John Philip Plansky

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, October 5, 1954
Date of Death:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Age:
64 years old

Visitation

Date: Monday April 01, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Tuesday April 02, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: Co-Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist [ view map ]

Memorial Mass

Date: Tuesday April 02, 2019
Time: 10:00 am

Location: Co-Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist [ view map ]

Burial

Omro Cemetery in Wisconsin at a later date.

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, October 5, 1954
Date of Death:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Age:
64 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, October 5, 1954
Date of Death:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Age:
64 years old

John Philip Plansky

John Philip Plansky, 64, of Rochester, died on March 26, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He fought a courageous 18-month battle with cancer.

John was born in Omro, WI on October 5, 1954 to Kathryn and Roy Plansky. He attended Omro High School. In 1977, John graduated from UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI with a degree in Industrial Technology and began a 40-year career at IBM in Rochester where he made lifelong friends. John retired from IBM in July 2017.

In 1992, John met his wife, Jane Lindsey, while both were attending Mass at Pax Christi Church, Rochester. They were together for 26 years and were married in August 2018. In his younger days, John successfully completed three marathons and was a fitness enthusiast his entire life; even chemotherapy treatments could not deter him from doing what he could at the gym. He also enjoyed golfing, woodworking, old cars, and especially spending time with family.

John is survived by his wife and best friend, Jane Lindsey; sisters, Jeanne (Richard) Crone of Madison, WI, Mary (Dean) Glicksman of Monument, CO, Joan (Tim) Brown of Madison, WI, and Kathy (Greg) O’Connor of Sherrard, IL; and nine special nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Mary Sue (Mike) Morris of Luck, WI, John Lindsey of Menomonie, WI, Kate Henggeler (Timm Bailey) of East Troy, WI, David (Maria) Lindsey of Minneapolis, MN, Paul (Stephanie) Lindsey of Washburn, WI, and Richard Lindsey of Spring Lake Park, MN; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family would like to thank John’s oncologist, Dr. Brian Costello, and the entire staff at Mayo Clinic along with the staff at Rochester West Health Services and Seasons Hospice for their compassionate care.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Seasons Hospice House, Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, or the American Cancer Society.

A memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist with Rev. Gerald Mahon officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral home and one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in Omro Cemetery in Wisconsin at a later date.

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Joan and family


i am so sorry for your loss.  We will keep you in our prayers


 


Linda Loker Redlin

Dear Jane and family, 

I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I am holding you all in my thoughts during these difficult days, and wishing for peace and comfort for you. 

I wanted to send a message and say how I loved working with John here at IBM - I believe back in 1988 we were both located in a bullpen and were cubemates. He was always happy, worked hard and a GREAT guy. I would run into the hallways here at IBM as he was always positive and having fun. I will miss him but hoping that he is in a better place. Rest in piece my friend. God Bless

Jane,


My deepest condolences to you and your family during this most difficult time.  May God wrap you in his arms and guide your way Closely in the days ahead. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!


Chrissy Andring

Dear Jane and family,


I am sorry to hear of John's passing.  Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.  I read a quote that helped me in time of need, I will share it with you here: “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller


God Bless,


Shelley Filzen

Our condolences to the entire Plansky family in the loss of your husband, brother, and uncle. John was a great guy and will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. 


Amy and Mike O'Neil

I have not seen John since we graduated high school.  He was such a gentleman then.  Always kind and always did the right thing.  It sounds like that was the same man that he was at 64 years of age.  If that  is the case we have lost a good man, friend, and human being.  Thinking of all of you during this time.  The John that I grew up with is now in a better place and we are all better people because of knowing him.  Deepest sympathy.  Pam (Emmrich) Baier

Jane, you have my deepest sympathy at the loss of your husband. I know you two had a great relationship and went through a lot together. Thinking of you and if you need a shoulder, give me a call. I'm done at Century at the end of the year.  Cindy

John and I met as industrial tech students at UW Stout.  We often shared class notes and we both graduated in 1977.   13 years later we "bumped" into one another in the IBM Rochester trailers while I was preparing a benchmark for a customer in Los Angeles.  I ended up working in IBM Partnerworld in Rochester with John for the next decade.  We always shared a laugh about college days and the chance reunion in Rochester.  It is so saddening that he lost his battle with cancer with so little time to enjoy his retirement.  My condolences to his family.  

I'm very sorry to hear about John.  I worked with John on-and-off at IBM.  He was both a fine gentleman and a top-notch professional.  It was always a pleasure to see John when I would bump into him at IBM. He would always have a smile on his face and always say hello.  The world is a lesser place without him.  My condolences to you and his family.

Dear Jane and the Plansky Family. I am so so sorry for your loss so many wonderful memories of John and all of you! I pray you can all find peace knowing John has found peace.Love to all i will see you all in late spring early summer. Much Love Laurie

The heavens gained one great guy! I worked out at IBM daily for 25 plus years as a contractor and John no matter what he was doing would stop by to say hello. Even after I left the plant, John would if he saw me out and about stop and ask how things were going and give me a gentle hand shake. Jane, please know that you are in my prayers. 

Jayne,


I’m so sorry for your loss.  My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

Jane, 


There are no words to comfort a loss and grief like yours.  It was evident to me how incredibly blessed you and John were to love one another.  I will be thinking of you in the coming weeks and wishing you all the peace that can be found as you celebrate his life.  You will be blessed to have an angel like John watching over you.


Angi

I had the privilege of working with John for several years while at IBM.  John was one of the nicest people I have met, always had a smile on his face, always stopped to say hi and chat even after we no longer worked together. I remember his car, not sure of the make or year but it was older, it was brown and in great shape.  He left us way to soon....Jane, no longer see you at the gym, may you find peace knowing that you and John put up a fight and that he is now at rest. John is in Gods hands now and will forever be at your side.....Gods blessings to you and all your family.  John, rest in peace????.