Richard Waltz, 52, of Isanti died August 24, 2011 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
Richard Leo Waltz was born Sept. 29, 1958 in Brainerd to Andrew and Marjorie (Kuhlman) Waltz. He was raised in Brainerd and graduated from Brainerd High School, Class of 1976. Richard attended Anoka VoTech and earned a degree in Mechanical Design. He married Julie Dehn on April 14, 2011 and they have made their home in rural Isanti.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 3 siblings, Kenneth Waltz, Sister Mary Ann Waltz and David Waltz. Richard is survived by his wife, Julie of Isanti; 2 daughters, Tabitha (Seth) Sanborn of Plymouth, Alicia (Travis) Johnson of Crystal; 5 grandchildren; 8 brothers and sisters, Robert (Dee) Waltz of California, Darrel (Harriet) Waltz of Minneapolis, Clifford (Kathy) Waltz of Brainerd, Gregory (Jerrie) Waltz of Washington, Adrienne (Dick) Cahoon of Brainerd, Rita (Jerry) Sauk of Elk River, Ronald (Sue) Waltz of Cannon Falls, Marlene (Jeff) Fanton of Coon Rapids; by sister-in-law, Lucy (Larry) Waltz of Elk River; and by many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Long Lake Lutheran Church in rural Isanti with Rev. Matt Flom officiating. A visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 28 from 3-7 p.m. at the church and also one hour prior to the funeral Monday at church. Harriet Waltz will be the soloist and Kristy Anderson will serve as organist. The pallbearers are Tanya Insley, Shaun, Bryce and Chad Waltz, Andy Sauk and Mike Wienhold. Interment was in Long Lake Community Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.