Michael G. Pletscher, 100 of Springfield, died at 12:25 pm, Friday, June 19, 2015 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village Rehab Center after falling in May and breaking his hip. He was born September 28, 1914 in Mounds to Hans and Druiscilla Rich Pletscher. He married Elizabeth Louise McRoy on May 24, 1942 and she preceded him in death on April 14, 2009.
Survivors include Lewis M. Pletscher and (Crystal) Pletscher of Springfield; one grandson Braden Lewis Pletscher of Springfield one niece, Susan Pletscher of St. Louis, MO; one nephew, Frederick McRoy of Marion, IL and his beloved granddog, Curly Joe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Robert Pletscher.
Mike was a resident of Springfield since 1944. He attended Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, MO, while having a show on the local radio station , “Mike at the mike”, where he was able to sing with his beautiful voice. He was a US Army Veteran and served during WWII, where he worked as an air craft mechanic. He had a career with Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company as a Claims Manager, Retiring in the 1980’s.
He was a member of Laurel United Methodist Church and Oak Crest Golf Club. He was an avid golfer and devoted St. Louis Cardinal and Illini Basketball fan. He was proud of his son and grandson.
Private memorial services were held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Program.
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