Delores “Dee” Balfe, 82

Delores “Dee” Balfe, 82, of Waterville, died on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Canice Catholic Church in Kilkenny. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Kilkenny.

Delores was born on June, 6, 1938, in Faribault to Stanley and Regina (Chlan) Janovsky. She was a Montgomery High School graduate. Delores was united in marriage to Melvin Balfe on November 1957 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery.

She worked in insurance for herself and then Waterville Insurance Agency. She enjoyed card playing, visiting casinos, spending time with family, and when she remarried, to Earl Kleist, they enjoyed traveling together.

Delores is survived by her children, Ken (Jolene) Balfe of Kilkenny, and his son, Aaron Balfe and his daughters, Kendyl and Kylee, and Jim (Barb) Balfe of Kilkenny and their children, Amber Balfe and Brooke Balfe; brother, Donald (Kathi) Janovsky of Lonsdale; and many nieces and nephews.

Delores is preceded in death by her first husband, Melvin Balfe; second husband, Earl Kleist; parents; sister-in-law, Mary Kay Burgess; nephews, Rick Burgess and Bill Howlett.

Arrangements are with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. 507-357-6116. On-line condolences may be left at


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