Donald H. Plier, age 84, loving husband of the late Adrianne L. Rismeyer, of the town of Port Washington, WI was called Home on Friday, November 26, 2021 while surrounded by his family at the homestead farm.

Donny was born on June 2, 1937 in Belgium, WI, the son of Sylvester and Marcella Parlow Plier.  On September 29, 1962, Donny married Adrianne Rismeyer and settled on the Plier Homestead Farm to raise their family. Donny & Adrianne were happily married for 43 years when Adrianne passed away in 2005.

Donny was a cheese maker for many years before becoming employed at Construction Forms in Port Washington, WI. Following his retirement, he enjoyed his time at their camper near Crivitz, WI, Disney World in Florida and a quick run to the casino for an afternoon of fun.  Donny was a member of St. John XXIII Catholic Church in Port Washington, WI.

Donny is survived by his three boys; Richard (Debbie) Plier, Daniel (Tracy) Plier and Patrick Plier; four grandchildren, Carrie Plier, Joshua Plier, Spencer (Kelsey) Plier and Shawna (Max) Laumann; two great grandchildren, Braelee and Chase Plier and another due to arrive in January 2022; two brothers Franklin “Joe” (Kathy) Plier, Sylvester “Butch” (Lynn) Plier; one sister Nancy (Norbert) Ansay; one sister-in-law, Effie Plier.  Don was also survived by sister-in-law, Charlotte Rismeyer and special friend and sister-in-law, Marian Rismeyer.  

Donny is preceded in death by his loving wife Adrianne, his parents Sylvester Plier and Adolph and Marcella (Plier) Witte, his parents-in-law Theodore and Lorraine Rismeyer, brother, Merlin Plier, nephew Jeff Plier, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Lloyd Rismeyer, Harold “Buddy” Rismeyer, Donald (June) Rismeyer, Janis (Edward) Beke, Raymond (Jean) Rismeyer, Wally Rismeyer, Betty (Louis) Bodi, Beverly (Joe) Yovanovich, Shirley Voeller, and Clifford Rismeyer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at St. John XXIII Catholic Parish – St. Peter of Alcantara Church, 1800 N. Wisconsin Street in Port Washington, WI.  Rev. Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant.  Visitation will be at the church from 2:30-5:00 PM prior to Mass.  Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington, WI.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you for the outstanding and personal care provided by the staff at Heartland Hospice with a special thank you to Jody Holeman for connecting us!

A memorial fund is being established in his memory for the Port Washington Lions Club or the Foundation Fighting Blindness. 



  1. Very sorry for your loss of Don, Sending Paryes to all the family in this hard time.
    Mary Ann Schuettler ( Bialzik) and Chris Schuettler.

  2. We are very sorry for your loss. I babysit for all three boys many times , we were neighbors. My husband worked at St . Alphonso hospital and new Addriane and was a pleasant person and neighbor. Our prayers go out to the whole family

  3. We are so very sorry for your family’s loss. We remember your mom and dad from our time at St. Peter’s.

  4. So sorry for your loss. I knew Don since we were teens. He went to school with my husband Frank. We were good friends. Sending prayers and love to his family and friends. 🙏🙏💔💔🙏🙏

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