Kathleen C. Walz

Kathleen Carol
Walz, 80, a resident of Fond du Lac, passed away peacefully with her three sons
by her side on June 23, 2017 at St. Agnes Hospital. She was born on January 12,
1937 to Albert and Marie (Haskett) Rickert in North Fond du Lac. Kathleen was a
1955 graduate of St. Mary’s Springs High School.


Kathleen was
employed at St. Agnes Hospital and Radiology Fond du Lac for over 30 years.
Kathleen served on the Fond du Lac City Council and the Park Board. She
volunteered at Loaves and Fishes and was a friend to the Humane Society.


Kathleen was
an avid gardener and pet lover. She was a loving mother who would do anything
for her children. Kathleen was generous with her time, a creative
problem-solver, and had a positive spirit. Until the end of her life, she lived
by a “no whining” rule – never complaining or questioning her life
circumstances.


Kathleen had
a “never quit” attitude that inspired everyone who knew her, and she encouraged
those she cared about to “march to the beat of their own drummer.” Kathleen was
full of a deep compassion for those less fortunate and an advocate for the
welfare of all individuals. Kathleen was an example for all of what God wants
from all of us to do His will. She left a legacy for all of us that we are
proud to pass on to our children and grandchildren.


Kathleen is
survived by her sons, Michael Walz, Patrick Riley and Jamie (Elissa) Walz and
six grandchildren Ashley, Tyler, Christian, Nathan, Brittany and Kathleen. She
is further survived by her brother, John (Barbara) Rickert, her fur friends,
Billy and Ben, other relatives and friends.


Kathleen was
preceded in death by her parents and her brother Tom Rickert.


Visitation:
Kathleen’s family welcomes relatives and friends to Zacherl Funeral Home, 875
E. Division St., Fond du Lac, on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 2:30 to 3:45 PM.


Celebration
of Life: A time of sharing and memories will follow visitation on Thursday,
June 29, 2017 at the funeral home at 4:00 PM.


Zacherl
Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family. www.zacherlfuneralhome.com