Irvin Louis Placke
Irvin Louis Placke, age 95 of Batesville, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at St. Andrews Health Campus. The son of Oscar and Lottie (nee Belter) Placke was born on October 2, 1924, in Batesville.
The 1941 Batesville High School graduate married Lois Darling on March 30, 1946, in Newport, Kentucky.
During WWII Irvin served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1945 and was held as a wounded POW.
Irvin was a member of the VFW Post 3183 and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271. As a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, he enjoyed serving in many areas, including the Cemetery Board and board superintendent, the former president and member of the Men's Fellowship Group, Sunday School Board and served on Church Council five times.
Irvin worked for Home Outfitters in Batesville before beginning his career with the U.S. Postal Service as a rural route carrier. He was known for his timeliness and went on to receive his Million Mile Accident Free Award.
Through the years, Irvin could be found working in his yard, caring for his flowers and, of course, rooting for his favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals. Irvin was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed by his family.
He is survived by his son Jim (Velma) Placke of Batesville and daughter Connie (Kim) Hayden of Greensburg; grandchildren Kurt (Marla) Placke, Jamie (Erik) Arkenberg, Patrick Hayden and Brandon (Jill) Hayden; and great-grandchildren Austin, Alexandria, Arison and Andon Hayden, Olivia Grace Hayden, Tyler Placke and Alexa Arkenberg.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Lois, brother Richard Placke and sisters Florence Wessel and Viola Borchelt.
Visitation will be Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 4-7pm and on Thursday from 10-10:30am at Meyers Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 11:00am Thursday, October 24, at St. John's United Church of Christ in Batesville with the Rev. Joseph Feldmann officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors immediately after by the Ripley County VFW Post 3183 and Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271.
Memorials may be given to St. John's UCC music fund or cemetery fund c/o the funeral home. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
Published on October 21, 2019

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