Richard “Dick” Balko, 75, of Redwood Falls died Sunday, September 7, 2014 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls with military honors to follow. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from noon until 2 p.m., at the church.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelsonmartinfuneralservice.com.
Richard Edward Balko, the son of Theodore “Ted” and Mamie (Rasmussen) Balko, was born November 10, 1938 in Redwood Falls. He grew up on the family farm and received his formal education in Redwood Falls Public Schools, graduating with the Redwood Falls High School Class of 1956. He was a life-long member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Dick enlisted in the United States Air Force in December 1960 and was honorably discharged in December 1964. Following his...