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GINA RILEY BALLIET, of Maple Lake
Gina Riley Balliet, age 67, of Maple Lake, passed away at Lakeridge Oasis in Buffalo.
Memorial service was on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at Lakeridge Friendship Center, Buffalo. Visitation one hour prior to service at the friendship center.
Gina was born on February 6, 1949, to Henry and Mildred (Stober) Riley Jr. in Memphis, TN. She attended and graduated from Father Bertran High in Memphis. Gina was the Homecoming Queen and also a member of the National Honor Society. She received her undergraduate degree from Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, KS. Gina received her MBA from St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO. Following her education, she moved to Minneapolis to work for Honeywell. She worked for Honeywell for 22 years. In 1994 she moved to Maple Lake. She and her dear friend, BJ Nelson, spent time at Giant Ridge in Biwabik, MN cross country skiing. Gina even took snowboarding lessons at Giant Ridge. She enjoyed watching TV and spending time with her friends in Minneapolis.
Survived by her brother, Henry Riley III; special friend, BJ Nelson; and nieces and cousins.