Robert Marshall Plechaty, 73 of Valparaiso, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. He was born January 4, 1949 in Berwyn, IL the son of the late Robert and Arline (Fudell) Plechaty. Bob was a veteran, proudly serving as a U.S. Marine and retired from Elwood Packing in Chicago, IL. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and loved sending time with and spoiling his grandchildren. Bob’s grandchildren will fondly remember him always having two-dollar bills ready to give to them.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Joyce, along with six children, sixteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one sister; and one brother.
A celebration of life for family and friends will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Riley Children’s Hospital, or Disabled American Veterans.
My deepest condolences go to Joyce, Andy, Sara, and all the Plechaty family members. Distance prevented me from knowing Bob very well personally, but I got to know him through Joyce's posts on Facebook. He loved life, family, and being active. He seemed to be enjoying whatever he was doing, especially when it was with Joyce. He lived a good life and was a good man. He will be missed. He leaves many memories to cherish and enjoy and to help ease the pain of his loss. With sincere sympathy, -Maria Rubin
Your struggles are over. Your new journey begins. Rest in peace my friend. Always forward Marine. Peace be with you Bob. -Neil and Mary Smith
Through my work I met Bob. Such a sweet, kind and caring man. He will missed greatly. Rest In Peace Sir -Kelly Smutzer