Pocahontas – James B. Baltz, 92, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.
Born September 27, 1918 in Pocahontas to the late Bartha and Rosa Baltz.
He is also preceded in death by brothers, Robert, Tom and Fintan Baltz son, Stephen Baltz and grandson, Nick Baltz.
He is survived by wife, Regina Baltz of the home, son, Bart Baltz of Pocahontas, three grandchildren, Megan Baltz Seawel, Ely Baltz, and Austin Baltz all of Pocahontas. Eleven great grandchildren, Ashton Smith, Haley Baltz, Ethan Baltz, Blaine Baltz, Ivory Allen, Julius Seawel, Paisley Baltz, Saphyra Seawel, Ryder Baltz, Rylie Baltz, and Steven Baltz. Four brothers, Ray Baltz and Curtis Baltz both of Little Rock, Lucian Baltz of Protem, MO and Max Baltz of Pocahontas. Four sisters, Katherine Barre, Helen Hunter, Alice Jansen and Frances Steimel all of Pocahontas.
Mr. Baltz was a member of Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Charitable Trust Fund.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at St. Paul Catholic Church with Anthansius Okeiyi officiating. Burial followed in St. Paul Cemetery.
Visitation was held Tuesday night from 5-7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 rosary following in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.
Pallbearers included: Joe Bergman, Pinky Baltz, Lambert Blissenbach, Bruce Hunter, Drew Jansen, Bart Baltz.
Honorary Pallbearers included: Danny Baltz, Lawrence Bergman, Hugh Steimel, Wayne Hunter, Greg Barre’, Tommy Barre’, and Lawrence Steimel.