Sandra “Sandy” Mulcahey, 64, of Danville, Ill., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and close friend on Saturday, July 27, 2013.
She was born Aug. 2, 1948, in Paxton, Ill.,the daughter of Carl and Lydia (Feller) Moser. She married Michael Mulcahey on Nov. 26, 1966, in Champaign, Ill. He survives. Other survivors include two sons, Gregory (Connie) Mulcahey of Danville and Brian (Tracey) Mulcahey of North Liberty; one brother, Richard Moser of Rankin, Ill.; three sisters, Doris Hofer of Fort Myers, Fla., Betty (Herman) Beier of Rankin, Ill. and Edythe Clements of Texas; five grandchildren, Ashlyn and Ryleigh of North Liberty, and Peyton, Sophia and Rion of Danville. Sandy is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, JoAnne Keller.
Sandy was a 1966 graduate of Rankin High School. She was an avid golfer and held multiple club championships at the Danville Country Club, Turtle Run Golf Course, and at the Joliet Country Club.
Sandy enjoyed playing cards with her friends and truly loved playing cards with Mike and her granddaughters.
She served on the board of directors for the Danville Salvation Army, including assisting with Toys for Tots. Sandy was a past member of the St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary; an active member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and headed up local Bible studies.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Sandra Mulcahey was held Tuesday, July 30, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Danville, Father Greg Nelson officiating. Per her wishes, cremation rites followed the funeral. Private burial will be held at Union Cemetery in Rankin at a later date. Please join Sandy’s family in sharing photos and videos of her life through her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 1303 N Walnut St., Danville, IL 61832 or to Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, 9201 West St. Francis Road, Frankfort, IL 60423.
Charles Plank, 76, of Columbus Junction, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Colonial Manor in Columbus Junction after a brief illness with cancer. Funeral services were held July 27 at Columbus Junction United Methodist Church. Pastor Al Coffin officiated. Burial was in the Columbus City Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Columbus Community School FFA Scholarship Program or the Iowa State University Ag Scholarship Foundation in memory of Chuck.
Sympathy notes may be left to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.
He was the founder of Plank Implement in Columbus City, in 1963 and over the years sold several brands of farm equipment and provided service to those machines. In 2009, he sold the business to Bennett Farm Equipment and it became Plank Equipment. Chuck remained on the job as sales person until June of this year. He was a widely known and respected businessman during these 50 years.
Charles Edward Plank was born April 21, 1937, in Manchester, the son of Raymond and Dorothy (Childs) Plank. He spent his childhood on the family farm in Quasqueton. He graduated from Iowa State College in 1959 and worked for International Harvester as a credit representative until going into business for himself. He married Connie Scotton and they reared three children in Columbus Junction. Jodie (Ben) Morin; Shawn (Susan) Patterson; and Andrew (Susan) Boyngton. There are six grandchildren.
He is survived by his grandchildren, Emma and Kate Morin of Storm Lake, Sam and Tom Plank of Urbandale and Zachary and Brennan Plank of North Liberty; one brother, LeRoy (Vicki) Plank of West Des Moines; and sister-in-law, Bonnie (Birger) Vaage of Heggedal, Norway.