Shirley Plimmer Obituary

Shirley  Plimmer
Shirley Plimmer

August 17, 1932 - March 17, 2021
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in West Des Moines, Iowa
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Shirley Plimmer age 88, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

Shirley was born on August 17, 1932 in Des Moines, Iowa to Anna Domanoski and Luka Sjeklocha. She graduated from Johnston High School in 1949.

Shirley married Ralph Plimmer in 1965. She enjoyed reading, gardening, watching sports, especially ice skating and football. She was an avid fan of the Hawkeyes. Shirley loved animals and had two dogs over the years she was very fond of: her Dachshund - Coco and her Doberman, - Duke.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Jayne Plimmer of Des Moines; son, Tim (Dawn) Plimmer of Urbandale; daughter-in-law, Hermein Creger; sister, Beverly Evans of Raleigh, North Carolina; granddaughters, Kay, Tisha and Olivia of Des Moines; grandsons; Mitch and Jared; great grandchildren; Nick, Maddie, Jacob and Ben, several nieces, nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph and son Jeff, siblings, Mary Boone, Minnie Scott, Georgia Wisdom, Mitchell Sjeklocha, Eli Sjeklocha, Evo Sjeklocha, Sam Sjeklocha and Margaret Baumeister.

A small family service is scheduled for Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Masonic Mausoleum in Des Moines. The service will be livestreamed with a link appearing at 1:45 p.m., (just prior to the service) on Shirley’s obituary page at, where you may also sign the register book and leave online condolences.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to LINK & Associates, Des Moines.

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel





Family Graveside Service
Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
2:00 PM


Link Associates
4301 N.E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50313