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Carl F. BalgieJanuary 10, 1950 ~ February 8, 2017 (age 67)
Carl F. Balgie, age 67, passed away as quietly as he lived on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Carl was born on January 10, 1950 to Paul and Rhea (Hammen) Balgie. He married Nancy Miller on August 24, 1974 and raised two wonderful sons whom he loved and was proud of. Carl worked at Thilmany until the time of his illness.
Carl played ball for Joyce and Tuggy’s in his younger years and then in the “Old Guys League” for Verbetens Bar. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed his love of hunting with his sons and grandsons and also with John, Chad and Stacie. Carl also enjoyed fishing especially with his grandson, Hunter. He enjoyed discussing cars and mechanics with his grandson Alex. He was so proud of Alex’s achievements at the N.A.S.C.A.R. Technical Institute in North Carolina. Carl was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be truly missed.
He is survived by his wife Nancy, his sons, Matthew (Lee) and Christopher (Stacie); his grandsons, Alexander, Hunter and Andrew; his brother, Jim (Denise) Balgie and their son’s Troy and Ben; his sister, Mary (Mike) Frank; his brother-in-law, Van Howerton and son’s, Kurt (Lori), Mike (Christy) and Robbie Howerton. Carl is further survived by his sister’s-in-law and their children, Susan Kendrick, Bonnie (John) Cruz, and Patricia (Otto) Jaeger; his brother’s-in-law and their children, Jack (Vicki) Miller, Charles (Rose) Miller, Timothy (Karen) Miller, and Michael Miller. He is also survived by his step-bothers, Lyle and Cliff and step-sisters, Sandy, Lynn, Sherry, Donna and Carla.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Barb Howerton; his father and mother-in-law; brothers-in-law, Clifford J. Miller and Claude Kendrick, and his step-mother, Marie.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, February 10, 2017, at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home, 101 Canal Street, Little Chute. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
The Balgie family wishes to thank all of Carl’s caregivers and Hospice workers at Cherry Meadows and The Heritage. They were all wonderful and treated Carl with respect and dignity. This was especially important to his wife. Carl’s family would also like to thank their family members for their help and support throughout his illness. A special thank you goes out to friends Cherie and Colin Plaster and to Richard and Anne Van Handel. We couldn’t ask for better friends and neighbors. Also a special thank you to Troy Beck our Thrivent agent who guided and supported us along the way.