Raymond F. Walz, 97, of Archbold, passed away peacefully, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at St. V’s Hospital in Toledo, where he had been admitted two days earlier.
He was born Aug. 1, 1923, in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Edward and Magdelina Walz.
Ray graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in agronomy. He worked as a food inspector, being transferred many places in the U.S., retiring in Archbold.
Ray was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, which he attended faithfully most every Sunday.
He could also be found most days at the Home Restaurant eating his meals at the community table.
He liked gardening, sharing his tomatoes and roses with others.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents and ten siblings, Oscar, Adleheit, Elsie, Alma, Roland, John, Myrtha, Winfred, Rolinda and Arnold.
He is survived by nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 6, at St. James Lutheran Church, Burlington, at 10:30 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Short Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorials may be given to St. James Lutheran Church. www.ShortFuneralHome.com.