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Dale E. "Gene" Plott

Obituary for Dale E. "Gene" Plott

October 10, 1926 - July 2, 2018
Montgomery, Illinois | Age 91

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Gene Plott, 91, passed away peacefully while in Edward Hospital. Gene was born in Omaha, NE to Wayne and Emma (Cook) Plott. Upon graduation from high school, he joined the Navy and proudly served his country during WWII aboard the U.S.S. Charleston. After completing his tour of duty, Gene moved to Aurora, IL and joined the Aurora Fire Department, where he rose through the ranks, eventually retiring as an Assistant Chief. Looking for another way to serve his community, Gene volunteered his services for 20 years as a Police Commissioner with the village of Montgomery, IL. At the age of 80, he officially retired from his civic duties.

Gene was united in marriage to Nancy Rahn in 1953 and they spent the next 55 years together before her passing in April, 2008.

Gene is survived by his children, Jeffrey (Christine) Plott of Salinas, CA, Lorrie (Alan) Kirby of Sandwich, IL, and Susan (Jeffrey) Shaw of Elburn, IL. His life was also blessed with two granddaughters, Kristen (Sean) Tracy of Geneva, IL and Kelly Shaw (fiancé, John Van Ginkel) of Waukee, IA. The light of his life was his great-granddaughter and name sake, Madeline Gene Tracy. Gene is also survived by two sisters, Barbara Anderson of FL and Carol (Gary) Baltzer of NM; sister-in-law, Janice (Richard) Fletcher of Peoria, IL as well as several nieces, nephews and Facebook friends.

The family would like to give a special thanks to dad's caregiver, Margaret Pienczykowska. She made his life comfortable and pleasant in his final months. Margaret was truly an angel here on earth. We will be forever grateful for her unwavering care of our dad.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 1 PM – 4 PM at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, July 9, 2018 at the chapel followed by a burial at St. Paul Cemetery, Montgomery, IL.

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332 W Downer Pl
Aurora, IL 60506
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