Christopher Joseph WalzAge: 73 years19211995

Name
Christopher Joseph Walz
Publication: Thecla Hjelmstad, Mills, Wyoming, 1990
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Birth July 11, 1921 31 26
Publication: Thecla Hjelmstad, Mills, Wyoming, 1990
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Birth of a sisterCatherine Elizabeth Walz
June 14, 1923 (Age 23 months)
Publication: Thecla Hjelmstad, Mills, Wyoming, 1990
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Birth of a brotherElmer Walz
May 26, 1924 (Age 2 years)
Death of a brotherElmer Walz
May 26, 1924 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a sisterEleanor Marie Walz
July 3, 1925 (Age 3 years)
Publication: Thecla Hjelmstad, Mills, Wyoming, 1990
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Birth of a brotherLouis Francis Walz
November 6, 1926 (Age 5 years)
Publication: Thecla Hjelmstad, Mills, Wyoming, 1990
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Publication: Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas, 1991
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Birth of a sisterLucille Ann Walz
August 6, 1928 (Age 7 years)
Publication: 19 Jan 2006
Birth of a brotherAloys Benedict Walz
August 10, 1929 (Age 8 years)
Publication: Thecla Hjelmstad, Mills, Wyoming, 1990
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Birth of a sisterFlorentine Lula Walz
November 7, 1931 (Age 10 years)
Publication: Thecla Hjelmstad, Mills, Wyoming, 1990
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Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Gertrude Dols
November 22, 1933 (Age 12 years)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherMary Gertrude Dols
November 25, 1933 (Age 12 years)
Publication: 1933
Death of a paternal grandfatherJoseph Walz
December 29, 1933 (Age 12 years)
Publication: Thecla Hjelmstad, Mills, Wyoming, 1990
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Birth of a brotherJoseph Michael Walz
August 24, 1934 (Age 13 years)
Publication: Thecla Hjelmstad, Mills, Wyoming, 1990
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Death of a maternal grandfatherChristoph Flottemesch
October 5, 1935 (Age 14 years)
Burial of a maternal grandfatherChristoph Flottemesch
October 7, 1935 (Age 14 years)
Publication: 1935
Death of a fatherBenedict Leonard Walz
September 8, 1964 (Age 43 years)
Burial of a fatherBenedict Leonard Walz
September 11, 1964 (Age 43 years)
Publication: 1964
Death of a motherElizabeth Josephine Flottemesch
June 29, 1978 (Age 56 years)
Burial of a motherElizabeth Josephine Flottemesch
July 1, 1978 (Age 56 years)
Publication: 3Jul1978
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Publication: Thecla Hjelmstad, Mills, Wyoming, 1990
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Note:
Chris had the toughest job in the family as he was the oldest. Chris attended country school and had to repeat the first grade when he started at 'town school'. I'm sure that was not necessary, but that was the way they did things then. The kids in the new school tried to take his cap, which made him very angry. They didn't know that it was a very special cap to Chris - given to him by Grandpa Flottemesch. Chris master-minded many of the things we did and built for fun as children. He also made things such as ducks out of Velvet tobacco cans, and Windmills out of little wooden propellers which he carved. It seems I remember there being over 100 propellers on one of them. He also peeled tree branches to make a large crib which we covered with everygreens for Christmas. One of the scariest times I can recall was when we went swimming in the creek after spring had swelled the stream, and we worried about the current taking Chris through the culvert - but we all made it safely as we were usually lucky enough to do. I remember Chris's first illness when he dug too many post holes, and got convulsions. He shouldn't have worked so hard. Chris saved silver dollars. He kept them in a little tin can in the attic. I don't know how many he had, but it seemed like a fortune to me. Chris helped on the farm after his granduation so that we could have the opportunity to go to high school. He understood farming, and became a good mechanic by doing. He also became a good carpenter by building barns, and outbuildings. Chris lived in Mama and Papa's house until after they both died. They had retired from the farm, and had purchased a house along side the railroad tracts in Mahnomen. He had a bad fire in 19??. He now (1990) has a well deserved new home with air conditioning. He is semi-retired and still helps out on the farm. Words to describe Chris would be truthful, honest, dedicated, sensitive and caring. Chris loves to play cards whenever he has the chance. He also loves to fish. He has a boat he will take out whenever anyone is ready to go fishing with him. He also used to love to hunt ducks and deer, resulting in many a meal on our table.
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Note: On April 18th, 1995, Chris had a heart attack, either before retiring, or at daybreak as he was sprawled across the bed. It did not appear that he had had much pain. He was the first of our siblings to leave us, and one of the hardest to accept. All of us were at his funeral. All of us owe Chris our "better" lives because he made it possible for all of us to go to High School.
Death April 18, 1995 (Age 73 years)
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Christopher Joseph Walz
Birth: July 11, 1921 31 26Calloway, Becker County, Minnesota
Death: April 18, 1995Mahnomen, Mahnomen, Minnesota
23 months
younger sister
11 months
younger brother
13 months
younger sister
16 months
younger brother
Louis Francis Walz
Birth: November 6, 1926 36 31Mahnomen, Mahnomen County, Minnesota
Death: December 11, 1995Mahnomen, Mahnomen, Minnesota
21 months
younger sister
Ben Walz Daughters Eleanor KayLucille Ann Walz
Birth: August 6, 1928 38 33Mahnomen, Mahnomen County, Minnesota
Death: January 16, 2006Central Wyoming Hospice Home, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming
1 year
younger brother
Aloys Benedict Walz
Birth: August 10, 1929 39 34Mahnomen, Mahnomen County, Minnesota
Death: May 20, 2006Mahnomen, Mahnomen, Minnesota
sister
younger sister
Ben Walz Daughters Eleanor KayFlorentine Lula Walz
Birth: November 7, 1931 41 36Mahnomen, Mahnomen County, Minnesota
Death: February 27, 2017Norwalk, California
brother
Private
younger brother
Joseph Michael Walz
Birth: August 24, 1934 44 39Mahnomen, Mahnomen County, Minnesota
Death: December 20, 2002Mahnomen, Mahnomen, Minnesota

BirthWalzing Family Memories, 1850-1990
Publication: Thecla Hjelmstad, Mills, Wyoming, 1990
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AnecdoteWalzing Family Memories, 1850-1990
Publication: Thecla Hjelmstad, Mills, Wyoming, 1990
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NameWalzing Family Memories, 1850-1990
Publication: Thecla Hjelmstad, Mills, Wyoming, 1990
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DeathChristopher Walz Death Index, Record Type: Copy, Name Of Person: Christopher Walz
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Chris had the toughest job in the family as he was the oldest. Chris attended country school and had to repeat the first grade when he started at 'town school'. I'm sure that was not necessary, but that was the way they did things then. The kids in the new school tried to take his cap, which made him very angry. They didn't know that it was a very special cap to Chris - given to him by Grandpa Flottemesch. Chris master-minded many of the things we did and built for fun as children. He also made things such as ducks out of Velvet tobacco cans, and Windmills out of little wooden propellers which he carved. It seems I remember there being over 100 propellers on one of them. He also peeled tree branches to make a large crib which we covered with everygreens for Christmas. One of the scariest times I can recall was when we went swimming in the creek after spring had swelled the stream, and we worried about the current taking Chris through the culvert - but we all made it safely as we were usually lucky enough to do. I remember Chris's first illness when he dug too many post holes, and got convulsions. He shouldn't have worked so hard. Chris saved silver dollars. He kept them in a little tin can in the attic. I don't know how many he had, but it seemed like a fortune to me. Chris helped on the farm after his granduation so that we could have the opportunity to go to high school. He understood farming, and became a good mechanic by doing. He also became a good carpenter by building barns, and outbuildings. Chris lived in Mama and Papa's house until after they both died. They had retired from the farm, and had purchased a house along side the railroad tracts in Mahnomen. He had a bad fire in 19??. He now (1990) has a well deserved new home with air conditioning. He is semi-retired and still helps out on the farm. Words to describe Chris would be truthful, honest, dedicated, sensitive and caring. Chris loves to play cards whenever he has the chance. He also loves to fish. He has a boat he will take out whenever anyone is ready to go fishing with him. He also used to love to hunt ducks and deer, resulting in many a meal on our table.
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On April 18th, 1995, Chris had a heart attack, either before retiring, or at daybreak as he was sprawled across the bed. It did not appear that he had had much pain. He was the first of our siblings to leave us, and one of the hardest to accept. All of us were at his funeral. All of us owe Chris our "better" lives because he made it possible for all of us to go to High School.
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