He was born January 1, 1937, in Metlika, Slovenia and came to the United States in 1960 where he learned the trade of tool and die.
He worked for Continental Can Company for over 20 years until the company was closed. In 1990 he started his own tool and die business called AP Tool and worked from home.
He enjoyed the outdoors which included fishing, hunting, gardening, maintaining a hobby farm and riding his bike. He was an active member of the local YMCA gym where he enjoyed exercising and socializing with friends.
He particularly enjoyed wearing t-shirts from travel destinations and sharing his garden goodies with the people at the gym. He was also an avid watcher of Wheel of Fortune on TV.
He loved spending time with his family and particularly his grandchildren. Many afternoons were spent with his grandchildren fishing, giving tractor rides, collecting eggs and frequenting the garden for quick snacks of fruit and vegetables.
His positive attitude and smile was always something you could count on and he lived life to the fullest. He will be missed.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa; his daughters, Kathie (Mark) Christ and Lynda (Eric) Parker; his grandchildren, Tanner, Sarah, Trey, and Grace; and his sister, Francka (Joseph) Jakljevic.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Joe Plut.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake. There will be a service at 6:30 p.m. There will be continued visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16 at the funeral home.
Interment will follow at McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock.