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Mr. Virgil Waltz of Greenwood passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
He was born on July 29, 1923 in Wirt. He was a son of Roe and Ivy Waltz.
He is survived by his wife, Elsa Waltz. Other survivors include three children, Gene (Nancy) Waltz, Gary (Susan) Waltz and Nancy (Mike) Robertson; seven grandchildren, Emily, Jeff, Sarah, Becky, Katie, Darcie and Amy; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Golden and twin brother Vincent, and sisters, Thelma and Mildred.
Virgil graduated from Greenwood High School in 1941.
Virgil served in the U.S. Army Air Force in the Pacific Theatre in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart.
He married Elsa L. (Stumpf) Waltz on July 14, 1945 in Indianapolis, and together had three children — two sons and a daughter.
Virgil was employed by Allison, Maywood, Dept. 3579 division of GM for 25 years before he started Waltz and Sons Machine Co. in Greenwood in 1970, which he owned for nearly 30 years.
He also served on the Greenwood City Council for four years and enjoyed coaching little league for several years.
Virgil was a charter member of Concordia Lutheran Church and also served as its chairman. He was also a charter member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church.
Virgil and Elsa enjoyed traveling here in the United States and internationally. Virgil was an avid Colts fan.
Virgil and Elsa also volunteered for Meals on Wheels.
Most importantly he loved his family and to talk about his experiences in World War II.
The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at St. Francis for the excellent care he received during his stay. He will be greatly missed by all those who loved him for his honesty, kindness and integrity.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Concordia Lutheran Church, 305 Howard Road, Greenwood. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood. The Rev. John Flamme will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Concordia Lutheran Church.
You are invited to read the obituary online at www.wilsonstpierre.com where you may sign the guestbook or share a memory for the family.
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