Marvin H. R. “Mick” Balvanz, 89

Marvin H. R. “Mick” Balvanz, 89, of Eldora, Iowa, died on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora with Pastor David Splett officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Eldora with military Honors provided by Walter-Sayer Post 182 of the American Legion and Roll-Harless 3974 of the VFW. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10 at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. Online condolences may be made at

Surviving is his daughter, Marjorie Smith of Ames and her companion Webster Wilke; son, Mark Balvanz of Eldora; sister, Jan Bradford of Bakersfield, Calif.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.