Burness ‘Burnie’ Balzer

Jan. 1, 1922 — Feb. 18, 2016

Burness “Burnie” Balzer of Waukesha, formerly of Milwaukee, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at the age of 94 years.

He was the beloved husband of the late Elinore (nee Beck); loving father of Maurice “Maury” and the late Dennis Balzer; and brother-in-law of Marion Belinski and Edward Beck. He is also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Burnie was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII and a retiree of the City of Milwaukee. He was a volunteer for the Food Pantry of Waukesha County.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 25, from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM at St. William Parish, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County are appreciated.

The family wishes to thank Candice and Warren from Grace Hospice, the staff at Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center, Waukesha, and Erika Kappes for the all loving care given to Burnie.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary or leave condolences. To receive this obit/directions, text 1591783 to 414-301-6422.