Geraldine Waltz

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon for Geraldine Waltz, 88, of Langdon, who passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.

Posted 10/31/19

Geraldine Metzger was born August 18, 1931, in Mt. Carmel Township to Severius and Lucy (Perius) Metzger. She grew up and attended school in the Wales area. On June 11, 1952, she married Thomas Waltz at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon. They made their home and raised their children on the Waltz family farm in Manilla Township. In 1990, they moved to Langdon. She was very involved in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church as a 1st grade CCD teacher for many years, a member of Catholic Daughters, and a member of Altar Society. She also loved doing adoration and watching EWTN. She was an active member of Homemakers in her younger years. She made quilts for every child and anyone who wanted one, macramed personal designs on lawn chairs for her family and friends, enjoyed gardening, canning, playing cards, traveling, camping, needlepoint, painting and almost any kind of craft. She was an excellent cook, especially rice rolls and perogies, which she passed down to the next generation. She also liked raising chickens when her children were younger.

Surviving Geraldine are her children: Mary Jane (Jim) Foley of Fargo,  Rodney (Susan) Waltz of Deer Park, Wash., Roger (Colleen) Waltz of Langdon, and Loralyn (Wayne) Maixner of Lakota; grandchildren: Donald (Stephanie) Waltz, Stephanie (Wade) Haugland, Daniel Waltz, Chris Maixner (Jayme), and David Maixner; great-grandchildren: Kyleigh, Xavier, and Isla; siblings: Sr. Petronilla Metzger, Marilyn (Art) Gapp, and Josie (Ken) Bittner; sisters-in-law: Ruth Metzger, Mary Ann Metzger, Alice Metzger and Lorraine Metzger; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Tom, and brothers: Syl (Madeline), Nestor (Helen), Emeric (Pat), Roy, Maurice, Arnold and Ray.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at

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