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OBITUARIES July 24, 2014

6/24/2014 9:08:00 AM
William R. "Bill" Baltus, 76
William R. Baltus
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William R. Baltus

William R. Baltus, 76 traveled world during 45 years at Cummins

William R. "Bill" Baltus, 76, of Columbus died at 5:16 a.m. Sunday, June 22, 2014 at his residence in Summerfield, Florida.

The funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Cash officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Aerie Cemetery in Letts. A time of visitation will be held on Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Baltus graduated from Sandcreek High School in 1955 and had been a resident of Columbus since 1991. He traveled around the world with his employment at Cummins Engine Company and retired in 2004 after 45 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Columbus, the Golden K Kiwanis Club and the Decatur County Amateur Radio Club. Mr. Baltus volunteered at the Love Chapel and at fish fries for the Letts Fire Department. He served on the board of directors for the Mt. Aerie Cemetery Association and served in the Indiana National Guard.

Born October 3, 1937 in Madeira, Ohio, Mr. Baltus was the son of Pieter Josef and Myrtle Wilson Baltus. He was married on September 5, 1981 in Littleton, Colorado to Mary Belle Parish and she survives.

Also surviving are daughters, Jennifer (Roger Satterfield) Baltus of Columbus, Dianna (Ron) Moore of Westport, and Becky Glenn of Tifton, Georgia; sons, Mike (Suzanne) Baltus of Littleton, Colorado and Jeffery (Gayle) McIntyre of Greensburg; sisters, Geneva Moffat of Florida and Alice Silvers of Evansville; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Mr. Baltus was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Bert and Joseph Baltus.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the American Cancer Society or the Golden K Kiwanis Club.

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