William M. “Bill” Balak

William M. “Bill” Balak

April 21, 1937 – February 21, 2019

William “Bill” Balak, age 81 of Omaha, NE and formerly of Schuyler, NE, died on Thursday, February 21st at home surrounded by family.  He attended both the University of Nebraska/Lincoln and Creighton University, participating in the collegiate baseball program while studying business administration and psychology.

Mr. Balak’s career path opened many doors, beginning in business development with Dunn & Bradstreet.  He continued his executive career in banking, advertising, and finally in commercial real estate.  Mr. Balak served on a number of charitable boards, including the YMCA and Opera Omaha.

He is survived by his longtime love and best friend, Carol Balak; his sons and daughter: William “Biff” Balak, II (Sukallaya), Michael Balak (Jana), Jeffery Balak, Matthew Balak (Deborah), Rebbeca McNally, Brian Balak (Jessica), and Adam Balak (Heather); stepdaughters, Courtney Flanagan and Cameron Flanagan.  He leaves behind a beautiful legacy of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Martha Balak; brother, Sam Balak; daughter, Ann Marie Morgan.  His greatest joy was family and spending time with Carol at their home away from home…Leech Lake!

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Feb. 28th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  SERVICES: Friday, March 1st at 11am, West Center Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.



  • Gregg Kupfer Posted February 28, 2019 9:13 am

    Met Mr. Balak once when Matt was a senior at Cathedral. Great guy. Hope all is well in your life, Matt. Rest in peace, Mr. Balak. Respectfully-Coach Kupfer

  • Ted Zeiher Posted February 28, 2019 2:32 pm

    My condolences to the Balak family for their loss.

  • David, Lucie and Kyle Hanna Posted March 1, 2019 8:44 am

    So sorry we cant’ be there for the services. Always enjoyed visiting with Bill at family functions. Sincere condolences and love to Carol and the rest of the family.

  • Rick Whitesides Posted March 2, 2019 9:27 am

    Worked with Bill at Occidental/Nebraska Savings, really enjoyed him he was always pleasant. Had the opportunity to jog with him a couple of times. He will surely be missed.

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