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HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Walter Rietz, 62, died suddenly on Sunday, Nov. 25, as a result of a farm accident while working on his beloved farm at home. Walt died with his family at his side. He resided on the Breese Hollow Road in Hoosick.

Walt was born March 13, 1945, son of the late Walter A. and Blanche (Klaer) Rietz.

He graduated from Hoosick Falls Central School in 1963, and was a self-employed dairy farmer. He most recently was employed at the Robert Weirs Farm in Schaghticoke. Walt especially enjoyed working on his own farm. Walt loved his children and grandchild. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy (Durkee) of Hoosick; son Timothy Rietz of Shaftsbury, Vt.; his daughter Heather of Hoosick Falls, and his granddaughter Emma.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 12 p.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the start of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Hoosick Fire Department or the Town of Hoosick Rescue squad through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 27, 2007
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