Stanley Gale Platz, 65 of Seguin, Texas, died July 9, 2017. Stan was born on Sept. 24, 1951 in Edina, Mo., to Stanley Eugene and Geneva Marie (Gordon) Platz. Stan served four years in the United States Navy. He married Karen Olson Platz. After his honorable discharge, Stan returned to Missouri and graduated from Truman State University. He coached in Missouri and Louisiana. Stan was a no nonsense coach, and expected his students, and his children, to give their all in everything they did. They later moved to Seguin to be near his beloved aunt Eva Haug and he began coaching at Samuel Clemens High School. During his career he coached football, basketball, golf, and track. After retirement, he coached a few years at St. Joseph Catholic School until he fully retired. When Stan wasn’t coaching, he could be found, hunting, fishing, or in his garden. His greatest joy was his family; especially his grandchildren, whom he loved to watch play sports.Surviving is his wife Karen, children, Shawn Platz and Jennifer; Amanda Schultze and Chris;, Alyce Rosales and Mario, Ryne Platz, Tiffany Raines and Brian, Derrick Platz and Samantha; 11grandchildren; brothers, Roger Platz and Marlene, Walter Platz and Cathy Ann, Tracy Platz and Larissa; sister, Cathy Lou Mack and Ken; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Glen and Frances Olson; brothers-in-law, Darrell Harrison, and Doug Olson and Debbie; sister-in-law, Tammy Schroeder and Tom; nieces, nephews, family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Janie Harrison. Funeral services with military honors were held July 13, 2017 at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jim Craver officiating. Private interment will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, PO Box 26460, Austin, TX 78755, or charity of choice.
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