Obituary of Lyle Planck
Lyle E. "Pete" Planck, 89, Upland, received his eternal reward when he passed away in his Upland home at 2:22 a.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017. He was born in Flemingsburg, Kentucky, on December 30, 1927, to the late William and Alice (Nealis) Planck. His first wife, Imogene Planck, preceded him in death on October 13, 1983. He then married Sharron L. Planck on February 9, 1997, and she preceded him in death on November 17, 2013.
Pete was U.S. Navy veteran and served with the Seabees during World War II. Following his military career, he worked at General Motors as a fork lift driver and retired in 1994 after 34 years of service.
Pete was a member of First Assembly of God in Hartford City, and he loved to go to church and tell others about God. He also dearly loved music and there was hardly a moment when Pete was not either singing or whistling some tune. It became tradition for the family to gather around him with his son's guitar and sing songs at family get-togethers. He was also very passionate about farming and working in his garden. Pete loved his family and there were always extra seats at the table for anyone who needed a meal. He had a heart for helping others.
He will be greatly missed by his children, Douglas A. Planck, Port St. Lucie, Florida, Gregory E. (Paula) Planck, Milford Center, Ohio, Linda J. (Tom) Rouse, Marion, and Lyle E. Planck, Jr., Upland; son-in-law, Mike Parker, Fort Wayne; 28 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild; sister-in-law, Sue (Mick) Wilson, Jalapa; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rinetta K. Parker.
The family will receive visitors from 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, IN.
Services to celebrate Pete's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Lighthouse Assembly of God, 5909 S. Jay St., Marion, IN, with Pastor Jim Crouch officiating. Burial will follow at Grant Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.
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