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Alvin R. Plunkett

KSAL StaffAugust 16, 2021

Alvin R. Plunkett, 61, of Tescott, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2021.  He was born October 8, 1959, in Salina, KS.


Alvin worked for Tony’s Pizza Service for 17 years, Tescott Woodcrafter’s for 3 years and Solomon Corp for 15 years.


Alvin married Donna on August 18, 1979 and would spend the next 42 years loving her and building an amazing life together with their two daughters. He loved being a family man. He couldn’t help but give into his girls. Even after saying no more pets many times, he would always give in and welcome another. He would love helping the girls make forts and letting them have sleep overs with many kids if not even full class rooms full.


He was a hard, working man and lived a simple life. He always lending a helping hand. There was no such thing as a stranger in Alvin’s eyes.


Alvin was always busy doing home improvements, he helped hand dig a swimming pool with his brother. He was always having his girls and grandkids tagging along on all the different projects he was working on. Like he was reroofing the house and had Samantha and Alvina on the roof with him. He nailed their clothes to the roof so they wouldn’t fall. When Donna was hollering up there for them, he would say they are just fine they aren’t going anywhere.


Alvin and his identical twin brother Alan would be working on the farm, and one would wear a red shirt and the other a blue. They loved to swap shirts and trick the children on who was whose dad.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldon and Edna (Hart) Plunkett.


Survivors include his wife, Donna Plunkett of the home; daughters, Samantha Plunkett of Salina, Alvina Thomas of Tescott; grandchildren; Essence Plunkett, Andrew Sager, Daija Thomas, Evan Sager, Devon Thomas, Aaliyah Thomas; brothers, Albert Plunkett, Alan (Terry) Plunkett, Mike (Joanie) Plunkett; nieces, Teresa Thompson, Tonia Curtis; nephews, Joe Thompson, Caleb White, Levi Plunkett.


A celebration of life with be held at a later date.


Memorials may be made to

Alvina Thomas in care of Roselawn Mortuary, PO Box 2322, Salina, 67402.


For online condolences contact Roselawn at

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