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“Sandy, Becky, Jenny & Family,We were sorry to hear that Virgil had passed away. He was such a jolly good guy. He always had a smile on his face. You...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Marsha Crump-Naftzger Family & Diane Walters Naftzger - IL

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2 of 11 | Posted by: Sharon and Shauna Swearington - GA

“Jennifer and family, So sad to hear of your father's passing. Wish we could be there to tell you in person. Dale just had surgery Friday so we...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: jeanne etheridge - clinton, IA

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“God Bless. Peace be with you and your family ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Richard Sawyer - San Pedro, CA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: John & Patty Bollivar - IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Steve and Karen Gilbert - Polo, IL

“JD, Richard and I are so sad to hear of Virgil's passing. We wish your family God's peace and healing during this time. God BlessSherry Lear and JD...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Sherry Lear - Torrance, CA

“We are so sorry to hear about the death of your husband and father. Our prayers and thought to you all. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Joyce and Ken Hussung - IL

“Virg & I were in confirmation classes and have been friends since the 40's & 50's. His friendship was his bond with everyone he knew. He always would...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Dave Leonard - Sterling, IL

“Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you All during this time,Virgil was never shy of words. He will be missed by many God Bless. Gary, Sheri Fetrow And...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Sheri (Adams) Fetrow - Tampico, IL


PROPHETSTOWN, IL – Virgil F. Plautz, 75 of Prophetstown died Thursday July 27, 2017 at his home
He was born on January 12, 1942 in Rock Falls, the son of Delbert and Cassie (Stern) Plautz. He married Sandra K. Lear on November 23, 1963 in Washburn, IL. Virgil had farmed for over 50 years before retiring. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown; the Tampico Lions Club and a past commissioner of the Union Special TPH Drainage Ditch. Virgil enjoyed his daily visits with friends.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy; two daughters: Becky (Drew) Emery of Prophetstown and Jennifer Gibson of Marietta, GA; two sisters: Virginia Meier of Prophetstown and Janet (Mike) Tabor of Sterling; 8 grandchildren: Sean Pratt, Stephanie Emery, Brett Emery, CJ Gibson, Brayden Gibson, Bryanna Gibson, Gary Shorrow and Jenny Pineda.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held on Sunday July 30, 2017 from 3-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 46 Grove Street – Rt 78 North in Prophetstown. The funeral will follow on Monday at 10 AM at the First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown, with the Reverend Katie Gallager officiating. Burial will conclude at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown.
Memorials in his memory to the First Lutheran Church of Prophetstown.