Albert Waltzing of Osakis died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at his home. He was 73.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis with Fr. David Petron officiating.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis with a 7 p.m.
prayer service followed by a Knights of Columbus Rosary. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial will be at St. Alexis Cemetery in West Union.
Albert Henry Waltzing was born Oct. 21, 1940, to Peter and Clara (Kiffmeyer) Waltzing in Luxemburg, Minn. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Luxemburg. He attended public school through the eighth grade in Kimball. Following his education, he worked at Gannon Elevator and later for Knaus Meat Market in Kimball for many years. He was united in marriage to Diane Mary Messer June 6, 1966. Following their marriage, they lived in Kimball. In 1973, they moved to Osakis where he farmed and milked cows. Following the sale of his milking operation, he continued to operate his hobby farm where he raised steers, livestock and helping his neighbors. Albert served in the National Guard, was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed working and spending time with his kids and grandchildren.
Albert was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Coni; infant son Robert; and two brothers Jerry and Denis Waltzing.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years Diane; three sons Jeff (and Kathy) Waltzing of Crystal, Kurt (and Diana) Waltzing, and Randy (and Katie Mueller) Waltzing both of Osakis; four daughters Lori (and Mike) Mielitz of Osakis, Shari (and Scott) Chouanard of St. Michael, Kristi (and Greg) Evers of Sartel, and Tammy (and Tyler) Olson of St. Michael; two brothers Lawrence (and Helen) Waltzing, and Victor Waltzing, both of Kimball; sister Marie (and Virgil) Koenig of St. Augusta; sister-in-law Delphine Waltzing of Clearwater; 16 grandchildren; great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Pallbearers are Tom Miller, Greg Marthaler, Eric Marthaler, Kenny Frie, Irvin Frie, and Arnie Schlosser. Honorary pallbearers are the Knights of Columbus. Music will be provided by organist Jan Temple, and cantor Keri Mohror.
Arrangements are by Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis.