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OBIT: Harold D. Platts

Harold D. Platts, 91, of Mason City, died on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Inpatient Unit. A private gathering will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be held in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Inpatient Unit.

Harold D. Platts was born on May 31, 1931, in Mason City, to parents George and Gertrude (Aldrich) Platts. Harold grew up in Mason City and graduated from Mason City High School in 1950. In February of 1951, Harold joined the United States Navy and served for three years, being Honorably Discharged in April of 1954. Following his time in the Navy, Harold moved back to Mason City joining his father’s construction business GE Platts and Sons. In 1970, Harold purchased the business from his father changing the name to Platts Home Builders.

On August 17, 1951, on Treasure Island In San Francisco, Harold was united in marriage to Beverly Lux. The couple just recently celebrated 70 years of marriage. Between this union the couple had two children. Together they shared many joys in life, going to dinner every Friday night with their group of friends to traveling to London on 22 different occasions. Harold loved spending time with his family whether it be camping or travelling domestically.

Harold is survived by his wife Beverly; son Dave (Sherri) Platts; grandchildren Brandon and Collin Platts, Chelsea (Julian) Nava, Wesley (Cori) Wales; three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Barbara Wales; brothers Robert, William, Glenn Platts.

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