Visitation for Romuald J. “Roman” Plachta, 74, of Hawthorn Woods, will be held Sunday, February 11, 2018, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine.  Prayers will begin Monday, February 12, 2018, 9:30 a.m. also at the funeral home, and proceed to St. Theresa Catholic Church, 455 N. Benton St., Palatine, for a 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass.  The Interment will be in Maryhill Cemetery, Niles.  A luncheon will be held after the burial at the White Eagle Banquets.

Roman was born January 27, 1944 and passed away February 2, 2018.

Beloved Husband of Antonette (nee Sejda) Plachta, loving father of Ania Plachta and Miro Plachta; dear son of the late Jan Plachta and Stefania (nee Macura) Plachta; fond brother of the late Jan Plachta and Andrzej Plachta.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Dar Serca, Gift from the Heart Foundation, 3860 25th Avenue, Schiller Park, IL, 60176 or visit

After a hard start in life in Poland, Roman met the love of his life Antonette, married and moved to the United States in 1966.  Working hard along with his wife they built a beautiful life together, filled with lots of success, laughter and love.  His entrepreneurial spirit drove him his entire life. He had a true passion for starting and running businesses.  His success afforded him the ability to explore one of his other passions which was travel; he, along with his family, traversed the world and saw all its wonders.  But his true love was his family and friends.  He enjoyed life and truly loved to laugh.  His smile brightened every room and he was the rock that anyone who knew him leaned on.  Roman will be missed and mourned by all who knew him for many years to come.