Dorothy Jane Waltz
Birth Date: January 7, 1940
Death Date: January 12, 2018
Dorothy Jane Waltz, 78, of Decatur, died Friday, January 12, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital with her family by her side.
A Celebration of Life will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday January 16, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Casual attire requested. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery.
Dorothy was born January 7, 1940 in Decatur, the daughter of Ellsworth Hill and Lucille (Kern) Bechtel. Dorothy was a retired housekeeper from St. Mary’s Hospital. She married Richard Waltz on January 7, 1962. He preceded her in death in 1992.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She enjoyed bingo and gambling, but most of all she loved spending time with her grandkids and family.
Surviving are her children: Michael Waltz of Decatur, Laura (Scott) Maxwell of Decatur, and Char (Jeff) Brooks of Moweaqua; grandchildren: Matthew Maxwell, Kayla and Lane Brooks, and Cindy Hinkle; great-grandchildren: Jordan and Elizabeth; sister: Phyllis (Robert) Jackson of Florida; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard, parents, two brothers, four sisters, and beloved dog Sparky.
The family would like to thank St. Mary’s sixth floor nursing staff, especially Monica and Kate.
Condolences may be left to the family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.
Video Tribute for Dorothy Jane Waltz: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/5WZYM8T4QJBG5YXM