Albina Holik Plagens, of Wall, passed away on Nov. 4, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born on Sept. 28, 1924 in Rowena to parents Frank and Albina Ripple Holik.
Albina was born and raised on a cotton farm outside Rowena. She was the sixth of eight children. She graduated from Ballinger High School in 1942. Soon after that the Holik family moved to the Wall community to expand their farming interests.
Albina loved to help with the various farm activities as well as the household chores. In 1946 she met the love of her life, Milton Plagens. On Dec. 20, 2017, Albina and Milton celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
Albina was involved in several community activities. As a member of the Wall Brethren Church, she served as a Sunday School and VBS teacher, a sponsor for the Brethren Youth Fellowship, and was a loyal member of the Wall Christian Sisters.
Also, she was active in the Wall PTA and enjoyed serving as a room mother.
Albina enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren's sporting events and various school activities. She loved to cook for family gatherings, especially her homemade rolls and chicken noodle soup. She took great pride in being a homemaker.
She loved to raise vegetable and flower gardens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Albina Holik; husband, Milton
Plagens Sr.; brothers, Frank Holik Jr., Stanley Holik, Walter Holik, and Eddie Holik; sisters, Georgia Riemenschneider and Libby Dusek; and great-grandchild, Eli Plagens.
Survivors include three children, Milton A. Plagens Jr. and wife Linda, Brenda Sue
Thomas and husband Larry, Dr. Leslie F. Plagens and wife Camille; grandchildren, Richard Milligan and wife Chris Lee, Joseph Thomas and wife Cristi, Julie Barnes and husband Charles, Kyle Plagens and wife Ryan, Chase Plagens an wife Tiffany, Lauren Stegemoller and husband Justin; great-grandchildren, Iris Milligan, Matthew Milligan, Skylm' Alwin, Austin Alwin, Shauna Barnes, Peyton Plagens, Easton Plagens, and Landry Plagens; sister, Marcella Carpenter; sisters-in-law, Georgia Plagens, Leigh Plagens, Lynn Plagens, Bernadette Plagens, Wanda Holik, Cathy Plagens and husband Franklin, Sheila Plagens and husband Earl, and Cathy Plagens and husband Robert; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Brookdale Assisted Living, Encompass Home Health, and Kindred Hospice for their care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Howard Payne University or the charity of your choice.