Harold Plane

Harold William "Bill" Plane

Friday, March 2nd, 1928 - Saturday, February 8th, 2020
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Harold William “Bill” Plane, 91, passed away at his home in Monte Vista, CO on Saturday February 8th,

Bill was born on March 2nd, 1928 to Fred and Augusta (Stoeber) Plane.

Bill met the love of his life Bertha (Beiriger) in 1946. After serving in the United States Army, Bill returned to marry his love on October 30, 1952. Together they shared 64 wonderful years and danced countless miles together, earning the name “the dancing Planes”. Anyone who knew them knew how much they loved one another and to dance, especially to their song “Silver Wings”, and sharing the love of dancing with their seven children.

Bill enjoyed many hobbies including woodworking, gardening, fishing, farming and raising livestock.
Along with his hobbies, he also held many occupations throughout his life, butcher, farmer,
construction, and warehouse foreman to name a few. In his later years, Bill thoroughly enjoyed his daily
walks into town, meeting, stopping to visit, and waving to those he saw along the way. Of all his
interests, Bill’s greatest were his love for God, devotion to his wife, his children, and his grandchildren.

Bill was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be dearly miss by his 7 children; Darrel (Sue)
Plane, Becky (Jim) Gerlock, Sandy (Lee) Jackson, Randy (Debbie) Plane, Herman (Nancy) Plane, Dixie
Diltz, Darla (Lance) Andersen; 16 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild,
sisters Thelma Allen and Marjorie Plane; a brother Don Plane; and numerous nieces, nephews,
extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Fred and Augusta (Stoeber) Plane; his wife Bertha
(Beiriger) Plane; a brother Jack Plane; son-in-law Ed Diltz, grandchildren Melinda Widger, Shane Widger,
and Joshua Rilling; and great-grandchildren Bohan Plane and Nicholas Garcia.

Viewing will be held from 1-4:30pm on February 18th, 2020 at Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista. A Recitation of the Rosary will follow at 6 pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monte Vista with a Funeral Mass to be held on February 19th, 2020 at 10 am also at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monte Vista. Followed by graveside with military honors at the Monte Vista Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Rio Grande Hospital or St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences or
words of strength for the family, please visit .
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 4:30pm
    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 1:00pm - 4:30pm
    Rogers Family Mortuary - Monte Vista
    404 Morris Street
    Monte Vista, Colorado 81144
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  • Service

    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 10:00am
    St Josephs Catholic Church, Monte Vista, Colorado
    425 Batterson Street
    Monte Vista, Colorado 81144
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    Father Don Malin
  • Interment

    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 11:00am
    Monte Vista Cemetery
    4927 Cnty Road 27
    Monte Vista, Colorado 81144
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Teena, Jackie, Connie, Cindy, Joyce

Posted at 08:53pm
So glad you are our Uncle Bill. We will cherish all of our memories. Gods bless you and your family. Love always,
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David Crossland

Posted at 05:40pm
Our deepest sympathy to Bill's family. I have wonderful memories Bill and Bert growing up. May God Bless you all. David and Deb Crossland.

Nancy (Snow) Meyer and family

Posted at 09:54am
My memories of Uncle Bill are of a soft-spoken, fun, and loving man. My deepest condolences to all of his family on your loss.
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