John Baalke, 75 years of age and pioneer of this city, died early this morning at the St. Nicholas Hospital. He had been ailing for a number of years and this coupled with his age caused his death. His wife passed away two and one-half years ago. The family came to this city about 50 years ago, and the deceased was well known throughout the county.
Mr. Baalke is survived by four sons and seven daughters, and a number of grand children. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but will be held on Friday afternoon and interment will be made in the Wildwood cemetery.