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John Balmer, 85, passed away quietly in his home in Salt Lake City, June 12, 1991.

Born April 25, 1906 in Interlaken, Switzerland to Friedrick and Marianna Zwahlen Balmer. Married Marie Abbuehl, September 27, 1930, in Switzerland. Later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. John studied landscaping and horticulture in Switzerland and was a specialist in his field. He spent 43 years years beautifying rock gardens and orchards throughout the Salt Lake Valley. High Priest in Valley View 8th Ward. Throughout his life he held many church positions and served two foreign and one stake mission, serving one mission with his loving wife.Survived by wife, Marie; children, Elfriede Humphries and Ruth Radmall; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Fritz and wife, Hedy Balmer; sister, Marie von Allmen; sisters-in-law, Emma Balmer and Iva Balmer; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughter, Therese Neilsen and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 15, 1991, 11 a.m., Holladay North Stake Center, 4395 South Albright Dr. (2145 East) where friends may call Friday, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, one hour prior to services, both at church. Burial: Mountain View Memorial Estates Cemetery.

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