OBITUARY

Mike Balazic

May 16, 1948April 4, 2021
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Wallace Michael Balazic, 72, of Van Buren, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Springfield, MO. He was born May 16, 1948 in Montana to Martin and Sazy Balazic. He was a retired transportation accounts manager and owner of WMB Transportation. Mike was a member of First Baptist Church Alma, and a member of The Gideons International Van Buren camp.

Mike was preceded in death by his first wife, Darlene; a daughter, Mindy Jensen; his parents; a brother, Eldon Shuffield; and a grandson, Robert Michael Nolen.

He is survived by his wife, Becky (Sims) Balazic of the home; two daughters, Monica Nolen and husband Chris of Fayetteville, and Malory Toothaker and husband Mark of Frankfort, KY; a stepdaughter, Debbie Seiter and husband Jerry of Fort Smith; a brother, Dale Balazic and wife Clara of Alma; seven grandchildren, Taylor Nolen, Alexis Alexander, Hunter Balazic, Ashley Seiter, Ethan Alexander, Reagan Toothaker, and Luke Michael Toothaker; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021 at First Baptist Church Alma with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Van Buren, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

Pallbearers will be his seven grandchildren.

The family will visit with friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at First Baptist Church Alma, 211 North Mountain Grove Road.

Memorial contributions may be made to the The Gideons International, P.O. Box 1751, Van Buren, AR 72957.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

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