Frank Todd Plew
March 31, 1934 ~ February 24, 2013
February 26, 2013
Todd Plew, 78, passed away at his home near
Moyie Springs on February 24, 2013.
Frank was born on March 31, 1934, in
Bloomington, Indiana, to Don and Catherine Plew.
Frank graduated from Bloomington High School in
1952. Upon graduation he enlisted in the US
Navy, serving on board the USS Antietam (CVA-36)
and the USS Palau (USS122) during the Korean
For his service he received the National Defense
Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal and the
United Nations Service Medal.
Upon completion, he attended watchmaker’s school
in Elgin, Illinois. In 1965 Frank became a
firefighter with the Bloomington, Indiana, Fire
Department for nine years. During this time he
developed and invented the plastic that is still
used today to make worms, scampi tails, crawdads
and numerous other molded fishing lures.
Frank founded “Lurecraft” fishing company in
1968 in Bloomington, Indiana.
Frank Married Martha “Susie” Baker in 1975. They
moved to Moyie Springs in 2004.
Frank is survived by his beloved wife Susie of
Moyie Springs; daughters Ramona Lisa Kirk of
Linden, Indiana and Diedre Fawn Dietch of
Waynetown, Indiana, numerous grandchildren and
Frank will be truly missed by his friends and
family all over the country. He was an adamant
believer, follower and teacher of Christ, a
loving husband, father, brother and friend.
Family and friends are invited to sign Frank’s
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of
Bonners Ferry Funeral Home.