Obituary: Ralph Edwin Waltz
Ralph Edwin Waltz, 95, Carmel, died Oct. 29. He was born in Tipton County Jan. 9, 1920, to the late William and Lena Estel (Heisser) Waltz.
He graduated from Arcadia High School and enrolled at Indiana University (Bloomington) in 1938. He was called to duty for his country during World War II and served as an Air Force cryptographer stationed in the South Pacific from 1942 to 1945. After the war, he returned to Bloomington and earned a business degree in 1947.
After graduation, he began a long career in banking with the American National Bank in Noblesville. Starting as a teller, he also served as a loan officer and was elected president in 1967, the position he held until his retirement in January 1985.
Waltz was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church where he served on the church council, building committee and many other areas. An active volunteer in the Noblesville community, he served in various capacities for the Hamilton County Red Cross, the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce, Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County, the Riverview Hospital Memorial Foundation and the Hamilton County Society for the Disabled.