Charles W. Balnis

Charles William Balnis, 69, formerly from Fond du Lac, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. He was born on November 12, 1946 in Fond du Lac to the late Charles and Eleanor (Ellie) Balnis.

He graduated from Goodrich High School in 1964. Chuck proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Chuck was co-owner of the 101 Club and Studio 101. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona and later returned to live in Fond du Lac. He retired to Chapala, Mexico with his longtime companion Linda Bothe (deceased).

Chuck enjoyed golfing and loved to cook. He donated a lot of time volunteering at the American Red Cross in Mexico. Chuck was very devoted to his family, loving, caring and had a love for his four dogs.

He is survived by his only son, Charles “Chuck” (fiancé, Angela Lunde) Balnis of Fond du Lac; his sister, Linda (Marty) Hoffman of Helena, Montana and brother-in-law, Matthew Kraemer of Fond du Lac. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Eleanor Balnis and his sister, Judith Ann Kraemer.

Services: Family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division Street in Fond du Lac. A vigil prayer service will follow the visitation. Cremation has taken place. Chuck’s final resting place will be in Chapala, Mexico.

Zacherl Funeral Home is serving the family.