Walz III, George C., AuGres, Michigan

Beloved husband and father passed away Monday, February 7, 2011 at Bay Regional Medical Center. Age 81 years. The son of the late Edward and Flora (Zapoleon) Walz, George was born September 10, 1929 in South Bend, Indiana. George served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He married Janice Bushey, his loving wife of 54 years, on May 19, 1956. She survives him. George grew up in the hardware business. The Walz Hardware Company was founded in 1865 by his great-great-grandfather, George C Walz. He worked there with his grandfather and father and in 1955 parlayed that into Walz Industrial Supply in Saginaw which he owned and operated for 27 years until his retirement in 1982. He was a charter member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in AuGres, Michigan. George was a past member of the Germania Town & Country Club, a life time member of Saginaw Masonic Lodge #77, Bay City Consistory and the Elf Khurafeh Shrine. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially his time spent at his property in Whitney Township. Surviving besides his wife Jan are two sons, Edward Walz and his wife Darlene, Traverse City; George Walz IV, Seattle, Washington; two sisters, Caroline and Jim Quigley, Schaumberg, Illinois; Dr. Barbara Adler, Salt Lake City, Utah; George’s brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Duane and Virginia Bushey, Sue and Jack Luxton and Kay Moore; many nieces and nephews. Honoring George’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 12, 2011 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1264 S. Tonkey Road in AuGres, Michigan. Rev.Tim Bender and Rev. Bernard Philabaum will officiate. Friends may call at St. Paul Lutheran Church where the family will be present on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Elf Khurafeh Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or Paul Lutheran Church in AuGres. Arrangements entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home in Saginaw. www.snowfuneralhome.net