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LOUIS L. GELTZ, 102, WORLD WAR I DOUGHBOY

Louis L. Geltz, a former Niagara Falls resident and a Niagara Falls truck driver for many years, died Wednesday (Oct. 15, 1997) in Veterans Hospital in Batavia. He was 102.

Geltz, of Wesley Avenue, Akron, was born on Feb. 19, 1895, in what is now the LaSalle area of Niagara Falls.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War I in the 307th Infantry, 77th Division.

Geltz worked for many years as a truck driver for the former Industrial Welding Co. in Niagara Falls.

He was a member of the LaSalle American Legion Post 1142, Niagara Falls and the Akron-Newstead Senior Citizens.

Geltz's first wife, Celesta Walck Geltz, died in 1966.

He is survived by his wife, the former Hilda Baehr; two sons, Richard of Niagara Falls and Kenneth of Lewiston; a step-daughter, Gladys Bruning of Gasport; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson; five step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and three step-great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today in St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Wolcottsville Road, Wolcottsville. Burial with full military honors will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston.

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