Merle A. Platz, age 85, of Chippewa Twp., died on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, Brighton Twp. Born June 13, 1933, in New Brighton, he was the son of the late Carl and Pearl (Binkoski) Platz. Merle was a retired Supervisor for St. Joe Lead and was a member of Saint Monica Parish, Chippewa Twp. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. (Chiapetta) Platz in 2017.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael A. and Bonnie Platz of Allen, Texas and Mark A. and Cindy Platz of Ohioville; one daughter and son-in-law, Anna Marie and Douglas Schlack of Chippewa Twp; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 117 Blackhawk Road, Chippewa Twp., gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com. Prayers will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Monica Church, Chippewa Twp. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chippewa Twp. with Father William Schwartz celebrant.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Brighton Wellness and Rehab, Beaver Meadows, and Heart to Heart for their tremendous care and support.