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AGE: 56


ADDRESS: N3856 Crane Drive Medford, Township of Medford Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:43 A.M. Thursday, April 10 at her residence


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Private memorial services were held for her immediate family.


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 17, 1957 in Des Moines, Iowa


EDUCATION: Attended elementary schools in Des Moines, Iowa and Harding High School in St. Paul, Minnesota


MARRIAGE: May 1, 1997 in Irma to Lee A. Balk


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Barb was a cook and manager at the Center City Inn in St. Paul, Minnesota for a period of time. She was a truck driver for Bud Meyer Truck Service in Lake City, Minnesota for 16 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, cooking, the outdoors and traveling.


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Lee A. Balk of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Stacie (Dan) Krieg of Stratford, Christine Tomasino of St. Paul, Minnesota, Michael Balk of Tucson, Arizona and Grace Balk of Medford


4 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Lance, Alexa and Cole Krieg and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Balk




DECEASED MOTHER: Mary R. Antomori (Maiden Name: Patterson)


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Barb’s family to be designated at a later date
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements -For online condolences, please visit 



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