothy went through school together). I will miss seeing Martin’s smiling face as he helped the wheelchair patients to their room. Blessings to your family.

    Debbie Stocker