Dennis Balser

Born: Mon., Sep. 8, 1947
Died: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

Funeral Service


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
Location: Pioneer Community Center

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Dennis “Denny” J. Balser, 70, of Pioneer passed away Thursday morning at Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania, Ohio.  He was born on September 8, 1947 in Jackson, Michigan to John S. and Luella M. (Moses) Balser.  Denny graduated from Hilltop High School in 1965.  He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.  On August 8, 1970 he married Brenda Chrisman in Montpelier and she survives.

Denny retired as the owner / operator of BDJ Industries in West Unity.  He was a former purchasing manager at Universal Industry Products in Pioneer and was also the former partial owner and on the Board of A.T.M. in Angola.  Denny was a Boy Scout Leader at one time, and was a member of Hillcrest Country Club and Patriot Hills Golf Course.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Brenda; children, Brian (Jennifer) Balser of Lake Seneca, Erica J. Balser of Perrysburg, and Jennifer (Brian Christian) Balser of Edon; five grandchildren, three step grandchildren; and three brothers Brad (Dawn Klender) Balser of West Unity, John (Deb) Balser of Toledo and Randy (Brenda Bolen) Balser of Albion, Indiana.  Denny was preceded in death by his parents.

A Remembrance of Life will be on Saturday, January 27th from 2-4pm at the Pioneer Community Building.  Memorial contributions may be given to Patriot Hills Golf Course or North Central Athletic Boosters.  Denny will be laid to rest at a private interment at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer with Military Honors provided by the Pioneer Veterans.

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Robert & Kathy Rowan and our entire Family
   Posted Fri January 05, 2018
We are so very sorry to hear of Denny's passing. He was a wonderful family man and a great friend to our family over the years.

Robert & Kathy Rowan

Paul DeGrass
   Posted Fri January 05, 2018
For Brenda & Family, I am so sorry for Dennie's passing. I have enjoyed so much the true friendship we have shared at Holiday Out in Florida over the last12-15 years. We all shared so many wonderful times, going out to eat, celebrating many milestones, playing golf, games, dances, seeing so many attractions in South Florida. This friendship and these experiences will remain cherished in my memory for the rest of my life. God Bless and may he rest in peace. All my love, Paul.

Ralph and Autumn Haines
   Posted Sat January 06, 2018
Brenda and family, we are truly sorry about the news of Denny's passing. Paul came over and shared the sad news last evening with us and our deepest sympathy is with you Brenda. We were just wondering if you would be coming south this year and then we heard about Denny. We will keep you and the family in our prayers.
Love, Ralph and Autumn

Ed Robison
   Posted Sun January 07, 2018
My Condolences to Brenda and family. Denny was a very good friend and golfing partner.

Terri Lynne Blosser
   Posted Sun January 07, 2018
My heart goes out to Aunt Brenda and all of the kids. I love all of you and I know that Uncle Denny is at peace.

Randy Balser Brenda Bolen& Lee Balser
   Posted Sun January 07, 2018
I will miss dennies with all my heart

Tina Sutherland
   Posted Sun January 07, 2018
My heart goes out to each of you! 😢I know how hard it is to lose a loved one. 😘

Mark Chamberlain
   Posted Sun January 07, 2018
Brenda and Family
So sorry to hear about your loss. Denny was a good friend and a great American who loved and served his family and country. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mark Chamberlain

Tina (Lashaway) McKinney
   Posted Sun January 07, 2018
So very sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences and prayers for the family. He is resting in peace.

Marcy Ruble
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
Brenda and family,
So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time of grief and sadness.
Marcy Ruble

Paul & Ann MacDougald
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
Brenda, we are so sorry for your loss, Denny was a very fine gentlemen who enjoyed a good laugh and his golf buddies at Holiday Out. Please accept our condolences and know he brought a smile to a lot of people through his kindness. Ann & Paul

Robert D. Rowan
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
Brenda & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Denny's passing. I knew him years ago when helping my son Bob with his vending business & stopped at BDJ every week. You are in my prayers.
Bob Rowan Sr

Ron Phipps
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
Brenda and family, so sorry to hear about the loss of Denny, Denny and I
went all the way back to his days at Universal Industrial and what started out as a business relationship turned into a wonderful friendship. Both of us
being Marines certainly helped with the friendship bond. We both shared laughs, especially when we were playing golf together. Denny was a person I enjoyed being around. Always remember those wonderful memories and he will always be in your heart. I know I will remember him.

Matt Kerns
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Dear Balser family...please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Got to know Denny in the mid-90's, as you might recall, and while our relationship was mainly business, I enjoyed the interaction. Funny guy and that made work, fun. God rest Denny's soul.

John and Jane
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Brenda and Family,
We are so sorry of Denny's passing.
He was such a fine and generous person. We will miss him dearly. Remembering the "tricks" he used to play on the golf course...exploding golf balls, etc. And the retribution duck tape on your patio chairs. This gives us smiles to remember him by. Rest in Peace our dear friend.

Marsha Baker
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Dear Brenda and family - So very sorry to know of Denny's passing. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you now.

Shari Eickhoff
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Brenda & Family,

So sorry to hear Denny has passed. Thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Many childhood (cousin) memories of family gatherings every weekend at Grandpa & Grandma Moses with all the Aunts, Uncles & Cousins!!

Shari (Moses) Eickhoff

Rick & Susie
   Posted Sun January 14, 2018
Our hearts are with you all at this time. We will always smile remembering Denny when playing Yahtzee. He always tried to alter his throw of the dice trying to change his luck. Then at times he would change dice altogether. We are lucky to have gotten to know such a special person.

Ruth Sharp
   Posted Sun January 14, 2018
Brenda -
I am so sorry to hear of Denny's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am reminded of the kindness you and Denny showed me while I worked with him at U.I.P.


Sandy & Tom Tapler
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
Brenda & Family,

We were shocked & saddened to hear of Denny's passing. All of our lives are diminished when a wonderful, vibrant, loving person like Denny is gone. Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you, as you strive to pull your lives together without Denny. May God bless and keep all of you.

Sandy & Tom

Kelsey Lee
   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
To the family of Dennis J. Balser,
I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) With sympathy,

Linda Reitzel L.P.N.
   Posted Fri February 16, 2018
So sorry for your loss. God be with you at this time.

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