Dr. James P. Balters

BALTERS-Dr. James P., age 53 years, Omaha. He was born in Omaha on 7/10/53. An Eagle Scout, he grew up in South Omaha and attended Immaculate Conception Grade School and Creighton Prep High School before graduating from South High School in 1971. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska, and in 1978 graduated with his Medical Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He interned in Lincoln and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Creighton-St. Joseph Hospital. From 1980-05 he practiced Emergency Medicine in Omaha, most recently at Creighton Medical Center-St. Joseph Hospital. Dr. Balters was Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and was a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Nebraska Medical Association, and MOMS. He served as Medical Director for the Omaha Fire Department in the 1980’s and received the Mayor’s Partnership Award in 1991 from Mayor P. J. Morgan. Married to Christine Webster on July 28, 1979, Dr. Balters was a member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and Nebraska Husker football. He was preceded in death by parents, Steve A. and Dolores C. Balters; brother, Stephen Balters, Jr. He is survived by wife, Dr. Christine Webster; son, Steven R. Balters, both of Omaha; brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry and Sharon Balters, Michael and Monica Balters, all of Lincoln, NE; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Jerry Bucy, Beatrice, NE; nieces: Alexis Linehan and husband, Patrick, New Orleans, LA, Deborah and Sofia Balters of Lincoln, Ashley Binfield, Doniphan, NE; nephews: Matthew Balters and wife, Laura, Pensacola, FL, Marcus Balters and wife, Sarah Beth, Omaha, Harrison Bucy, Beatrice, NE, Jordan Binfield of Doniphan, NE, Nathan Oliver and wife, Amy, Denver, CO, Matthew and Andrew Oliver, Siloam Springs, AR; sisters-in-law: Carrie Oliver and husband, Gary, Siloam Springs, AR, Barbara Binfield and husband, Michael, Doniphan, NE; grandnephews. Services Tuesday, 10:30 AM, St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 150th and West Maple Road. Memorials to St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Salvation Army, Brownell-Talbot School or a conservation charity of your choice. The family will receive friends Sunday, 6-8 PM at the West Center Chapel.


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