Duane Platt, 92, of Apache Junction, Ariz., passed away June 26, 2013 at Horizon Bay Senior Living, from lung cancer.
A memorial service will be held later this year. Cremation has taken place.
Duane was born on January 19, 1921 to Joseph and Mary (Zins) Platt. After his 8th grade graduation he helped his parents on the farm until 1942 when he joined the Army, serving in the European theatre (France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany) as an infantryman. He was awarded the Purple Heart in November, 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1945. He returned to the U.S. and worked as an electrical lineman until his retirement. He married Evelyn Longtin, January 19, 1948. After many moves, they established their home in Devils Lake, N.D. and raised four children. After divorcing, Duane became a full time resident of Arizona.
Duane is survived by Michael and Deb Platt, DiAnn Platt-Roberts and Kris Roberts, Vernon Platt, Robert Platt, six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also special in his life were Linda Platt and Nina Platt.
His family would like to thank the staff at Horizon Bay, Infinity Hospice and Leota Morris for the excellent care given to Duane.
Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery. Mesa, Ariz. was in charge of arrangements.