|Mr. Glenn Eugene "Slim" Balmer age 81 of 644 Home Blvd. Galesburg, IL, died Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 10:15 AM at his home.
He was born March 17, 1929 in the woods of Cameron, IL, in a tent. He was the son of Harry and Vallerie Ann John Balmer. He married Sharon Rose Carle November 1957 in Carthage, IL.
Glenn is survived by his wife, one son Michael Shane Balmer of Colchester, IL, two daughters Christina Marie Aguilar of Galesburg, and Julie Ann Hernandez of Peoria, Il., five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and his dog Buddy. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Edward Eugene Balmer, one daughter Sharon Kay Balmer, and his dog Lady Bug.
Glenn resided in Carthage, Fountain Green, and Galesburg. He worked construction, was a roofer, farmer and a mechanic for 45 years retiring in 1996. He loved fishing, feeding wild squirrels, gardening, taking Buddy for walks, and being with his family.
Cremation will be accorded with a family memorial service 1 PM Sunday September 19, 2010 at 835 N. Seminary St.. Memorials may be made to the family.