Velga Plate



Memorial Contributions:

Museum of the Occupation of Latvia 


International Rescue Committee 

Velga (Miske) Plate passed away on March 9, 2024, at age 89.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Janis; and sisters, Vija and Gunta. She is survived by her daughters, Rita Plate, and Lindy (Ty) Tanis; grandson, Kirgin “Charlie” Tanis; and his sister, Ciara Anderson; sister, Zile (Nicholas) Sardegna; brother, Gundars (Abigail) Miske; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024, at 11am at Wesley Park United Methodist Church, 1150 32nd St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509, with visitation one hour prior.  Rev. Aija Graham officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia ( or the International Rescue Committee (

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  1. I worked with Velga for many years at St Mary’s Lab. She was a very smart and lovely lady!
    I’m so sorry for your loss, she was a friend to all and a pleasure to know.

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