Ronald G. Waltz, age 83, husband of Diana, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with interment at a later date in the St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Lincoln Valley, North Dakota.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Ronald “Ron” Gene Waltz was born on December 11, 1939, in Lincoln Valley, North Dakota. He was the son of John and Marie (Hausauer) Waltz, Jr. Ron was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Lincoln Valley. He received his education at the Country School in Sheridan County, North Dakota.
On October 12, 1968, Ron was united in marriage to Diana Seaman at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with two daughters, Ann and Jean. Ron and Diana resided on the family farm in Lincoln Valley until 1981, when they moved to Bismarck, North Dakota. In 1989, they relocated to Spokane, Washington, before moving to Hutchinson, Minnesota in 1991. They shared 54 years of marriage.
Ron was a life-long farmer and was also self-employed as a carpenter/handyman. He retired in 2001. Ron served as a volunteer driver for Trailblazer Transit. He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Ron was also a member of the Good Sam Club, where he enjoyed many close friendships and meeting new camping friends.
Ron had a love for camping, fishing, and woodworking. He especially loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Ron passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson, at the age of 83 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Ron is survived by his:
Wife, Diana Waltz of Hutchinson, MN;
Daughters, Ann Engel and her husband, Troy of Hutchinson, MN,
Jean Boucher and her husband, Christopher of Spokane, WA;
Grandchildren, Alyssa Engel and her fiancé, Shane Matter, Dylan Engel, Christopher Boucher, Robert Boucher, Nathan Boucher and his wife, Megan, Aaron Boucher;
Sisters, Delores Shelton of Spokane, WA,
Betty Kurle and her husband, Vernon of McClusky, ND;
Many other relatives and friends.
Ron is preceded in death by his Parents, John and Marie Waltz, Jr.; Brother-in-law, Jimmy “Allen” Shelton, Father and Mother-in-law, Darwin and Evelyn Seaman.