SHAWANO EVENING LEADER
Monday, Aug. 18, 1947
ORRIN BALKE DIE'S AFTER OPERATION
Orrin Balke, a farmer in the town of Herman, died this morning at 9:00. He underwent a surgical operation July 3 from which he never recovered.
Mr. Balke was born Aug. 14, 1886 in Dodge county, the son of Mr. & Mrs. William Balke. He came to Shawano county when 6 months old and settled in the town of Pella. His marriage to Minnie Giese was solemnized at Pella in 1907. They lived in the town of Pella until 1 t years ago when they moved to the town of Herman. Mr. Balke was a member of the Leopolis Lutheran church.
Survivors are his wife and 4 brothers, Alex of Shawano, Louis, Embarrass, Asa and Lawrence, town of Pella.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 20 at 2:15 at the Leopolis Lutheran church. Burial will be in the church cemetery, Leopolis.