Dwight B. Waltz, age 83, passed away on Wednesday morning, September 29, 2021 at his home in Trafalgar.
Dwight was born December 19, 1937 in Columbus, to his parents, the late James Leslie and Lena (Coy) Waltz. He was a 1958 graduate of Trafalgar High School and went on to serve as a Specialist 4 with the 9th Transportation Battalion of the United States Army from 1961 to 1963.
After the service, he married his loving wife of 37 years, Florence Jean (Paris) Waltz on December 18, 1965 in Samaria. She preceded him in death on October 29, 2003. Dwight was also preceded in death by siblings, Gladys Jean Pruitt, Vernon ‘Cigar’ Waltz, Dean Waltz, Schearrell Waltz, Lyle Waltz and Wendell Waltz.
He is survived by siblings, Rheta (Herbert) Cook, Herschell Waltz and Dale Waltz, all of Trafalgar; and several nieces and nephews.
Dwight retired from Premier Ag (formerly the Farm Bureau Co-op) in Trafalgar where he worked for over 40 years. Dwight was a member of the Providence Christian Church and a 50-year member of the Trafalgar Masonic Lodge. He was an avid sports fan with the Cincinnati Reds, Indiana Pacers and IU Basketball being his favorite teams. Dwight enjoyed woodworking, making stained glass, attending tractor pulls and horseback riding. He also enjoyed hanging out with his friends at the Crow Bar in Trafalgar. Dwight will be remembered for helping others and was always willing to lend a hand to those in need.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Ben Franklin Mausoleum Chapel at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, 1977 S. State Road 135 in Greenwood. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Military rites will be presented by the Greenwood and Whiteland Honor Guards, as well as the United States Army.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Dwight to the Waltz Shelter House, PO Box 308, Morgantown, IN 46160.
Condolences may be made to the Waltz family at www.meredith-clark.com.
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