OBITUARY

Donald Andrew Balder

April 22, 1941March 16, 2013
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Donald A. Balder, 71, of Terre Haute, was greeted at the gates of Heaven by Crystal, his beloved Yorkie on March 16, 2013. He was born on April 22, 1941, in Terre Haute, to James and Annie (Ferguson) Balder. He married Rita Stephens on April 28, 1978. Donald proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War on the U.S.S. Antietam. He was an exceptionally talented auto body painter. He loved to work on hot rods. Donald was a lifetime member of VFW Post 972.

Donald is survived by his wife of almost 35 years, Rita; children, Donnie Balder and wife Dena of Evansville, Douglas Balder and wife Kimberli of Oswego, IL, and Shawn Balder and wife Loretta of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Cameron and Claire Balder, Kadence and Kimber Balder, and Lilly Balder; brothers Jim Balder of Seelyville and Darrell Balder and wife Sharon of Terre Haute, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jake Balder.

Visitation will be held from 3 until 5 on Friday, March 22 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Kyle Andrews officiating and military rites performed by VFW Post 972. Cremation will follow and burial will take place at a later date in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 22, 2013
  • Funeral Ceremony Friday, March 22, 2013
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Donald Andrew Balder

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Robert Hunter

March 22, 2013

Doug, I am so sorry for the lost of your father. You have my deepest condolences and my prayers are for you and the family.

March 21, 2013

Doug and family you have my deepest sympathy for your loss, may it be a comfort that he is suffering no more, prayers to you and your family.

Mike

cynthia rutledge

March 20, 2013

so so sorry for your loss, your family is in my prayers, may God give you comfort during this difficult time, we are all precious in God's eyes,

KEISTON HOLLOWAY

March 20, 2013

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

March 20, 2013

Doug, Don and I are sorry for the loss of your father. We hope your family memories will provide you comfort as your life continues on. Know that love and prayers are being sent to you and your family---love your neighbors Don and Lydia

Tim Alber

March 20, 2013

Doug,

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in peace Donald, we have the watch!

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