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Obituary for Daniel J. Balaskovitz

Born: December 8th, 1974
Passed Away: May 17th, 2017


Wednesday May 24th, 2017
12:00pm to 1:30pm at First Wesleyan Church
Directions to First Wesleyan Church


Wednesday May 24th, 2017
1:30pm to 2:30pm at First Wesleyan Church
Directions to First Wesleyan Church


Daniel John Balaskovitz, age 42, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wed, May 17, 2017. He was born on December 8, 1974 in Muskegon, Michigan to George J. Balaskovitz and Sharon A. (Gay) Walters. He attended Holton High School and later graduated from Penn Foster High School in 1995. He went on to attend Muskegon Community College where he earned an outstanding GPA. He was a certified welder, professional Blacksmith, and true artist.

Daniel was a successful business man and owner of Skull Forge, LLC. In addition to donating the Peach Tree Sculpture found in Pomona Park located in Fruitport Township, he is well known for forging and gifting cross necklaces to share his faith. He remains with all of us through his works of art.

He was a loving Husband, Caring Father, and Inspiring Brother. He is survived by his wife, Maggie; his daughters, Jaelyn and Danielle; brothers, Michael Balaskovitz (Norton Shores) and Steven Balaskovitz (Montague), and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mothers' Catherine Balaskovitz and Sharon Walters. He is and will continue to be greatly missed.

VISITATION: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with MEMORIAL SERVICES from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm at First Wesleyan Church, 1565 Huizenga St. Muskegon, MI 49442.

LUNCHEON FOLLOWING: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm at Muskegon Community College, Blue & Gold Room (Main entrance & follow signs to room).

Memorial Contributions can be made to: MABA "Michigan Artist Blacksmith Association" in care of: Kathleen Carr, 3660 Pillon Rd., Muskegon, MI 49445. Ph. 231-557-1886.