Betty

Betty Walz

July 18, 2019

Betty (Rohn) Walz, 93, of St. Charles, Missouri, passed away on July 18, 2019.

Betty was born at home in Saint Louis, Missouri on February 24, 1926. She spent her early childhood in North Saint Louis City, attended Ashland Grade School before her family moved to the City of Overland. Betty graduated from Ritenour High School and continued on with trade school before beginning a secretarial career. Betty worked as a secretary, library assistant, and department store sales associate, enjoyed family and friends to the fullest, and was a very active member of Mizpah Presbyterian Church, then as a member of John Calvin Presbyterian Church.

Betty was the beloved wife of the late Lester Walz; they were married 43 years at the time of his death. She was a devoted Mother and is survived by her son, Daniel Walz; daughter, Nancy Christensen; son-in-law, Scott Christensen; sister Shirley Elmore (nee Rohn); step-grandchildren, Todd & Gina (Christensen) Chandler, Doug & Christine (Christensen) Walls, Scott & Melanie (Barchak) Christensen; step-great-grandchildren, Jack, Henry, Hero and Monet Chandler; Blake and Trenton Walls; Sydney and Paige Christensen; nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Lester Walz; parents, Fred & Elva Rohn (nee Elmendorf); brother, Charles Rohn; sister, Eunice Kretsinger; in-laws, Bernard “Ben” & Louise “Lulu” Walz (nee Osthoff); sister-in-laws, Ann Rohn, Edith Bergmann, Helen Goodman and Doris Walz; brother-in-laws, Jack Kretsinger, Ray Elmore, Lloyd Goodman, Roy Walz, and Otto Bergmann; daughter-in-law, Andrea “Andee” Walz (nee Bellagamba) and other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. John R. Shear will be officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 12567 Natural Bridge Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044
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