April 24, 1922 - May 29, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Arnold Platz, Sr., age 93, of Albany will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Father Brad Jennegis, OSB will officiate and entombment will occur in the parish cemetery. Arnold passed away Friday evening with family at his side. There will be a visitation after 9:00 AM until the time of service Tuesday morning. Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, Albany.

Arnold was born at home in Albany on April 24, 1922 to Joseph and Mary (Tomsche) Platz. He grew up in the Albany area with eight siblings. On April 12, 1947, Arnold married Doris Kalm at the Holy Trinity Church in S. St. Paul and welcomed 11 children into their family. Arnold spent over 20 years in the Twin Cities area while he worked different jobs at Swift Meat Packing before moving to the Holdingford area. He was on the Holdingford School Board for 13 years. Arnold was also a famer and enjoyed gardening, especially sweet corn. Arnold loved rodeos, was an avid card player, and enjoyed the trips he took to North Dakota with Doris. He was a member of Seven Dolors Church in Albany.

Arnold is survived by his children Rosemary (Ralph) Barhorst, St. Stephen; Arnie Platz, Jr., Avon; Marlene (Bob) Brown, Parkers Prairie; Kathy (Doug) Pearce, Nisswa; David (Brenda Kuschel) Platz, Albany; Mike Platz, Avon; Bill (Patty) Platz, Sauk Rapids; Joann (Doug) Smith, St. Cloud; Liz (Mike) Townley, Lakeville; Jerry Platz, Avon; his siblings Dorothy Post, St. Cloud; Donald Platz, St. Cloud; George (Doreen) Platz, Holdingford; Ervin Platz, St. Cloud; Evelyn Kolodjeski, Avon; 31 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; as well as many other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Mary, his wife Doris in 1997; his daughter Linda Koerner in 2012, his siblings Margaret Eiynk, Joe (Sally) Platz, Jr., Jeanette Tinglo, and infants Florence and Lawrence, grandchildren Christopher Platz and Billy Koerner, and sons-in-law Roger Smith and Mike Yamry.