James Michael Balczo

July 16, 1966 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 57) 57 Years Old

James Balczo Obituary

James 'Jim' Michael Balczo age 57 of Hammond, IN, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2024.

He is survived by his loving wife, Traci Balczo; his fur baby, Gizmo; brothers, Kenny (Pam) Balczo of Evansville IN, Bobby (Cheryl) Balczo of Chesterton IN and Thomas Balczo of Hammond, IN; uncle, Richard Balczo; aunt, Mary Ann Appleford; nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and many dear friends.  

Preceded in death by his parents, John and Janet Balczo.  

Jim was a long time resident of the Hessville area and a graduate of Morton High School class of 1984. Jim retired after 16 years of service from AM Manufacturing in Munster, IN. He was also an active member of the S.A.L. American Legion post 369. 

Jim will be fondly remembered for his sense of humor, selflessness, simple ways, infectious smile and laugh. He enjoyed spending time at home fixing things and took much pride in all that he did making our house a home. He loved spending time with his wife and fur baby. He also enjoyed traveling from time to time. Jim was never one to pass up a cold or warm beer. He was known for always helping others and never passed up an opportunity to help someone when he could. He will be donating his ICD (pacemaker) to save a pet.  

Jim was a loving son, brother, husband, uncle, great uncle, son in law, brother in law, friend and a great daddy to his fur baby Gizmo. He will be truly missed by all whose lives he touched.

We are honoring Jim's wishes to be cremated. Services will be held privately by the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Glioblastoma (brain cancer) research foundation. 

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