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James Douglas Plotz

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James (Jim) Douglas Plotz, age 85, of Anthem, AZ passed away May 30, 2020. Jim was born October 29, 1934 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Edwin and Ellyne Plotz. He was married for 61 years to Saundra Jean Foggy, who preceded him in death in 2015.

Jim had a life-long career in the electrical business, first with Collins Radio and then with his own electrical contracting firm, Plotz Electric, both in Cedar Rapids, IA. Shortly after moving to Arizona in 1969, he joined Cannon and Wendt Electric, retiring from the firm as its Vice President. He served as Arizona Governor to the National Electrical Contractors Association. For 53 years, he was a member of the Masonic Fraternity, Grand Lodge of Iowa.

Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially while up at the cabin he built, and shared with Sandy and his family. He was a superb dancer, lover of music (especially Jim Reeves), a fine bridge and cribbage player and an avid movie buff.

Jim is survived by his three children: Kim Balaschak and her husband, Jim, Kevin Plotz and his wife, Eileen, Kelli Biggs and her partner, Marshall Schroder; his grandchildren: Brandi McMillian, Brandon Biggs and his wife, Linnea, and their daughter (Jim’s great granddaughter) Brooklyn, and, Tasha Gorman; his brother, Bill and his wife, Helen; his partner, Anne Wellington and his support dog, Faith.

Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at a later date, when the Covid-19 restrictions have been eased. Donations can be made in memory of James Douglas Plotz, to Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, AZ www.hov.org or the American Heart Association www.heart.org.

3 Comments on “James Douglas Plotz

  1. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. I had the distinct honor of knowing Jim through my husband Bill Cohan (deceased). Bill worked with Sandy at Brown & Toleu Court Reporters. Jim was an excellent host, always had a smile. Bill and I enjoyed countless times with Jim and Sandy. We took a cruise to Mexico with them and others. We visited them at their cabin. It was never a dull moment when we were all together and laughter was always present. I have many, many fond memories. Memories are a legacy of love. Jim was a special person.

  2. My family, the Ryders, were neighbors on Terrence Hill Drive in Cedar Rapids. You lived in the pink house that frequently flooded during heavy rains. I remember Mr. Plotz came over one night to teach my older brother to dance. I think he was going to his first high school dance. The neighborhood was sad when you made the decision to relocate to Arizona. May you be comforted in your time of loss by your memories of a kind man.

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