Lynn Pluhar, age 94, of Miles City formerly of Cohagen, MT passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Friendship Villa Care Center in Miles City.
Lynn is the daughter of Hugh Roy McCain and Rose Allvina Marks. Raised alongside of her, were her three sisters, Madge, Minnie and Belle. She was born twelve miles out of Forsyth in a log cabin that her Dad had built many years ago. Lynn grew up, in a small town called Vananda next to Mission Valley, which is now a ghost town along the Yellowstone River.
Lynn was married to her first husband, Jack Porter, for ten years, after he left; she spent a great amount of time alone. Then Lynn met her second husband, John Pluhar, who had two adopted children, Lori and Alan, that she raised alongside her son and daughter, Mack and Jackie.
During World War II, Lynn worked on B29’s at an airplane factory. She says that she was truly a Rosie the Riveter. Although Lynn used to be embarrassed of this, her son Mack told her that what she did is history. Ever since then she has spoken of her work during World War II. Later in life, Lynn worked at Montgomery Ward, in the clothing and shoe department where she met John at this job.
As a kid, Lynn worked out in the field with her father a lot, stacking hay bales and taking care of things around their country home. Lynn worked and worked really hard all her childhood, but when she looks back at her life she will tell you that, “All that hard work never hurt me, look where I’m at now.”
Following her marriage to John, they farmed and ranched until their retirement in 1985. They remained living there in her dream house, a log cabin, until health issues led them to move to Miles City.
Hobbies she enjoyed included gardening, cooking, being around and caring for the livestock, playing cards with neighbors, Sunday afternoon drives, church and most of all her family.
She was proceeded in death by her husband John, son Mack, three sisters and her parents. She is survived by her children, Jackie Dietrich (Paul) of Gresham, OR, Lori Wentzell (John) of Minneapolis, MN, and Alan Pluhar (Marla) of Cohagen, eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and a special friend Bernice Gross.
“My heart was always out in the country.” – Lynn Pluhar
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City with family receiving friends from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cohagen Cemetery at Cohagen. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.