Edward Joseph Platt, 83, of Ottawa, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Brookside Retirement Community.
Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rosary will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, followed by a visitation for family and friends from 7-8 p.m. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Emerald, Kansas. The family suggests memorial contributions to Sacred Heart School c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Edward’s Tribute Wall at www.dengelmortuary.com
Edward was born Jan. 22, 1936, in Franklin County, Kansas, the son of Lonnie Joseph and Mary Ann (Setter) Platt. He lived in Richmond, Kansas 60 years moving to Ottawa in 1997.
Edward was united in marriage to Waunita Lutz, Sept. 1, 1958, in Westphalia. They later divorced. He married Mary Jane Jones, April 12, 1997, in Scipio. They later divorced.
Survivors include five children, Cathy Sue Cooper, of Paola; Theresa Ann Macy; of Ottawa; Michael Edward Platt; of Gardner; Alan Joe Platt; of Richmond; and John Anthony Platt; of Paola; two siblings, Emery Lawrence Platt and Mary Ann Herman, both of Garnett; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents; brother, Gene David Platt; two grandsons, Kristopher R. Stockard and Matthew Dominic Platt.
Edward was a farmer for 35 years. He worked in various construction jobs for over 20 including Components, of Garnett, Killough Construction, of Ottawa, for six years, Fogle Quarry, of Ottawa, for five years, Johnson County Aggregate, for five years, and Deffenbaugh Industries, of Shawnee, before retiring.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Knights of Columbus Council No. 3018 for more than 48 years; Franklin County National Farmers Organization president from 1958 to 1985; and the Richmond Lions Club.