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1926 Joseph 2023

Joseph J. Balen

January 29, 1926 — October 9, 2023

Keewatin

Joseph J. Balen age 97 of Keewatin passed away Monday, October 9, 2023 at his
home. He was born January 29, 1926 in Leetonia to John and Eva (Cacich) Balen.
Joe grew up on a farm south of town. Joe served in the Army from January of
1951 until his honorable discharge in May of 1952. He worked for the railroad,
and he also owned and operated, Balen Excavating. He was a life member of the
American Legion. Joe was known for being generous with his family,
opinionated, and was always good for a one-liner. He is survived by his nieces and
nephews, Patricia (Balen) Schaefer, John (Jennifer) Balen, Joey Balen, Frank
(Michelle) Redfield, Mary (Tom) Ultican and David Balen, many great and great-
great nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Eva,
siblings, Mike Balen, Bob Balen, Mandy Redfield, and infant brother, John Balen.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Friday, October 20, 2023 at St.
Cecelia's Catholic Church in Nashwauk. Visitation will be held one hour prior to
the service at church. Interment will be held at the Maple Hill Cemetery in
Hibbing.

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Visitation

Friday, October 20, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Cecilia's Catholic Church

326 2nd St, Nashwauk, MN 55769

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Mass

Friday, October 20, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Cecilia's Catholic Church

326 2nd St, Nashwauk, MN 55769

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