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Esther P. Platz

1909 - 2012


Esther P. Platz, age 103, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday morning, Nov. 10, 2012, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown.


A private graveside service was held today at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown with the Rev. Michael Jensen of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown officiating.


The former Esther Pauline Prahl was born on Oct. 12, 1909, in Watertown the daughter of August and Louise (Fehrmann) Prahl. On June 26, 1927, she married Marvin Platz at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lebanon.


Esther is survived by three daughters, Genny (Mylan) Voss of Oconomowoc, Lorraine Knaack and Carol Lopez both of Watertown; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Platz of Watertown; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin on Oct. 15, 1986; a son, Kenneth; a daughter, Marilyn Buss; one brother and seven sisters.


The family is very appreciative of the many years of care given to Esther by St. Mark’s pastors and the staff of Marquardt Memorial Manor. The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at


Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St. Watertown



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