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Ken Schmaltz

Sep 18, 2021

Aug. 16, 1950-Sept. 2, 2021

Ken Schmaltz, 71, of

Ocean Park, Wash., died

Thursday, Sept. 2 at his


Ken was born Aug. 16,

1950 to Daniel and

Francis (Axtman)

Schmaltz. He grew up in

Balta and graduated from

Balta High School in

1968. He worked for

Great Plains Lumber in

Harvey. In the fall of

1968, he moved to Seattle,

Wash., where he started a

construction cement com-

pany for 15 years before

moving to Long Beach,

Wash. There, he owned a

motel and R.V. park for 18

years before moving to

Ocean Park, still doing

carpentry work until his

health failed.

Ken was on dialysis for

five years before he re-

ceived a new kidney,

which failed after 11

years. He also suffered

from Parkinson’s Disease

and cancer.

He is survived by: his

wife of 48 years, Lula

(Lou); a stepdaughter,

Char, of Long Beach and a

granddaughter, Lindsey,

of Seattle. His siblings

Marion Jensen of Pasco,

Wash., Leonard Schmaltz

of Grand Forks, Loretta

Weinmann of Devils Lake

and Patty Schmaltz,

Goodlettsville, Tenn. also

survive him, along with

16 nieces and nephews

and 19 great-nieces and


He is preceded in death

by: his parents Daniel and

Francis Schmaltz, stepson

Gene Hodges, brothers

Raymond and Robert

Schmaltz and sister Lor-

raine Wentz.

A funeral will take

place at a later date.

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