Archie Stillman Platt, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2012, at the age of 80, with his family by his side in Hastings, NE. A funeral service will be held Monday, January 30, at 10:30 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Franklin, NE. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Franklin
Archie was born November 22, 1931, in Alliance, NE. He spent the first few months of his life in a sod house in the Sandhills in Garden County, NE. Later his family moved a framed house onto their ranch between Oshkosh and Lakeside where they homesteaded 360 acres. His father, Edward, was killed in 1942 working on the Hemingford Dam. His mother taught school in a one room school house called Penn School near Oshkosh. They then moved to Curtis where Archie attended high school. He graduated from Aurora, NE, in 1950.
In 1950, Archie joined the Air Force. He was stationed in Korea as a Radio Repair Technician. He received an honorable discharge in 1954. After that he went to work at Rogers Radio and TV.
In 1956 he married his beloved wife Doris Coleman. They moved to Franklin, NE, in 1957. Their union was blessed with three children: Robert Edward, Kathryn Jane, and David Lee, all of Franklin.
Archie was very active in the community. He was a fireman, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, member of the Franklin Jaycees, City Councilman, and served on the Board of Trustees for Golden Age Village. He owned Archie's TV and Appliance for 38 years and retired in 1995. He was baptized in the Methodist Church where he was a member.
He was a devoted loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved his family dearly. He enjoyed bird watching and looked forward to the spring when the Purple Martins returned. In his earlier years, he enjoyed camping and fishing. He loved working in the yard and helping Doris with the flowers. His hobbies included collecting coins and stamps.
He is preceded in death by his father Edward Huffman Platt and mother, Alberta Lucile (Linebaugh) Platt.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Platt, Franklin; sons, Robert Platt and David Platt; daughter, Kathryn Dorn and her husband Merle Dorn, all of Franklin; grandchildren, Savannah Dorn and Scott Johnson, Kearney; Jessica Dorn and Alexis Platt, Lincoln; Sage Platt, Kyle Platt and Cortney Platt, Franklin; great grandchild Rilynn Johnson, Kearney; his sister, Mary Jane Redinger and her husband Charles, Hastings; much loved foreign exchange student Philipp Simon, Reinbek, Germany; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation at Hutchins Funeral Home Saturday, January 28,2012 from 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday, January 29, 2012 from 1 pm to 8 pm with family greeting friends from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Funeral service at United Methodist Church in Franklin, Monday, January 30, 2012 at 10:30 am with Rev. Nancy Leonard and Rev. David Johnson officiating.
Burial in the Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin with Full Military Rites.
Memorials to Family Choice.