April Ballschmidt, 44

April I. Ballschmidt, 44, of rural Lagro, died at 8:55 a.m., Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at her home. 

She was born April 27, 1973 in Pontiac, Mich., to Charles "Chuck"  VanKuren and Linda (Simons) Robbins.

April was a 1991 graduate of Northfield High School and received her bachelor degree from Huntington University.  She married Eric P. Ballschmidt in Huntington, on Sept. 11, 1999.  She was a homemaker.  April enjoyed the outdoors, flowers, animals, and all of her children's activities. 

She is survived by her husband, Eric Ballschmidt, and two children, Cody Ballschmidt and Kalista Ballschmidt, all of Lagro; mother and step-father, Linda and Bill Robbins of Camp Verde, Ariz.; two brothers, Eric (Bev) VanKuren of Peru, Indiana, and Brian VanKuren of Clarkston, Mich. 

She was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Rick Borgman officiating.  Burial will be in Lagro Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for April  may be signed at


Posted on 2018 Jan 02