John Balog Jr.

John Balog Jr.

CHEYENNE — John Balog Jr., 93, of Cheyenne passed away Tuesday evening, Oct. 30, 2018, at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne.

John was born Dec. 13, 1924, in Rock Springs, a son of the late John J. and Anna (Bara) Balog.

John served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a staff sergeant. Following his honorable discharge, he worked for the Wyoming Highway Department as a surveyor and project engineer in Rock Springs, Kemmerer and ultimately Cheyenne, retiring in the mid-1970s. He then joined the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office as a safety of dams inspector, retiring in 1987.

He enjoyed home and travel with his wife, Ida (Menghini) Balog, until her death in 2002. His other interests included watching football, supporting the Wyoming Cowboys as a booster, and spending time with family and friends.

John is survived by his daughter Jeanne Balog of Seattle, Washington; sister Irene Levar of Loveland, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Ida Balog; brothers Steve and George Balog; and brothers-in-law Leno and August Menghini.

A vigil for the deceased will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, at the Lakeview Chapel at the Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated on at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. An interment service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Rock Springs. Condolences may be offered to the family online at

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