Larry Dean Balzer, age 82, of Camp Point, Illinois, passed away at 9:11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at his residence.
He was born November 24, 1939 in Camp Point, Illinois the son of Loren E. and Edla C. Aden Balzer. He married Elizabeth A. Wort on September 23, 1961 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling and she survives.
Mr. Balzer worked as a mechanic for several area companies retiring from Koehler's Automotive in Camp Point.
He graduated from Central High School with the class of 1957.
Mr. Balzer was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Camp Point, Illinois.
Larry always enjoyed water skiing, roller skating, raising and training horses and was famous for his wonderful peanut brittle.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Balzer. 4 children JoEllen Smith (Jeremy), Rob Balzer (Lisa), Lisa Woods (Shawn) and Steven Balzer (Yon). 14 grandchildren Bryan Cassens (Jen), Alana Cassens, Amy Burton (Zach), Katy Cassens, Austin, Brianna, Hannah and Emma Smith and Chris, Tommy, Drew, Devin, Dustin and Drake Balzer. 9 great grandchildren Anton and Cabella Cassens, Chase, Evelyn, Mia and Lincoln Burton, Anastasia Bentzinger and Carter and Marcie Balzer. His twin brother Loren G. Balzer. 1 sister Sharon Oenning also survives along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters Marilyn Neff and JoAnne Fugate and 1 brother Jerry Balzer.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2022 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Deacon Mike Ellerman officiating.
Burial will follow in the Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.
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