Joseph Platzer

February 7th, 1940 to June 1st, 2009


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William Platzer, 69 of Port Huron died June 1st, 2009 after losing

his courageous battle with cancer. He was born February 7th, 1940 to

Joseph & Margaret Platzer.


Platzer served his community for 32 years as a police officer for the

City of Port Huron, retiring in 2000 as a Lieutenant. Mr. Platzer

enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid golfer, hunter, fisherman,

bowler, & guitarist. He was well known for his wood working

& craftsmanship.


Platzer is survived by his wife Shirley of 47 years, daughter

Elizabeth Markle & son-in-law Steve of New Port Richey, Florida,

his sons Joseph & daughter-in-law Nanette of Fort Gratiot and

David & daughter-in-law Carrie of Colorado Springs, Colorado,

brother John & sister-in-law Lilly of Port Huron, 3 grandchildren

Jacob, Nicholas & Alexandra of Fort Gratiot, 1 granddaughter

Natasha of Fort Wayne, Indiana, 2 great-grandchildren Travon &

Kyra of Fort Wayne, Indiana, 2 Aunts: Marie Nuszkiewicz &

husband Ted of Kimball Township & Berdie MacNeil of Port Huron

and several nieces & nephews.


Platzer was preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Sheryl Lynn

Madej of Pensacola, Florida in 1984.


services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.


will be 2-4 & 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until

the service time at the funeral home.


lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blue Water Hospice.

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