OBITUARY

George "Bill" William Ballhausen

September 29, 1929May 10, 2019
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George “Bill” William Ballhausen, 89, of Swansea, IL passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary (nee Boehm) Ballhausen. Bill is survived by his wife of 68 years, Doris (nee Schmulbach) Ballhausen; children, Terry Ballhausen, Linda (Keith) Monken, and Becky (Forrest) Carl; grandchildren, Tracy, Steven, Christopher, Nicole, Timothy, Jason, and Samantha; great grandchildren, Tyler, Emily, Sydney, Joey, Caiden, Kolten, Keagen, Ella, Lucy, and Brennan; great great grandchild, Aubree; sister, Mary Helen Erlinger (the late Kirk) Erlinger of Wisconsin; and dear uncle, cousin, and friend to many.

Bill was a quiet man who always liked to keep busy. He spent four years in the US Air Force and made his living in sales for building supplies and helped build many outbuildings and pole barns throughout the area. He loved to fish and he and Doris really enjoyed their home on the lake. Bill loved to garden and helping other people with projects. He was known as the “neighborhood maintenance man.” He spent Friday afternoons with his buddies playing Bridge and his kind heart and zest for life will be missed.

Friends may visit on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 6 p.m. at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home in Belleville. Bill will be inurned at a later date at Valhalla Gardens of Memory.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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George "Bill" William Ballhausen

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Cynthia Maue

May 17, 2019

Dear Becky and Mrs. Ballhausen,
Adam and I are sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting your dad and husband on only a few occasions. But, he immediately struck me as a very friendly, good humored and warm man. I know how much Jason and Brennan loves him, he will be greatly missed.
Sincerely,
Cyndi and Adam

Mary Williams

May 12, 2019

Bill always had a welcoming smile for me and a visit at Bill and Doris' house was a certain, fun time. What a wonderful family man, with a legacy of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

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