Ralph E. Shaltz, 86
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Oct. 6, 1925 - Sept. 29, 2012
Ralph E. Shaltz, age 86, St. Cloud, MN died Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Sterling Park Health Care Center, Waite Park, MN.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary's Cathedral Lower Church, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Burial with full military honors will be in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, MN.
Ralph was born October 6, 1925 in Calumet, MI to Frank and Wanda (Tomalka) Shaltz. He served in the US Navy from 1943 - 1946. Ralph married Lois I. Rahkola on June 2, 1950 in Calumet, MI. They moved to St. Cloud, MN in 1963. He was employed by School District 742 as a carpenter from 1964 to his retirement in 1991. Ralph was a member of VFW Post 428, St. Cloud and
St. Mary's Cathedral.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Shaltz of St. Cloud, MN; son, Dale (Jennifer) Shaltz of Plymouth, MN; daughter, Meri Shaltz of Phoenix, AZ; and six grandchildren, Emily Shaltz, Abigail (Todd) Feathers, Adam Shaltz, Arielle Herr, Eran Herr, and Tessa Shaltz.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Clyde Shaltz and Warren Shaltz.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Oct. 1, 2012