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Robert Balsley

Born: Sun., Jul. 28, 1929
Died: Mon., May 25, 2020


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Fri., May 29, 2020
Location: Westlawn Cemetery


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Robert Balsley, 90, of North Liberty passed away on Monday, May 25,2020 in his home with his loving family by his side.

 Bob was born on July 28, 1929 in North Liberty to the late Homer W. and Nina M. (Sweet) Balsley.  On September 11, 1949 he married Donnabelle (Steele) Balsley. She passed away on June 11, 1998. In November of 2000 he married Barbara Deal. Barbara survives along with his children, Tanya M. (Scott) Johnson of Galesburg, MI and Vaughn R. (Alyssa) of North Liberty, his step-children, Lee Morton and Edward Morton, along with his loving grandchildren: Nathan, Brandon, Joshua, Lydia and Connor his step-grandchildren, Jared (Brandee), Anthony, Zacharey (Kristin), Andrew (Toria), Danielle and several great-grandchildren.. Bob is also survived by his brother, Allen (Ellen) Balsley of FL. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Jennifer Johnson,his sister, Anna Marie Balsley and step-son, Jay Morton..

 Bob was the owner of Liberty Bell, fixing bicycles and doing small repairs. Before opening his shop, he served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Bob had a love of music, bicycling, Hesston Railroad Conductor, model buildings and being with his family. He was a member of North Liberty American Legion Post 365, Tin Can Sailors, Inc and the Hesston Steam Museum.

 Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to Hospice of St. Joseph County, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46554 .

 A Private graveside service (FAMILY ONLY)will take place on Friday, May 29th, at 11:00 A.M. at Westlawn Cemetery in North Liberty with Pastor Brian Baughman officiating.

 The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” handled arrangements and services and extends our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Balsley family.

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Jack and Donna (Haynes) Wilkinson
   Posted Wed May 27, 2020
Condolences and prayers to the family. Bob was a wonderful and friendly man. Glory to God he is with Christ and the angels and we rejoice in that.

Paula Vail
   Posted Wed May 27, 2020
I am so sorry to here of your dad's death Tonya and Vaughn. My love and prayers are with you and your families. Hugs to al.59.

Sheryl Beron Yoder
   Posted Wed May 27, 2020
My sympathies to the family. I still have many of the 45 rpm records purchased in Bob's Record Shop. He was so kind to let us look and look before deciding what we would spend that hard-earned allowance on. He won't be forgotten.

Pete and Marlene Johnson and Kelly Dayhoff
   Posted Tue June 02, 2020
We were so sorry to hear the news of Bob’s passing but we know that he’s with the Lord. We’ve enjoyed some great times with Bob and his family and think back fondly of those times. We are praying for God’s peace and strength as you go through this difficult time. Love, the Johnsons and Kelly.

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