February 27 1968 July 28 2019
Vanessa Marie Balvin February 27, 1968 – July 28, 2019 Vanessa Marie Balvin, 51, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, July 28, 2019, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 2, 2109 at St. Ludmila Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW. A private family inurnment will be at a later date. Vanessa was born February 27, 1968 in Valparaiso, Indiana, the daughter of Chris Duke. She graduated from Prairie High School, class of 1986, and later attended Mount Mercy. Vanessa pursued a career in corporate travel, with Wagonlit for many years. She enjoyed biking, kayaking, camping, swimming, and mainly spending time outdoors. Vanessa was very proud to enjoy her first RAGBRAI in 2018, with Team Must Have. Vanessa was united in marriage to Dave Balvin, on one of the happiest days of her life, on June 8, 2019 at Sugar Bottom Campground. Vanessa is survived by her husband, Dave; sons Conor Young and Justin Riley; her granddaughter Austyn; her mother Chris (Bob) Slagle; her siblings Steve (Cheryl) Duke, Lynette (Ken) Schreder, Kristen Oldenburger; as well as her nieces and nephews Jordan Schreder, Brenden Schreder, Colin Schreder, Megan Oldenburger, Kylee Oldenburger, and Cameron Duke, and her loving dog Violet. She was preceded in death by her late husband Lawrence Young, and her father Jerry Keeney. Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Valley Humane Society in her name.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Vanessa Marie Balvin February 27 1968 July 28 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Cedar Rapids, state: Iowa