Harry Frederick Plotner, 87, passed away peacefully in his home on July 21, 2020. Harry was born March 31, 1933 to Shelby “Cy” Plotner and Mary Jane Stuebe in Danville. He is preceded in death by his son Mark E. Plotner and daughter-in-law Angela Plotner.
Harry is survived by his wife Rita (Fletcher) of Oakwood. The pair married July 26, 1953 in a backyard ceremony. Also surviving:
sister Irene (Tom) Kern, sister Nancy (Ray) Sanden, sister Linda (Frank) Myler and sister Carrol Anne DeVoss; son Erik (Janette Figueroa) Plotner; eight grandchildren: Kayli, Aaron, Allie, Mark E II, Raymond, Amanda, Hunter and McKayla; beloved extended son Jason (Stacey) Norton, daughter-in-love Christine “Chrissy” Plotner, and many family and friends.
Harry graduated from Oakwood High School in 1951 and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1954. After his time in the service he spent nearly 20 years at Farm Services as a driver and fleet manager. He then worked as a correctional officer for the Danville Correctional Facility until he retired in 2002.
A farmer from the age of 15, Harry loved being outdoors, particularly fishing and camping. Active in his community, Harry served as a Boy Scout master for 25 years and an elder of Oakwood Christian Church for more than 30 years. Harry enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, making homemade butterscotch ice cream and watching the 10 o’clock news at full volume.
Visitation for Harry will be held Tuesday, July 28 from 4 pm to7pm at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Oakwood, Illinois 105 East S. Main St. Oakwood, Illinois 61858. A private funeral and burial to follow Wednesday. Memorial donations may be made in Harry’s name to the Oakwood Christian Church.
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