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Marvin  Russell  Platt
     Marvin Russell Platt, 100, formerly of Paxton, passed away Dec. 29, at Centennial Park in North Platte. Marvin was born Oct. 1, 1912 in Cook to Dan and Jessie (Hunt) Platt.
     The family moved to Ogallala in 1919, to the Sandhills in 1923 and to Sutherland in 1926. Marvin attended Sutherland High School.
     In 1928, his father bought a grocery store in Tryon. In 1930, Marvin for a year in Wyoming, then returned to work on the Keystone Dam one summer.
     Marvin married Mary Vaughan Petersen in 1935. To this union were born two children, Betty and Bruce. They lived in the Sandhills, Stapleton, and North Platte before moving to Paxton in 1946 where he started working for Jensen Frontier Station.
     In 1947, Lyle Quimby asked Marvin to work for him at his Implement Business, which he did. In 1948 Lyle moved to Colorado and sold Marvin the business. Marvin did well and bought Crow Brothers Garage and Oil in 1957. Marvin ran these businesses until 1971 when he retired.
     He and Mary moved to Lake Maloney in 1977 and spent their 30 winters in McAllen, Tex. Mary passed away in 1996. Since that time Marvin played golf and cards to pass the time. Marvin was a member of the Eagles’ Lodge and Paradise Park Board of McAllen.
     Marvin is survived by his daughter, Betty (Eddie) Guynan of Paxton; daughter-in-law, Gayle Platt of Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Kirk (Collete) Guynan and Kim (Eric) Seacrest both of North Platte; great-grandchildren, Joshua (Jessica) Guynan and Oliva Guynan all of North Platte; and a great-great grandchild, Dexter Guynan of North Platte; and many other nieces, nephews and family members.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son Bruce; a brother and a sister.
     A memorial has been established to the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation .
     Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Douglas Delp officiating. Burial will follow at the North Platte City Cemetery. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 1/2/2013
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