Visitation will take place Saturday, Sept. 10, at Warner Funeral Home, starting at 8 a.m., with family present from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Lunch will follow the service at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.
A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Mr. Balk passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, in Dickens.
Jeffrey Leo Balk, the son of Andrew and Anna (Cuchna) Balk, was born on Oct. 13, 1959, in Guttenberg, Ia. He was raised and received his early education in Clayton, Ia. and graduated from Garnavillo High School.
On Oct. 21, 1978, Jeffrey married Lorrie Kinkead in Clayton, Ia. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Marion, Ia, where Jeff worked at Cedar Rapids Grain Service, as a grain technician. The couple moved to Spencer in 1995. Jeff worked at General Machine Works as a CNC operator, and then at Max Yield Coop in Dickens, for the last three years.
Jeff was a Chicago sports fan, he enjoyed following the Bears and Cubs. He also tried to play a little golf in his spare time. Jeff loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandson, Wyatt.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Andrew.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lorrie of Spencer, Ia.; two sons: Matthew and his wife, Elizabeth, of Stockton, Calif. and Brian and his wife, Katie of Spencer, Ia.; one grandson, Wyatt; five brothers: William of Cedar Rapids, Ia., James of Elma, Ia., Roger of Garnavillo, Ia., Tom of Aurora, Colo., and Rich of West Union, Ia.; four sisters: Helen Barrett of Ayrshire, Ia., Roseann Kraus of Garnavillo, Ia., Karolyn Balk of Clayton, Ia. and Sandra Anderson of Liberty Hill, Texas; other relatives and friends.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.