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DAVID D. PLATT

DAVID D. PLATT

David D. Platt, age 82, passed away late Friday, July 17, 2020 at home.  He was born on April 19, 1938 to Charles and Edith (Groner) Platt in Grand Rapids, MI.  In his earlier years, Rockford was home for David, he graduated from Rockford high school in 1956.  He then moved around West Michigan for a while before settling in Grand Haven the last few years.  He was a proud veteran, serving his country in the US Army.  David was a jack of all trades, but was a dedicated employee to Wolverine Worldwide, where he worked for about 27 years.  On May 13, 2000 he married Marla (Rasch) Fritz in Rockford, MI.  Together they cherished 20 years of marriage filled with love and laughter.  David had a passion for RC airplanes and boats and enjoyed sharing his love for them to anyone who would listen.  During his youth, he also enjoyed fishing and roller skating.  He was huge fan of classic country music and taking motorcycle rides.  David later upgraded from his motorcycle rides to taking his grandchildren for rides on his “blue hot-rod” mobility scooter.  He was a unique character with a humorous personality who knew how to make the most out of life.  He was a loving and vivacious soul who will truly be missed.  He will always be remembered for all the smiles and laughter he brought to every gathering.  He is survived by his wife, Marla Platt; two children, Vickie Platt and David (Amy) Platt; mother of his children, Lou Platt; five step-children, Sara (Jeffery) Finan, Caryn (Matt Smith) Rasch, Susan Rasch, Jonathan (Nicole) Rasch and Jessica Kurek; 12 grandchildren, Jeffery, Desirae, Claire, Ari, Briar, Ida Mae, Tuesday, Dylan, Simeon, Josie, Delaney and Morgan; and three great-grandchildren, Natalie, Jasmine and Parker.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Edith Platt; two sisters, Violet Robinson and Jeanne Brantner; and four brothers, Robert “Bob”, Ted, Howard and Alvin “Buck”. Memorial contributions in David’s honor can be made direct to the Wounded Warrior Project.  

Arrangements entrusted to The VanZantwick Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, 620 Washington Ave., Grand Haven, MI 49417.  Share memories with the family online at www.sytsemafh.com

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