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Kenneth E. Ballow

Kenneth E. Ballow

Kenneth E. Ballow, age 86, of Macomb and formerly Quincy, died Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Wesley Village in Macomb.

Ken was born on February 18, 1936 in Hannibal, MO, the son of Elvin and Rose (McCann) Ballow. He married Joanne Waterkotte on September 15th, 1956, and she survives.

Also surviving are sons, Kenneth (Karin) Ballow and Michael (Tina) Ballow; daughter, Theresa (Todd) Korsmeyer; grandchildren, Kelsey (Nate) Wallace, Stuart (Julie) Korsmeyer, Andrew Ballow, Patrick Ballow, Daniel Ballow and Sean Ballow; great-grandchildren, Logan Korsmeyer, Whitley Korsmeyer, and Bennett Wallace; and nieces, Linda Collins, Pamela Morris, Deborah Hamm, Kelly Ragar.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents in law, Lawrence and Rosalia Waterkotte; sister, Marcella (Ballow) Rhea; brothers-in-law, Dale Rhea and Larry Waterkotte, and a nephew, Donald Rhea.

Ken spent his entire career in agricultural sales, starting as Sales Manager at Illinois Manufacturing in Quincy. He was Sales Manager at Pete Feeds in Frankfurt, IN and finished his career with 28 years in various sales positions at Pfizer.

Ken enjoyed time with his children and grandchildren. He was an avid sports fan. Ken and Joanne enjoyed traveling internationally especially after retirement where they spent much of their winters in Florida and many foreign ports on their cruises.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 3, 2022 at St. Francis Catholic Church with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to mass at St. Francis Catholic Church. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer's Association or Wesley Village. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dukerandhaugh.com.

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From:
Estella Hamilton
Rushville, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss .
From:
Carolyn Waterkotte
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Joanne,and Family I'm so very sorry for your loss, my Prayers are with you and your Family.
From:
Ellen Ehrgott
Rushville, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear the sad news of a life fully lived. I hope everyone who knew him can hold the happy memories in their heart.
From:
Mark Thompson
Augusta, IL
Comments:
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for the repose of Kenneth’s soul. Please know that each of you are also in our daily prayers. May you find comfort in your memories and of God’s graces!
From:
Mike & Barb Hutmacher
The Villages, FL
Comments:
We are so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was such a kind and gentle fellow. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joanne and the family. May he Rest in Peace.
From:
Arlene (Peter) Brocksmith
Peoria, IL
Comments:
Joanne and Family, I am so sorry to learn of Ken's death. My prayers are for all of you. May he rest in peace.