Balke — 95 years old

Geraldine Balke

Geraldine “Gerry” Balke, of Fort Dodge, is celebrating her 95th bithday on May 28.

Cards may be sent to her at 525 N. 28th St., Apt. 408, Fort Dodge, IA 50501.

Her family includes Larry and Merna Balke, of Boonville, Missouri; Carolyn and Stan Rogers, of Warsaw, Missouri; Cynthia Elliott, of Fort Dodge; Roger and Lucy Balke, of Fort Dodge; and Stan and Francie Balke, of Eugene, Missouri. She has 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Her husband Kenneth is deceased.

Geraldine Bergman was born May 28, 1923, in Cole Camp, Missouri. After raising her children, she worked in the school lunch program at Arey School.