Barbara G. Walz


Barbara Gay Walz was born December 1, 1929 to Fred and Rose Nitz. She was raised on a farm near Rothsay, MN. Following her graduation, she obtained her teaching certificate and began teaching in one-room country schoolhouses in the Perham area, where she met her husband, Xavier (Eggs). They were married August 30, 1948 at St. Stanislaus Church in Perham. Barb taught school in and around the Perham area for 41 years, including St. Joseph’s School near Dent and finished her teaching career at Perham Elementary.

Following her retirement, she worked at local nurseries, was a volunteer for the Perham VFW, East Otter Tail County Historical Society, and City of Perham Beautification Program. She was also a local Master Gardener instructor. Barb passed away peacefully on October 27, 2022 at the age of 92 at home in Dilworth, MN.

Barb is survived by her children: Mark, San Antonio, TX; Pam (Brad) Loose, Perham, MN; Tim (Kim), Brentwood, CA and Brian, Dilworth, MN; brothers, Dick Nitz, Bill Nitz, and Jim Nitz; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Rose; husband, Eggs; son, Gary and brother, Derry Nitz.

A Memorial Service will be held for Barb in the summer of 2023.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be sent in her name to the Master Gardener Access Program. Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175

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