William ‘Bill’ Walzer of Perry


William “Bill” Walzer, 84, of Perry passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Des Moines, Iowa.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 1 from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be at the Violet Hill Cemetery at Perry.

Memorials will be given to family for later designation and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.

William “Bill” Ferd Walzer was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Chicago to Alvah Scallinger and Nora Clara (Rooney) Walzer.

He attended school in Chicago.

Bill served in the U.S. Army.

He was united in marriage to Marjorie Mae Knight in Fort Collins, Colo., Jan. 24, 1958.

Bill worked for Oscar Mayer in Perry and the Polk City Nursing Home doing maintenance.

He was a member of the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Perry.

Bill enjoyed camping, listening to recorded books, roller skating and spending time with his family.

In death he rejoins his parents, Alvah and Nora.

Left to cherish Bill’s memory are his wife, Marjorie of Perry; children, Mike Walzer of Sheldahl, Kathy (Fred) Sawdy of Urbandale, Laura (George) Klesel of Boone and Scott (Jodi) Walzer of Des Moines; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Raymond Walzer of Scranton, Jo Anne Emmons of California, Judy (Ronald) Elliott of Des Moines, Richard Walzer of California, James Walzer of North Carolina and Allen (Carol) Walzer of Springdale, Ariz.


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