May 16, 1983 - Dec. 11, 2013
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SOUTH BEND - John Jarrod "J.J." Platz passed away in his home on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. J.J. was born on May 16, 1983, in South Bend, IN, to the late John Henry Platz and Lorena (Himes) Platz. He graduated from Washington High School, Class of 2001. He received his Associate degree from Owens Community College in 2010, and was a member of the Engineering Honor Society. In his life he worked at Kerasotes Theater and Forrest River RV. On November 16, 2007, in Delta, OH, he married Jessica (Berlakovich) Platz. J.J. is survived by his loving wife, Jessica; his mother, Lorena Platz; and his brother, Jeremiah C. Platz. He will be missed by the entire Himes family. Special thanks to George, Yvonne and Joel Berlakovich for their loving care to J.J. and his family during his extended illness. Memorial services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, December 14, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 3010 S. Ironwood Drive, South Bend, IN 46614. Pastor Janell Bloem will officiate. Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, is assisting the family with arrangements. Contributions in memory of J.J. may be made to Diabetes Association of St. Joseph County, 6910 N. Main St., Suite 9, Mail Unit #10, Granger, IN 46530. Online condolences may be sent to the Platz family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 13, 2013