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Joy Darlene (VanCamp) Platte

July 28, 1960 — July 6, 2023

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     Joy Darlene Platte, age 62, of Fowler, MI, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2023, with her husband at her side.

     A Celebration of Joy's Life will be held at the Fowler Conservation Club, 3580 S. Wright Road, Fowler, MI from 4:00-8:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 29, 2023. A Rosary will be prayed at 3:00 P.M. prior to the gathering followed by Military Honors being offered. Joy's family suggests Aloha Casual Attire.

     Joy was born in Wabash, IN on July 28, 1960, the daughter of James William and Emily Eleanor (Kirkpatrick) VanCamp.  She graduated from Southwood High School, Wabash, IN with the class of 1978.  On April 18, 1981, Joy married Mark C. Platte in Folkston, GA.

     Joy worked for 21 years at MSU Office of the University Physician as an Office Supervisor.  Prior to this she worked for four years at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Administration.  Joy served her country in the U.S. Navy for eight years. Her Grandchildren, her many friends, reading, riding horses, swimming, taking care of house plants, and her love of dogs were a very important part of her life. Joy enjoyed the experience of living in Europe and various places in the United States, her favorite being Hawaii.

     She is survived by her husband Mark Platte of Fowler, MI: son Brandon and Kate Platte of Fowler, MI; son Kirk and Danielle Platte of Kentwood, MI; eight grandchildren: Turner, Barrett, Milo, Cambell, Jack, Logan, Nolan, and Cora; sister Carol Sturgeon of Warren, OH; brother James and Kathy VanCamp of Fort Wayne, IN; brother William and Debbie VanCamp of Wabash, IN; brother Joel and Sue VanCamp of Fort Wayne, IN.   Joy was preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law Logan Sturgeon.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society, Lansing, Fowler Fire Department, and Hospice House of Mid- Michigan or a Charity of the Donor's 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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Rosary

Saturday, July 29, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fowler Conservation Club

3580 S Wright Rd, Fowler, MI 48835

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, July 29, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fowler Conservation Club

3580 S Wright Rd, Fowler, MI 48835

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