Beatriz Narvaez Balli
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Anderson Funeral Home - DeKalb
2011 South Fourth Street
Dekalb, IL
Beatriz Narvaez Balli
Beatriz Narvaez Balli, 89, of DeKalb, IL passed away in her beloved home surrounded by her family on September 13, 2021.
Beatriz, born on May 17, 1932, was raised in Matamoros, Mexico to Delores and Edward Narvaez. The second oldest sibling of ten, she was an entrepreneur from the beginning helping her brother David sell produce at the market to support their family.
At 16 she moved to Donna, TX to live with her aunt where she met the love of her life, Luis Balli. They started their life there, raising seven wonderful children on their ranch where she managed her grocery store that she adored. They decided to move north for new opportunities in 1969 and found themselves in DeKalb, where Beatriz and Luis would start their legacy of restaurants and involvement in the community.
Her joys included tending to her garden at home and working at the family's restaurant. She loved her flowers and would spend her days making sure the Rosita's patio was full of them, and she also loved watching the bustle of the restaurant from her gazebo. She took a lot of pride in making the restaurant what it is and is the creator of all the recipes her friends and family know and love today.
She enjoyed her Mexican soap operas, dancing with Luis, listening to country music, seeing her grandchildren work at the restaurant, and getting to spend time with a fourth generation - her great-grandchildren.
Beatriz is remembered as gracious, kind, strong, and ever-loving to her family and every person that came into her life.
She is survived by her seven children, Jose Luis Balli, Edward Balli, Blanca Levas (Mike Levas), Claudio Balli, Rosa Balli, John Balli, and Jaime Balli, 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren; also beloved by her surviving siblings, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Beatriz is preceded in death by her loving husband, Luis Balli, her brothers, Arnoldo Narvaez, Oscar Narvaez, and Rogelio Narvaez, and her mother and father, Dolores and Eduardo Narvaez.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 3-6 pm at Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 S 4th St. DeKalb, IL 60115. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 9:30 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 321 S Pine St. DeKalb, IL 60115. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published by The MidWeek News from Sep. 15 to Sep. 16, 2021.
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19
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3:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Anderson Funeral Home - DeKalb
2011 South Fourth Street, Dekalb, IL
Sep
20
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St. Mary Catholic Church
321 S Pine St., DeKalb, IL
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A salute of respect to a true matriarch to whom nurtured and raised a wonderful family. Mrs. Balli was a wonderful person to all. She treated everyone with respect and value. She passed these attributes on to all her wonderful children, friends and neighbors of the community that she knew and made contact with. My heart and prayers go out to Joe, Eddie, Blanca, Claudio, Rosa, Johnny, Jimmy and the extended Balli Familia. I know your heart's hurt and there is saddness today, but you have much more to smile about in rememberance of your wonder Mother! I will always remember with a smile! Peace, Matt
Matt Pasteris
Friend
September 21, 2021
Our prayers and condolences to the entire Balli family.
Kevin and Lonnie Brint
Other
September 21, 2021
We pray for God's blessings and strength for you at this very difficult time. The Fagerberg Family.
Patricia Fagerberg
Friend
September 20, 2021
Debra Leifheit
September 19, 2021
Sarah Zopp Kimball
September 19, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with the Balli family. Beatriz was very nice, sweet and loving. She will be sorely missed.

Gail Scott
Friend
September 18, 2021
Betty Conklin
September 18, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Balli family. One my fondness memories was visiting my auntie and cousins in Donna, Texas. She was always kind and generous.
Carmen Narvaez
Family
September 17, 2021
Our prayers and condolences to the entire Balli family. We will miss our good neighbor.
Rob and Debbie Larsen
Friend
September 17, 2021
Your PNAC family
September 16, 2021
Lamento la pérdida de tu madre. Diré una oración especial por ella. I used to work with Blanca.
PAUL PYTLAK
Other
September 16, 2021
Beatriz will be missed, and we’re so sorry for your loss.She raised a legacy in her family and DeKalb wouldn’t be the same without the Balli’s..you are in our thoughts and prayers.
We love ya Johnny, Jeff Stacy and Liv Pfister
Jeff Pfister
Friend
September 15, 2021
Dear Rosa & Family, I am so sadden to hear of your mothers passing. Deepest sympathy to you and your family. May her memory be eternal.
Athena Apostolopoulos (Arhos)
Friend
September 15, 2021
Rosa, John and all the Balli family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember your mom's smiles and laughter. The Wilkersons
Kathy Wilkerson
September 15, 2021
Blanca, Ed and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You and the rest of the Balli family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Michelle (Fogel) Lovell
Other
September 15, 2021
To all the Balli’s you are all in my prayers.Love to you all !
Joe Japuntich
Friend
September 15, 2021
Blanca may the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Lou Esposito
Lou Esposito
Family
September 15, 2021
I will miss my beautiful precious aunt Beatrice so very much. I loved talking to her on the phone and hearing her laugh...sometimes at her own jokes. Aunt Beatrice was a very loving and kind woman. A lady who was both beautiful inside and outside. I will miss you so very much Tia Beatrice. I love you, Sylvia N.
Sylvia Narvaez
Family
September 14, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the family. Our parents were compadres to Bea and Wicho and loved their friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. May God bless you all.
Sylvia Guzman-Hernandez
Friend
September 14, 2021
Our deepest sympathies to the entire Balli family... she was such a warm, loving woman. It is always hard losing your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jeff and Sue Willey
Friend
September 14, 2021
Deepest sympathy, such a wonderful person.
TOM PESUT
September 14, 2021
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