Goshen News, Goshen, IN


November 8, 2013

John G. Plank

Aug. 28, 1930-Nov. 6, 2013

GOSHEN — John G. Plank, 83, died Wednesday night at his home after a short illness.

He was born Aug. 28, 1930 in Kokomo, to George D. and Fannie (Hershberger) Plank.

He married Roberta N. Miller Sept. 27, 1952, in Arthur, Ill.

She survives along with a daughter, Janet (Orus) Goppert, New Paris; two sons, Gary (Jan) Plank, Millersburg, and Kevin (Sandi) Plank, Elkhart; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ella Stutzman and Irma (Dannie) Diener, both of Arthur, Ill., and Sarah Plank, Goshen; and two brothers, David Plank, Kalona, Iowa, and Irvin Plank, Grabill.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Edna Mae Plank.

He did voluntary service in Moline, Ill.

A Goshen resident since 1971, Mr. Plank was the owner of 2000 Realty. He had previously owned Smitty’s Marina.

Mr. Plank was a member of Clinton Frame Mennonite Church.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, and from 9 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. funeral service Monday at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen. The Revs. Terry Diener and Danny Yoder will officiate.

Burial will follow at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be given to Goshen Home Care and Hospice or Clinton Frame Mennonite Church.

Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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