Tilly Walz, 94, formerly of Huron

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Tilly Walz, 94, formerly of Huron, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 14, 2022.

A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at Restoration Church (Community Fine Arts Center at 939 Ohio Ave S.W.) with visitation starting at 10 a.m.

Tilly was born in Beadle County on April 8, 1928, and was raised on a farm with her 11 siblings. She taught at a country school before marrying Ivan Walz in 1951 and they were married for 66 years before his passing in 2017.  After Ivan returned from serving in the Korean War, they started their family together and she enjoyed being a homemaker and volunteering at her church.

She loved crafts, reading, dressing up, music and singing, being silly and helping those less fortunate. She had a gift of hospitality and she and her husband opened their home to a countless number of ministers, missionaries, friends and family, not only with a meal, but also with a place to stay. She and her husband were foster parents to several children, and they faithfully led a weekly church service at the Huron Nursing Home for over 20 years.

She and her husband moved to Pennsylvania in 2014 to be near family. While living in Pittsburgh she enjoyed Pirates baseball games and family dinners.

Tilly is survived by her son, Brad (Rhonda) Walz of Nashville Tenn.; her daughter, Lorna Albanese of Pittsburgh; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Carlene Joy; five brothers; six sisters; husband; son-in-law, Daniel Albanese; and son, Brice Walz.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons organization or to a missions project of your choosing.