Ralph Wesley and Mary E. (Baetge) Plank, 8 North 50 West
Eldon C. Scheel was born in Dailey May 14, 1932 to Emil H. Scheel and Alma Spanjer. On Dec. 31, 1950, he married Mary Hradecky in Fleming.
Mr. Scheel farmed with his father and brothers in his earlier years. He worked at the Bean Elevator in Sterling and also at the Gas Plant. He went to work at Monfort as a vet-tech and then became a supervisor. He worked at Monfort for 38 years. He was very thankful to Warren H. Monfort for the opportunities he was given.
Mr. Scheel owned and showed long horns at the National Western Stock Show. He was a regular blood donor. Mr. Scheel was a past member of the Weld County Sheriff’s Posse, the Greeley Elks Lodge, the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, and the Greeley Moose Lodge.
Mr. Scheel had a strong Christian faith. He volunteered in the Stephen Ministries. Mr. Scheel was an avid Denver Broncos fan. He loved his family and took great pride in all their activities. Mr. Scheel was proud of the fact that he married his high school sweet heart, Mary Hradecky. He and his wife were foster parents for many years.
Mr. Scheel died Sunday September 3, 2006 at Fairacres Manor in Greeley.
Survivors: His wife, Mary Scheel of Greeley; two daughters, Kathleen Mechler and husband James of Fredericksburg, Texas, and Debra Kohlhoff and husband Walter of Briggsdale; an adopted daughter, Joleen Lamgo and husband Edwin of Evans; a brother, Floyd Scheel and wife Virginia; an extended family member, Teresa Rodriguez and husband Jose of El Paso, Texas; six grandchildren, Lisa Jacobs and husband Brad of Briggsdale, Rebecca Hill and husband Dennis of Eaton, Scott Mechler and wife Tracie of San Antonio, Texas, Brad Mechler of Fredericksburg and Liza Malcom of Greeley; and great-grandchildren, Brianne and Brittney Jacobs of Briggsdale, and Riley Hill of Eaton.
Preceded in death by: His parents; two sisters, Norma Green and Goldie Reil; and three brothers, Marlin Scheel, Emil H. Scheel Jr. and Kermit Scheel.
Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Stoddard Funeral Home. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley.
John Sibley Plank, 88, of Fleming, died today, March 31, 1995 in Sterling..
Visitation is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, April 2. Funeral is 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 3, at Fleming United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Fleming Cemetery.
Mr. Plank was born Dec. 15, 1906, to Ralph Wesley and Mary Ann Benett Plank in Curtis, Neb.
They moved to Fleming in 1908, where Mr. Plank's father homesteaded. He grew up on the farm.
He married Goldia Beatrice Clausen June 23, 1928, in Sterling.
Mr. Plank was a former volunteer fireman, a member of the Mens Club, the Royal Neighbors, the Fleming Senior Citizen Center and the Fleming United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of Fleming; two sons, Bill and wife Jane of Scottsbluff, Neb., and Russell and wife Inez of Sterling; a daughter, Betty Kohnen and husband Ralph of Aurora; 11 grand children and 15 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fleming United Methodist Church.
Goldia Clawson Plank, 93, of Loveland, formerly of Fleming, died Dec. 29, 2002, in Loveland. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 3 at Tennant Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 4 at the Fleming United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at the Fleming Cemetery
Mrs. Plank was born April 28, 1909, to John and Etta (Dillenburg) Clawson in Clearwater, Neb. At the age of 3 her family moved to Colorado. They homesteaded north of Fleming where her father bought the meat market. She received her education in the Fleming school.
On June 23, 1928, she married John Sibley Plank in Sterling.
She was a member of the Fleming Methodist Church, WSCS, Priscilla Club, Royal Neighbors and Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Plank is survived by sons Bill Dean Plank and wife Jane, Tempe, Ariz., and Russell Plank and wife lnez, Loveland; daughter Betty Kohnen and husband Ralph, Aurora; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on March 31, 1995."
Billy Dean Plank died suddenly August 27, 2008 at his summer home in Pinetop, Arizona with his wife at his side. He was 79.
Billy Dean was born on July 14, 1929 in Fleming, Colorado to the late John Sibley and Goldia (Clawson) Plank. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and spent 4 years in the service. He married his bride, Mary Jane Nelson on June 14, 1953 in Dailey, Colorado at the Evangelical United Brethren Church. They most recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
As a young man, Mr. Plank started the Special Education Program in Scottsbluff, Nebraska where he worked some time as a teacher. From there, he went to work as a family counselor for the Pan Handle Mental Health Center in Scottsbluff and retired from there after faithfully serving their needs for more than 24 years.
Mr. Plank was the recipient of the Good Samaritan Award from the town of Sidney, Nebraska in 1979; an accomplishment his family has always been proud of. Billy Dean enjoyed being in the great out doors and especially enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing. He always had a competitive spirit about him and thoroughly enjoyed playing all sorts of games, including: pitching horseshoes, Cribbage and playing pool. In fact, just the night before his passing, he and his wife spent the evening playing Bingo with some of their friends...and he won!
He truly will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Billy Dean Plank is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Plank of Tempe and Pinetop, Arizona; 4 children: James Scott Plank of Mountain View, California, Brian Dean Plank (Elena) of North Platte, Nebraska, Jennifer Jane Stern (Bill) of Phoenix, Arizona, Julianne Gray (Stanley T.) of Corte Madera, California; 1 sister, Betty Kohnen of Aurora, California; 1 brother, Russell Plank (Inez) of Loveland, Colorado; 5 grandchildren: McKenzie Plank, McKayla Plank, Katey Stern, Jordan Gray and Erin Gray. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Keith Nelson of Fleming, Colorado and his sister-in-law, Genevieve Murray of Hemet, California. "
Billy is buried in Fleming.
Russell (Russ) W. Plank of Loveland, Colorado, passed away on February 6, 2013. Russ was born in Fleming, Colorado on September 18, 1936 to John Sibley Plank and Goldia B. (Clausen) Plank. He graduated from Fleming High School lettering in football, basketball, baseball and track all four years of high school. He participated in band, choir and male quartet. He attended Northeastern Junior College for two years.
On August 28, 1955, Russ married his childhood sweetheart, Inez Kinzie. They moved to Sterling where they raised their family. He worked for the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad as a locomotive engineer for 32 years. Upon retiring in March of 2000 the couple moved to Loveland, CO.
He spent his 13 retirement years as a Senior Police Volunteer for the Loveland Police Department. Aside from spending time with Inez and the family, he found his greatest joy in serving Loveland with his adopted family from the Loveland Police Department. He worked part-time for the last 8 years at the Mountain Wave Car Wash. He was a welcomed face among the countless friends he made at the car wash during his employment. He was a member of the Faith Evangelical Church and a long-time member of the Elks Club.
Russ is survived by this wife, Inez; son, Rock Plank and wife Anne of Shippensburg, PA, daughter Karen Townsend and husband Richard of Firestone, CO; grandchildren Laura Sones and husband Greg, Rebecca Plank, Russell William Plank, Lane Hart and wife Andrea of Dacono, CO and Brittany Hart of Lafayette , CO; Three great-grandchildren, Lilyan Hart-Sones, Caleb Sones and Carson Hart; sister Betty Kohnon of Aurora, CO.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John S. and Goldia Plank, brother Billy Dean Plank and niece Jennifer (Plank) Stern/
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