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John G. Plotner

Published May 25,2018

Obituary's Biography:

John Gale Plotner, age 71, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview, IL. He was born April 14, 1947 in Kokomo, IN to Warren and Jean Plotner. John was a member of UPC of Grayslake. He attended Indiana University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He worked as a teacher and guidance counselor in Wilmette. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judith; his children, Jennifer Maiden (Edward Schwall) of Grayslake and Benjamin (Maria) Plotner of Oak Forest; grandchildren, Megan Heniff, Nicole Heniff, Luke Heniff, Carter Maiden, Ashlyn Maiden and William Maiden; sister, Sarah Jane (Johan) Berger; mother-in-law, Mary Lou Harrell; and sisters-in-law, Sue (Tom) Buck and Anita (Kevin) Cline. He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Ray J. Harrell. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11am at the United Protestant Church of Grayslake, 54 S. Whitney St, Grayslake, IL 60030. A visitation will be held at the church from 10am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Kidney Foundation, Heart Association or the United Protestant Church of Grayslake. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.