Kurt A. Balzuweit

October 06, 1951 - September 15, 2017

Kurt Balzuweit of Cadillac, a humble servant of Christ, family and his community went to be with his Lord Friday, September 15, 2017 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was 65. Kurt was born on October 6, 1951 in Dayton, Ohio to Ervin O. & Evelyn J. (Fruedenberger) Balzuweit and they preceded him in death.
Kurt graduated from William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois and went on to obtain his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Southern Illinois University. He proudly served in the United States Navy for 6 years.
In 1989 he moved to Cadillac and was employed at Mercy Hospital of Cadillac for over 10 years and later at West Shore Medical Center of Manistee for over 10 years.
Kurt was an active member of First Baptist Church of Cadillac and supported his wife Kathy in founding The Shepherd’s Table and also volunteered with Love, INC. He was instrumental in establishing New Hope Shelter and started Alcoholics for Christ in the Cadillac Area. Kurt sacrificed for others and brought joy to many. He loved trout fishing, playing guitar, and spending time with his family and friends.
On December 26, 1975 in Walworth, Wisconsin he married the former Katharine “Kathy” King and she survives him along with 3 children: Marni (Jason) Sanders of Yuba City, California, Korlyn Balzuweit of Cadillac and Luke Winslow King of Cadillac; 6 grandchildren: Grace, Judah, Naomi, Elizabeth, Jeremy, and Kayleena; 1 great grandson, Zander; a brother, Tod (Jeanne) Balzuweit of Algonquin, Illinois; 2 sisters: Linda (Paul) Willy of Cannonsburg, Michigan and Lisa (Jim) McClellan of Woodstock, Georgia; many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Cadillac with Reverend Chad Zaucha officiating. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 AM until services at church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shepherd’s Table. An online guestbook is available at www.petersonfh.com.

Guest Book

Sky Hall - Sep 18th, 2017 9:50 am

"You will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as they go through this difficult time. May God wrap his arms around your family and hug them tight. May you rest with God and the angels. "

Bob Sake - Sep 18th, 2017 10:44 am

"When I first met Kurt back in 1990, I could tell he was a man of peace and joy. Right from the first handshake, I had met a new friend. He frequently patronized our family-owned business. During those visits, our conversation usually led to fishing, music or FAMILY. Kathy, Luke, Marni and Korlyn my deepest sympathy goes out to each one of you. Kurt was a beautiful man and will greatly missed. God Bless."

David Tripp - Denton, TX - Sep 18th, 2017 11:18 am

"Words alone can not explain what a wonderful servant, father, man and friend that Kurt was to all that had the privilege to know him. He confided me when I needed it and he treated me like a brother in every way. We'll all miss him dearly, but it brings joy to me knowing that he is with our savior today and forever. RIP my brother. "

Barbara Visaer and Tami Cullingford - Sep 24th, 2017 3:15 am

"Kurt, we love and miss our dear Brother in Christ. It has been a beautiful ride in sharing a small part of your life. We have been truly blessed. Cathy and family, we bow our heads to pray and mourn with you. Please call upon us if you need for anything. "

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