Willard Placek

Lynch — Willard Ludwig Placek, 81, of Lynch died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at the Lynch Community Hall in Lynch.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at the community hall. Rev. Glen Stahlecker will officiate.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Spencer.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Brockhaus Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of the arrangements.

Willard was born on Jan. 22, 1937 to Ludwig and Blanche (Ober) Placek at Sacred Heart Hospital in Lynch. He attended county school through the eighth grade and then went to school in Lynch. 

He married Marita Kerbel on Sept. 18, 1965 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spencer. Two sons Eugene Lee and Keith Dale Placek were born to them. The couple would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Sept. 18.

Except for the four years Willard spent in the service of his country, he lived his entire life on the family farm engaged in farming and ranching. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958-1962 as an aircraft load master during the Korean and Vietnam time frame and was stationed in Charleston, SC and Morocco.

Willard is survived by his wife Marita; two sons Gene (Isabela) of Rapid City, SD and Keith (Marilou) of Lincoln; one granddaughter Lexi (Mark) Foyle of Ft. Rucker, AL; one grandson Ray; four step-grandchildren Luke, Morgan, Toni and Rebecca Roth; two great-grandchildren Luke and Maggie Foyle; and one brother Larry Placek of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Melvin, one sister-in-law Gale Placek of Columbus; and his parents-in-law Ray and Mary Kerbel of Spencer.      

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