March 27, 1949 – September 26, 2014


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud, MN for Father Richard Walz, age 65, who died Friday at his home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rockville, MN.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Cathedral and from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Wednesday morning at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.

Father Richard was born in St. Cloud to Edmund and Annie (Kramer) Walz. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Father Richard was ordained a Catholic Priest on May 28th, 1988 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud, MN. by Bishop Jerome Hanus, OSB. He served the Diocese of St. Cloud, and the Diocese of Maracay, Venezuela for 26 years.

Survivors include his children, Jonathan Richard (Nina) Walz, and Richard G. (Katie) Walz; Grandchildren, Nathaniel, Nathaly, Nicholas, Noah, Nihel, Nhiam, and Richard; siblings, Frederick (Kathie), Mathew (Barb), Marge (Dale) Hutchinson, Paul (Helen), Peter, Benedict, Raphael (Jean), Charles (Cyndy), Harold (Pam), and John.

He was preceded in death by his parents.