Kevin Walz, 54

Kevin R. Walz, age 54, of Edon, Ohio, died at 8:28 P.M. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, near Defiance, Ohio, after a brief illness. Mr. Walz was a 1978 graduate of Edon High School and was a longtime machinist, employed by Mohawk Tools until the plant closed and H Machining in Bryan, and was currently plant manager for Ferguson Tools in Edgerton. He was an avid hunter of deer, rabbit and racoon. Kevin was an avid fan of Edon Bomber sports and coached his kids in both baseball and softball. He also played softball for many years.

Kevin R. Walz was born on August 29, 1960, in Montpelier, Ohio, the son of Robert F. and Elinor J. (Parson) Walz. He married Rhonda J. (Grant) Hinchcliff on January 11, 2002, and she survives.

Survivors also include his six children, Casey (Chris) Hathaway, of Antwerp, Ohio, Korey (Angie) Walz, of Hicksville, Ohio, Kyley (Alan) Maynard, of Antwerp, Trey Walz, of Edon, Holly Hinchcliff, of Antwerp, and Kelsey Hinchcliff, of Hicksville; eleven grandchildren; his parents, Bob and Elinor Walz, of Edon; and his siblings, Kathy (Gary) Mohler, Kenny (Lisa) Walz, Kim (John) Fry and Kris (Patti) Walz, all of Bryan. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Kent Walz.

Services will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, with Pastor Byron Adams officiating. Private interment will take place in the Edon Cemetery. Visitation will be held in the Krill Funeral Home, Bryan, from2:00-8:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 23.

Memorials are requested to Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice.

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