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Edward Andrew Balk

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Edward Andrew Balk

Montgomery

Edward Andrew Balk, 90, of Montgomery, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Oak Terrace in Jordan. Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, from 3-7 p.m. at Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery and one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Sueur.

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Edward was born Feb. 11, 1923, in Algona, Iowa, to Henry and Laura (Hammer) Balk. He attended Le Sueur School. He was united in marriage to Alice M. Wieland on Nov. 27, 1946, and worked as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office retiring in 1980.

He was a member of the American Legion Club, liked to fish, help with maintenance and bookwork at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Pine River and enjoyed gardening.

Edward is survived by children, Joseph (Betty) Balk of Savage, Charles (Kathy) Balk of Brainerd, Michael (Claudia) Balk of Hastings, Constance (Curt) Jackson of Northfield and Sally (Greg) Rademacher of New Prague; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and sister, Darlene Puchner of Nebraska.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Alice; parents; brothers, Jake Balk and Hugo Balk; and sisters, Joyce Andresen and Mildred Aalid.

Military honors will be provided by the Montgomery area Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Holy Redeemer Catholic School.

Arrangements are with Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery.

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