Donald A. Walz

Donald A. Walz,  76, of Belleville, Illinois, born Friday, July 10, 1936, in East Saint Louis, IL, died Monday, December 17, 2012 at  his residence.

Donald was a retired Engineer for the traffic division of Illinois Department of Transportation. He was a member of Union United Methodist Church in Belleville Illinois, a life member and past commander of American Legion Fairview Heights Post, past commander of the St. Clair-Monroe County Council of the American Legion, a voyager of St. Clair Voiture 926 of the 40/8. He was active in the Okaw Valley Council of Boy Scouts and in his church community. He was a life member of the National Association of the Clock and Watch Collectors and a life member of Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a United States Vietnam War Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: William J. and Wilma M. nee Ameling Walz
  • Sister: Sondra Alarcon
  • Mother-in-Law: Ella McClurken

Surviving are his:

  • Wife of 55 years: Carol A. nee McClurken Walz
  • Sons
    • Mark E. Walz of Belleville, IL
    • Timothy A. Walz of Belleville, IL
    • Karl C. (Elizabeth) Walz of Belleville, IL
  • Brothers
    • John (Carol) Walz of FL
    • Larry (Jeanette) Walz of Belleville, IL
  • Sister: Rita (Gary) Nabb of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Nicholas (Julie) Walz
    • Andrew Walz
    • Phillip (Jessica) Walz
    • Blayke (Courtney) Walz
    • Michelle Walz
    • Jordyn Walz
  • Great-Grandchildren
    • Preston Walz
    • Davin Waelti
    • Will Kemper
    • Jade Kemper
  • Aunt: Dorothy Clanney
  • Uncle: Raymond Mullins
  • Brother-in-Law: Victor Alarcon
  • Nieces, Nephews and Cousins

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Union United Methodist Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.  A 40/8 ritual will be held at the funeral home at 7:00pm at Kurrus Funeral Home.  Friends may also call from 10:00 am - 11:00 am Friday, December 21, 2012 at Union United Methodist Church in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, December 21, 2012 at Union United Methodist Church, with Rev. Ed Weston officiating.  Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.

Condolences left for Donald A. Walz:

    Tim and Family,
    I am so so sorry for your loss. Even tho we didn't know your dad, we heard great things about him. We heard he was a great father. We heard heard he was dedicated to his family, friends, his work and service, all of the important things in life. May his memories continue to comfort you and your family now and in the times to come. Lots of love,
    Your friends,
    Lance, Robin and the Haynes Family

    Lance and Robin Haynes Belleville Il 62220