Celebrating the life of Richard E. Plautz
Be the first to share your favorite memory, photo or story of Richard. This memorial page is dedicated for family, friends and future generations to celebrate the life of their loved one.
We ask on behalf of the family that you keep your comments uplifting and appropriate to help all who come here to find comfort and healing.
Richard was born September 23, 1931, in Merrill, son of the late Henry and Louise (Savaske) Plautz. He married Darlene Schreiber on June 11, 1955, celebrating 66 years together. Richard owned and operated Plautz Oil Company for over 25 years. He then was in the logging business and built his own skidder. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Richard honorably served in the United States Marine Corp from December 1951 until December of 1952.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene Plautz of Merrill; daughter, Ranee (Michael) Kopetzky of Merrill; sons, Ricky (Alicia) Plautz of China and Ryan (Cheryl) Plautz of Merrill; six grandchildren, Rachel (Michael) Waldburger of Merrill, Ramsey Plautz of Merrill, Eva of China, Amanda (Michael) Goeden of Merrill, Ashley (Steven) Sanford of Virginia, and Andrew (Amber) Plautz of Merrill; and eight great-grandchildren, Michael, Ava, Piper, Sebastian, Stella, Aiden, Addison, and Anderson. Richard is also survived by sister, Leora Rash of Pennsylvania; and brother, Roger (Patsy) Plautz of Merrill.
Graveside services for Richard E. Plautz will begin at 10:30 AM Saturday, August 14, 2021, at St. Francis Xavier Veterans Memorial, Merrill. Military honors will be provided by the Merrill V.F.W. Post 1638 Honor Guard. Taylor-Stine Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Merrill, is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of ‘Richard E. Plautz’ to Northwoods Veterans Post, 601 Johnson Street, Merrill.
Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com
The graveside service will be located in the Veterans Memorial Section of St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Merrill.