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Obituary for David Balock

David George Balock, 72, of Leavenworth, KS, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 30, 2022.

David was born on May 22, 1949, to George Balock and Esther Malick Balock in Aston, PA. David retired in 2009 after 30 years of civil service at Fort Leavenworth. David served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era, where he valiantly earned two bronze stars.

David was an ornery jokester, genius engineer, loyal friend, loving husband, brother, uncle, father, and grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, Desra Balock; children, Ryan Balock (Annalise), Matthew Balock, and Stephanie Nash (Ryan); grandchildren, Blythe, Hunter, Preston, Autumn, Austin, and Henry; and siblings, Sue Sunter (Bill), Liz Stafford, Marsha Isham (Pat), and Steve Balock.

Services will take place on Monday, April 11, 2022, at R.L. Leintz Funeral Home 4701 10th Ave, Leavenworth, KS 66048. A Rosary will be said at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Deeper Window Association. The family requests that anyone reading this obituary find the worst ‘dad joke’ and tell it to someone you love.