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Frederick P. “Fred” Plake

July 14, 1938 — June 16, 2018

Frederick Paul “Fred” Plake, 79 of Tipton died at 8:40 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.  He was born on July 14, 1938 to John Hiram and Frances Jane (Crum) Plake.  Fred married Linda K. Powell on February 5, 1977, and she survives.

Fred retired from Steel Parts Corporation after 34 years.  He had his own painting and handyman business.  He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.  Fred and Linda were blessed in the winter to spend 21 seasons in Gulf Shores, Alabama where he spent long hours fishing in the ocean.  Fred especially loved his family, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, children Tracy Wilkerson and husband Mark of Tipton, Mike Plake and partner Marty Finkle of New Jersey, and Chad Edwards and wife Katrina of Noblesville.  Grandchildren include Ashley Agrabright and husband Joe, Justin Wilkerson, Allison “Alli” Wilkerson and special friend Michael, Kelby Sullivan, Blake Edwards, Jayce Edwards, Sam Edwards and Korbin Roberts.  Fred has two great-grandchildren, Kayden Wagaman and Charlie Wilkerson.

In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his siblings: William (Billy) Earl Plake, Doris Emogene Neely, Elizabeth (Betty) Marie Plake, John Plake, Charles Lawrence Plake, Barbara Cunningham and Raymond (Eddie) Edward Plake.

A funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Tipton with Rev. Dennis Goth presiding.  Visitation will be Monday, June 18 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Young-Nichols Funeral Home where a wake service will be conducted at 4:00 followed by the praying of the Rosary.  Cremation is the chosen form of disposition; burial at St. John’s Cemetery will occur at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family desires memorial contributions be made to the St. John’s Building Fund, 340 Mill Street, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.

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