Douglas Richard Plato, 63, of Appleton, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 7, 2022, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Douglas was born in Wisconsin on February 20, 1959, to Donald and Audrey (Krause) Plato.
Douglas grew up in Appleton and was dubbed “Mr. Natural” in high school by his friends because he excelled at everything athletic. He always loved trout fishing but his last passions were ice fishing and showing his son up at deer hunting. He was also a skilled golfer.
In 1998 Douglas and his brother Dean took over the family business (Lot Marking Service) from their father and the business is still active today.
He was a family man who adored his granddaughters more than anything and absolutely loved spending time with them. Douglas has a delightful sense of humor and had the gift of being able to always make people laugh.
Douglas is survived by his son Ryan (Karen) Plato, his daughter Jolene Geary, his 2 granddaughters Zoey and Elisha, his mother Audrey Plato, 2 sisters Diana (Dewayne) Krause, Deborah (Brian) White and his brother Dean Plato.
Visitation for Douglas will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church (500 West Maruette St. Appleton) on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 9:30-11:30, followed by Mass at 11:30. Interment will take place Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 2:30 at St. Joseph Cemetery (1815 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton).