OBITUARY

William L. Plant

May 1, 1921April 9, 2013

William L. Plant 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at St. Anne Home.

Born in Fowler Indiana, May 1, 1921, our father was the son of William and Lillian Plant. Dad enjoyed the small Hoosier farm town upbringing with his two sisters, Leah and Doris. As a boy, Dad played baseball, shot pool and worked at his dad’s gas station. He read books by authors such as Zane Grey that inspired his life long love of the great outdoors…and maps!! These interests would later be carried forward by many of his children.

In 1942 Dad enlisted in the Army and flew on B-24s and B-25s with the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific during World War II as a radar operator. After the war, work brought Dad to Fort Wayne and he spent many years as a Photo engraver (LPIU) with Lincoln Engraving and at the Fort Wayne Newspapers. He married our mother Doris Doust in 1950 and they raised eight children: Robert (Linda), Edward (Pam), John (Lorie), Jim (Jen Shoup), Mary Tonne (Kevin), Thomas (Kim), Jerry (Dawn) and Joanne Mannes (Peter).

As charter members of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Dad and Mom were involved in many church activities over their 50 year membership. Dad volunteered with the Boy Scouts, 26 years with CYO Track, St. Patrick’s Food Pantry, the Election Board, Knights of Columbus Council 451 and ushered at Church.

In retirement, Mom and Dad traveled, volunteered, enjoyed winters in sunny Gulf Shores, AL, and spent summer days at the family lake cottage in northern Indiana.

Dad enjoyed the love and respect of his children, 20 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren (who loved his firm handshakes). His friends were many and his faith in God was firm. We would like to thank St Anne’s Courtyard Club who enriched his life over the last several years.

Dad is preceded in death his wife Doris, his son Tom, and his sister, Leah Windler. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am Friday, April 12, 2013 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Rd. with calling one hour prior. Visitation is 3:30-4:30 pm Thursday at St. Anne Home, 1900 Randallia Dr. Donations may be made to the St. Charles Borromeo Tuition Assistance Fund or St. Patrick Food Pantry. www.klaehnfahlmelton.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, April 12, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, April 12, 2013
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William L. Plant

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Marc Fowler

April 15, 2013

Sorry to hear about Mr Plant. I remember when everyone would pile in the station wagon to go to St Charles School everyday. He would drive, and he was always so cheerful! Probably glad to have a quiet house for a few hours! I have many fond memories of those days.

Matt Davich

April 12, 2013

Ed, You were lucky to have this man as your father. Hope you are doing well.

Donna Harshbarger

April 12, 2013

Ed and Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Donna Harshbarger

Allen Galloway

April 11, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Mr. Plant was always very kind to me and always had a smile. He was a good man. See you tomorrow.

Scott & Kathy McGrew

April 11, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Plant family. Bill was a great guy and we will always remember him. God Bless.

Lisa Budde

April 10, 2013

What an amazing man and friend Bill was to us all. We have been blessed with loving memories and we are so incredibly grateful to have had Bill in our lives. We will miss him terribly…but will take solace in knowing he is at peace in Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

The Courtyard Club Members and Staff

April 10, 2013

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. GOD PROMISES US THAT WE WILL SEE OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN, MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT HE IS WITH YOU NOW.

Gene Scheumann

April 10, 2013

Mary, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May God's peace surround you and your family at this time.

Arnie Schon & Family

April 10, 2013

Dear Plant family, We're very sorry to hear the passing of your beloved father. As Jerry put it many times before.
Your father Bill was truly a good man.

DICK DEVINE

April 10, 2013

to the entire plant family;

ESPECIALLY TO JIM-SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DAD.HE WAS A GOOD MAN WHO RAISED A SUPER FAMILY
HOPE ALL GOES WELL.


DICK DEVINE