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Roger L. Baltzell

August 11, 1943 — October 6, 2015

Grand Tower - Roger L. Baltzell, 72, of Grand Tower, passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Murphysboro. Roger was born August 11, 1943 in Murphysboro to Edward Eugene and Dorothy Leola (Norton) Baltzell. He married Janet L. Penrod on October 11, 1963 in Grand Tower, and was very devoted to her. They shared almost 52 years of marriage. She survives and is of Grand Tower. Roger is also survived by his daughter, Robin Baltzell Spicer, and her companion, Scott Bowling, of Marion; sister-in-law, Charlotte McMannis; Virginia Penrod of Murphysboro; numerous nieces and nephews; and Oodles, the neighbor's dog who adopted Roger and Janet as part of her family. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Dorothy Aileen Cantoni. Roger had worked for Ameren CIPS as the Head Instrument Man for 38 years until his retirement in 2001. He was of the Presbyterian Faith. He loved fishing and was a member of the Union County Bass Club for over 20 years. He was also a member of the IUOE Local 148 of St. Louis, MO. Funeral services will be held at the Meredith Grand Tower Chapel, Grand Tower, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2015, with Bob Henson officiating. Burial will be at Walker Hill Cemetery, Grand Tower. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2015, at the Meredith Grand Tower Chapel, Grand Tower. Memorial donations are the preferred form of remembrance and may be made to the American Heart Association and will be accepted by Meredith Funeral Home.



Service:



1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 10, 2015



Meredith Grand Tower Chapel Grand Tower, IL







Visitation:



5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 9, 2015



Meredith Grand Tower Chapel Grand Tower, IL



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