Kent R. Bales

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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I was a room mate, fellow football player, one of the first to talk to him after he met Maria and told me how happy and fortunate he was. He was my friend for almost 60 years and I will miss him.

I saw the sad news in the Yale Alumni Magazine. I treasure our time together as room mates those many years ago.

I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Professor Bales. Of all the professors that were my teachers as I pursued my degree in English at the University of Minnesota, he was the only one that I ever remember now as giving me encouragement and direction. As a matter of fact, he praised a paper highly that I wrote in his American Poetry class. That I remember this so clearly all of these years later is a true testimony to his skill and love of teaching and my thanks...


Kent's Obituary

Kent Bales passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The obituary was featured in Star Tribune on October 14, 2012.