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Michael Adam Place, D.V.M.

Frisco, TX

Michael Adam Place of Frisco, Texas passed away August 30, 2013, at the age of 75.  He was born March 22, 1938, to Karl Maurice Place and Mary Helen (Fowler) Place in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Michael is a 1963 graduate of Michigan State University.  He was honorably discharged from the United States Army achieving rank of captain in the Army Veterinary Corps.  Michael served at the 2nd United States Army Medical Laboratory at Fort George Meade in Maryland.  He spent his career as a veterinarian and retired from his own practice in 1998.  Throughout his career, Michael was an active member of AAHA; MVMA; AVMA and SMVMA.  He was a supporter of St. Clair County Right to Life, served as vice president and board member of Michigan Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity in San Antonio. He was a commander of the Port Huron Power Squadron.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Place of Frisco, Texas; daughter, Michelle A. Hagen and husband, Kevin of Frisco, Texas; son, S. Zack Place and wife, Julie of Charleston, South Carolina; grandchildren, Charlotte, Hank, Zoe, Lily and Sofia; brother, Steven Place and wife, Rosemarie of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; two nephews and seven nieces.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Susan Kay.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 5, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi, 8000 Eldorado Parkway, Frisco, Texas.  An interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Wednesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. A rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Family suggest memorials be made to the following: Humane Society at, or at

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Published in The Times Herald on Sept. 4, 2013
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