Spencer Joseph Pletzke, age 20, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 16, 2001.
Spencer will be lovingly remembered by his parents Randy and Mary Jo Pletzke; siblings: Brett, Kyle, Alyssa and Mariah Pletzke; grandparents: Thomas and Mary Jane Auman, Pat and Edith Patterson; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
Spencer loved being with his family, friends, and spending time outside. His happiest moments came from playing sports, playing baseball at the West MI Miracle League field, hunting and, most of all, fishing.
Everyone will remember Spencer for his loving heart, his constant giving of gifts, his huge smile, and his unmatched ability to make everyone he was with feel loved. Spencer’s laugh was infectious and his big bear hugs made everything better. The world is a better place having had Spencer in it. He will be immensely missed by the countless people he has had an impact on.
Much of Spencer’s joy came from playing baseball at the Miracle League Field in Rockford. If you are considering sending flowers, the family asks that you might instead consider making a donation to the West Michigan Miracle League by visiting their website https://wmml.org/donate/ or by sending donations to 1878 Suntree Ln, Zeeland, MI 49464. Donation envelopes will also be available at the visitation and service.
The family would like to thank Forest Hills Pediatrics, especially Rebekah, Helen Devos Nursing staff, and Spectrum Health Palliative & Hospice Home Care for the tremendous care they provided Spencer. Spencer loved his care teams.
Spencer’s family will greet relatives and friends on Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM and 5:00 - 7:00 PM, with a Rosary Service to be held at 7:00 PM at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Drive NE, Belmont.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, October 4, 2021 at Our Lady of Consolation Parish, 4865 11 Mile Road NE, Rockford with Father Tony Russo officiating. A visitation will also take place at the church prior to the Mass from 9:30 - 11:00 AM.
Spencer, an amazing young man. Always gave me a smile which was easy to pass forward. Thank you for that lesson Spencer. Shine on!
- Paul Murphy
We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending love, prayers and strength your way!
- Kevin, Kelly, Paige, and Makenna Pletzke
Spencer was little bro to me I was blessed to have been able to watch him play basketball, try to beat me in video games, and always kept a smile on his face when I came to visit him. He was a beautiful soul and he and his family will always be loved by me 🖤
- Robert Webb
- Robert Webb
I did not know Spencer personally, But I am friends with Mariah.I have herd stories about what an amazing person he was and I want to say that you are all in my prayers and my heart breaks for you all. RIP buddy wish I would’ve met uou but I feel like I have threw your sister who loved you so much and was so proud of you.
- Robin Dallier
My sweet nephew,
Your happiness, your love, your joy of life was immeasurable. I will forever cherish the times we had, the laughing, and most of all your amazing warm hugs. I always told you that yours were the best hugs I ever had. You were the heart of the family and nothing will fill that hole. Rest now in Jesus’s arms. You are whole again!! I love you forever. ❤ Aunt Kathy
- Kathy Hollerback