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Charles G. Platz, Sr.

Charles Platz, Sr., 79, of Milton, ND, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Fargo, ND surrounded by his family after a 14 year battle with cancer and COPD.

Charles Gary Platz, Sr. was born September 9, 1938 in Dresden Township, the village of Wales, ND to Bernard and Emily (Wimmer) Platz. He attended school in Wales, ND, graduating in 1957, and also attended the North Dakota School of Science. In June of 1958, Charles enlisted in the US Army where he served in Germany and was able to visit England, Italy, and Switzerland until being honorably discharged in 1960. During his time in the service, Charles was a medic and cared for Elvis Presley in Germany.

Charles and Leona Hoffarth were united in marriage on September 18, 1962 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Mt. Carmel. Charles worked as a pipefitter for Local 300 for 50 years. He and Leona made their home in various states including Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, Colorado, and North Dakota. He also worked in Minnesota, Colorado, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Michigan, Texas, Nebraska, Germany and Canada- Northwest Territories.

Charles loved to cook and bake. He also enjoyed hunting, gardening, camping, and playing pinochle. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was always about his family- it was his life. Charles always had a smile on his face and rarely complained. He wanted to pass a special thank you on to his wife, Leona, for caring for him so much. Charles was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Knights of Pythias, and Local 300.

Surviving Charles are his wife, Leona, of Milton, ND; children: Victoria Klein of Fargo, ND, Charles Platz II of Horace, ND, Elizabeth Olson of Langdon; grandchildren: Amy (Erik) Balsdon of Brandon, SD, Aaron Olson (Brittanie Seitsinger) of Langdon, Amber Olson of Langdon; great-grandchildren: Tyann & Tessa and Lexi & Carter; sister Kathleen Frisk of Austin, MN; mother-in-law Anna Hoffarth; in-laws: Ted Hoffarth, Leslie (Doris) Hoffarth, Lois Hoffarth, Theresa Hoffarth; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Bernard, Archie, Eldon, Margaret, Laray Duray, Patricia Mason, Robert, and Donald.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Mt. Carmel, ND. Visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary and prayer service on Monday, November 6, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Parish Center in Langdon, ND. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon, ND.

Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary and prayer service on Monday, November 6, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Parish Center in Langdon, ND.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, November 07, 2017
1:00 PM

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

Mt. Carmel, ND,

Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary and prayer service on Monday, November 6, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Parish Center in Langdon, ND.

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Our prayers are with you at this time. Dick one year older 9-9-37.

Dick and Del Westacott Nov 9 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Father, Words go beyond how much you will be missed. Mom once told me that any man can be a Dad but it takes a special man to be a father. You were just that man, my father. You and Mom sacrificed so much in life to make sure we always had so much. I'm so blessed to have parents that loved each other so very much and your family. You and Mom gave the gift of giving always your time ( canning), caring, loving or just doing something nice for someone and expecting nothing in return. My father was a private man but was so proud of his family. He had a strong belief in family and God. Our last gift to my father was to be with him at home holding is hand as God received him with open arms. I love you 💞

Vicki Klein Nov 9 2017 12:00 AM

Leona, and family Sorry to read about Charles, he put on a good battle. he is in a much better place now and with out pain. you have my sympathy. God bless you and your family at this hard time . Edi Ann

Edi Ann Otto Nov 7 2017 12:00 AM

I am sp sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time!

Roxanne Mullenberg Nov 6 2017 12:00 AM

A good man, father and union brother>

Gary Mckenzie Nov 6 2017 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Charles. Leona and Charles go way back when Leona borrowed my wedding veil for her wedding which was just a few weeks later then mine and Leonards. I also got to know Vickie very well as we worked together for a few years. Again, please know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I think he had a few years of illness. Gods blessing to your family. Friends of years ago. Inez Hamann-Rath, and Leonard Rath. Fargo, ND

Inez Hamann-Rath Nov 5 2017 12:00 AM

Leona Ann and family, I know that by Charles's suffering he has been received into Heaven and is happy to be home with the Saints. I am sorry for your loss but I admire you, Leona for caring for Charles all these years. Love and prayers, Morris and Bonnie Pung.

Morris Pung Nov 5 2017 12:00 AM

God Bless Uncle Charles. Leona, Vicky, Chuck and Liz Ann, know that we are thinking of you and are very saddened by Charles' death. You took such wonderful care of him.

Colette Chaffee Nov 5 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to you all during this time of sorrow in your lives. May he now find that joy and peace that was promised in Christ Jesus. Take care and God Bless! Joe and Marcie LaPorte.

Joe & Marcie LaPorte Nov 5 2017 12:00 AM

So sad about your loss!! 2 Corinthians 1:2-4; and John 5:28,29; My brother Virgil & Diane Ellingson who he was the Formen on the Burlington Northern Railway In Langdon North Dakota for 35 years!! !! I lost my next older brother Danny or Dan Ellingson Langdon North Dakota High School graduate!! and X Vietnam Vet dealing with PSO and was only 66 died of stomach cancer! But was 100% diagnosed with Agent Orange! I tell you this because it was one year on Sept 3rd since he passed away!! I'm still speechless and still pains me so much!! I'm not sure what you believe? I do see you affiliated with a church? Dan did believe in Almighty God Jehovah, and whos' name in Hebrew is called the Tetragrammaton and occurs over 7000 times its original Hebrew and is spelled JHWH in Hebrew and pronounced Jehovah in English!! Soon Death will be gone forever!! Revelation 21:4; May Almighty God give you all peace and comfort! No person in all the earth will ever say I'm sick or die again Under Christ Jesus Kingdom. Daniel 2:44; Please! Read Ecclesiastes 9:5,10; and Ecclesiastes 1:4; Take care Arlyn & Judy Ellingson Psalms 56:2;

Arlyn Ellingson Nov 5 2017 12:00 AM

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