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Virgil Clarence Plathe

March 23, 1930 — October 30, 2019

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be directed to Orange City Home Health and Hospice, 1000 Lincoln Cir SE, Orange City, IA 51041.
        
Virgil C. Plathe, 89 of Alton, Iowa died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, IA.        

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton with Father Daniel Greving officiating and Deacon Dan Goebel assisting.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton. Graveside military honors will be conducted by American Legion Floyd Post 200 of Alton.  Visitation with family present will be from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, there will be a rosary and a vigil prayer service at 5 p.m. all at the church in Alton.  Visitation will resume Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.  Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, Iowa. 
        
Virgil was born March 23, 1930, to Nick and Angeline (Herrig) Plathe in Granville, IA, where he was raised and received his education from St. Josephs School. He then joined the Army from Oct. 1952 to Nov. 1954 when he was honorably discharged.        

On May 16, 1955, Virgil married Joyce Neuroth at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, IA. While living in Granville he worked at various farming operations. The couple later moved to Alton where Virgil worked at Alton Premium Feeds and then Diamond Vogel Paint in Orange City, where he worked until his retirement.         

Virgil was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Church Choir.  He was also a member of the Alton Fire Department from 1964 to 1974 and American Legion Floyd Post 200. He enjoyed playing the guitar with his group The Mama and the Fathers.         

Survivors include his wife Joyce of Alton, Three sons; Kevin (Pam) of Alton, IA, Nick (Linda) of Alton, IA, Reed (Susie) of LeMars, IA, 10 grandchildren; Bryce (Heather) Plathe of Mt. Vernon, IA, Travis Plathe of Alton, IA, Lance (Jenni) Plathe, of Alton, IA, Shannon (Dan) Kramer of Alton , IA, Angela (Justin) VanderSchaaf, of Alton IA, Jesse Plathe of Iowa City, IA, Caitlin Plathe of Iowa City, IA, Kyle (Heather) Plathe of LeMars IA, Matthew (Alicia) Plathe of Dallas Center, IA, Trace Plathe of Sioux Falls, SD, 14 Great-grand-children; Avery, Gavin, Sophee, Sidnee, Parker, Gia, Larkin, Hunter, Payton, Alec, Derrin, Cole, Owen and Olive. Siblings, Mark Plathe, Maro (Rosalie) Plathe all of Granville, In-Laws Virginia Wagner of Denver, CO, Julie Spieler of Beaver Dam, WI, Gene Neuroth of Indianapolis IN, Bill (Sarah) Rawlings of Sioux City, IA, Charles (Jean) Neuroth of LeMars, IA, Dave (Geraldine) Neuroth of LeMars, IA, Paul (Carrie) Neuroth of Walterboro, SC, Lee (Marilyn) Hammond of Bonney Lake, WA, Rodney (Paula) Neuroth of Aiken, SC, Tim (Connie) Neuroth of Webster City, IA.        

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nick (Angeline) Plathe, his son, Robert Plathe, Sister, Bertille (Roman) Budden, Parents-in-law, Joseph (Rose) Neuroth, In-Laws JoAnn Plathe, Donald (Jackie) Neuroth, Reynold Wagner, Joseph Spieler, Clifford (Pat) Neuroth, Corita Neuroth, Theeann Brzuchalski, Joseph Neuroth, Partick Neuroth, and one nephew Jim Budden.

Casket Bearers will be Bryce, Travis, Lance, Kyle, Matthew, Trace and Jesse Plathe.
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Sunday, November 3, 2019

4:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mary's Church - Alton, IA

610 E 10th St, Alton, IA 51003

Visitation with family present will be from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, there will be a rosary and a vigil prayer service at 5 p.m. all at the church in Alton. Visitation will resume Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.

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