Isabel J. Plendl was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Plymouth County, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Wagner) Meis. She was raised on a farm near Oyens and attended school at St. Catherine's Catholic School in Oyens.
As a young woman, Isabel worked as a housekeeper and cook for a local family.
Isabel was united in marriage to Roman J. Plendl April 17, 1945, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The couple was blessed with one son, Larry. The couple farmed in Stanton Township, near Neptune, until 1992 when they retired to Le Mars. Roman died Dec. 24, 1997.
While living on the farm, Isabel attended daily Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church-Neptune for years and was also a very active member of the Altar Society. After retiring to Le Mars, Isabel continued going to daily Mass at St. James. Her faith and church were continually a very important part of her life.
Isabel was always there to help family and friends. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed tating, crocheting, quilting and playing pinochle with family and friends.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Sue Sitzmann of Le Mars; two grandchildren, Adam Plendl of Palm Springs, Calif., and Ben Plendl, a student at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D.; a brother and sister-in-law, Art and Christine Meis of Le Mars; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Anna (Wagner) Meis; her husband, Roman J. Plendl; a son Larry Plendl on April 25, 1996; a brother, Joseph Meis; and two sisters, Mathilda Meis and Angeline Meis.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Matt Hewitt officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery-Neptune, rural Hinton. Visitations will be after 3 p.m. Sunday at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars with a 4 p.m. parish rosary followed by a 7 p.m. scriptural wake service.
Pallbearers will be Adam Plendl, Ben Plendl, Chris Kessnich, David Britt, Paul Meis and Rick Schrooten.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.