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Toni Marie Plunkett

April 17, 1973 — March 12, 2023


"Tough as Nails" Toni M. Plunkett, 49, lost her five-year battle to cancer, peacefully, at home, on Sunday, March 12, 2023.

Toni Marie Hellwig was born April 17, 1973, in Racine, Wisconsin to John Hellwig and Marti Albrecht. She married Justin Plunkett on December 11, 2010. She will be remembered for her love of snow, so the storm on Sunday, when she passed, was Toni saying goodbye. Toni also loved being a mom. She loved animals, decorating for the holidays, and all things Disney. She always had one Christmas tree in the house, but it was decorated monthly pending the events of that month. She always went all out on Halloween, and she loved every minute of it. Toni was a very loved and admired person who always put everyone else's needs before hers. She was so strong. And so brave. But she deserves to rest now.

Toni is survived by her husband, Justin Plunkett; children, Ashley Kurszewski, Anthony Kurszewski, Emma Plunkett, and Ella Plunkett; grandchild, Liam Kurszewski; dad, John (Barb) Hellwig; mom, Marti (Steve Spire) Albrecht; siblings, Greg, Kellie, Traci, John, Katherine, and Chris; sisters-in-law, Christa, Genevieve, Sae and Pam; brothers-in-law, Bob, Andrew, and Sam; parents-in-law, Jeff and Vicki Plunkett; pets, Binx, Louie, and Bella; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A celebration of Toni's life is being planned and will occur in the coming months.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by visiting

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