Lea Waltz, 84, of Langdon, ND, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo, ND.
Lea Verville was born April 17, 1936, in Olga, ND, to Arsene and Irene (Beauchamp) Verville. She grew up and attended school in the Olga and Osnabrock areas, graduating from Osnabrock High School in 1954. Lea and Victor Waltz were married October 24, 1956, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Osnabrock, ND. They moved to Portland, OR, for a short time before returning to North Dakota to the Waltz family farm where they farmed until 1988. After retiring from farming, they moved to Langdon. Lea worked for 13 years at Dairy Queen in Langdon.
Family was very important to Lea, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing and was a member of Homemakers Club. She was also a member of Catholic Daughters and Altar Society of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.
Surviving Lea are her children: Victoria (Kenneth) Sims of Moorhead, MN, Wayne (Sally) Waltz of Langdon, and Susan (Jeff) Jacobson of Finley, ND; grandchildren: Nathaniel Sims, Lea (Will) Shulstad, Abigail Sims, Joseph Waltz, Jayson Waltz, and Kassandra (Brandon) Kranzler; eight great-grandchildren; siblings: Gene (Diane) Verville and Yvonne (Jerry) Kruk; sister-in-law Lisa (Ken) Geisen; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Victor and siblings: Corrine (Joseph) Kram and Louise (Larry) Evenson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND. A recording of Lea’s service will be available for viewing on the Brooks Funeral Home website later on Monday afternoon. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2021, with a 6:00 p.m. prayer service at St. Alphonsus Church. The family has asked that everyone wear a mask, and social distancing will be followed. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in the spring.