CRAB¿ORCHARD — Richard “Leon” Platzeck, 75, of Crab Orchard, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford, Ky.
Born Oct. 19, 1936, in Crab Orchard, Ky., he was a son of the late John and Rosa Bryant Platzeck. In 1960, he married Ina Martin in Sioux City, Iowa, and they had three children together, Richard Jr., Martin and Teresa.
In 1970, he married Jan Sheffield in Louisville, Ky. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. After being discharged, he attended Jefferson Community College. A talented machinist, he spent his career working at International Harvester before retiring from Naval Ordinance to his family farm in Crab Orchard. He enjoyed spending his retirement working on his farm, gardening and fixing anything mechanical.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Platzeck Jr. of Cuppertino, Calif., and Martin (Janine) Platzeck of Hornick, Iowa; a daughter, Teresa (Steven) Linscott of West Concord, Minn.; three grandchildren, Trevor Platzeck, Shannen Platzeck and Rachael Linscott; a sister, Pauletta Platzeck (Gary) Beller of Indiana; and his special friend, Virginia Metcalf.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his niece, Jennifer Johnson.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in The Old Lutheran Reformed Cemetery in Ottenheim.
Visitation for the public will be after noon Thursday, Aug. 9, at McKnight Funeral Home.