Louis Charles Boltz, 89, formerly of 638 Southway Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:28 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at The Gardens in Celina.
He was born on Feb. 9, 1922, in St. Marys, the son of Harry and Elizabeth (Moeller) Boltz Sr., and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 29, 1941, in Adrian, Mich., he married Millicent A. Chiles, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 2, 2002.
He is survived by two daughters, Barbara (John) Mihm of St. Marys and Beverly (the Rev. Carl) Ward of Piqua; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Ann (Don) Brotherwood of St. Marys and Jane Boltz of Coldwater; an adopted sister, Sue Lafleur of St. Marys; a brother-in-law, Leo Chiles of Cridersville; a sister-in-law, Louise Boltz of Cridersville.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Boltz and Louis Q. Boltz; a grandchild, Shannon Mihm; two brothers and Harry “Johnny” Boltz Jr. and Bill Boltz; three sisters, Louise “Aim” McDermitt, Esther Boltz and Jean Ackley.
He was a machinist in the tool and die industry. He attended Grace United Methodist Church in St. Marys.
He loved tinkering on automobiles, woodworking and aggravating his family.
Funeral rites will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., in St. Marys, with the Rev. Charles Richtmyer officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent via MillerFuneralHomes.net.