Dennis “Denny” J. Balser, 70, of Pioneer passed away Thursday morning at Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania, Ohio. He was born on September 8, 1947 in Jackson, Michigan to John S. and Luella M. (Moses) Balser. Denny graduated from Hilltop High School in 1965. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. On August 8, 1970 he married Brenda Chrisman in Montpelier and she survives.
Denny retired as the owner / operator of BDJ Industries in West Unity. He was a former purchasing manager at Universal Industry Products in Pioneer and was also the former partial owner and on the Board of A.T.M. in Angola. Denny was a Boy Scout Leader at one time, and was a member of Hillcrest Country Club and Patriot Hills Golf Course.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Brenda; children, Brian (Jennifer) Balser of Lake Seneca, Erica J. Balser of Perrysburg, and Jennifer (Brian Christian) Balser of Edon; five grandchildren, three step grandchildren; and three brothers Brad (Dawn Klender) Balser of West Unity, John (Deb) Balser of Toledo and Randy (Brenda Bolen) Balser of Albion, Indiana. Denny was preceded in death by his parents.
A Remembrance of Life will be on Saturday, January 27th from 2-4pm at the Pioneer Community Building. Memorial contributions may be given to Patriot Hills Golf Course or North Central Athletic Boosters. Denny will be laid to rest at a private interment at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer with Military Honors provided by the Pioneer Veterans.