BALCOM Steven Charles Balcom age 60 of Saranac passed away at his home on April 29 2011. He was preceded in death by his father C. Oren Balcom and mother Anna Doris Balcom. Surviving are his daughter Angie (Larry) Putchaven; grandchildren Levi Christian Gavin Miles; sister Gerri (Franklin) Holwerda; many aunts uncles nieces nephews cousins and special friends; his companion Debra Briggs and her son Dean Briggs. Steve was an excellent marine mechanic working several years for many marinas in Florida and in Michigan including Nunica and Murray Lake. His passion for motors and running his boat My Other Joy at Hardy Dam was special. His love for his 23 cats was exceptional. Memorial service will be held Saturday 1:30 PM at Roth-Gerst Chapel 305 N. Hudson Lowell. Rev. Rick Blunt of First United Methodist Church Lowell officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Memorial contributions to the Ionia County Animal Shelter 275 E. Sprague Ionia MI 48816 would be appreciated.