Robert George Plank Jr. (1944 - 2018)

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Robert George Plank Jr. passed away peacefully in Evergreen after a long struggle with COPD. He will be dearly missed by his beloved family and friends:
• Daughter Kara Plank, son-in-law Paul Serrano, grandchildren Alex, Kogen and Mia in South Berwick, Maine;
• Daughter Kristin Plank Johnson, grandchildren Luke and Riley  in Evergreen;
• Twin sister Judy Boggs and brother-in-law Jim Boggs in Elyria, Ohio;
• Nephew Jamie Boggs, wife Carla and grandnephews Cole and Reece in San Carlos, Calif.; 
• Niece Jenna Walter, husband John, grandniece Ashleigh and grandnephew Brayden in Grafton, Ohio; 
• Many cousins from the Plank and Eichner families, and friends in Columbus, Ohio, and elsewhere
• Longtime best friend and former college classmate Paul Sauer  in Buffalo, N.Y.;
• Best friends Dan-o Raffill and Doug Addison, and karaoke friends  in Evergreen.
Bob "Woody" Plank, son of Robert G. Plank Sr. and Helen (Eichner) Plank, grew up in German Village of Columbus, Ohio, and assisted his father at a young age in the family business, Plank's Bakery. 
He graduated from Aquinas High in 1962 and was among the first Joyce Scholars to attend Notre Dame University. Always proud to be part of the Fighting Irish, he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering, class of 1966. 
In 1967 he married Celeste (Cater) Plank. After two years as an officer in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Vietnam in 1968, Bob traveled extensively as a project engineer and manager in manufacturing. His work brought him to live in Singapore, Puerto Rico, China, Brazil and Toronto as well as several places in the U.S. – mainly Connecticut, Missouri and Illinois. 
His retirement years were spent in Evergreen, living in a humble cabin with his beloved "critters" and cat, Mr. Chips. He was a frequent fixture in local bars as Bob No. 1, singing karaoke hits by Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline and Elvis. 
Bob was preceded in death by his son-in-law Chad Johnson.
A celebration of his life will be held at Cactus Jack's Saloon in Evergreen on Saturday, July 21, 2018. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Evergreen Animal Protective League (EAPL, P.O. Box 2517, Evergreen, CO 80437 or https://eapl.com/donations/ ).
Published in Canyon Courier on May 16, 2018
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