BALK, Harry Eugene 1930-2015
BALK, BRADLEY, KRAMER
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 5/28/2015 at 00:27:50
CHARLES CITY, IOWA - Harry Balk, 85, of Charles City died Monday, May 25, 2015, at his home.
A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City, with the Rev. Gary Mayer officiating. His wishes were to be cremated after his service and inurnment will take place at a later time.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Hauser Funeral Home, Charles City, and one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Friday.
The Hauser Funeral Home, 641-228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hauserfh.com.
Source: Mason City Globe Gazette, 27 MAY 2015
Date Of Birth: March 7, 1930
Date Of Death: May 25, 2015
Service: Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Harry Balk, 85, of Charles City, died Monday, May 25, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Through their faith in Jesus Christ, the family has been able to let Harry go and know that he is at peace in the Lord's hands.
A funeral Mass for Harry Balk will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City. Reverend Gary Mayer will celebrate the Mass. His wishes were to be cremated after his service and inurnment will take place at a later time.
Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, and one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Friday.
Harry Eugene Balk, son of Nick and Dolly (Bradley) Balk, was born on March 7, 1930, in Waucoma, Iowa. He graduated from Waucoma High School in 1947. On May 7, 1953, he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Kramer at Saint Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia. Harry started at Oliver Corporation in 1949 and retired from White Farm Equipment in 1991. He also worked for 50 years at Frisbie Farms.
Harry was a longtime resident of Charles City, where he was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Elks, the Moose Lodge, the Knights of Columbus and a past board member of the Charles City Community Credit Union. He loved fishing, hunting, softball, vegetable gardening, farming, snowmobiling, bowling, dancing, the Hawkeyes and spending time with his family, especially playing cards. Harry was a great story teller, a true friend and he never knew a stranger.
Living family members include Patricia, his wife of 62 years; three children: Norma (Dennis) Raab of Charles City, Nancy (Mark) McCurdy of Iowa City and Judy (Bob) Klinkel of Ames; ten grandchildren: Jennifer (Santos) Coreas, Nicholas (McKenzie) Raab, Elizabeth (Jeremy) Figanbaum, Ryan McCurdy, Amy McCurdy, Ross McCurdy, Sarah Klinkel, Joe (Molly) Klinkel, Scott Klinkel and Justin Klinkel; five great-grandchildren: Santos Coreas, Jr., Isabella Coreas, Caitlin Figanbaum, Taylor Glenney and Owen Klinkel; a brother, Duane (Wilma) Balk of Waucoma; two sisters: Dorothy (Daniel) Winter of West Union, and Mary (Gerald) Hackman of Fort Atkinson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Arlene Spengler; and two brothers: Robert Balk and an infant brother, Donald Balk.
Source: Hauser Funeral Home website
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