The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA


Jena Lee Balzer

May 20, 1986January 4, 2020

Jena Lee Balzer, 33 of Davenport, IA. Passed away on Saturday, January 4th, 2020. Jena was born on May 20th, 1986 in Moline, IL. to Matilda Lao and Craig Balzer. Services are pending with the Runge Mortuary. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com.

Jena Lee Balzer was born an identical twin, so from day one she always had a partner in crime to grow up with. Jena was very athletic, she enjoyed playing soccer, basketball, was a great swimmer and dancer and was blessed with a beautiful singing voice. She graduated from Rock Island High School and went on to attend Black Hawk College. Jena proudly served in the United State Army. Jena will be missed by many especially her family.


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Haley Wagler

January 21, 2020

Jena had the biggest heart and kindest soul. I will never forget her. It hurts so much to know that shes gone but I know that God has her and that she's happy. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Longtime Neighbors

January 16, 2020

Fly high beautiful Jena! Your at peace and glory now with GOD.

Marcel Haynes

January 15, 2020

Jena was a good friend of mine I remember taking her for runs teaching her parkour one day we went downtown by the river to run
She had brought her purse and it fell in the water lol so of course I went down and grabbed it for her I couldn't swim but I knew she had to have it I remember she gave me a kiss on the cheek she was so happy Jena has a beautiful heart and it shines through her smile

Kenneth Lavy

January 15, 2020

I remember the Rocky talent show and we talked and she did have an amazing singing voice. You will always be remembered by me

Rock Island Highschool Past and Present Alumni

January 14, 2020

The faculty, students and alumni of Rock Island High School would like to send our condolences on the loss of Jena.

Jena was a beautiful bright shining light that will be truly missed and will always remain in all of our thoughts and prayers.

God bless to her and all that were blessed to have known her and to her family, twin sister and surviving children, we pray for strength to get you thru this time of deep pain and sorrow.

Fly high dear Jena and God Bless!

Adam Coryn

January 14, 2020

To Jena's family and friends:

O Lord God we come to You at this time of great shock and grief and ask that in Your grace, You would shed Your peace and comfort to all who are mourning Jena's death - that was so sudden and so very unexpected.

Lighten our darkness O Lord we pray, and comfort our sorrowing hearts. Pour Your peace that passes all understanding into the hearts of all that are grieving and shower the assurance of Your love on all - at this time of sadness.

Lord, Christ as our Savior, we trust in you for strength, encouragement and comfort at this time of great sadness as we mourn the loss of a dear friend, mother, daughter and family member.

Lord it is at a time like this that we suddenly begin to realize the great frailty of life and the brief portion that we are permitted on this earth. Cause all who are grieving here today to take stock of our own, individual lives and help us to be wise and to number our days. Help us to live our lives as unto the Lord, knowing that at any time You may choose to call us home as well.

Rest in Peace Jena you will be missed!

Linda Sullivan

January 14, 2020

I remember studying the Bible with Jena. She loved God and really wanted a deeper personal relationship with Him. Jena you will be missed by all those who loved you.

Jodi Doyle

January 14, 2020

A big smile, a big personality, a big heart and a big love for God. May you rest in peace Jena.

Joan Coryn-Vargas

January 14, 2020

I am absolutely saddened to hear about Jenna passing! Jenna dated my son Adam for a while several years ago and I just loved her! She would always come over to help me with my make up and hair if I was going out and was always so kind and respectful and always had a smile on her face and was always in such a happy mood, this just breaks my heart to hear about this! Please know our entire family will keep her in our thoughts and prayers and we will pray for her and remember her always, I am just in shock! God bless and Rest in Peace Jenna, Heaven gained an angel! We will remember her in daily mass! Love and condolences the Coryn-Vargas Family

Jeffery Johnson

January 14, 2020

She was a lovely person, and is gone far too soon. My sympathy to her family. ♱♱♱