Ralph Wesley and Mary E. (Baetge) Plank, 8 North 50 West

William Plank and Alice Kelley had Anna Pearl Plank.
Anna, age 24, married Robert N. Good on December 24, 1904 in Page County.
Anna is buried in Long Beach, California 1880-1972 # 131968591 with Robert N. Good 1868-1943.

In 1880 Page County, Iowa, Wm. Plank is 27, Alice 19, with Wesley nine months.

W. H. Plank 1853-1887 is buried in Davis Cemetery, Page County.

In 1900 Page County, Wesley, born October 1879, is with grandmother Julia Plank Feb 1833, widowed. His aunts Bella Plank October 1870 and Lena - a school teacher - Sept 1876.

William "Beatge" and his wife nee "Scugelman" had a child in Page County Iowa on April 19, 1888.

Mrs. Anna Brokaw, 85, died Tuesday [January 15, 1974]. She was found when her son, Ralph, made his early morning visit next door, where she has been caring for her own home. She was born April 20, 1888, in Page County, the daughter of William and Anna Singleman Baetge. Mrs Brokaw had been a resident of this area all of his life. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs Ralph Brokaw of Clarinda, a grandson, and a granddaughter. Mrs Grover Shields of Clarinda is a sister. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, in 1917, and a son, Raymond. Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at Walker Funeral Home with Rev Cecil Latta officiating. Mrs Ronald Perry was organist. Casket bearers were Boyd Foster, Carl Fletcher, Jim Bunker, Louis Barr, Wilbur Campbell, and Don Miller. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

William Baetge 1852-1930 is buried in Page County, with Anna (Sengleman) Baetge 18530-1940.

Wesley claimed a tract in sections 1 and 2, 8N 50W in 1913.

In 1930 Logan County, Wesley is 50, Mary 43, both born in Iowa. Iris 16 and William 18 were born in Colorado.

William Plank and Velma Acott married April 10, 1920, recorded in Sedgwick County.

William and Velma Plank divorced in Logan County in 1937.

In 1940 Logan County, Wesley and Mary have William, divorced, 28, with his kids William Jr. 8, Bobby J. 7, and Shirley Ann 5.
Iris Hradecky is 26, also living with them, with her kids Mary M. 7, Georgia Ann 5, and John E. Hradecky 3.
George Hradecky is living with his parents in 1940 Logan County.

Ralph Wesley Plank 1879-1947 is buried in Fleming # 40330489, with Mary Ellen (Baetge) Plank 1884-1943 # 49339455.


Anna Inez (Plank) Hradecky 1914-1960 is buried in Fleming, with George Theodore HrAdecky 1906-1980.

Eldon C. Scheel was born in Dailey May 14, 1932 to Emil H. Scheel and Alma Spanjer. On Dec. 31, 1950, he married Mary Hradecky in Fleming.
Mr. Scheel farmed with his father and brothers in his earlier years. He worked at the Bean Elevator in Sterling and also at the Gas Plant. He went to work at Monfort as a vet-tech and then became a supervisor. He worked at Monfort for 38 years. He was very thankful to Warren H. Monfort for the opportunities he was given.
Mr. Scheel owned and showed long horns at the National Western Stock Show. He was a regular blood donor. Mr. Scheel was a past member of the Weld County Sheriff’s Posse, the Greeley Elks Lodge, the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, and the Greeley Moose Lodge.
Mr. Scheel had a strong Christian faith. He volunteered in the Stephen Ministries. Mr. Scheel was an avid Denver Broncos fan. He loved his family and took great pride in all their activities. Mr. Scheel was proud of the fact that he married his high school sweet heart, Mary Hradecky. He and his wife were foster parents for many years.
Mr. Scheel died Sunday September 3, 2006 at Fairacres Manor in Greeley.
Survivors: His wife, Mary Scheel of Greeley; two daughters, Kathleen Mechler and husband James of Fredericksburg, Texas, and Debra Kohlhoff and husband Walter of Briggsdale; an adopted daughter, Joleen Lamgo and husband Edwin of Evans; a brother, Floyd Scheel and wife Virginia; an extended family member, Teresa Rodriguez and husband Jose of El Paso, Texas; six grandchildren, Lisa Jacobs and husband Brad of Briggsdale, Rebecca Hill and husband Dennis of Eaton, Scott Mechler and wife Tracie of San Antonio, Texas, Brad Mechler of Fredericksburg and Liza Malcom of Greeley; and great-grandchildren, Brianne and Brittney Jacobs of Briggsdale, and Riley Hill of Eaton.
Preceded in death by: His parents; two sisters, Norma Green and Goldie Reil; and three brothers, Marlin Scheel, Emil H. Scheel Jr. and Kermit Scheel.
Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Stoddard Funeral Home. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley.


May 3, 1979

August 9, 1979 "Mr. and Mrs. Bill Plank, Sr. enjoyed a visit from their grandson, Wesley Plank.

William E. Plank is buried in Fleming, born June 6, 1911 in Logan County, children William Jr., Bob, John, Mark, Shirley Karg, Peggy Acott.

William E. Plank, 83, of Fleming, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 1995, in Sterling.
Visitation is until 8 p.m. tonight at Tennant Funeral Home. Funeral is 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Fleming United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Fleming Cemetery.
Mr. Plank was born June 6, 1911, to R. Wesley and Mary Baegte Plank in Logan County.
He was educated and grew up in the Fleming community.
He married Florence Walker June 15, 1940, in Sidney, Neb.
He was manager for the Fleming Farmers Co-op Elevator for 17 years, retiring May 31, 1973.
Mr. Plank was appointed by Gov. Richard Lamb to the Colorado Commission on Aging, serving for four years. He was the Grand Marshal of the Logan County Fair Parade in 1981.
He was active in the Fleming Community Men's Club, Fleming Historical Society, Fleming Saddle Club, Fleming Volunteer Fire Department, Fleming United Methodist Church and Fleming Senior Citizens.
Mr. Plank is survived by his wife, Florence, of Fleming; sons Bill Jr., Bob, John and Mark; daughters, Shirley and Peggy; a brother, Sibley; 16 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Inez, in 1960.

Florence V. Walker Plank was a teacher in Weld County in June 1936.

Florence Vera Plank, 93, of Fleming, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in Fleming. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Tennant Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Fleming United Methodist Church with Pastor John Hiestand officiating. Burial will follow at Fleming Cemetery.
Mrs. Plank was born on April 25, 1917, in Gill to John Anderson and Laura Alice (Fletcher) Walker. She graduated from Gill High School and the University of Northern Colorado.
She taught school one year at Antelope Springs and taught 40 years in Fleming. She started the first Kindergarten in Fleming, teaching more than 1,000 children.
She married William E. Plank on June 15, 1940, in Sidney, Neb. They were married for 55 years.
She was a member of the Thursday's Study Club, United Methodist Women's Society, Fleming Library Board, and the Historical Society. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and roses.
Mrs. Plank is survived by her children, Bill Jr. and Darlene Plank, Bob and Norma Plank, Shirley Karg, Peggy Acott, John Plank, Mark Plank; sisters, Thelma Hager and Jean Lackey and husband Earl; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Laura; husband, William; five brothers; and two sisters.

Bob Jack Plank was a teacher in Logan County in 1954.

Donna Darlene Yost was born 1932 in Haxtun, Colorado. She married William (Bill) Plank, Jr. 03 Feb 1950 in Fort Collins, Colorado. He was born 1931 in Sterling, Colorado.
Children of Donna Yost and William Plank are:
i. Pamela Kay Plank, born 1950 in Sterling, Colorado.
ii. Patti Jo Plank, born 1952 in Haxtun, Colorado.
iii. Debra Jean Plank, born 1954 in Haxtun, Colorado.
iv. Cheri Rae Plank, born 1955 in Haxtun, Colorado.

John Sibley Plank, 88, of Fleming, died today, March 31, 1995 in Sterling..
Visitation is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, April 2. Funeral is 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 3, at Fleming United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Fleming Cemetery.
Mr. Plank was born Dec. 15, 1906, to Ralph Wesley and Mary Ann Benett Plank in Curtis, Neb.
They moved to Fleming in 1908, where Mr. Plank's father homesteaded. He grew up on the farm.
He married Goldia Beatrice Clausen June 23, 1928, in Sterling.
Mr. Plank was a former volunteer fireman, a member of the Mens Club, the Royal Neighbors, the Fleming Senior Citizen Center and the Fleming United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of Fleming; two sons, Bill and wife Jane of Scottsbluff, Neb., and Russell and wife Inez of Sterling; a daughter, Betty Kohnen and husband Ralph of Aurora; 11 grand children and 15 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fleming United Methodist Church.   

Goldia Clawson Plank, 93, of Loveland, formerly of Fleming, died Dec. 29, 2002, in Loveland. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 3 at Tennant Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 4 at the Fleming United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at the Fleming Cemetery
Mrs. Plank was born April 28, 1909, to John and Etta (Dillenburg) Clawson in Clearwater, Neb. At the age of 3 her family moved to Colorado. They homesteaded north of Fleming where her father bought the meat market. She received her education in the Fleming school.
On June 23, 1928, she married John Sibley Plank in Sterling.
She was a member of the Fleming Methodist Church, WSCS, Priscilla Club, Royal Neighbors and Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Plank is survived by sons Bill Dean Plank and wife Jane, Tempe, Ariz., and Russell Plank and wife lnez, Loveland; daughter Betty Kohnen and husband Ralph, Aurora; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on March 31, 1995."

Billy Dean Plank died suddenly August 27, 2008 at his summer home in Pinetop, Arizona with his wife at his side. He was 79.
Billy Dean was born on July 14, 1929 in Fleming, Colorado to the late John Sibley and Goldia (Clawson) Plank. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and spent 4 years in the service. He married his bride, Mary Jane Nelson on June 14, 1953 in Dailey, Colorado at the Evangelical United Brethren Church. They most recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
As a young man, Mr. Plank started the Special Education Program in Scottsbluff, Nebraska where he worked some time as a teacher. From there, he went to work as a family counselor for the Pan Handle Mental Health Center in Scottsbluff and retired from there after faithfully serving their needs for more than 24 years.
Mr. Plank was the recipient of the Good Samaritan Award from the town of Sidney, Nebraska in 1979; an accomplishment his family has always been proud of. Billy Dean enjoyed being in the great out doors and especially enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing. He always had a competitive spirit about him and thoroughly enjoyed playing all sorts of games, including: pitching horseshoes, Cribbage and playing pool. In fact, just the night before his passing, he and his wife spent the evening playing Bingo with some of their friends...and he won!
He truly will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Billy Dean Plank is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Plank of Tempe and Pinetop, Arizona; 4 children: James Scott Plank of Mountain View, California, Brian Dean Plank (Elena) of North Platte, Nebraska, Jennifer Jane Stern (Bill) of Phoenix, Arizona, Julianne Gray (Stanley T.) of Corte Madera, California; 1 sister, Betty Kohnen of Aurora, California; 1 brother, Russell Plank (Inez) of Loveland, Colorado; 5 grandchildren: McKenzie Plank, McKayla Plank, Katey Stern, Jordan Gray and Erin Gray. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Keith Nelson of Fleming, Colorado and his sister-in-law, Genevieve Murray of Hemet, California. "

Billy is buried in Fleming.

Russell (Russ) W. Plank of Loveland, Colorado, passed away on February 6, 2013. Russ was born in Fleming, Colorado on September 18, 1936 to John Sibley Plank and Goldia B. (Clausen) Plank. He graduated from Fleming High School lettering in football, basketball, baseball and track all four years of high school. He participated in band, choir and male quartet. He attended Northeastern Junior College for two years.
On August 28, 1955, Russ married his childhood sweetheart, Inez Kinzie. They moved to Sterling where they raised their family. He worked for the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad as a locomotive engineer for 32 years. Upon retiring in March of 2000 the couple moved to Loveland, CO.
He spent his 13 retirement years as a Senior Police Volunteer for the Loveland Police Department. Aside from spending time with Inez and the family, he found his greatest joy in serving Loveland with his adopted family from the Loveland Police Department. He worked part-time for the last 8 years at the Mountain Wave Car Wash. He was a welcomed face among the countless friends he made at the car wash during his employment. He was a member of the Faith Evangelical Church and a long-time member of the Elks Club.
Russ is survived by this wife, Inez; son, Rock Plank and wife Anne of Shippensburg, PA, daughter Karen Townsend and husband Richard of Firestone, CO; grandchildren Laura Sones and husband Greg, Rebecca Plank, Russell William Plank, Lane Hart and wife Andrea of Dacono, CO and Brittany Hart of Lafayette , CO; Three great-grandchildren, Lilyan Hart-Sones, Caleb Sones and Carson Hart; sister Betty Kohnon of Aurora, CO.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John S. and Goldia Plank, brother Billy Dean Plank and niece Jennifer (Plank) Stern/

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