Donald Edward Balvin was born February 3rd, 1920 and died January 21st, 2014. He was the son of Edward and Anna Balvin. Don graduated from high school in 1938, community college in 1940 and Drake University later. He was a native of Marshalltown and Des Moines, Iowa.
After graduation Donald accepted employment with Lennox International where he was a 50 year employee retiring in 1990 as Senior Corporate Manager. Don relocated to Plano, Texas in 1978 when Lennox International moved their corporate headquarters to the metroplex.
Don was active at St Mark Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree of Plano. An avid golfer, Don was a member of Los Rios Country Club. He served as past president and national director of the Purchasing Management Association of Central Iowa, president of Dowling Club and Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. Don was also a member of the American Legion.
Don is survived by sons Gregory of Boulder, Colorado and Edward and Michael of Plano. He was preceded in death by wife, Doris, after a marriage of 62 years.
Burial will be at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Marshalltown, Iowa next to his wife Doris.