obit: Elo Balzer - wife Zapalac
Funeral services for Elo W. Balzer will be held at 10 a.m. Today, Thursday, Aug. 29, at Jecmenek Funeral Chapel in Ellinger, with continued services at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hostyn Hill. The Rev. Francis Kolar officiated. Burial will be in Hostyn Hill Catholic Cemetery.
Mr. Balzer died Tuesday in Columbus Hospital. He was 66 years of age. He was born Aug. 15, 1908 at Shaws Bend. On June 25, 1935 he married Miss Lillian Zapalac. They lived in the Ellinger community for 29 years. Before retiring, he was employed by Thorstenberg Materials Co.
He is survived by his wife of Ellinger; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Patsy) Ott of Bastrop; son, Robert Balzer of Austin; sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Kansteiner of Ellinger; 3 brothers, Herman Balzer of Columbus and William and Rudolph Balzer of Hallettsville; and 2 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were his nephews, Bert Balzer of Pearland, Arnold Balzer of Columbus, Leslie Balzer of Yoakum, Harvey Balzer of San Antonio, Clarence Horndt of Alleyton and Marvin Horndt of Columbus.
Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus was in charge of arrangements.
Colorado County Citizen, August 29, 1974
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis