Roger Allen Pletsch, 78, of McNabb passed away peacefully at 1:19 pm on January 23, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria surrounded by his loving family.
Roger was born on August 6, 1941 in Spring Valley, IL to Frances (Allen) and Lewis Pletsch, they preceded him in death. Roger married Marilyn Mills on September 2, 1961 in Magnolia, IL. They were married for 58 years. She survives.
Also surviving are three children. Tim Pletsch of Streator, Mike (Debbie) Pletsch of McNabb, and Nancy (Doug) Martin of Peoria; Siblings Ron (Dottie) Pletsch of Mt. Palatine, and Sharon (the late Ron) Johnson of Arizona; six grandchildren Amanda, Austin, Allie, Devin, Aaron, and Melissa.
Roger graduated from Magnolia-Swaney High School in 1959, and attended the University of Illinois. He was a crop adjuster for Farmer’s Mutual Insurance Company as well as a salesman for Dekalb and Asgrow Seed Companies for many years. Roger was the current president of the McNabb Telephone Company, sat on the board for the McNabb Grain Company, as well as a member of the Magnolia-Wenona Masonic Lodge #0344.
Roger was a lifelong and passionate farmer, loyal to bettering his land. He was devoted to his family and instilled in them the same values – to love, to commit, and to grow. He enjoyed sports and was dedicated to supporting his children and grandchildren whenever they played. Roger was a kind and welcoming man, beloved by family and friends.
Funeral services will take place at 10 am on Thursday January 30, 2020 at Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville, IL. Bob Rehn and Austin Pletsch will officiate, with internment to follow at Friends Cemetery in McNabb. Visitation will take place from 4-7pm Wednesday January 29 at Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel with a Masonic Service at 7pm. Pallbearers will be Jim Mills, Bill Biggs, Austin Pletsch, Devin Pletsch, Jeff Rehn, and Bob Rehn.
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