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Charles "Chuck" Duane Plautz

July 22, 1952 - September 15, 2018
From: Council Bluffs, IA
Charles "Chuck" Duane Plautz

Charles "Chuck" Duane Plautz

Born: July 22, 1952
Died: September 15, 2018
Age: 66

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Charles Duane Plautz, the son of Virgil and Betty (Birchard) Plautz was born on July 22, 1952 in Spencer, IA. He was raised and received his early education here, graduating from Spencer, High School in 1971. Following graduation, he worked at H&N Chevrolet as an autobody repairman. He also worked at Parr Sanitation, Tyson Foods in Storm Lake.

     On June 4, 1983, Chuck married Ronda Roberts in Laurens, IA. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Spencer. He was employed by Fleming Foods as a truck driver for eleven years. He then worked for Merrill Company, where he worked in the warehouse and also drove truck.

     He was a member of the First Congregational Church. He liked to collect Diecast cars, trucks and semi’s.  Chuck liked to have fun by going to casino’s and do a little gambling. He moved to Council Bluffs in April of this year to be closer to his daughter.

     Chuck passed away on September 15, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. He was 66 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Virgil and his nephew, Heath Plautz.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Ronda of Council Bluffs, IA; his son, Jody Justin of McHenry, IL; his daughter, Tara Vogel (Chris) of Omaha, NE; his grandchildren: Ariana and Christopher Justin, Malachi Vogel and Amira Mouw; his nephew, Hal Plautz; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 19, at the First Congregational Church in Spencer.

Memorials may be directed to the Abben Cancer Center.
Pastor Wendy VanTassell
Pastor Tom Van Tassell
Mark Schomaker
Terry Rabel
Scott Coldren
Mike Gordon
Dan Pomeroy
Chris Vogel

Honorary Bearers
Mike Peterson
Jerry Poock
Dan McEntee
Shane Noll
Jim Lorenzen
Hal Plautz
Jean Fischer
Virginia Bubke
Visitation will be open after 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M., Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Soloist - Pastor Wendy VanTassell
"The Lord's Prayer"

Music Selections
"One More Day"
"You Should Be Here"
"Daddy's Hands"
"Drink A Beer"
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Monday, September 24, 2018 at 10:38 AM
“Dear family and loved ones: Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. It has helped me and many others to know that the Bible promises that soon God “will swallow up death forever” (Isaiah 25:8) and that He will bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones (John 5 : 28, 29). May “the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,” comfort you during your time of sadness. (2 Corinthians 1: 3) - RC”
- Robert
Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7:56 AM
“I am sorry to hear about Chuck. He was a good man and will be sadly missed. Prayers to the family.”
- Linda Roberts Borchard
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:57 AM
“Sorry to hear of your loss.”
- Bruce & Patty Hauswirth
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 3:31 PM
“Sorry to hear of the passing of Charles..God less you all”
- Susan (Krumm) Depew
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 2:33 PM
“My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. Losing someone you love is truly difficult and I know Chuck will be missed. Please know our Heavenly Father holds out promises that can help us with our sorrow. One such promise is that death soon will be done away with forever (Revelations 21:4) and another promise is that "there is going to be a resurrection"(Acts 24:15). I pray these promises from God, who cannot lie (Titus 1:2) brings you comfort. For more comfort from the Bible, visit www. jw. org.”
- J. Miles
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 8:16 AM
“Sorry for your loss. Loved working with Charlie at the Merrill Company. You are all in my prayers.”
- Pam Egland
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:57 AM
“So very sorry to learn of your family's deep loss. He was a good, kind man. Sincerely, Margaret Molitor ”
- Margaret Molitor
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 2:56 PM
“Ronda and family - I was so sorry to hear about Charlie and my sympathies go out to you. Charlie's smile, his stories, his humor, and the generosity he showed with his skillful creation of those delicious Christmas caramels will be missed by us all at The Merrill Company! Prayers are with you during this difficult time.”
- Kory Olson
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:09 AM
“He will be missed. What a great neighbor you guys were. We send our love and prayers to all of you. God Bless ”
- John Moore
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:08 AM
“We are sorry to hear about Chuck. Prayers for your family.”
- Terry & Brenda Griffin
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:08 AM
“Our deepest condolences to you Ronda, to youTara and Jody and your families in your loss. Our family will always have fond memories of Chuck (or Charlie as Dad called him!). May god hold all of you in the palm of his hands at this time. the Peterson’s ”
- Becky Braesch
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:08 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't think I ever saw Chuck without a smile on his face. He could brighten your day just in passing by and saying hi.”
- Sally Villegas Howard
Monday, September 17, 2018 at 4:40 PM
“You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time. ”
- Joan Johnson
Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:15 PM
“FROM THE CLASS OF 1971, we are so sorry to hear about loosing Chuck! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and may God wrap his arms around you all and give you peace. ”
- Gayle Bailey
Monday, September 17, 2018 at 8:09 AM
“You will be missed Charlie!!! Quick wit & a smile that filled up the neighborhood! Deepest condolences Ronda & Tara❤️
~Kris Allen”
- Kris Allen
Monday, September 17, 2018 at 8:09 AM
“Ronda-Words can not express how sorry I am about Chuck. Prayers to you & your family.
- Cheryl Sikora
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 8:43 PM
“Rhonda---So Sorry to hear this. Prayers.”
- Pete & Rose Norgaard
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 8:43 PM
“Our thoughts and love are with you. Chuck will be missed by many.”
- Todd Birchard
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 8:43 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about Chuck!! He was full of shit , thats for sure! My prayers and thoughts are with you and Tara and her family. Heaven is getting one special man! Love all of you!!!!”
- Sue Roberts
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:29 AM
“Ronda & Family, May GOD wrap HIS arms around you at this most difficult time.”
- Dee Jackson
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