James Walz

James Walz

Sunday, April 5th, 1931 Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

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Obituary for James Frederick Walz

James Frederick Walz, age 87 of Holland, Michigan passed away with his wife by his side at Freedom Village at Holland. James lived in the Fennville and Saugatuck area most of his life, moving to Holland in 2005. James was a librarian for the Fennville Public Schools, retiring in 1986. He loved to read books, go fishing and to be outdoors. He is the child of the late Frederick and Edith Walz. James is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Grace Walz. Chappell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, an online registry book is available at

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Leland Hutchinson

Mr. Walz was a constant in my high school years. He loved books--and great literature. He introduced me to Pride and Prejudice 54 years ago, and I still read it through from time to time and think of him. Condolences to his wife Grace, who was the best high school history teacher anyone ever had.
Comment | Posted at 03:28am via Condolence

Victoria Misari

Mr. Walz was a teacher who made you think and not follow the crowd blindly. He encouraged us to be the best we could be. I'll always be grateful for that. Vicki Sackett Misari
Comment | Posted at 11:12pm via Condolence

Bill Dalton

Jim and Grace Walz were our favorite teachers at FHS, never to be forgotten. Thanks for your years of dedication and inspiration. Bill & Judy Dalton/Kansas City
Comment | Posted at 10:20am via Condolence

Jacquie Fillmore

Grace, my sympathies to you on the loss of your husband.
Jacquie Fillmore, Wings of Hope Hospice
Comment | Posted at 04:47pm via Condolence

Marjorie Hjelden

My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your husband.
Margie Sargent (Hjelden)
Class of 1961
Comment | Posted at 02:33pm via Condolence

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