Walter Sherman Kainz, age 95, retired from Pacific Telephone Co. died at Torrance Medical Center on Friday, August 26, 2006, following heart failure. He was born December 21, 1910, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from Inglewood High School in 1928. He was united in marriage to the late Mary Kainz for 59 years. They resided in Hermosa Beach, CA since 1973. Walt was also a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. He is survived by his daughter, Marianne Kainz, his son and daughter-in-law, Walt Jr. and Do Kainz, his son, James Kainz, three grandchildren, Christie Prairie Chicken, Sherie Kainz, Jeff Kainz, great-granddaughter, Christie Kainz and sister, Lila Hirst. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Memorial Services will be held for Walt Kainz on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 320 Massey St., Hermosa Beach, CA. Rosary and viewing will begin at 9:30 a.m. Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. and the burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Walt’s grandchildren would like to thank Marianne, Walt Jr., Do, and Jim Kainz for providing the utmost loving and nurturing care for their father. All who knew Walt would describe him as a kind and caring individual. He was a wonderful father and grandfather, and was deeply dedicated to his family. He will be dearly missed. Please remember him in your prayers.

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