Plankenhorn John Michael Plankenhorn, 69, of Thornville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 15, 2013 surrounded by his family and close friends. He was born on May 6, 1944 in Akron, Ohio to the late John H. and Marian Plankenhorn. Mike attended Cuyahoga Falls High School and graduated from Ontario High School in 1962. Mike also attended The Ohio State University
. Mike is survived by his best friend and soulmate of 13 years, Darenda Taylor Gee; the sunshine of his life, daughter, Michele (Mark) McCloskey; beloved grandsons, Michael and Kyle; brother, Pat Plankenhorn (Sallie Voyles); Darenda's children, Dara (Reed) Dietz, Ethan Gee; and grandson, Parker Dietz. A memorial service, celebrating Mike's life, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Thornville home of HOSKINSON-SCHOEDINGER FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE, 56 S, Main St., with Reverend G. Michael Gribble officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, from 12noon until the time of services at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058-9909 or The
, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, Ohio 43017. Online condolences may be sent to www.hoskinsonfuneral.com
HOSKINSON-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, Thornville, is honored to care for the Plankenhorn Family.