Willard Plotkin passed away on Nov. 10, 2021, in Laguna Beach, CA. A graveside service was held on Nov. 12, 2021, at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar, CA, and officiated by Rabbi Arnold Rachlis.
He was preceded in death by his wife Carol (Trope) Plotkin; parents, Alex and Esther (Woskoff) Plotkin and step-mother, Tillie (Seglin) Plotkin; brother, David Plotkin; sister, Rita Biniamow, and step-brother, Alan Brown.
He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Amy and David Strauss of Detroit and Robin and Loren Krasner of Dallas; son and daughter-in-law, Alex and Gail Plotkin and son, Ted Plotkin of Peoria, IL; grandchildren: Nate and Caroline Strauss, Jake and Sara Plotkin and Ben Krasner; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ryna and Jerry Becker of Chicago, and wife, Arlen Greenberg Shapiro.
Willard graduated from Omaha Central High School in 1957 and the University of Iowa 1962. He was the owner of Columbia Rug and Linoleum in Peoria IL from 1969 until retiring in 2002.
Memorials may be made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation or the American Cancer Society.