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Michael Platter

Michael Dennis Platter

Saturday, September 16th, 1950 - Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
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Obituary

Born September 16, 1950
Died August 19, 2020


Michael (Mike) Dennis Platter, a California Native resident, who was an Ironworker/Welder with Local Union 229, passed away August 19 at the age of 69.

Mike is survived by his wife Jeanne Marie, Guatay, CA; daughters Shawn Shuman of Atlanta, Georgia; Theresa (Todd) Moore of Jamul, CA; Tamara (Tim) Larson of Ramona, CA; Step sons Ben (Amanda) Montgomery of Pine Valley, CA; Justin (Mimi) Montgomery of El Cajon, CA; Sister Jean (George) Torres of Ramona, CA; Marie Gay of El Cajon, CA; Sister-in-law Sandi Platter of St. Cloud, FL; Sister-in-law Vicky (Daniel) Jones of Descanso, CA. Mike is preceded in death by his mother Ruth Williams, Father George Platter, step-father Tom Shafnisky, brother George ‘Sonny’ Platter, and sister Linda Hadler. He WAS BLESSED with 12 grandkids between the Georgia and San Diego areas: Bryson Moore (23); Kyler Moore(18); Brielle Moore(16); Kalissa Moore(16); Sevai Shuman (13); Sanaya Shuman (11) Carson Davis (3); Noah Montgomery (13); Layla Montgomery (11) Gabriel Montgomery (9); Christopher Larson (29) Brian Larson (22).

Mike grew up in the East San Diego County area graduating from El Cajon Valley High School where he played football and was known as ‘Big Mike’ by his classmates, towering 6’2”. After high school, he became an apprentice with the San Diego Ironworker Union Local 229 starting in 1974. He became a sought-after welder for most of his career. He has been creatively teaching the next generation of apprentices since 1999, including becoming the resident CPR instructor. Mike was a devoted father and a constant cheerleader to everyone he loved. He would often call his family for pep talks and to get the ‘scoop’. Mike had an infectious giggle and his bright blue eyes always had a twinkle. He proudly watched his grandchildren’s sports games on the weekends and loved family trips. He was the best at being the giver of sugary treats aka ‘zoom zooms and wham whams’. He was loyal to his family and friends and was the ultimate protector. Mike liked the thought of having a tough exterior, however after a few minutes people realized he was a big teddy bear with the warmest heart. He was an authentic soul who would tell the truth even if it was something hard to hear. He leaves behind several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Most importantly he leaves behind his beautiful wife of 20 years, Jeanne, who he adored.
Ultimately Mike loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and we are comforted by knowing he is in the hands of the Father and we will be reunited again someday.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, August 22nd 11-2 pm @ the SD Ironworker Training Center 3888 Beech St. San Diego, 92105
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Susan & Damon Curtin-Schamu

Posted at 04:33pm
What a loss of a kind, loving & supportive husband and life partner. I always appreciated Platters welcoming smile & greetings at VB tournaments.

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Elaine and Ron Bleau Richards

Posted at 12:30am
Jeanne, Ron and I are so very sorry to have learned about your loss of Mike. We loved him and will really miss him. He was a fantastic friend and neighbor.
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Helen Jenney

Posted at 09:54am
What? Your name is Michael? You will always be our Platter - our #1 fan. One day I hope to bowl a few games with you. Rest in peace .
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Anhalina Tachiquin

Posted at 11:20pm
I am an Ironworker (local 229). Any time I would see "Platter" , always brought a smile to my face. I could ALWAYS count on "Platter" to give it to me straight...made me see things from angles I may never have considered (good or bad). He is my brother, and he will be extremely missed. I will never take for granted the time he gave or the knowledge he shared. RIP Platter . My deepest condolences to the family.

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Love Tammy, Tim, Christopher and Bryan

Posted at 11:18pm
In loving memory. We are thankful for the time we had but it was not near enough.
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