Brian E. Balthazar, 56, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. Born in Racine, October 1, 1959, Brian was the son of Kermit and Mary (Nee: Wheatley) Balthazar.

He worked for the Nelson Brothers & Strom Company for 20 years, attended Emmanuel Lutheran Church and coached T ball and RYS football. He was also a Boy Scout and Eagle Scout. An avid outdoors man, he enjoyed playing softball, fishing, hunting, and loved spectator sports, especially the Packers and Brewers.

He will be dearly missed by his children, Cora Balthazar, Erin Balthazar; his grandson, Jacob Balthazar; his brother and sisters, Randy (Debbie) Balthazar, Linda Metz, Jill Dahl, (Jim Bednarek) Kim Butchko; mother of his children and special friend, Connie Balthazar; special nephew, Dan Westberg; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 18, 2016, at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main Street, with Rev. John Fleming officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at 4 p.m. Thursday until time of service. Memorials to the family have been suggested.

A special thank you to Dr. Joseph Mathew, his nurse, Shelby, and to the nurses at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints for their loving and compassionate care.

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