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Kyle William Platts

December 27, 1971September 26, 2020
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Kyle William Platts passed away September 26, 2020. He was born on December 27, 1971 to Bob and Kathy Platts. Kyle was a family man first and foremost. His devotion and love for his wife, Michelle, and kids, Katie and Devin, was his main priority and his most proud accomplishment in life. He was well known in his industry and very accomplished. Kyle was amazingly intelligent, but was very humble and you would never know about all the awards he accumulated over the years, mile stones, and he even had a patent in the works. He worked for Adtran in Huntsville, AL for the last 17 years and made many very close friends that will miss him dearly. When Kyle was not with his family or working you would more than likely find him on his bike that became a passion of his for the last 5 years of his life. His main joy was training and racing on gravel. Kyle enjoyed competition and improving himself. Over the years he raced the DAM, LandRun 100, Spotted Horse 3 years in a row, White Rock Classic, and many more. Kyle will be missed by all who had a chance to get to know him. His laugh and sense of humor were contagious. He was compassionate and was willing to lend a hand when he was asked. Kyle is survived by his wife Michelle Platts, his children Katie Platts and Devin (Hannah) Platts, parents Bob and Kathy Platts, father-in-law Mike Graf and brothers-in-law Steve (Sarah) Graf and nieces and Chris (Leslie) Graf ad niece and nephew. A Celebration of Life service will take place at 4:00 PM, Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the Ankeny Band shell (410 W. First Street Ankeny, IA 50023). Attendees are asked to please bring your own chairs or seating. Memories and online condolences may be left for the Platts family on Kyle’s page at www.ankenyfuneralhome.com.

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  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Jeff Everhart

October 9, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Kyle’s passing. I last saw Kyle back in the late 1980’s when we worked together at the Forum Four Theater on Merle Hay Road. I have very fond memories of us goofing around when we where supposed to be working and seeing a bunch of free 80’s movies. We reconnected about 10 years ago through Facebook and I have enjoyed seeing how much he was loved and enjoyed life. My deepest condolences to his family.

Jeff Kirchbaum

October 2, 2020

Today I withdraw to humble retrospective admiration for Kyle Platts. His zest for technology, love for family, and dedication to selfless service humbles me in pride for who he was and what he could accomplish.

My smiles will be in honor of his and my focus will be renewed in an attempt to strive for 1/5th of what he was.

Rest easy my friend.

Chris Damstrom

October 2, 2020

Sorry for your loss , thoughts and prayers for your family.

Camila Jersonsky

October 1, 2020

I had the privilege to work with Kyle very closely on a project over the past year. I learned so much from him. I don't like to delegate or let other people do things because I don't trust that they will do them properly, but that wasn't the case with Kyle. I could always trust that he would get things done, and that he would do them the way I would if not better. He most definitely earned my respect. Plus he was fun to work with, with those witty comebacks of his. I absolutely enjoyed working with him. I couldn't believe the news when I heard. Kyle, you will be missed!

Doug & Ginger Larsen

October 1, 2020

Losing a mate or offspring no matter the age has to be the worst of the worst. Our very deepest condolences. Doug & Ginger

Brian O'Connor

October 1, 2020

I only knew Kyle for a short time, but it was long enough to know that he was good man. He will be missed by many. His family and friends will be in my prayers.

Brent Frederick

October 1, 2020

It was a privilege to have known and to have had the opportunity to work with Kyle. He was a great person and a fantastic Engineer. Kyle and family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ed Cox

October 1, 2020

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this difficult time. We remember Kyle when we lived in Sioux City. Ed and Shari Cox

Matt DePhillips

September 30, 2020

Kyle was my best friend since the 7th grade.  I don't remember how we became friends but I'm sure it happened over something funny. We lived to make each other laugh. That and pull pranks on each other which he was infinitely better at.  The time in high school when he stripped the interior of my car and left a treasure map/ransom note comes to mind...or when he poured a bucket of used motor oil under my car at work so I'd think I blew my engine...those were a couple of the most memorable pranks.  My favorite funny memory was when he came down from MN to help Brad Noon with the supercharger on his car...i was filming the install just to document it and as brad was draining the radiator kyle stood behind the car door acting like he was peeing...the coolant splashing into the bucket was just perfect LOL. I completely lost it. Then brad started laughing then kyle then that made me laugh harder which made me hyperventilate which sounds like a goose having a seizure into a megaphone which makes kyle and brad laugh harder which makes me hyperventilate even more....we watched the tape later...it was like 11 straight minutes of us laughing like hyenas!
Kyle you were my very best friend of 36 years, I loved you like a brother and was closer to you than most of my family I'll miss you dearly my friend, rest in peace, our journey was awesome because you were a part of it.

Darrell Brown

September 29, 2020

It has taken some time to process the recent world exit of my friend. Through wet and glassy eyes I remember some of our best times together and just like when anyone is around Kyle, I just can’t help but smile, chuckle, and eventually cave to complete laughter because that is what Kyle inspired.

So many stories flood my mind, many will not fit in the 2000 word limit, others I probably shouldn’t post (protecting the innocent and such), and so many others that we could talk for hours about over an adult beverage (or in Kyle’s case, usually a Diet Pepsi). One of my favorite memories though was our trip from Huntsville, AL to Libby, MT. (Already laughing!). There is not enough room here to tell the whole thing, but i can tell you that involved a few $1 beta, a confrontation with TSA, stolen and ransomed test equipment, bribery, entrapment, two police departments (Spokane and Seattle), pictures of sheep on a laptop (won’t say whose), a Super 8, a pretty heated call from our company’s VP of sales, an airport custodian in Kalispell, and Kyle’s technical victory over a competing vendor which resulted in a PCN which Kyle had framed. The entire trip was laugh after laugh after laugh....but that was life with Kyle....witty beyond words, completely brilliant, and larger than life. Kyle, I will never forget you my friend!

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