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Arthur Balk

June 23, 1925 September 8, 2012
Arthur Balk
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ARTHUR BALK, 87, of Prairie Hills at Clinton in Clinton, IA formerly of Fulton, IL died Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center North, Clinton, IA. Art was born June 23, 1925 in Fulton, IL to Clarence P. and Emma G. (Sikkema) Balk. He was educated in the Fulton Grade Schools and was a graduate of Fulton High School. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Art married Eunice M. Lyzenga on July 27, 1946 in Fulton, IL. He was first employed at Carstensen Freight Lines. He owned and operated Art"s Sinclair and later Art"s Auto Service. After retiring, he worked alongside his son-in-law on the farm. Art was a member of Second Reformed Church in Fulton, the church"s Men"s Brotherhood, and served as a deacon and elder. He was also a member of the American Legion " Fulton Post #402. Art enjoyed hunting, especially his trips to Wyoming. He liked to restore automobiles, enjoyed woodworking, and taking care of his property. Survivors include his wife, Eunice; one daughter, Sue (Dale) Sterenberg of Morrison, IL; one son, Tom (Carol) Balk of Thomson, IL; four grandchildren, Emalie Sterenberg, Brandy (Gene) Gonyier, Kristy Wolever, and Amber Benson; seven great grandchildren, Ashton, Dillon, Austen, and Dallis Gonyier; Serissa Wolever; Cosmo and Wyatt Benson; one great great granddaughter, Jayden Cook; two sisters, Joan (Kenneth) Matthew of Fulton, IL and Lois (Michael) Darrow of Clinton, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM, Wednesday, September, 12, 2012 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeOFFICIATING: Rev. Scott Stephan " Pastor of Second Reformed Church " Fulton, IL VISITATION: 4:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home INTERMENT: Fulton Township Cemetery " Fulton, IL

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