April 28, 2013

Darl William Plotner

INDIANAPOLIS — Darl William Plotner, 98, Indianapolis, passed away at 6:14 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

Darl was born Aug. 22, 1914, in Amboy, Indiana to Gladys Overman Plotner and Carl Plotner. In June 1938 he married Olive Norris, his wife of almost 75 years. From 1959 until 1997 they owned and operated Plotners’ Style Shops in Logansport, Peru, Kokomo, Franklin, Indianapolis and Carmel.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Elks Lodge and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

Six brothers proceeded him in death, Ray, Dale, Warren, Harry, Roy and twin brother, Elbert.

In addition to his wife, Olive, he is survived by daughter, Sharon Smith (Ronald) of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Jill Ingrassia Zingales (Luigi) of Chicago and Kete Cockrell (Karen) of New York City; great- granddaughters, Jacquelyn Ingrassia, Janie Ingrassia and Tessa Cockrell.

He cherished his dog Buffy.

He was a delightful and warm-spirited man whose life exemplified the greatest generation.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel, and 3 p.m. Monday at Ever-Rest Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Indianapolis or the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana.


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