In Memory

Ron Balzer

  • HALSTEAD — Ronald Keith Balzer, 67, passed away Jan. 30, 2013, at Halstead Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born March 31, 1945, in Hutchinson, the son of Victor Sylvester and Lorena Elna (Gaddert) Balzer. He was a lifelong farmer and artist.

He is survived by his brother, Harlan Balzer; nephew, Geoffrey; niece, Janell and husband Chris Buford; niece, Amy and spouse Tyler Huntley; sister, JoAnn Balzer and husband Steve Carr; two nephews, Alex and Brandon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Lorene Balzer.

Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, from 1 to 5 p.m. with family present from 3 to 5 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church in rural Inman. The family will have a private graveside service at Buhler City Cemetery, Buhler, prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew’s payee services in care of St. Matthew’s Church, Newton; Camp Mennescah; or Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, in care of the funeral home.

Petersen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements,