Charles S. Balmas, age 78, of Kalida, Ohio, died at 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Meadows of Kalida. He was born on March 12, 1933 in Monett, Mo. to the late Eli and Lola (Jackson) Balmas.
On June 23, 1959, he married Sonia "Sue" John and she died on Sept. 21, 1985.
Survivors include two children, Steve (Lindy Donaldson) Balmas, of Columbus Grove, Ohio and Peg (Tim) Cain, of Columbus Grove, Ohio; four step-grandchildren, Chad (Sarah) Cain, Chuck (Deborah) Cain, Brandy (Jason) Sims and Nichole Wagler; five step-great-grandchildren, Kearah, Audrina, Ethan, Xavier and Timothy; two grandpuppies, Axel and Bella; a brother, Tim (Sue) Balmas, of Monett, Mo.; two sisters, Norma Dean (C.K.) Bowman, of Freistatt and Etta Mae (Ronald) Framton, of Hutchison, Kan. He was preceded in death by a step-grandson, Willie Cain; a brother, James Balmas and a sister, Betty Jean Balmas.
Charles retired as an insulator from Local #41, Heat-Frost Insulators Union, of Fort Wayne, Ind. He was a member of Kalida Fish and Game Club, Cloverdale Fish and game Club and the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Memorials can be made to the Kalida Fish and Game Club or Putnam County Hospice.