Christopher A. Platz, age 38

Sartell, MN
March 7, 1973  –  February 9, 2012

Christopher A. Platz, age 38, Sartell, MN died February 9, 2012 at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, February 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, St. Stephen, MN.  Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until time of service Monday at the church.  Burial with Full Military Honors will be in the St. Stephen Parish Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.

Chris was born March 7, 1973 in St. Cloud, MN to Arnold and Carol (Hlebain) Platz, Jr..  He grew up in Avon, MN and graduated from Albany High School and Brainerd Technical College.  Chris joined the Army National Guard in 1990 and transferred to the Air Force Reserves 934th Airlift Wing Unit serving as a Technical Sergeant.  He served on active duty at the Ali Al Salem Base in Kuwait in 2011.  Chris married Jessica Pfeil on May 22, 2008 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.  He was employed as a Correctional Officer at the Minnesota Correctional Facility, St. Cloud, MN.

Chris loved his family, the beauty of the wilderness, woods, his home and spending time hunting and fishing with his friends and family.

Survivors include his wife, Jessica Platz of Sartell, MN; stepdaughter, Tasha Smith of Sartell, MN; mother, Carol Hlebain of Avon, MN; father, Arnold Platz, Jr. of Avon, MN; siblings, Robert (Pam) Platz of Lake Elmo, MN; Cindy Swanson of Baltimore, MD; and Mary (Braneslav) Platz-Ivanovski of Macedonia; grandparents, Arnold Platz, Sr. of Avon, MN; Alice and Steve Hlebain of St. Stephen, MN.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Doris Platz.

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