Humberto Rene Balli of Vassar, age 81, died suddenly at his home on Monday, November 18, 2019. Per Humberto’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in Vassar. Humberto’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. until the time of the serve at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be directed to the family.

Humberto was born on April 14, 1938, in Edcouch, Texas, the son of Apolonio and Gregoria Balli. Raised in Texas, he would meet and marry the love of his life, Rosenda Palomares. Together, they would move to Michigan, where Humberto would go to work in the automotive industry, working for Eaton Foundry in Vassar for over 30 years.

Humberto had a love for music, playing the accordion and singing. He enjoyed fixing things and spending time with his family.

Humberto leaves to cherish his memory five daughters: Raquel and husband, James Sheppard, Irma Balli, Celia Balli, Dora and husband, Thomas Kovach, Elia and husband, Byron Ruiz, Juana and husband, Jose Torrez, and Tara Buckley; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers: Herbert Balli and Ernesto Balli; sister, Gloria Trejo; and several nieces and nephews.

Humberto was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rosenda; and two sons: Luis and Humberto Jr.

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