Dolly A. Balzer, age 91 of Manitowoc passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday evening, November 30, 2022, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center in Manitowoc.
Dolly was born on August 26, 1931, in Hayward, Wisconsin, daughter of the late John and Wilma (Blake) Boyle. She graduated with the class of 1949 from Hayward High School. Dolly then attended Minneapolis Business College. On November 3, 1951, she married William A. “Bill” Balzer at the home of Harry and Sylvia Breger. He preceded her in death on June 24, 2016. Dolly was a member of Faith Free Church.
She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law: Judy (Clary) Poklinkoski, TN, Ann Balzer, Oslo, Norway, Sue (Scott) Ostrenga, Green Bay; one granddaughter: Amy (Frank) Dockins, TN; one great granddaughter: Adalynn Dockins, TN; one brother and two sisters-in-law: James (Shirley) Boyle, Hayward, Marion Boyle, Hayward, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents: John and Wilma Boyle; her husband: Bill Balzer; two sisters and one brother-in-law: Alberta Boylan, Rose (Don) Forrester, two brothers and one sister-in-law: John Boyle, Patrick (Patricia) Boyle; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law: Marshall Boylan, Fred (Marjorie) Balzer.
A private family life celebration will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Dolly’s name. The Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Manitowoc location is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences be expressed to the family by visiting www.lakeshorefuneralhomes.com
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for all the loving compassionate care given to Dolly.
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