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Clarence Bernard “Clem” Platzke

Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 82)
Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan, USA
Burial Holly, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 100008035 · View Source
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Clarence Bernard "Clem" Platzke, age 82, of Rogers Township, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at Tendercare in Alpena. He was born March 9, 1930, in Detroit, to Bernard and Clara (Grzywinski) Platt.

Clem served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and held the title of the tallest man in the Navy.

He was a member of St Ignatius Catholic Church and the Rogers City Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 607.

Clem is survived by:
…two sisters,
……Margaret Morris, and
……Norma Riehl;
…many nieces and nephews,
……Thomas (Barbara) Morris,
……Robert Morris,
……Patricia (Paul) Morris Maguire,
……Dr. Daniel (Dr. Margarita Pena) Morris,
……Jim (Janet) Riehl, Jr.,
……Michael (Kristine) Riehl,
……Christine (Thomas) Riehl Powers, and
……Barbara Riehl Sheridan;
…great-nieces and nephews,
……Monica, Andrew, Michelle Alexander,
……Marcy, Ryan, Caitlin, Christopher, and Nicholas Morris,
……Mary Maguire,
……Jim Riehl III, Joey, Jeffery, Michelle and Michael Riehl,
……Jackie Sheridan,
……Thomas Powers Jr., and Carly Powers.

He was preceded in death by:
…his wife, Angie, and
…a niece-in-law Becky Morris.

Visitation for family and friends was held at the Beck Funeral Home on Sunday, November 4, 2012, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. where the Rogers City VFW offered a military tribute at 6:45 followed by the parish prayer service at 7 p.m. with Sr. Rita Epple conducting.

Visitation continued at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Monday, November 5, 2012, from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. with Rev. Arthur Duchnowicz officiating.

Military honors were accorded by the Rogers City VFW Post 607 following mass.

Navy honors and burial took place at Great Lake National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan, on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Arrangements and obituary provided by the
Beck Funeral Home
229 North First Street
Rogers City, Michigan 49779


Published in the "Presque Isle County Advance", Vol 134, #45, Thursday, 11/08/2012, p 7A




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