Steven Frank Plater

A memorial service for Steven Frank Plater will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Advent Lutheran Church, W63 N642 Washington Ave. in Cedarburg. Steve died on July 14 at Elkhart Lakeís Road America, after suffering a massive heart attack at the age of 64. He had just finished his last practice race of the day in his Shelby Mustang, doing what he loved best. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday, from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.

Steve was born on June 10, 1942, son of Dr. Wade and Aleen (nee Anderson) Plater in Madison. He graduated from Wisconsin High School and went on to attend UW-Madison, where he graduated with a degree in geology. He spent his life doing all things he loved while maintaining his dry cleaning businesses and later, his property holdings. Steve was involved in the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association, Ducks Unlimited, Cedarburg Landmark Preservation Society, Madison Sportscar Club, Phi Delta Theta and the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club. He chaired the governorís council for the Dry Cleaning Environmental Response program under three governors. Steve loved life and living it to the fullest. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, racer and skier.

Steve is survived by his grade school sweetheart and wife of 40 years, Sue (nee Baskerville) Plater; his children Kelly (Scott) Dale and Chad (Janine); and his brothers Rick and Doug. He is also survived by the latest loves of his life, his grandchildren Lucy and Margo Dale, and Tyge and Cale Plater.

Steve will forever be remembered by his family and countless friends with love. His passion for life and adventure will remain in each of us. We will miss him dearly.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Scholarship Fund are appreciated. For online condolences, visit