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Karl "Buck" Ploutz
September 6, 1946 ~ April 16, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Karl “Buck” Ploutz, 76, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2023 in Ellsworth, KS. He was born September 6, 1946 in Ellsworth to Carl and Alice (Bray) Ploutz. Karl served in the United States Air Force with tours in Vietnam. He was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 174.
Karl married Gloria Janzen in Lorraine, KS on May 22, 1971. He was a retired school custodian, farmer and rancher, and worked for Chuck Andrews on his ranch. Beyond his associations and accomplishments, Karl was known for his sense of humor and jokes.
Karl is survived by his son Shawn Ploutz (Kendra) of Kanopolis; daughter Jill Jeremenko of Alexandria, VA; son Brian Ploutz (Erin) of Wichita, KS; grandchildren, Blake Ploutz, Damon Jeremenko, Tori Ploutz, and Tristi Ploutz; sisters, Anita Schwerdtfeger and Linnea Beebe (Kent); and sister-in-law Jean Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Gloria; grandson Dalton Ploutz; brothers, Ken and Bob Ploutz; and sister Janell Harris.
Visitation: 1-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth. Family will be present 6-8 p.m.
Funeral service: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 20, 2023 at Ellsworth First Presbyterian Church with military honors following at Kanopolis Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Kanopolis Fire Department or Ellsworth American Legion Post 174, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439.