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Stanley John PlatteJune 8, 1938 ~ July 23, 2017 (age 79)
Stanley John Platte age 79, of Fowler, MI passed away peacefully Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI.
Stan was born in Portland, MI on June 8, 1938, the son of Bernard and Mary (Gross) Platte. He graduated from St. Patrick's Catholic High School in Portland with the class of 1956. Stan married Jane F. Mathews on May 23, 1959 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fowler, MI; Jane passed away on March 27, 2012. He was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Stan loved his family, especially gatherings at the "party barn" and playing cards. He loved gardening, his animals, NASCAR and the Tigers.
Stan proudly served in the Army National Guard 119th Field Artillery Battalion. He also served on the Dallas Twp Fire Department from 1969-1975. He owned and successfully managed Mathews Elevator Co. for 54 years with Miss Jane at his side for 23 of those years. Honesty and integrity were two of Stan's top business rules and practices.
Stan is survived by his seven children; Mark (Joy), Dean (Lynette), Gregg (Deb), Adam (Laurie), Joan, Peter (Sheri), Nick (Gail), 18 grandchildren, 5 great grandsons and one on the way, brothers; Leon, Julius (Pat), Paul, and Steve (Sue), sisters; Laura Stegenga and Marilyn Kiel, sisters-in-law; Ann Donoghue and Deb Mathews, and many nieces and nephews. Stan was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jane, in-laws Charles and Evelyn Mathews, grandsons; Lee Platte and Benjamin Platte, sister Alice McCausey, brother Herb, brothers-in-law; Martin McCausey, Jack Stegenga, Gordon Kiel, Bill Mueller, Bob Tichvon and John Mathews, and sisters-in-law; Carol Platte, Janice Mueller and Barbara Tichvon.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fowler, MI on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. Burial will take place at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery in Fowler, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel in Fowler, MI. Rosary will be prayed at 3:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler, MI.
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