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Christy C. Plager, 67, of Rockford, passed away on March 3, 2017. He was born on February 21, 1950, in Rockford, the son of Forest and Dorothy (Crull) Plager. Christy was in sales in the automotive industry and attended Heartland Community Church. He volunteered at the jail as a counselor, loved all Chicago sports, Nascar, he was a member of the Men's Warrior Group, and enjoyed travel and fishing.
He is survived by his children; Todd (Amanda Barlow) Plager, Nate (John) Plager, and Jennifer Plager; his grandchildren, Gavin Barlow and Trinity Plager; girlfriend, Peggy Erwin and her family including, Erin(Dennis) Rabon, Todd(Kelley) Erwin, and five grandchildren; brother, Mike Plager; sisters, Lori Owenby, Becky Jorgensen; and mother of his children, Kathleen Koenig Plager; nieces and nephews, Pamela Plager Hackmann, Thomas A. Plager, Nicole Dorner, Jaramey Plager, Kalyn Waterhouse, Dustin Plager, Elyssa Plager, Jesse Owenby, Josh Jorgensen, and Lindsay Jorgensen. Predeceased by parents; and brother, Tom Plager.
Memorial Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 pm, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Heartland Community Church, 1280 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford. Memorials may be made to the family to help with his grandchildren's education.

Condolences & Shared Memories (24)

  1. Steve Crull

    Pat & I send our sympathies to you guys. We often enjoyed his sense of humor. He often told a story that had you believing it was true until the very end. We would be gullible and say, "Are you serious?" and he would laugh, because he had us. God bless you with his loving hands around your family. Love, Steve and Pat

  2. Loretta Bates

    I send my deepest sympathy to the Plager family....I knew Chris and Mickey. I also knew their Dad when he dressed as a clown. I haven't seen him in a long while, but if we ran into each other we would hug and act as though we saw each other every week. I am so sorry I lost track of him. God bless all of you!!

  3. Dawn (Lindman) Seagren

    I remember sitting on my front porch, Chris making my mom and I laugh till we cried...if my Mom knew Chris was stooping by she would make pound cake for him as he told her he loved her Pound cake! Heaven just gained a wonderful, gentle soul. Till we meet again Christy!

  4. Brad Tamrack

    My prayers go to Chris's family and friends. May our Lord give you His peace. There will be a day when all are reunited in God's glory.

  5. William and Sharon Neblock

    I just spoke with Chris last Tuesday. We talked about his retirement and plans for the future. We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing. He was truly a very kind and considerate friend. Our condolences to his family.

  6. Ken "Unc" Nelson

    I only met Chris Plager a couple of times and it was usually at a funeral. It turned out we had a mutual friend and shared many stories. I saw him a few weeks ago with Gary and Barb Blascoe having dinner. He was a nice guy and funny and easy to talk with. It was like we had known each other all our lives. My condolences to his family and friends. The world got a little smaller with his death, our loss was Heaven's gain.

  7. Len Gallagher

    Hadn't seen Chris for some time but had I bumped into him anywhere he would have made me smile and glad to have seen him. Good guy

  8. Nella Rabon

    Sorry for your sorrow and loss.

  9. Phyllis Johnson Campos

    I went to school with Chris since junior high. He was always a sweet guy. You could always count on Chris to make you laugh. He will be missed, but now he's making the Angels laugh.

  10. Maria and Darrin Hartel

    Nate, We are so sorry for your loss and will pray for you and your family during this difficult time. Hugs, kisses and love to you!

  11. Andrew Otto

    My prayers and condolences are with the Plager family, I didnt know Chris super well but if a person can be judged by the kindness of their children he did great. Rest in peace.

  12. Tyger

    You are all in our hearts as you endure this. May you all be comforted by the love surrounding you and the love within you, as well as the support of those who are grieving along with you.

  13. Ginny Williams

    Dear Nate, I am so sorry I know the pain that you are going through. When our parent passes and so suddenly we wonder why yet we know that is the way of the Lord. The Lord called your dad to his eternal home as his job here on earth was complete. It is always way to early when our parent passes we always feel we had so much more we wanted to do & share with them. Your dad left many happy memories within your hearts he will always be near bye. My prayers go out to you & your family during this most difficult of times. Hugs & Love,

  14. Terry Phalen

    May all your grief be lifted up by all the memories of this gracious and loving friend and special personality who touched every person he helped and met!

  15. Peggy Dean

    Dear Nate and Family, I truly know the pain and grief that all of you are experiencing right now. I do not have the words to take away this pain, but I wanted to let you know how very sorry I am for the loss of such an important man in your lives. I pray that you will lean on each other for comfort. Nate, I wish I was there to support you the way your supported our entire family when Michael passed away. Please know you are all in my prayers.

  16. Patsy(Crull) Hoernecke

    Sorry to hear about Chris' death. We were cousins. Our prayers are with your family. We cannot attend the memorial as we are in AZ for the winter.

  17. Rick Adler

    Loved playing hoops with him was a fun time! When they lived here! It was always fun when he came around with you guys! So sorry Be strong! All of you

  18. Gary Schoester

    To the Plager family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Always enjoyed seeing your dad at the barber shop as he always called me the "Hackmeister" which he did for 42 years. He will be greatly missed.

  19. Dan Lindberg

    Rest In Peace Chris.

  20. Ed and Becky Krieger

    Dear Jen, Erin, and family, We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear father. May God comfort you with His peace and love. Much love and big hugs....

  21. Bill Marks

    A man that I have known for 25 + years !! Every time that I would have a conversation with Chris he always had a smile on his face!! Always was interested in what you had to say ! One of the special moments of Chris was he was always there for the E- Rab track team! He could always recall a track meet that me and Nate had run after 20 some years ! Or how high Nate would Pole vault. God Bless you all plager family ! Glad to have been able to know Chris for the great man he is. Xoxo

  22. Gary Blascoe

    My friend, my buddy, God just received a helper. Will miss you here on earth.

  23. Barry and Lucille Erwin

    Chris was a wonderful friend and part of our family. He will be missed by all that new him. May he RIP. All our love and prayers to the family

  24. Tina Miller (Mead)

    To the entire Plager family, especially Todd, Nate, Jennifer, Kathy and families, I am so sorry for your loss and will be praying for each of you as you go through this difficult time.


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