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July 22, 2012

Don Elmer Plank

LOGANSPORT — Don Elmer Plank, 80, Walton, died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012, in his residence.

Born Feb. 9, 1932, in Cass County, he was the son of Elmer O. Plank and Pearl E. Schwalm. He was married Aug. 21, 1954, in Walton, to Betty Joan Small.

Don was a farmer. He was a member and elder of Calvary Presbyterian Church, also a life member and past Grande Chef of 40&8, life member of American Legion Post 418 and life member of VFW Post 3790. Don was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Korea. He was a member of the past Grande Chefs Club, National Box Car Association, and he was also a Kentucky Colonel.

Don enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Joan Plank, Walton; son, Tony Plank and wife, Tina, Walton; daughter, Teri Lohning and husband, Jeff, Walton; grandchildren, Andrea Younts and husband, Mitch, Walton, Nate Plank, Oklahoma City, Okla., Tee Plank, Walton, Mallory Wicker and husband, Brandon, Walton, and Shannon Beck and husband, Cory, Wichita, Kan.; great-grandchildren, Jaden, Kennedy and Brogen Younts, and Faith Mohr, all of Walton; and sister, Crystal Newburn, Kokomo.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Tina Hay; one sister, Frances Plummer and husband, Herbert; and one brother-in-law, Edward Newburn.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gundrum Funeral Home with

Pastor Doug Mankell officiating. Burial, with full military rites, will be in Walton IOOF Cemetery,  Walton.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where there will be a 40&8 memorial service at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Presbyterian Church or to the donor’s favorite charity.

You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.

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