Otto William Balgemann, 77, of Athens, died Thursday, July 17, 2008.
Born in Elmhurst, Ill., on January 23, 1931, he was the son of the late Carl and Bernice McNichols Balgemann. He was a banker for 25 years and then worked for the U. S. Postal service for eight years. He was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Athens. Mr. Balgemann was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Castle Balgemann; and a sister, Carol Sroczynski.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Dorothy Hanson Balgemann; a son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Janien Balgemann, Elmhurst, Ill.; daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and John Weis III, Heather and Michael Wepsiec, DeSoto, Ill.; stepson and spouse, Doug and Holly Funk, Lyons, Ill.; stepdaughter, Karen Bridges, Tallahassee, Fla.; and daughter, Bonnie Cooper (Matthew), Comer; and 19 grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Sunday, July 20, at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Heller officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 2535 Jefferson Rd., Athens, GA 30607.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.