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Roy Walz

September 18, 1934 — April 16, 2019

Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Roy 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 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home Thursday evening.

Roy George Walz was born September 18, 1934 in Nevis, Minnesota to Alois & Florence (Biganik) Walz. They later moved to St. Joseph Minnesota where they co-owned the El Paso club. Roy graduated from St Cloud Tech High School and went onto school at Dunwoody College. Roy moved to Sauk Centre where he met his bride Anne Foss and was united in marriage on November 3rd, 1962 at Our Lady of Angel’s Church in Sauk Centre.  They resided in Sauk Centre, and Roy was employed by the MN 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 grand kids’ 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 the 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, Vicki Pfeffer of Sauk Centre, Shelly 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.

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, April 25, 2019

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Patton Schad Funeral & Cremation Services

620 Beltline Rd, Sauk Centre, MN 56378

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Visitation

Friday, April 26, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 am

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, April 26, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am

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Graveside Service

Friday, April 26, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm

Saint Paul's Cemetery

MN

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