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Kenneth L. Ploetz

Kenneth L. Ploetz, 84, of Springville, passed away May 27, 2018 in Bertrand Chaffee Hospital.


Kenneth was born in the Town of Concord on Feb. 15, 1934 to the late Louis and Hazel (nee Boberg) Ploetz. He married Deborah Jones in Springville on Sept. 25, 1954.

Kenneth owned and operated his own dairy farm and was a co-founder of Concord Crest Golf Course in East Concord. He was a member of the East Concord Fire Department for almost 50 years, a member of the Concord Horseshoe Pitching Association and a lifetime Missouri Synod Lutheran.

In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by a grandson Nolan Ploetz.

Kenneth is survived by his wife; four sons, David K. (Deborah K.) Ploetz of Springville, Donald L. (Gail H.) Ploetz of Springville, Keith (Lori A.) Ploetz of Springville and Kevin R. (Connie A.) Ploetz of Collins; 11 grandchildren, Anneliese (Jordan) Plyler, Ryan (Jennifer) Ploetz, Christopher Ploetz, Trevor (Ashley) Ploetz, Michael Ploetz, Melanie (Dan Wright) Ploetz, Hayley Ploetz, Olivia (Nicholas) Froais, Heidi Ploetz, Alexia Ploetz and Cooper Ploetz; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 31, at 10 a.m. from Salem Lutheran Church, 83 W. Main St., Springville. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Springville.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the East Concord Fire Department, 9413 Genesee Road, East Concord, N.Y. 14055 or to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation, 224 E. Main St., Springville, N.Y. 14141.

Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 E. Main St., Springville. Online condolences may be made at


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