Joan J. Balvanz, 77, of Eldora, died on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Valley View Nursing and Rehab Center in Eldora while under the care of Iowa Hospice. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora with Pastor David Splett officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Eldora. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. Online condolences may be made at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com
Surviving is her husband, Mick; daughter, Marjorie Smith, of Ames, and her companion Webster Wilke; son, Mark Balvanz, of Eldora; brothers: Larry (June) Balvanz, of New Providence, Loran (Sharon) Balvanz, of Eldora, and Lonnie (Rita) Balvanz, of Eldora; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.