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Chester Balinski passed away March 17, 2021 at the age of 97. Mr. Balinski graduated from Boston High School. He was drafted into the United States Army where he served in World War II. Following his discharge, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp Reserves. Mr. Balinski retired from Benjamin Moore Paints with over thirty-five years service.
He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Anastasia, and siblings Leonard Balinski, Agnes Egleston, and Florence Fisher. Mr. Balinski is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy, and niece Evelyn Kaczmarski.
Dr. E. Duane Powers passed away April 17, 2021 in The Villages, Florida. Duane Powers was born on October 13, 1926 in Kent, Ohio, son of Elmer Powers and Ruth Gilbert Powers. He grew up in Peninsula and graduated in the 1944 class of Boston High School. He attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri and practiced medicine from 1953 until 1990 in both Indiana and Michigan. In addition to his medical career, Duane served in the United States Army from 1944 until 1947.
In 1953, Duane moved to Culver, Indiana with his wife, Esther Scobie Powers, and he developed a thriving private practice where he worked until 1965. Then, he married Lois Wagenknecht Powers in 1966 and moved to Michigan.
Dr. E. Duane Powers was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, in 2005. He is survived by his eight children: Terrance, Michael, Deborah Leblanc, Susan, Pamela Martin, Jennifer, Patrick, and Heidi Powers-Dahlman. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is survived by his long-time companion, Kay DeRousse, whom he met in 2006.