- May 22, 1957 - May 19, 2012
- New Market, Iowa
of Leon's Passing
- Memorials may be given in Leon's name.
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“I am deeply sorry to hear of Leon's passing. Karen and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.
1 of 12 | Posted by: Melissa (Wilkinson) Weatherly - IA
“Leon, you were a very kind person and excellent Uncle. I will always remember you and Karen dropping everything to come to all of our critical family...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Darren Balster - Loveland, CO
“I remember reading somewhare that the definition of a farmer was " A man outstanding in his field" Leon truly was outstanding.
" Weeping may...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Richard Balster - Warrenton, VA
“My Mom (Leona Burkard) always talked about Leon and what he was up to. It seemed they always had a close bond between cousins. He will be greatly...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Melissa Jolliff - Gardner, KS
“I have had the pleasure of working with Leon for the past 4 years..he was a great man with many great stories..He will be missed by many NSK workers....Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Amanda Parrott - IA
“Our thoughts of the family with be in our prayers. I was raised on the farm and know Leon "Lynn" was happy working on his farm. I hope for peace and
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6 of 12 | Posted by: Randy and Mary Kafer - IA
“I remembering baling road ditches with dad and Leon.
I remember you making the old house nicer and remodeling
I enjoyed coming over to see the pigs...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Brenda Klein Stahl
“Karen you are in our thoughts and prayers. I'll always remember his smile, he took time to talk to everyone he knew no matter how busy. He had so...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Jan, Gary and Family - New Market, IA
“Leon was always upbeat with everything that went on in his life. He was a very hard worker and lived life to the fullest. Karen you will be in our...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jim and Connie Berglund - Iona, MN
“I will always remember Leon with that big smile on his face and his great humor. He came in to the Co-op quite often to do business. He was always...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Jewell K. Melloway - New Market, IA
“Leon, you will always be in my heart. It was a great loss that I feel today. My heart is breaking because I always knew you would be there for me.
11 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Raeker - Melrose , MN
“Mom (Leona Burkard) always talked about cousin Leon as a funny, witty, great guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this time.
12 of 12 | Posted by: Heather Johnson - Clarksdale, MO
Memorial services for Leon "Lynn" Balster, age 54, of New Market, Iowa, who entered into peace Saturday, May 19, 2012 as the result of a tractor accident at his residence will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be held 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in his name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.