Jeffrey J. Platz

Jeffrey J. Platz, 53, Lawrence, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020

Jeff was born on May 8, 1967 in Lawrence, Kansas, the son of Bill and Terry Platz. He graduated from Lawrence High School class of 1985. He attended Pratt Junior College and the University of North Alabama on a football scholarship. Jeff enjoyed all sports and outdoor activities. He loved to fish, cook and help others. His positive outlook and sense of humor brought joy to all he met.

He was outgoing, kind, generous, creative, hard-working and a great salesman. He was the founding owner/operator of Radical Athletic Wear and made uniforms for a variety of youth and adult sports teams including those of his daughters’ and nephew’s. He took great pride in designing and customizing original items for his customers.

Family was very important to Jeff and he loved them with all his heart. He is survived by his wife Robyn Adams Platz, his daughters Evan Grace (14) and Lilah Jane (12), mother, Terry Platz, sister Shelly Platz, brother Doug (Cory Murphy), twin brother Jon and nephew Eli. He was proceeded in death by his father, H.W. “Bill” Platz.

Jeff was a cancer survivor. He left us much too soon and will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Midwest Chapter or American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

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14 Condolences

  1. Judy Vickers on December 20, 2020 at 8:21 am

    So sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with your family and his girl’s. I know that you are all heartbroken.

  2. Sharon Aikins on December 20, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Terry, I was so saddened this morning to read this. My heart breaks along with yours at the loss of your child. All my thoughts, prayers and condolences to you and your family.

  3. Suzy Hill on December 20, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Terry, I am so sorry about Jeff’s passing. The loss of a child must be heartbreaking. I am thinking of you and of Jeff’s wife and family at this difficult time.

  4. Ron and Jane Garvin on December 20, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    We love the Platz family. You are in our thoughts and prayer.

  5. Theresa qnd Jay Wagner on December 20, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Robyn, prayers and hugs to you and the family.

  6. Joan stevenson on December 20, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    My sympathy to all the platz family
    Prayers to you all.

    I lost my son just a monthago too, so yes its a really sad Time for us all
    Terry, will be thinking of you and praying for you.

  7. Ella Wicklund on December 21, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    You have my deepest sympathy. I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you.

  8. Jimbo Goddard on December 21, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    My heart breaks for Jeff and his family???? prayers to all

    To one of my fav UNA RoomDawgs,
    Love you brother; until we meet again.
    Jimbo Goddard

  9. Bonnie, Kim, Katherine, Ben, and Nat Wells on December 22, 2020 at 6:45 am

    Shelly, Terry, and the entire Platz family–

    We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

  10. Craig Robinson on December 22, 2020 at 10:49 am

    I was shocked and saddened to hear about Jeff. He was an awesome man and friend. Always brought laughter and fun whenever he was around. Prayers for the family and his girls. Will miss you big man!!

  11. Kevin Saunders on December 22, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Our most sincere condolences for Jeff and his family. Jeff was an inspiration and of the he highest character. We can only hope to be a true friend and motivate as many as he. His kindness was unmatched, his friendship was cherished by so many. We can only honor Jeff by being more like him every day. Kind, humble, and inspiring.

    A great, great man and a great, great friend.

  12. Vicki Boyle on December 23, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Thinking of you, Terry.

  13. Miles Fringer on December 26, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Sending our most sincere condolences to you and the Platz family. Your in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.
    Miles & Bev

  14. Jeff Swalley on December 28, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    To the Platz Family,

    I met Jeff at UNA. Anyone who met him learned quickly that he was a humble, positive person with a great sense of humor. We kept in touch over the years. I last spoke to him December 3rd – he was about to deliver uniforms an hour away and it was almost 9 PM. He will be missed but never forgotten. Phi Alpha.

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