We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at CFFH
Danny Paul Plummer, age 81 of Granger, Indiana was greeted with open arms by his Lord and savior, on June 29, 2022. Danny was born On July 7, 1940, in Lakeville, Indiana to the late Joseph Otto and Pearl Agnes (Laughman) Plummer. Following graduation from Lakeville High School in 1958 the call of his country was heard, and Danny answered. He enlisted in the US Army where he served until his honorable discharge in 1962. On March 18, 1983, Danny married Sandra (Mead) Rieffel in Osceola, Indiana. They recently celebrated 39 years of marriage.
Sandie survives, along with Danny’s son Russ (Denise) Plummer of Hendersonville, Tennessee, and his stepchildren Mark Rieffel of Lancaster, California, Steve (Roxanne) Rieffel of Elkhart, Danette (Dave) Freel of Osceola, Peggy Rieffel of Elkhart, and Randall Rieffel of Granger. Surviving as well are 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and his siblings Leila Masten, Arthur “Jake” (Gail) Plummer, and Jean (Dean) Rice. He was preceded in death by his son Stephen Plummer in 1982, and one grandchild, Brittany Danelle Plummer 1991. Danny was also preceded in death by his siblings John, Bob, Glen, Rich, Joe, Jim, Lynn, Martha Stanage, Donnie Nolen, Iris Tortorelli and Evelyn Rice.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 1:00pm funeral service on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at Cruz Family Funeral Home. Pastor David Knight of the Osceola Grace Church will officiate the service and Danny will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola.
Dan was employed with Babcock and Wilcox and then spent over 40 years working at Elkhart Hinge. They had a machine in the factory that they called “Danny’s Machine.” He spent many years volunteering his time as a referee for high school basketball and as an umpire for the South Bend, Mishawaka and Elkhart City Leagues. He loved sports, especially I.U. and the Chicago White Sox, and enjoyed listening to the music of George Jones. More than anything, Danny loved his family and his church.
Because of his love for animals, the Plummer family asks that donations be made in Dan’s memory to the Elkhart Humane Society. The Plummer family would also like to extend a special thank you to Laura from the Center for Hospice, Dr. Jeff Howe, and Steve Holbert for the care and concern given to their family during Danny’s illness.
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