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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Sunday November 7th, 2021
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Monday November 8th, 2021

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Larry Ellsworth Balko

Larry Ellsworth Balko, age 84, of Grand Rapids, Ohio, peacefully passed away Wednesday morning, November 3, 2021 at Briar Hill Health Campus in North Baltimore, Ohio. Larry was born September 4, 1937 Saginaw, Michigan to Robert Samuel and Norma Rose (Biggers) Balko. Larry graduated from Cooper Township High School and enlisted in the United States Army. He attended Airborne School and served in the 377th Artillery of the 101st Airborne Division. Larry was awarded the Parachutist Badge and Good Conduct Medal. He married Dorothy Burow in April 1959, and together they had 4 children, Larry (Scott), Liane, Cheryl and Matthew.

Larry worked as a service representative for Waste Management and was a
member of the White Water Worship Center in Waterville.

Larry is survived by his children, Larry (Carol) Balko, Cheryl (David) Scott and Matthew (Rhonda) Balko; 11 grandchildren, Erin (Mike) Parcells, Andrew (Karen) Balko, Emily (William) Baxter, Anthony Balko, John (Emily) Hallett, Emily (Robert) Barneman, Jarrad Balko, Nathan (Kyah) Balko, Devon (Salim) Balko, Chelsea (Nathan) Grzincic and Olivia Wintringham and 7 great-grandchildren, Bailey, Maddie, Ulrik, Samantha, Sofia, Emmett and Callum; siblings Myrna Conklin, Robert Balko and Ted Balko.

Larry was proceeded in death by his wife, Dorothy, daughter, Liane Balko, and loving companion, Sira Gonzales.

Larry’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Briar Hill
Health Campus in North Baltimore for making him part of the family and
providing excellent care, love, and compassion he received during his

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 7th from 4-8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, Ohio. Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 8th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Reverend Lori Strang officiating. Interment, with Military Rites, will follow at Wakeman Cemetery in Waterville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Briar Hill Health Campus, 620
Sterling Dr., North Baltimore, Ohio 45872.

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A candle was lit in memory of Larry Balko

Carole Balko Steinbauer Mar 18 2022 9:19 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Balko

Joe and Lisa Creque Nov 8 2021 5:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Balko

Elsken Brenda Nov 8 2021 4:30 AM

Praying for the family. Larry was an awesome man.

Pastor Andy Garber White Water Worship Center Nov 6 2021 4:32 PM

Prayer for peace for Larry's entire family

graham Carol Nov 5 2021 11:44 PM

My deepest condolences to the Balko Family.

Jenny Hooper Nov 5 2021 8:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Balko

Jenny Hooper Nov 5 2021 8:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Balko

Vicki Skidmore Nov 5 2021 7:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Balko

Mike & Belinda Graber Nov 5 2021 5:07 PM

Mike & I send our deepest condolences to all of Larry's family. He was such a pleasure to know. I will never look at black jelly beans without thinking of sweet Larry. May he fly high in the heavenly peace that he so deserves. He was special. So happy that mom & he were able to spend happy-times together while at Briar Hill. Mike & Belinda Graber

Belinda Graber Nov 5 2021 5:05 PM

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