Charles was my mother’s paternal uncle. He was born to Joseph Plenzler and Eva Dauer on February 19, 1889 and was baptized in St. Anthony’s parish on February 24, 1889. The family resided at 1541 Avondale per the 1900 and 1910 census.

Charles was named and baptized either Casmier or Kaiser, depending upon the source. Census records list him as Kaiser and his baptismal record reflects Casmier.

Charles married Constance Baranek sometime shortly before 1920. They resided for a while at 1688 Avondale with Constance’s (or Cora’s) family per the 1920 census.

Constance was my mother’s Confirmation sponsor. Mom was confirmed May 6, 1937.

By 1942, per Charles’ World War II draft registration card, he and Constance were residing at 1018 Brown Avenue.

Charles passed away November 11, 1960 at the age of 71. His obituary reads:

Charles Plenzler

Charles (Casper) Plenzler, 71, of 1018 Brown Ave., died Friday in S. Vincent’s Hospital.

Mr. Plenzler was born in Toledo. He was a maintenance man at the Collard Lumber Co., retiring six years ago. He was a veteran of the Mexican border campaign.

Surviving are his wife, Constance; daughter, Mrs. John Taylor, Maumee; sisters, Mrs. Sophia Szymanowski, Mary Plenzler; brothers, Robert, Frank, and Leo, all of Toledo, and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Theresa Church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. The body is in the Sujkowski Mortuary.

Charles is buried at Calvary Cemetery:

No. 62013
Name: Charles F. Plenzler
Residence: St. Vincent’s Hosp.
Age: 71, Cause of death: Cancersomatosis (?)
Date of interment: Nov. 15.
Grave 11, Ranger or Lot 18, Section 43
Funeral Director: W. K. Sujkowski

Constance passed away September 17, 1983. Her obituary reads:

Mrs. Constance G. Plenzler, 88, formerly of West John Street, Maumee, died Saturday in Monclova Care Center, where she had been five years. She was the widow of Charles F. Plenzler. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joan Taylor, and a brother, James Baranek. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Boyer-VanWormer-Scott Mortuary, where the body will be after 7 tonight.