Danny Balota

March 7, 1957 ~ January 26, 2021 (age 63)


Danny Balota, 63, of Benton "Went to be with his Lord and Savior" on Tuesday night January 26, 2021.
Danny was born in St. Louis, MO on March 7, 1957, the son of John & Beulah (Mandrell) Balota.
The most important thing in Danny's life was Jesus, his family and especially his grandchildren. He was a very hard worker and was a kind generous man.
Danny is survived by:
2 Children:
Phillip Balota Jr. of Benton
Shawn Elko of Buckner
3 Bonus-Children:
Brandy Collins & husband Joe of Benton
Ashley Weddle & husband Tarry of Bloomfield, IN
Brandon Romani of Christopher
10 Grandchildren
2 Great-Grandchildren
1 Sister: Debbie Lence & husband Alan of Marion
1 Brother: John Balota & wife Carolyn of Bloomington
He was preceded in death by his Parents and by a Brother-Robert "Rob" Balota.
Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Friday, January 29th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Graveside services will immediately follow the visitation at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton with Bryan Collins officiating. 
We ask everyone attending the services to be considerate of others and to practice social distancing. We are limited to 50 people in our building at a time, and masks are recommended.
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January 29, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Graveside Service
January 29, 2021

12:00 PM
Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, IL 62812

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