OBITUARY

Brenda C. Balutis

January 22, 1947March 7, 2018

Brenda C. Balutis, 71, born January 22, 1947 in Kewanee, IL, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Sycamore Village in Swansea, IL where she was well taken care of for four years by the staff and administration. Brenda is preceded in death by her parents Peter J. and Patricia R. (nee Murray) Balutis. Those left to cherish her memory include her brother, Peter A. Balutis and her friends, the Peduzzi and Caliper families. Brenda moved to Belleville, IL in 1959. She was a 1965 graduate of BTHS West, and continued her education at SIU Edwardsville where she earned her Master’s Degree in 1971. She taught at Mascoutah Elementary on 6th Street for 33 years. Brenda was a member of the Garden Club, Friends of the Zoo, Humane Society, and the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Brenda loved her Yorkshire terriers and enjoyed activities such as line dancing with her friends at PSOP. Her funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Friends may gather with the family from 4 until 8 Friday night at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in her honor be made to the No Kill Animal Shelter of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Brenda C. Balutis

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Judy Poletti

March 9, 2018

My mother Tommie also is at Sycamore and has been in the same area with Brenda. I was surprised to hear of her sudden death today when I came to visit. I knew she was a teacher but when talking with her I would only get a smile and sometimes a little laugh. She kept her likes a secret to us who came to know her these last few years. I learned a little from her friends who came to visit and unfortunately a lot more from her obituary. God bless you at this time. She will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY