Marjory G. Platte Westphalia Age 91, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013. She was born on November 27, 1921 in Westphalia, MI the daughter of Michael and Regina (Feldpausch) Schmitz. Mrs. Platte was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers. Marjory enjoyed quilting, gardening, playing cards, geneology, stamp collections, and also enjoyed the outdoors. Preceding her in death were her husband, Francis; son-in-law, Hadyn. Surviving are her children, Monica Rupp, Sister Ruth Platte of Sisters of the Living Word, Mike (Sue) Platte, Lenore (Irv) Gerling, Karen Keilen, Gary (Helena) Platte, Linda (Roger) Luna, and Dave (Linda "Lump") Platte; 21 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; brothers, Edward (Joan) Schmitz, and Mike (Hilda) Schmitz; sisters, Jeanette Thelen, Wilma Bambrick, Alice Hoover, and Gertrude (Jerome) Schafer. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 28, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Westphalia, with Rev. James Conlon presiding. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Westphalia. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the St. Mary's Funeral Chapel, 210 N. Westphalia Street, Westphalia. Rosaries will be prayed at 3 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, and 3 p.m. Wednesday, and a Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes, Portland. In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Living Word, or to Hospice of Lansing, in memory of Marjory. On line condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal from Feb. 26 to Mar. 3, 2013