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Friday, May 5, 2017

WA/DL Capt. B. Wayne Balch

~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, WA/DL Capt. B. Wayne Balch
December 20, 1938 ~ May 2, 2017 
 
Notification with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Western/Delta pilot Captain Buford Wayne Balch, age 78.  Captain Balch joined Western Airlines 03-27-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines in December 1998, based 031/ATL.  Widowed in 2007, Captain Balch is survived by their children and grandchildren.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at 
Captain Balch had most recently resided at 
915 1st St W Apt B  ,  Northfield MN 55057-1690.
Should we receive further information, we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
Obituary......................
B. Wayne Balch, age 78 of Northfield, MN. Survived by son, Michael (Cindi) of Le Sueur, MN; daughter, DeAna "DeDe" Michaud (Michael Balin) of Highland, CA; 5 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Morris (Barbara) of Huntsville, Joseph (Pat) of Grant and Elbert (Opie) of Madison. Preceded by wife Sandra and his parents. Wayne was born December 20, 1938, in New Hope, to Clarence B. and Era V. (McPeters) Balch. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the US Air Force and served in Japan. Wayne was a commercial pilot for Delta Airlines until retirement. Visitation to celebrate Wayne's life will be 4-7PM Friday (5/5/17) at Bierman Funeral Home, Northfield.
Interment with Military Honors in Oaklawn Cemetery, Nfld on Saturday. www.biermanfuneralhome.com
.Funeral Home : Bierman Funeral Home - Northfield
1316 Division St. S.  Northfield, MN 55057  ...  507-645-4153
.Published in The Huntsville Times on May 5, 2017
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Wife Sandra..... 1935-2007
Sandra Ann Balch, age 72, of Northfield, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, surrounded by her husband and family after suffering a heart attack.

Sandra was born Jan. 24, 1935, in Minneapolis, daughter of Wallace and Catherine (Mans) Thies and graduated from Edison High School in 1952. She married Merle Wefel, and together the couple had 10 children. They later divorced, and she became the sole provider and caregiver for her children. In 1978 she met the love of her life, Wayne Balch, and the two married on Nov. 30, 1985.

Sandy spent her life loving and caring for her family. She continued to be the caregiver for her son, Glenn, until her death. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and would spoil them at every opportunity. Sandy lived every day being the best wife and mother she could be. The world was a better place and her children better people because of her. There are simply no words to explain what her life meant to others........................................... 

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