Balthasar George Lies, 82, died Thursday (July 23, 2009) at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City.


Balthasar George Lies, 82, died Thursday (July 23, 2009) at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City.

He was born on Oct. 1, 1926, in Clonmel to Balthasar J. and Katherine (Girrens) Lies. They preceded him in death.

On July 31, 1960, he married Mareta L. Gatz in Newton. She survives of the home.

They were members of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kansas City and attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

George was a retired truck driver. He loved to spend time hunting and fishing. He also was an avid baseball fan. George greatly looked forward to spending time with his loving family and many friends.

Other survivors include son, Michael Lies of Pleasant Valley, Mo.; sister, Catherine Scheffler of Newton, Adelaide Schroeder of Liberty, Mo., and Mary Dolores Gatz of Newton; grandson, Michael Lies of Kansas City; granddaughter, Mareta Lies of Las Vegas; and six great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Lies.

Funeral service was today at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton, with the Rev. Jim Mainzer of the church officiating.

Burial was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Newton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas Wildlife and Parks and the St. Mary Catholic School Building Fund.