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John V. Pletzke Jr.May 27, 1936 ~ December 12, 2017 (age 81)
Pletzke, John V. Jr.
AuGres, Michigan formerly of Bay City
John V. Pletzke Jr. was called home to the Lord on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Sabel Palms Health Care Center of Florida, age 81. He was born May 27, 1936 in Bay City to the late John Sr. and Irene (Owczarzak) Pletzke. John worked at Dow Corning and after 19 years in various marketing related positions, he accepted an assignment in Australia as Regional Marketing Manager for Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singpore and Indonesia. In 1983, John was promoted to Director of Marketing and Sales for the Fluids, Resins and Process Industries Business and returned to Midland, Michigan. In 1988, John was named Executive Sales Manager for the Midwest Region and relocated to Chicago where he assumed the sales responsibility for all of Dow Corning’s business. John retired after 41 years of service. He was a member of St. Marks Catholic Church in AuGres and St. Raphael Catholic Church in Florida. John enjoyed the outdoors where he pheasant and duck hunted and went perch fishing. He was an avid stamp collector, he collected coin slot machines and truly was a motorcyclist enthusiast. Surviving are three children, Mark Pletzke; Scott Pletzke; Jill (Jeffrey) Huiskens; and their mother, Patricia Pletzke. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Elizabeth (Andrew) Waggoner; Matthew Pletzke; Katie; Megan; Michael Huiskens; two brothers, Thomas P. (Judy) Pletzke; Daniel L. Pletzke; a sister in-law, Bonnie Pletzke; one niece, four nephews, five great nieces, two great nephews and a dear friend, Melinda Fleu. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 9:00 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Bay City Right to Life or Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish.