LeRoy Paul Plocinski, 83, Palmyra, Mo., formerly of Owensville, Mo. died Thursday, March 4, 2021, at University Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
He was born Oct. 1, 1937 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Roman and Lillian (Bielinski) Plocinski. He graduated from Kelvyn Park High School in Chicago in 1955.
He married Joan Anderjeski on Oct. 17, 1959 in Melrose Park, Ill. She preceded him in death on March 7, 2017. It was through Joan’s family in Centralia, Ill. that the city boy was introduced to rural life and started his dream of owning his own farm.
LeRoy worked as a letter carrier in Glen Ellyn, Ill. for 25 years. He then moved to Owensville, and was a hog farmer for many years. In later years he was a truck driver before retiring and moving to Palmyra in 2015.
LeRoy’s greatest joys were his family and being on his farm. He also loved to tinker with his trains and was an avid reader.
LeRoy is survived by his children, Laura (Larry) Ostermueller, Quincy, Ill.; Michael Plocinski, Algonquin Ill.; Dr. Constance Kelley, San Angelo Texas; and Steven Plocinski, Owensville; grandchildren, Jennifer (Ryan) Gish, Brian (Kelsey) Plocinski, Lisa (Derrick) Wade, Lawrence Ostermueller Jr., and Nicholas and Amy Plocinski; five great-grandchildren; a brother, William (Shirley) Plocinski; a sister, Beverly Welling; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held privately Tuesday, March 9, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Jerry Kaimann will officiate. The public is welcome to come to his internment at 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Palmyra.
Pallbearers will be Larry Ostermueller, Gene Kelley, Brian Plocinski, Lawrence Ostermueller, Ryan Gish and Derrick Wade.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The family is being served by Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.
Online condolences may be shared, and video tribute viewed at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com.