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Gordon Walz

Gordon Walz

Gordon Walz, 53, Mitchell, SD died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Wednesday, April 18 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm on Tuesday with a Scripture Service at 7:00 pm at Holy Family Catholic Church. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Gordon Lee Walz was born November 1, 1964 in Mitchell to Aelred and Phyllis (Uttecht) Walz. He graduated from Parkston High School in 1983 and attended Diesel Mechanics School in Canby, MN. He was employed with Rozum Motor Company for several years. He began working for Auto Body Specialties in 1987 and was currently store manager since 1995. On August 20, 1988 he married Debra Bartscher in Mitchell. Gordon enjoyed working on his 1969 Camaro and helping friends with their automobile projects. He enjoyed spending time with family, friends and time at his parent's farm.

He is survived by his wife, Debra, two children: Dillon Walz (Highmore) and Hailey Walz and her fianc Mitchell Parker (Sioux Falls); his mother, Phyllis and step-father, Kenneth Leischner, brother, Glen (Elissa) Walz, father and mother-in-law, Bob and Leona Bartscher, brothers and sisters-in-law: Mary Bartscher, Carol (Mark) Peterson, Henry (Lesley) Bartscher, Eric (Carol) Hanks, Karen (Doug) Kroeplin, John (Tanya) Bartscher, Connie (George) Kutsaftis, Steve (Angela) Bartscher and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Aelred and sister-in-law, Roberta Hanks.