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Geraldine A. Waltz

Geraldine Waltz, 88, of Langdon, ND, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

Geraldine Metzger was born August 18, 1931, in Mt. Carmel Township to Severius and Lucy (Perius) Metzger. She grew up and attended school in the Wales area. On June 11, 1952, Gerry married Thomas Waltz at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon. They made their home and raised their children on the Waltz family farm in Manilla Township.  In 1990, they moved to Langdon.

Geraldine was very involved in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church as a 1st grade CCD teacher for many years, a member of Catholic Daughters, and a member of Altar Society. She also loved doing adoration and watching EWTN. She was an active member of Homemakers in her younger years. She made quilts for every child and anyone who wanted one, macramed personal designs on lawn chairs for her family and friends, enjoyed gardening, canning, playing cards, traveling, camping, needlepoint, painting and almost any kind of craft. She was an excellent cook, especially rice rolls and perogies, which she passed down to the next generation. She also liked raising chickens when her children were younger.

Surviving Geraldine are her children: Mary Jane (Jim) Foley of Fargo, ND, Rodney (Susan) Waltz of Deer Park, WA, Roger (Colleen) Waltz of Langdon, and Loralyn (Wayne) Maixner of Lakota, ND; grandchildren: Donald (Stephanie) Waltz, Stephanie (Wade) Haugland, Daniel Waltz, Chris Maixner (Jayme), and David Maixner ; great-grandchildren: Kyleigh, Xavier, and Isla; siblings: Sr. Petronilla Metzger, Marilyn (Art) Gapp, & Josie (Ken) Bittner; sisters-in-law: Ruth Metzger, Mary Ann Metzger, Alice Metzger and Lorraine Metzger; and many nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Tom, and brothers: Syl (Madeline), Nestor (Helen), Emeric (Pat), Roy, Maurice, Arnold and Ray.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 12:30 p.m. prior to the funeral mass at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Langdon, ND.

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Dear Mary Jane,Rodney,Roger,Loralyn and families, I was very sad to hear that your mother had passed away. She was a wonderful godmother to me,and friend to mom. I have two beautiful quilts that she made and I will always treasure them. I hope your memories bring you comfort during this sad time.
Mary Delvo Briggs

Mary Delvo Briggs Nov 30 2019 12:00 AM

To Gerry's family.
Our families were neighbors for many years. I remember daddy taking the stone boat with the horses across the fields on a Saturday night to go and play cards with your mom and dad. Your mom was always so sweet and kind and always so glad to see me when I came to Langdon. She never missed one of the masses that I offered for my family. I will be offering one for her now. A ray of Langdon sunshine has been extinguished but heaven is much brighter now. I will truly miss her! Please accept my deepest sympathy and the sympathy of all of the Art Spanier family. Those of us who knew your mom will think of her often.

Judy Spanier Hamann Nov 2 2019 12:00 AM

Mary Jane and Jim, I am so very sorry to hear of Gerry's passing away. Gerry's Mom ,Lucy and my mother Inez Perius Hamann were first cousins, and my Mom reminded me of that often when she was still alive. This marvelous family. Your Mom Gerry, was a very special, sweet person. "May the Angels Welcome her to Paradise" . We are so fortunate to have you and Jim in our Nativity community here in Fargo, ND. As I write this, you will all be gathered for your last goodbye, and celebration of resurrection . Your friends from Fargo, Nativity. Inez Hamann Rath, and Leonard

Inez Hamann-Rath Nov 2 2019 12:00 AM

Mary Jane and Jim, I am so very sorry to hear of Gerry's passing away. Gerry's Mother and my Mother Inez Perius Hamann were first cousins, and my mother was a very dear friend to Lucy Perius Metzger, and always spoke frequently to me of their strong faith and dedication that was passed through their generations. As you and Jim have demonstrated to your church of Nativity here in Fargo. Please know that your entire family have been in Leonard and my prayers. "May the Angels Welcome Her to Paradise"

Inez Hamann-Rath Nov 2 2019 12:00 AM

Condolences to your family. She was always so sweet to me and my family. Thank you, Gerry, for being such a great friend to my mom. Prayers and blessings sent your way. Hugs!

Stephanie Stremick Nov 2 2019 12:00 AM

Thinking of the Gerry Waltz family at this time.

Anna Spivey Nov 1 2019 12:00 AM

A Purple Radiance was sent on October 31, 2019

Our remembrance of Geraldine on this day is filled with love and fond memories. In God's grace, Kathleen Bonnert and Dave

Expression of Sympathy Oct 31 2019 12:00 AM

Mary Jane, and all of the Waltz family...sincere sympathy in the loss of your mom; it's tough, I know. Will be keeping you in prayer for peace and comfort at this sad time.

Vonnie Malone (LaVonne Fischer) Oct 31 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. It's never easy to lose our mom's. I always admired how so many of the widowed ladies in Langdon got together and supported each other. The memories will always be dear to your heart. Joe & Patty

Joe & Patty Bata Oct 30 2019 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Oct 30 2019 12:00 AM

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