In Memory of Walter W. Petz
1935 - January 19, 2017
Walter W. Petz, age 81 of Rice Lake, died on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Dove Healthcare -Rice Lake.
Wally grew up on a farm in Shell Lake, the youngest of 4 boys born to Henry and Laura Petz. He graduated from Shell Lake High in 1953. After graduating, he lived and worked in St. Paul, Minnesota.
He married Janice Hamlet in 1957. After 9 years in St. Paul, they moved back to Shell Lake and eventually started a dairy farm. Wally and Janice had 2 sons, Bill and Bob. After farming 25 years, he worked for Ardisan in Cumberland and in 2000, he retired. In 2001, they moved Rice Lake to enjoy retirement.
Wally loved going to the High School football games and just to build things. He was a very gentle and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
He is survived by his wife Janice; sons: Bill (Melissa) of Arcadia and Bob (Cheri) of River Falls; 4 grandchildren: Andrew, Allisha, Alana and Abigail, all of Arcadia; and a brother Edwin of Florida.
Preceding him in death are his parents; and brothers: Henry and Leo.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1779 20 ½ St. Rice Lake, WI with Pastor John Redlick officiating. There will be NO visitation prior.