Bernard Balliett

May 30, 1928 ‒ August 24, 2014

The Dalles, Oregon
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

Bernard P. “Bernie” Balliett, 86, of The Dalles, OR and formerly of Galion, died Sunday, August 24, 2014 at his home.

Born May 30, 1928 in Galion, he was the son of Grover and Kathryn (Bowl) Balliett. He married Barbara (Webb) Balliett on October 26, 2006 and she preceded him.

He was a graduate of Galion High School in 1946 and served in The United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Bernie was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Galion. He was a member of AMVETS 1979, American Legion in Oregon and the AARP.

He was a heavy equipment operator for the former Iberia Earth Moving. Bernie enjoyed showing his 1951 Harley Pan Head motor cycle and 1988 Sportster for ten years having them since they were new. He also was an excellent accordion player.

He is survived by son Jeffrey Lee Balliett of Dana, TX; grandchildren Greg and Todd Case and Brian Thoman; three great-grandchildren; brother Clayton Balliett of Reynoldsburg and sister Edie (Ray) Stevens of Galion.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by son Mike Balliett; daughter Judy Case; sisters Mabel Helfrich and Ruth Sopky; brothers Harold, Clarence, Ray and Robert Balliett and a grandson.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion where services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, August 29, with Rev. Ann Pairan officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Full Military Honors will be held by The United States Army and Galion/Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Bernie Balliett, and condolences may be made to them at

  • We had the privilege of briefly knowing Bernie as we frequented a local restaurant in The Dalles. We enjoyed our short conversations with him.
    He was a sweet man and we’ll sure miss his smile. Our prayers are with
    the family and friends of this gentle soul.

  • So sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. Our family got to know Bernie when he was helping his sister Mable out as she was our neighbor for many years. Really missed him when he moved to Oregon. R.I.P. Bernie.

  • To the Family of Bernie, We are so sorry to hear about the death of Bernie. What a Sweet and Quiet man.I attened Church with him at Trinity all my life.He was so nice after you got to know him.May he rest in peace now and be with his family in Heaven. God be with all of you.

  • I am truly sorry for your loss. Please be assured that all loved ones have the opportunity to be in our heavenly fathers memory for a resurrection. The day will come when the memorial tombs will open and the dead will arise.

  • I am so sorry to just now hear about Bernie. He was my father-in-law for 14 years. Such a sweet soul. Miss Mike, Judy and my step-son as well. I’ve lost a daughter and know what a loss this is to all that loved him so.