.Dana D. Balde, age 73, of 1231 Eisner Avenue, died Monday morning, November 28, 2011 at St. Nicholas Hospital.
Dana was born November 29, 1937 in Winona, Minnesota to William and Julia (Gildner) Burt. Her family moved to Sheboygan when she was young and she attended Sheridan Elementary and Sheboygan Central High School.
Dana was previously married to Ronald G. Balde.
In her younger years she enjoyed league bowling and participating in tournaments. Later she enjoyed playing bingo and spoiling her seven grandsons, who were the joy of her life.
Dana was a confirmed member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Random Lake.
She is survived by her children, Kurt (Mary Jo) Balde, Scott ( Mary Lee) Balde, all of Oostburg, and Lisa Balde of Sheboygan; seven grandsons, Nicholas (Addie) Balde of University Park, FL, Joshua (Tricia) Balde of Plymouth, Matthew (Stephanie) Balde of Oshkosh, Bryan (Rachel) of Grafton, Lucas (Sara) Balde of Key West, FL, Travis J. (fiancée, Becky Evraets) Balde of New Holstein, and Jacob (Megan) Balde of Sheboygan; six great-grandchildren, Jamez, Lukas, Mackenzie, Alexis, Ethan, and Hannah; and her dear friend, Ruth, of Terrace Estates.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Ballhorn Chapels. Rev. Don Niederfrank, Pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ, Random Lake, will officiate. A time of visitation and support will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Entombment will follow at Garden Terrace Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name.
Dana's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Stillwell, Dr. Marsho, and Dr. Horth for their compassion and care. They would especially like to thank the dedicated staff at Terrace Estates for their wonderful care these past years.