Jerald H. ‘Jerry’ BalsleyJerald H. “Jerry” Balsley, 70, Wascott resident, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at his residence.
Jerald H. “Jerry” Balsley, 70, Wascott resident, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at his residence.
He was born in Aitkin, Minn., on Aug. 25, 1938, to Perry R. “Hank” and Lillian (Packer) Balsley.
Jerry served his country in the United States Army serving aboard the Intrepid.
He was previously employed as a mill worker at Drummond Lumber Mill and was formerly an over-the-road truck driver.
Jerry is survived by four daughters, Donna (Kip) Graham, Lorry Balsley, both of Michigan; Wendy (John) LeDoux, Superior, Shawn Balsley, Florida; seven sons, Jerry Balsley, Michigan, Kelly (Kasey) Balsley, Danbury, Brian Balsley, Florida, Joe Slaviero, Duluth, Paul (Tonnitt) Slaviero, California, Rick (Kathy) Slaviero, White Bear Lake, Minn, James (Fedarica) Slaviero, Italy; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; mother, Lillian Balsley, Superior; two sisters, Charlotte LeBarge, Superior and Mary Balsley, Maple; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, sister, Shirley Eskola, and a daughter, Sandy Samuels.
The funeral service was held Saturday, March 28 at the Downs-LeSage Funeral Home.
Pallbearers for the service were Jerry’s sons and honorary pallbearers were Jerry’s daughters.