Tod Pleinta (1963 - 2015)

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Tod Pleinta, formerly Bret Brown, 51, of Anna, formerly of Vandalia, died of esophageal cancer on Jan. 30, 2015, at his home.
Private services were held.
He was born on March 30, 1963, in Vandalia, the son of Terry and Vicki Brown.
He graduated from Vandalia Community High School and Monmouth College, and received a master's degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He taught philosophy and ethics at Kaskaskia and Shawnee colleges. He was a member of the L.D.S. Church in Carbondale.
He is survived by his parents, of Vandalia; sister Dana and brother-in-law Eric; and nephews Maxwell and Sean Schwarzmann of Glendale, Calif.
Published in The Leader-Union from Feb. 10 to Feb. 18, 2015