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Kathryn "Kat" Platz, 35 Sidney, MT


Kathryn "Kat" Platz

The Lord got a hand-full with the passing of one of the most stubborn, feisty, crazy, funny, loyal and loving individuals ever created.

Kathryn "Kat" LeeAnne Tresa Platz finally tuckered out after a year-long war with cancer. Her loving friend Briele, was by her side. She was 35 years old.

Kat was born Nov. 16, 1984 in St. Louis, MO to Jack and Janet Platz. From the very beginning Kathryn left an impression. She was a character for sure with a smile and a laugh that could brighten the darkest days. If you were around her longer than a half hour, you couldn't help but fall in love. She had a way with animals and charmed every single dog she met.

This was especially true for her faithful companion, best friend, always loyal and all around bestest boy, Bentley. Never has a dog been more adored than that yellow Lab.

Kat also had a special gift with children. Her boundless energy, infectious laugh and huge heart made her "Aunt Kat" to quite a few lucky kiddos

Kat made her way to Montana via Big Sky and fell so deeply in love with the Treasure State that she never left, moving from the resort life out west to the oilfield plains in the east.

Kat was an amazing worker and had an array of jobs including waitressing, racing the beverage cart at the Country Club and in the typical Kat fashion, she endured school a second time to earn her welding degree. Wherever she was, she was loved. Kat's friends were very much her family and she was adored by so many. The pioneer of "Sunday Funday" she leaves a legacy that will never be matched.

Kathryn is survived by her parents Jade and Janet, her brother Jeremiah, her maternal grandmother Pauline, and paternal grandmother Viola.

She is also survived by her large family of friends, her special nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters and a few extra Moms for good measure. Kathryn was so loved; she was a bright spot in so many lives and will be remembered roundly for her spark, her laugh and her heart. She fought with every chip stacked against her and never lost her smile. Special thanks to the Sidney Health Center Cancer Care for their excellent treatment and for their love and support and also the Billings Clinic for their amazing treatment and patience.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the South 40 at a date to be announced after Phase II.

In lieu of flowers, donation to the cancer center or humane society would be appreciated.


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