ROCK FALLS – Lloyd Robert Pletsch, 68, of Rock Falls, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, at his home.
Lloyd was born June 24, 1944, in McNabb to Robert and Sally (Fay) Pletsch. He married Karen Anderson on Jan. 26, 1990, in Sycamore.
He graduated from John Swaney High School, and from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. Lloyd’s profession centered on journalism and he spent most of his career as a newspaper editor for various companies. He served in the Army.
Lloyd lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and the simple pleasures of riding his bicycle, cooking and cleaning for Karen, walking his dogs, Gabby and Maggie, and soaking up the sun. He was a master woodcarver and delighted in bringing life to his carvings.
Survivors include his wife, Karen of Rock Falls one son, Christopher McQuillan of Madison, Wis.; brothers-in-law, Denny Chambers, Ben Day, Loren Anderson, Alan Anderson, and Larry Isensee; sisters-in-law, Edie Anderson, Betty Anderson, Marilyn Anderson, and Kristine Anderson; nieces, Jennifer Ibarra and Michelle Schmitz; nephews, Tony Day, Bill Day, A.J. Chambers, Jeremy Isensee, Andy Anderson, Craig Anderson, and Cory Anderson; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Judy Chambers and Patti Day; and one niece, Lauri J. Anderson.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. and the funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville, with Dan Selock officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial with full military honors will be at Friends Cemetery in McNabb.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the donor’s choice, or to a memorial to be established at a later time.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Day, Bill Day, A.J. Chambers, Jennifer Ibarra, Jeremy Isensee, Michelle Schmitz, Andy Anderson, Craig Anderson, and Cory Anderson.