David D. Balhiser, age 41, died Jan. 31. Dave passed away in Fort Collins, where he had lived and worked for the past 18 years.
Dave was born Sept. 30, 1974, to Robert and Luella Balhiser in Columbia Falls, Montana. He spent many happy hours of his childhood hiking mountain trails with his brother Justin and beloved dog Teddy. He never lost his love for the great outdoors.
In 2005 he met Gabi Endress. She became the love of his life. They married in 2012. He and Gabi relished traveling, especially to tropical destinations like Puerto Rico and Belize.
David was a brilliant and talented engineer. In 1997 he graduated from Montana State University with a degree in electrical engineering. He became a lead engineer for companies like Hewlett-Packard and Intel where he developed complex software and a number innovative devices. Several so original in concept and design, they were issued US patents in his name.
In 2015 he received a Masters of Science in business administration and became an adjunct professor at Colorado State University College of Business.
Dave was an exceptionally hard-working and intelligent person. He was also a much beloved son, brother, husband and friend. He will, without a doubt, be sorely missed.
Dave is survived by his wife Gabi Balhiser, his brother Justin (Kristin) Balhiser of Fort Collins; his father Robert (Patty) Balhiser of Helena, MT; nephews Blake Balhiser and Ethan Gogol; and nieces Kayla Gogol and Aniela Cea-Gogol.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb.8 at Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W Olive St., Fort Collins.