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Red Plumb

Everett "Red" Plumb, 76, of Antwerp passed away Thursday, March 11th, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

Red was born in Roselms, Ohio on May 31, 1933, a son of the late Alice (Pratt) and Ray Plumb.

He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War & retired from Dana Weatherhead, Antwerp.

Red was a member of Antwerp American Legion, life member of Antwerp VFW and enjoyed time with his friends on the CB radio & at the Bears Den.

March, 1958 he married Flora "Polly" (Speck) Plumb, who survives.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Polly and daughter, Patty (Herb) Bittinger of Huntertown, IN; sons, Burl (Diane) Bittinger of Marion, IN & Dave (Karen) Plumb of Wrentham, MA; sisters, Marge Rhode of Chicago & Kathy Eager of Harlan, IN; brothers, Frank & Don both of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his sisters, Nancy Plumb & Martha Leiter.

His funeral service is Monday 11 am at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, with viewing one hour prior.

Viewing is also Sunday, 2-6 pm at Dooley's

Memorials are to V.E.T.S.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Polly, I am so sorry for your loss. Red was a great guy. When I worked with him in the stock room there was never a dull moment. My brother Terry use to talk of him often. Please know that my prayers are with you and your family.

Rena Blair

Rena Blair Mar 14 2010 12:00 AM

You and all the family is in our prayers.

Herb and Arlene Hetzer, Jr Mar 14 2010 12:00 AM

Bill used to work with Red at Dana many years ago. I was the sixth grade teacher of his children. His Mom and Dad were great friends of ours at the New Haven United Methodist Church. Alice and I sang in the choir together for many, many years. They were so special to us and kept us informed of their kids and grandkids through the years.

Bill and Betsy Brotherton Mar 14 2010 12:00 AM

Red was a great guy. I remember when he used to ride his motorcycle to Napoleon to vist my parents when they couldn't get out to see anybody any more. The always appreciated those visits and being able to keep up with the news of the family.
Red always made sure we knew where to go when we came to other family funerals too. He was really a thoughtful person. We will miss him.

Dick and marilyn Pratt Mar 13 2010 12:00 AM

Dave and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. AHS 1977 classmate Elaine (Dunderman) Kuhn

Elaine Kuhn Mar 13 2010 12:00 AM

Polly, Bobby and I azre so sorry to hear about Red. We had even ask about you two at Halls one time, You wll be in our prayers

Robert abd Joyce Snodgrass Mar 13 2010 12:00 AM

Polly: you have my sympath. Soory can not be there I am in Tunica, Mississippi. No vacation
I like him, he was a great guy

Marguerite Germann Mar 13 2010 12:00 AM

TO: My mom Patti I remember when we would go see grandma and grand pa in Ohio when i was little. I use to sit in grandpas chair and he would let me sit and watch t.v. and play. As i got older then i knew that was grandpas chair and he never let anyone sit in it. I knew that i was a special kid and that he loved me. I will miss him every day for the rest of my life. Love your son Ray

Raymond Mar 13 2010 12:00 AM

This is Camron i'am 8-years old and 1 of the 4 great grand kids. I love you grandpa and will miss you alot. Love Camron Cowan

Camron Cowan Mar 13 2010 12:00 AM

There's no words to say how "sorry" i am for the lost of Grandpa Plumb.He and grandma Polly opened up their arms to me,(jeana-ray's wife) and our son Brinden.He was a great man for whom i was blessed to know.Grandma Polly we're all here for you and Mom Patti,Dave and Burl..There was great times and still will be.Just know that we will all meet again..God Bless you all and be with you all through this heart-breaking lost..Love you and you will be Greatly missed..Never Forgotten.!!Much Love and Respect Jeana..

Jeana Cowan Mar 13 2010 12:00 AM

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