GLEN HAVEN – Patricia Anne (Check) Walz, age 80, of Glen Haven and Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2023, at her home in Lancaster. She was born on March 18, 1943, the daughter of Anthony and Cecelia (Kozelka) Check. Pat was united in marriage to Eugene Francis Walz on August 22, 1964. Pat and Gene lived in Glen Haven until 2017 when they moved to Lancaster. Together they raised four children. Pat was a stay-at-home mother until their youngest child was a senior in high school. She then took a job at Rapid Die & Mold Co. in Cassville where she worked until she retired in 2017 to care for Gene. Pat loved to play cards, especially ponytail canasta, and making wonderful meals for her family. Her meatloaf, rice Krispie bars, strawberry pretzel dessert, orange salad and peach desserts were legendary.
Survivors include their children: Dean (Julie) Walz, Albany; Tony (Ellen) Walz, Lancaster; Karen (Thomas) Schlotthauer, Oshkosh; Bruce (Tracie) Walz, Albany; her grandchildren: Cheryl and Tara Walz, Andrew (Erin) Walz, and Amber (Cecil) Martin, Jacob (Jackie), James, Kami and Mia Schlotthauer, Jordan Dean, and Marah Walz; four great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law: Lois Krantz and Janice (Warren) Johll; numerous nieces and nephews; four spoiled grand-dogs: Gilligan, Sir Chugley, Echo and Ursula.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Gene, Pat was preceded in death by her mother and father-in-law, Albert and Leone Walz, her brother, Richard (Beverly) Check, brothers-in-law: Harold (Rose) Walz, Robert (Virginia) Walz, and Vernon Krantz; three nephews: Dean Walz, Gary Krantz, and Wayne Johll; two nieces: Joan and Nancy Krantz.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glen Haven with Father Mark Miller officiating. Burial will be in Gockel Cemetery, Glen Haven. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster is assisting the family.
The family would like to thank Agrace Hospice for their assistance during Pat’s transition.