ROCK FALLS – Lloyd Robert Pletsch, 68, of Rock Falls, Ill., passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, at his residence.
Born June 24, 1944, in McNabb, to Robert and Sally (Fay) Pletsch, Lloyd 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 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 U.S. 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 wood carver 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.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville. Cremation rites have been accorded. Dan Selock will officiate the service. Burial will be at Friends Cemetery in McNabb with full military honors. The visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Tony Day, Bill Day, A.J. Chambers, Jennifer Ibarra, Jeremy Isensee, Michelle Schmitz, Andy Anderson, Craig Anderson and Cory Anderson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the donor's choice or for a memorial to be established at a later time.