Adam Phillip Plotnick

Haslett, Michigan.

Born June 18, 1984 in Lansing, Michigan died on Friday, January 24, 2020 at age 35.

Adam was a graduate of Grand Ledge High School where he participated on the Varsity wrestling team.  He served his Country in the U.S. Marines, obtaining the level of Expert Rifleman.  He also received the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal to name a few.  Adam enjoyed hunting, riding his Harley-Davidson, and restoring old Mustangs with his dad.  He was an avid U of M football fan, bowler, weight lifter, and very competitive Euchre player.  Adam enjoyed attending car shows and had previously coached with the Haslett Soccer Club.  However, Adam’s biggest love and the thing he was most passionate about were his wife and his daughters! He was tremendously proud to be a stay at home dad!

Surviving are his wife of 7 years, Kari Plotnick; 3 daughters, Emily Mae Plotnick, Anika Plotnick, and Ophelia Plotnick; his parents, Michael and Maxine Plotnick; mother-in-law, Janet Clarkson; father-in-law, Dennis Clarkson; brothers, Andrew and Jason Plotnick; brother-in-law, Kyle (Amanda) Clarkson; sister-in-law, Kelly Clarkson; nephews, Nicholas and Noah Plotnick; nieces, Norah, Ellie, and Grace Clarkson; Goddaughters, Kaelyn and Rylee Newman along with numerous extended family members.

Adam was preceded in death by grandparents; Ernestine and Peter Plotnick as well as Margaret and Lester Curry.

Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Holt, 2021 N. Aurelius Rd. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Kirk R. Miller officiating.  His family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Following the funeral Adam will be cremated and his cremated remains will be buried at Fort Custer National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may make memorial contributions to a fund that is being set up for his daughters’ education. Please make checks out to Kari Plotnick, 5959 Buttonwood Dr., Haslett, MI 48840 for the Plotnick Education Memorial Fund.

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January 26, 2020 at 4:02 pm

Kari, I so very sorry for your loss of Adam. Please let us know if we can do anything to help.

Janet Clarkson Levitt
January 26, 2020 at 4:17 pm

My deepest sympathies Kari, Dennis & Janet and all. You will all be in my prayers these next few days and in the days beyond!

Anna Winiarski
January 26, 2020 at 5:29 pm

So shocked and deeply sorry for your loss. Continuing to keep everyone in my prayers. Adam was so blessed to have you as wife, friend, and as mother of his children. May your heart hold tightly to the memories and may God give you peace and comfort as you grieve. Sending big hugs and all my love!

David Boham
January 26, 2020 at 5:56 pm

Kari words Cannot be enough for your sadness. Only know you and the girls will find peace and will not forget the great love he had for all four of you.

Linda Appicelli
January 26, 2020 at 7:24 pm

Kari, this is your neighbor Linda Appicelli. We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family

Diana burgos
January 26, 2020 at 7:33 pm

Kari & family, so sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathies. Sincerely, Diana burgos

January 26, 2020 at 7:37 pm

Kari I am so so saddened for your loss! I did not know Adam well but wanted to share with you that when our son Greg was in the hospital in critical care he came and visited us and Greg. He was so comforting and supportive. Such a gift to us during this time in our lives! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!!

Jessica Swayze
January 26, 2020 at 7:59 pm

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Gregory Hammond
January 26, 2020 at 8:45 pm

Kari and Family,
This is Greg and Roberta your neighbor (2 houses down) and We are sending our sincere condolences and prayers for you.
So sorry for your loss.

John and Jen Bradley
January 26, 2020 at 8:47 pm

Sending our sincerest condolences to your entire family.

Janet and David MacFarlane
January 26, 2020 at 9:13 pm


Comdolences to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss.

Andrea Brailey
January 26, 2020 at 10:26 pm

Kari and family
This is Andrea and Tom your neighbor. We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. If we can help in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Tom and Andrea Brailey
January 26, 2020 at 10:36 pm

Our sincere condolences to your family. We are so sorry for your loss.

Christina Hudgins
January 27, 2020 at 8:24 am

Kari, your entire Sparrow family is thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Kay Clarkson Steinman
January 27, 2020 at 4:54 pm

My heart breaks for you and your family. My condolences to all. May God bless you with courage and strength.

Lorie Bullen
January 27, 2020 at 6:22 pm

Kari, so sorry for your loss. You and your girls are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tim and Lorie Bullen

Renee Cloutier
January 27, 2020 at 9:26 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Adam’s passing.

Janet Curry
January 28, 2020 at 7:18 am

My heart is greatly saddened at the loss of Adam. We love you Kari and prayers are going out to you and the children. Aunt Maxine, Uncle Mike, Andy, and Jason my love extends to you all as well.

Kathryn and Dave Gillison
January 28, 2020 at 4:31 pm

Kari, please know that you are in our thoughts in prayers during this sad, sad time. May God’s tender arms enfold and comfort you during this sad, sad time. Dave and I are your neighbors directly across the street and delighted in seeing Adam and the girls at Halloween. What a sweet memory for us to treasure.

January 28, 2020 at 4:56 pm

Kari and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss.

Sherree and Vince Zea
January 28, 2020 at 11:12 pm

Kari, we are so sorry for the loss of Adam. You and your girls are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barry and Kathi Hardin
January 29, 2020 at 10:54 am

This is so heartbreaking. We are so sorry. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Katie Becker
January 29, 2020 at 11:53 am

Thinking of you and the girls during this time.

Gail Giddings ("Jon's mom" as Adam always called me)
January 29, 2020 at 12:33 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest condolences.

Ryan Mire
January 29, 2020 at 2:18 pm


I am so sorry. My condolences and prayers to you and the girls. Please let me know any way that I can help.

Mariann and Steve Frank
January 29, 2020 at 2:26 pm

We are so sorry to about Adam. Our Condolences to you and your family.

January 29, 2020 at 2:27 pm

So sorry for your loss

Kirk & Emily Proctor & kids (neighbors and friends of Emily)
January 29, 2020 at 7:25 pm

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve.

Marry and Jim Fox
January 30, 2020 at 4:59 pm

Kari and girls,
Jim and I will continue to pray for you as you grieve. We’re trusting that God will give you strength to walk through each day, peace that passes all understanding to rest in, grace to face the unknowns… knowing He has got you firmly in His hands, sweet memories to carry you, and healthy tears when they are needed most. You are loved by many.


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