Duane Lewis Ballhagen, 68, of West Frankfort passed away at 8:04 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Carbondale Memorial Hospital. He was born February 21, 1946 in Waterloo, Iowa to Wayne and Dorothy (Rogers) Ballhagen. He married Patricia J. Schmid on August 17, 1968 in Galena, Il..
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Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ballhagen of West Frankfort; two daughters, Melisa (David) Mann Hickey and Stacy Trusty all of West Frankfort; four grandchildren, Ashley Trusty, Jed Mann, Amber Trusty, and Holly Mann; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry Ballhagen and Gordon (Delores) Ballhagen all of New Hartford, Iowa; two sisters, Marlys (Don) Anderson of Waterloo, Iowa and Beverly (Mike) Luck of New Hartford, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved aunt, Betty Grove and great grandson, Kadeyn Hunter Allen McAllister.
He worked for the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad and Canadian National Railroad. He loved hunting, trapping and fishing and was a devoted loving husband, father and grandfather.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday July 30, 2014 in the Parker - Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort with Rev. Gary Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Denning Cemetery on Orient Road. Visitation will be after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral Home. To sign the guest register visit www.parkerreedyfuneralhome.com.
Parker-Reedy Funeral Home
604 East Main Street
West Frankfort, IL 62896
Published in Daily American News from July 28 to July 29, 2014