Roy G. Walz

Roy G. Walz, age 84 of Sauk Centre, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital due to complications from a surgery.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 26 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Inurnment will be held in the parish cemetery following the service with military honors by the Sauk Centre United Veteran Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church. Parish prayers will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Roy George Walz was born Sept. 18, 1934, in Nevis, to Alois and Florence (Biganik) Walz. They later moved to St. Joseph, where they co-owned the El Paso Club. Roy graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School and went on to school at Dunwoody College. Roy moved to Sauk Centre where he met his bride, Anne Foss, and was united in marriage on Nov. 3, 1962, at Our Lady of Angel’s Church in Sauk Centre. They resided in Sauk Centre, and Roy was employed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation in St. Cloud where he retired. He also served over 20 years in the Army National Guard until his retirement in 1990. Roy was an active member in the Sauk Centre Lions Club, and he served as a board member for the Sauk Centre Public Utilities and for the Planning and Zoning committee. He volunteered with the Sauk Centre Meals on Wheels program and the Sauk Centre Food Shelf.

Roy was a hard-working father and husband who enjoyed spending time at his cabin up north, and in his younger years he enjoyed snowmobiling and fishing with his friends. He loved going to see his grandkids’ sporting and school events when he could, and during the winter he was part of a card-playing club. Roy will be remembered by his quick-witted comments to questions when he was asked and the little smirk he would give after each response. He will also be remembered for being able to tell you all about the roads that you drive on and what he did to help construct them. There was never a time where we took the same road to somewhere because he always had to show us a different route.

Roy is survived by his five children, Brad (Carla) Walz of Andover, Victoria Pfeffer of Sauk Centre, Michelle Engle of Westport, Paul Walz of Andover and Sarah (Josh) Trisko of Sauk Centre; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife; Anne Walz; parents; and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

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