|Walter B. Platt Jr., 79, of Maquon, died April 18, 2013 in OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born March 29, 1934 the fifth child of Walter and Ruth Harbison Platt in their rural Maquon farm home. Walter B. was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Paul; and sister, Frances Sanford. Sisters Ruth Ann Flinn and Elizabeth Wandell survive.
Walter B. lived in the Maquon area with his wife, Mildred, farming and raising their family, Eric, Michael, and Teresa Spenn. His grandchildren, now young adults, and three great granddaughters were his treasure.
An avid outdoorsman who had enjoyed pleasure boats, snowmobiles, ATV, hunting, and remembering past pursuits, was content to look at the surrounding wilderness.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Maquon United Methodist Church. Rev. Sue Bryce will officiate. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in Maquon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Maquon Fire Department. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.