Stanley Plis, 1927-2017

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Stanley J. Plis, 90, of LaPorte, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Stanley was born April 21, 1927, in Rakszawa, Poland, to Joseph and Julia (Pelz) Plis.

Stanley was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and VFW Post 1130, and retired from the Stelrema Corporation in Knox, Indiana.

On April 23, 1949, he married Dolores Larson, who preceded him in death on July 25, 1996.

He is survived by a daughter, Donna (Mark) Bracken of Mill Creek, Indiana; a son, Timothy (Marilyn Ivey) Plis of Rolling Prairie, Indiana; five grandchildren, Jeff Plis, Michael Plis, Steve Plis, Joey Plis and Mark Bracken; five great-grandchildren, Joslyn Bracken, Fischer Bracken, Evolett Bracken, Kacie Plis and Olivia Plis; a sister, Jean (Larry) Gresser of LaPorte; and one brother, Hank (Peggy) Plis of LaPorte. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael; and a brother, Walter Plis.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, where a parish rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, at the funeral home with Reverend Ian Williams officiating.  Burial will follow in Patton Cemetery, LaPorte, with Military Honors.     

Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 1130, 181 McClung Rd., LaPorte, IN 46350; or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 Bach St., LaPorte, IN 46350.

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2 Responses to “Stanley Plis, 1927-2017”

  1. Debra Williams

    Nov 17. 2017

    Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Todd Hitesman

    Jan 10. 2018

    Sorry for your loss. His brother Hank is my great uncle. I liked uncle Hank so I would have liked him.

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