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“John & family. There are no words that can ease your pain right now.. So sorry. Sorry we were late in receiving your message. We were in Omaha...Read More »
1 of 58 | Posted by: Dee & Marilyn Swanson - Holdrege, NE

“Dear Platz family, Please accept our deepest condolences for Paul's passing. May God give you comfort during this time of great loss. Posted by...Read More »
2 of 58 | Posted by: Janice Bowzer

“Dear Platz Family--So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers and with all of you. ”
3 of 58 | Posted by: Holly Atkins Brunet - CA

“"PIE man"........I have no words. Woulda; have loved to hear from you. Shoulda;....Kept in touch with you. Coulda:.....But I didn't. Now I am sorry....Read More »
4 of 58 | Posted by: Mark Doyle - Laramie, WY

“My thoughts and prayers to you and the entire family. I mostly knew Paul from our childhood, and some of high school. He was a really great guy that...Read More »
5 of 58 | Posted by: Tim Echternach - Columbia, MO

“Dear Lisa and all the Platz family members, I was greatly saddened to hear of Paul's passing. You have so many memories of Paul; I have only a few...Read More »
6 of 58 | Posted by: Diane Tobin Johnson - Kirksville, MO

“Haven't seen you since High School and it saddens me that I will not get the chance to see you again. I hope that your life was everything you wanted...Read More »
7 of 58 | Posted by: Kim Krueger Bruns - Sidney, NE

“Dear Lisa,Ryan,Heather, and Mallory H Addison. My heart goes out to you all, this is a terrible loss for everyone. I remember Paul from his early...Read More »
8 of 58 | Posted by: Ann Darling - Sidney, NE

“Well, Paul (aka Wally), looks like you won the bet buddy. I am glad I had the good fortune to see you when you were in Sidney the last time. Peace...Read More »
9 of 58 | Posted by: Mike Borchert - Sidney, NE

“I was saddened to hear of Pauls passing...He was loved by many and will be missed by all. I will hold you all in my prayers. ”
10 of 58 | Posted by: Diane Whitefoot Tortorich - KY

“Dear Platz Family, I was shocked and sadden hearing about Paul's untimely passing. My condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to you. I have...Read More »
11 of 58 | Posted by: Shari Kelley Haskins - Lander, WY

“To the Platz family - all of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. My sincerest and deepest sympathy for your loss. Paul was...Read More »
12 of 58 | Posted by: Dawnne Clift Linenbrink - OR

“Dear Platz Family, Our condolences to you in the loss of Paul. May you find comfort in the Lord and the memories of Paul that you carry in your...Read More »
13 of 58 | Posted by: Duane, Dianne, Kristi, Kevin, LaDonna, Delanie & Jayce Namuth - NE

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 ”
14 of 58 | Posted by: Kahna Smith & Family - Baytown, TX

“Lisa & family our condolences for your loss. We pray that GOD will give you the strength and peace as family to get thru this loss and I am very...Read More »
15 of 58 | Posted by: Jose Perez - Pasadena , TX

“Dear Platz Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Johna has shared many tales of growing up and family reunions, and I hope that your loss will be...Read More »
16 of 58 | Posted by: Gracie Morris - Lincoln, NE

“Was shocked and saddened to hear of Paul's passing. Paul and I worked many jobs together within Exxon Baytown over the years. Paul was a great person...Read More »
17 of 58 | Posted by: Bob Keul - Baytown, TX

“I am so sorry for your lost. Paul was a good friend, we worked togother many years and shared good memories. My condolences to the family. Remeber...Read More »
18 of 58 | Posted by: Reinaldo Perez & Family - TX

“We wish to share our deepest sympathy for your loss. We pray that God brings comfort and strength to each of you at this time and gives you His...Read More »
19 of 58 | Posted by: Robert Gregory, Virginia Gregory and Kay (Gregory) Shelley - NE

“Our deepest condolances to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
20 of 58 | Posted by: Karen, Robby and Jordan Reasoner - TX

“To the Platz family - We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers and my God bring you peace and comfort during this time. ”
21 of 58 | Posted by: Justin, Melissa & Kassidy Lewis - TX

“Please accept our sincere apologies in the passing of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. ”
22 of 58 | Posted by: Emily Curry - Sidney, NE

“Lisa, Ryan, Heather and Mallory and special Platz family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. A common Hawaiian saying comes to mind,...Read More »
23 of 58 | Posted by: Carolyn Matsutani - Kapolei, HI

“The Bible says God alone knows the whole heart of a man, and while I'm sure that is as true of Paul as it is for any man, you only had to know Paul a...Read More »
24 of 58 | Posted by: Dana Founds - Fountain Hills, AZ

“Platz Family, I'm very sorry for your loss of Paul. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Everytime I spoke with Paul, he always had...Read More »
25 of 58 | Posted by: Kimberly Hawk - Baytown, TX

“Really sad to hear about Paul, it has been years but I still remember his smile and his since of humor. My prayers go out to all his family in this...Read More »
26 of 58 | Posted by: Christy Bayne Kettle - SIDNEY, NE

“The Platz's were our neighbors for yrs. Paul has always been a man who walks with a shine, him and Lisa both. I was shocked to see this in the paper...Read More »
27 of 58 | Posted by: kathy merritt(tillman) - baytown, TX

“I had the pleasure of spending some time with Paul during Heather's wedding. He was so upbeat and jovial that day. And I just felt like he was like...Read More »
28 of 58 | Posted by: Kindra Fry - College Station, TX

“We saw Paul Thrusday. We are felliow bikers our conversations were bikes and family. He was always smiling and we wil miss that. My husband called in...Read More »
29 of 58 | Posted by: Jesse and Jane Soliz - Baytown, TX

“Paul never made it a secret how proud he was of all of his family. He was the first to admit that his wife took care of him and kept him going. She...Read More »
30 of 58 | Posted by: David and Michelle Phillips - TX

“Heather---we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. ”
31 of 58 | Posted by: Cindy & Ray Montoya - TX

“Paul ,too many memories to share.Thank tou for everything you tought me.Im a better supurvisor with the knowledge you gave me.You will be missed by...Read More »
32 of 58 | Posted by: tony davis - highlands, TX

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to Dr. Platz & Family. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
33 of 58 | Posted by: Dayle & Jack Craig - Sidney, NE

“My deepest sympathy goes out to Lisa and Family on the lost of my Friend Paul who gave me the name "T Bone" as we worked together for years at James...Read More »
34 of 58 | Posted by: Terrell " T Bone" Fontenot - TX

“I am so sorry for your loss - may God bless you and be with you. ”
35 of 58 | Posted by: Tim Hogeland - Virginia Beach, VA

“Lisa, Ryan, Heather, Mallory, John, Bill, Rich, Johna, Mary, Amy and family: I grew up with Platzes all around me. Mr. Platz put up with my...Read More »
36 of 58 | Posted by: Greg McElvain - Cleveland, OH

“Platz Family, My deepest sympathy to you all. Paul was one of a kind! Paul and I never got to see each other much, but when we did there was a strong...Read More »
37 of 58 | Posted by: Tim Kramer - Omaha, NE - Cousin

“To the Platz family, Keeping you all in my thoughts in prayers during this difficult time. Keep your memories of Paul close to your heart. May...Read More »
38 of 58 | Posted by: Stephanie (Foland) Mika - Sidney, NE

“The Moss family always mourns the loss of a family member. We loved seeing your family this summer. His love was evident for all his family. Addison...Read More »
39 of 58 | Posted by: Gary Dale - Oklahoma City, OK

“We laughed at his antics, giggled when he giggled, sat shocked at some of his jokes...It was never a dull time with Paul around. The man had a...Read More »
40 of 58 | Posted by: Stewart Koch - Loveland, CO

“Bob And I send our prayers to you And Your family. May the memories of Your brother carry you through these difficult times. ”
41 of 58 | Posted by: Janelle Hearnen - Mitchell, SD

“I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Paul. I can’t even imagine what a tragedy it most of been for all of you. As I reminisced about our...Read More »
42 of 58 | Posted by: Brad & Sally Wicks - Wheat Ridge, CO

“Dear Platz Family, My deepest condolances to you all. I have so many sweet and wonderful memories of growing up Platz. So thankful for the...Read More »
43 of 58 | Posted by: Diana Hall - Littleton, CO

“My prayers are with all of you! Paul was my classmate in high school and always kept things on the "light side". He will be missed by everyone who...Read More »
44 of 58 | Posted by: Sally Borcher Lambrecht - Sidney, NE

“My most profound sorrow and sincere condolances to all of the Platz and extended families. All of those Christmas visits as the Kath family traveled...Read More »
45 of 58 | Posted by: Scott Kath - Powell, WY - Cousin

“God be with your entire family during the Celebration of his life and in the days to come. ”
46 of 58 | Posted by: Bruce Blumer - Mitchell, SD

“Lisa and children, John, Bill, Johna, Rich, Mary and Amy; It is with deep sorrow the news of Paul's passing. He was such a good friend during...Read More »
47 of 58 | Posted by: Phil Patten - Sidney, NE - friend

“I was so very saddened to hear of Paul's passing. Losing a loved one is such a difficult time in our lives. I hope you find comfort through your...Read More »
48 of 58 | Posted by: Kotti ( Ribera) Wickard - SD

“Heather, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. My sincerest and deepest sympathy for your loss. ”
49 of 58 | Posted by: Daniela Malakoff - Houston, TX

“We have been long time family friends of the Platz Family. We lived within two blocks of there old home on 12th & Maple, Sidney, NE. John, there...Read More »
50 of 58 | Posted by: Rob Robinson - Sidney, NE

“You'll be sadly missed mate, although we only saw each other periodically your influence on my business and safety were second to none, RIP Paul you...Read More »
51 of 58 | Posted by: Nigel A. Drane

“To Paul's Family Paul was a good friend and will be greatly missed. I enjoyed the time we spent together growing up in Sidney. These are fond...Read More »
52 of 58 | Posted by: Kevan McCaslin - Poulsbo, WA

“Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. Hold tight to your memories. Praying for strength for you and your family. ”
53 of 58 | Posted by: Lynn Girard - Atascocita, TX

“I am so sorry for your loss. We were all so blessed to have known Paul. He was a kind & thoughtful person that LOVED his family. My thoughts &...Read More »
54 of 58 | Posted by: Kim Campbell - Baytown, TX

“Lisa & family, My heart is aching right along with you.. Paulie was one of a kind. He will be missed by all. You are all in my prayers & thoughts...Read More »
55 of 58 | Posted by: Terry Ramos - La Porte, TX

“we will all miss you dearly...im glad that ted and i got to spend time with you...you are a wonderful person and im glad i got to meet you...in my...Read More »
56 of 58 | Posted by: Linda Allen - baytown, TX

“Paul Platz family members - My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved family member Paul. My thoughts are prayers are with each of you during...Read More »
57 of 58 | Posted by: Diana Gunderson - Fort Collins, CO

“We are deeply saddened by Pauls sudden passing. There is nothing that we could say to make the pain of your loss go away...all we can say is we love...Read More »
58 of 58 | Posted by: David & Tammy Davis - Baytown, TX


Paul Alan Platz passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012, at a Houston hospital. He was born September 20, 1959, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to John and Adelaide (Mackey) Platz. He retired after 24 years of service with James-Timec Company. Mr. Platz loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, motorcycles, and woodworking. His granddaughter was the light of his life. He was also an avid Cornhusker football fan. Mr. Platz never knew a stranger and had a joy for life. His sense of humor will be missed.

Mr. Platz is preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Lisa Platz , of Baytown; son, Ryan Pollard of Baytown; daughters, Heather Platz-Butler and husband, Justin, of College Station and Mallory Platz of Baytown; father, John W. Platz of Sidney, Nebraska; brothers, Bill Platz and wife, Paula, and Richard Platz; sisters, Johna Platz-Walker, Mary Matsutani and husband, Kent, and Amy Platz-Stepp and husband, Brad; granddaughter, Addison Kay Platz; seven nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, September 25, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Crespo & Jirrels, with Reverend John Soard officiating.