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George Joe Platzer

20/01/1935 - 11/07/2023

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Obituary For George Joe Platzer

January 20th, 1935 – July 11, 2023

Born in Calais, Alberta

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of George Platzer. His family surrounded him with the love he deserved as he found his way home. Born with dirt and oil in his nails to John and Anna Platzer. His titles included the farmer, the heavy-duty mechanic, the welder, the teacher, and “Master of all Trades.” His most important title was being our loyal protector. He walked through his days serving his family. The love and loyalty he displayed was reciprocated as we had our very own “Hero.”

We will miss your stories, your laughter, your hugs, your ice cream scoops, your suspect counting in crib, but most of all YOU! All our love Dad/Papa George, we hope we made you proud.

George is survived by his wife of 62 years Turid (Frantzen), son Warren (Sheila), daughter Monica, son Darren (Janet), and daughter Ingrid (Larry); grandchildren Jon, Jordan, Josh (Kaitlyn), Brandon, Trinity, Chris (Amy), Megan (Taylor), Ashley (Aaron), Jayme (Taylor) and Jensen and his 14 great-grandchildren, his heart and soul.

George was pre-deceased by his grandson Sheldon Smith (July 19th, 1986 – February 20th, 2023).

We would like to extend our gratitude to the staff at Prairie Lake Seniors Community for allowing us to just be a family this past year. The support and compassion displayed in his final week of life was sincerely appreciated. Father Leo and Father Ed of St.Joseph’s Catholic Church for their spiritual support in the last two years. To all our family and friends who knew the walk was getting harder and still carried us.

Funeral Service to be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Thursday, July 20th at 11am. Interment to follow at the Grande Prairie Cemetery with a luncheon following at the Jackpot Bar and
Grill, 10924 92 Avenue, at 1pm.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 bearcreekfuneral.com

Services

20 Jul

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church 10404 102 St Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2W3 Get Directions »
20 Jul

Reception

01:00 PM

Jackpot Bar & Grill 10924 92 Avenue Grande Prairie, Alberta Get Directions »
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  • 19/07/2023

    Memories of George take me back to 69 Road and beyond in Valleyview, George's beloved Peace Country !! The Platzer farm was always well tended by George, with the Cat scraping, disc breaking the ground and root raking the bush piles. George was the consummate handy-man able to make anything run and power thru the farm and bush clearing chores at home and community pastures afar, get-er-done George !! George flipping hamburger patties and serving ice cream at the Sturgeon Lake Williamson Park Concession with his beloved Trudy was a joy to behold. The eternal Love George and Trudy shared for 62 years was demonstrated by the softer gentler family man as they raised 4 great kids, with many grands & greats to follow. George will be fondly remembered by us all with memories of a humble man that took loving care of his family and got things done !! RIP George. Trudy and family, you are in our Hearts ❤️❤️ Ian Sanderson and Family.

  • 18/07/2023

    It's been nice to be neighbors and friends. Sorry about your loss. Olga

  • 17/07/2023

  • 17/07/2023

    Trudy and Family, With heartfelt condolences, my deepest sympathy for your loss. May you cherish your memories at this difficult time. Sincerely, Lydia Jardy

  • 15/07/2023

    My deepest sympathies to Darren and Janet for your loss of your father.

  • 13/07/2023

    My most sincere condolences , Trudy and family . My love Brenda Laventure

  • 13/07/2023

    Sending love and hugs to the families from Heather and Doug . It is the same day mom is getting cataract surgery in Westlock .

  • 13/07/2023

    Turid, Ingrid Larry and family. My deepest condolences to you, and all of your family on George's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him and sharing stories when I came out west to visit my family. It didn't take me very long to see how much his family meant to him. May your many many wonderful memories bring you peace and comfort,. Love and prayers to all Jane Bryenton

  • 13/07/2023

  • 13/07/2023

    IT IS WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY THAT WE MOURN THE PASSING OF UNCLE GEORGE! A WONDERFUL FRIEND, & UNCLE, OF HIS LATE BROTHER MARK PLATZER AND HIS FAMILY, BRENDA, KRISTA, BOB, MARK & LINDSAY, OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES & LOVE TO TRUDY, THEIR CHILDREN, AND ALL THE GRAND CHILDREN, AND GREAT GRANDCHILREN. OUR PRAYERS AND LOVE ARE WITH YOU ALL.

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