Sept. 10, 1922 - Sept. 15, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Eldon Pletcher, 91, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.
He was born Sept. 10, 1922, in Goshen, Ind., to Arthur and Dora (Cripe) Pletcher.
In 1948 he married Barbara Jeanne Jones. She died in 1999.
He is survived by a son, Thomas (Barbara) Pletcher of Maplecrest, N.Y.; a daughter, Ellen (David) Metzger of San Jose; and a niece, Sandra (Ray) Cripe and cousins William and Howard Pletcher and Donald Weaver, all of the Goshen area.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Florence McDonald.
He was a 1940 graduate of Goshen High School. Mr. Pletcher worked as an editorial cartoonist for the Sioux City Journal from 1949-1966 and the New Orleans Times-Picayne from 1966 until retiring in 1984. In recent years he published hundreds of cartoons (both political and purely humorous) on cartoonstock.com.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
An 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, funeral service will be at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rock Run Cemetery.