- Donald Platte
- Date of Death:
- Mar 30, 2012
- Location of Service:
- Holy Family Catholic Church - Novi
Donald Gilbert Platte, 87, of Naples, passed away peacefully on
Friday, March 30, 2012.
He was born in Detroit, MI to the late Gilbert and Bertha Platte.
Donald graduated from the University of Detroit with a Business Degree in 1949. In the same year he met the love of his life, Mary Lou. They married in November of 1950. Together they had seven children.
Donald was very passionate about golf, loved Florida in the winters and was a huge fan of Michigan State; he was very social and was considered a great entertainer. He will be dearly missed by all of whose lives he touched.
After retirement from J.E. Seagram, he was president of Don Platte Liquor Marketing in Northville, Michigan where he continued to work in the industry with his three sons.
He was a member of the Glades Country Club Men’s Club; a proud veteran of WWII; above all of his life accomplishments, he was first and foremost devoted to his family, truly enjoying being a part of his kids, grandkids and great grandkids activities.
Donald is survived by his devoted wife, Mary Lou; children, Linda (Will), John (Suzie), Paul (Nancy); Charlie (Wendy); Dan; Kathleen (Peter); and Steven (Bridgett); 17 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and one more on the way.
A memorial gathering will be held Saturday June 9th from 10 AM until time of the funeral mass at 10:30 AM at Church of the Holy Family, 24505 Meadowbrook Rd. Novi, 48375.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
- Location of Services:
- Holy Family Catholic Church - Website
- 24505 Meadowbrook