Dale E. Platt, 72

Posted on January 15, 2014

Dale E. “Butch” Platt, 72, of Lafayette and formerly of Wells County, died at 8:16 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in his home.
He was born May 24, 1941, in Wells County to Clarence and Grace Derr Platt.
He graduated from East Rockcreek High School in 1959. He served in the United States Army from August 1966 to August 1968. He served in Vietnam.
He married Dottie Faust of Markle; she survives.
Dale retired from All-Tel Communications as a supervisor after 30 years. After retirement he worked in tool and die for K. and K. Tool of Markle.
He was a member of American Legion Post 11. He enjoyed playing golf, and he played in all sports at Rockcreek. He played in Little League and played fast pitch softball at Markle several years.
Surviving along with his spouse are a daughter, Pattie (Matt) Skiles of West Lafayette; two sisters, Shirley (Kay) Mounsey of Warren and Jean Gleim of Uniondale; a sister-in-law, Anna Louise Platt of Uniondale; and two grandchildren, Tanner and Avery Grace Skiles.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Platt.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Markle Methodist Church. Calling is one hour before the service at the church.

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