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BALVANZ, Gordon L. 1937-2014


Posted By: K. L. Kittleson
Date: 10/22/2015 at 18:16:22

Gordon L. Balvanz

August 10, 1937 - December 25, 2014

Gordon L. Balvanz, 77, of Waterloo, died Thursday, December 25, at home.

He was born August 10, 1937 in Eldora, son of Harry and Lois Zeltman Balvanz. He married Marilyn Koweil in November of 1963 in Preston, Minnesota. They celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Gordon Graduated from Waterloo West High School. He served in the U. S. Army Infantry. He was employed with Rath Packing Company for 25 years and retired from Weyerhaeuser Company.

Survivors include two daughters, Diana (Craig) Wagner and Suzie (Henry) Shepherd; two sons, Jay (Joanne) Koweil and Curtis (Brenda) Balvanz; eight grandchildren: Josh (Stacey) and Megan Wagner, Morgan and Ryan Shepherd, Jared (Katie) and Justin Koweil and Madison and Carter Balvanz; and two brothers, Thomas (Barb) Balvanz and Eugene (Betty) Balvanz.

Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; and a brother, Paul Balvanz.

Public visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway. Inurnment will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Condolences may be left with www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com .

Gordon enjoyed his family, hunting and fishing. Family vacations in Minnesota, home-made Chinese dinners, watching his kids and grandkids set off fireworks on the 4th of July and any other reason to get his family all together is what he enjoyed the most. His wife, kids and grandkids were the joy of his life.

Source: Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral home


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