Mrs. Gladys V. Balde of Sturtevant will celebrate her 90th birthday Dec. 2 with family and friends during a dinner party in her honor at The Corner House.
The former Gladys V. Flancher was born on Nov. 30, 1927, in Oak Creek.
She married Otto H. Balde on Jan. 24, 1948, at Zion Lutheran Church in South Milwaukee. He died Feb. 16, 2005. Mrs. Balde came to Racine when she married in 1948.
She was employed by Hamilton Beach Co. and then Surgitek for 10 years. Mrs. Balde then became a real estate broker with Otto Balde Realty, retiring on Aug. 31, 1990.
She is a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Sturtevant.
Mrs. Balde is a member of the Surgitek Lunch Bunch and over the years has volunteered for church projects and functions. She enjoys playing bingo.
Mrs. Balde has two children: David (Robin) of New Richmond, and Penny (Jeff) Timm of Franksville. She has four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.