James Walz, 82, was born and raised in Estherville, Iowa, and has lived in Seattle since 1959.
James married Marlene Halverson December of1949 and is survived by her, their children, Deborah and James H., seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
James retired from Safeway as a meat cutter.
He enjoyed his retired life singing in the variety show for the Northshore Senior Center, as well as fishing and spending time with family.
He was extremely well loved and will be missed by all who knew him.