Russ Balmer, 85

The smile and fun-loving spirit of Russ Balmer, age 85, of Green Mountain, passed away peacefully on the morning of Friday, November 1st, at UnityPoint Health in Marshalltown.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 5th, at the Green Mountain United Church of Christ with Dr. Kim Wilson officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Green Mountain Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. Monday at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. For condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. Ph. 641-844-1234.

Left to cherish his memory are Marilyn, his loving wife of 65 years; three children- Doug (Kathy) Balmer of Kellogg, DeAnn (Mark) Vogt of Ankeny and Dennis (the late Cathy) Balmer of Green Mountain as well as 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and his siblings- Mildred Wilkens of Marshalltown, Dorothy Lunsford in California and Carl Balmer of Marshalltown as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.