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Alfred "Fred" Ballstaedt

Obituary for Alfred "Fred" Ballstaedt

April 20, 1939 - February 18, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 78

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather


Alfred F. "Fred" Ballstaedt, age 78, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 in Woodstock. He was born in Germany on April 20, 1939, the son of Fredrich and Erna (Paul) Ballst├Ądt. On June 17, 1961, he married Kathleen Albright at St. Mary's Catholic Church, in McHenry.
Alfred worked at T.C. Industries for 42 years and was an Executive VP of Engineering. He loved carpentry and working on the house. He was a big fan of the Minnesota Vikings and in his spare time enjoyed golfing. He was a very funny man with a great sense of humor. He loved his family and cherished time spent with his grandchildren. His family will miss him very much. A special thank you to Journeycare Woodstock for taking care of Alfred.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Kathleen; dear children: Dan Ballstaedt, Anita (Jim) Camara, Michael (Toni) Ballstaedt and Fredrick (Lori) Ballstaedt; cherished grandchildren: Toni, Jeff, Alyssa, Adam, Julie, Kevin, Breana, Andrea and Dustin; beloved great-grandchildren: Kevin and Zach; sister: Irma Sprung.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Tracy Ballstaedt.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Dr., McHenry, and will continue on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 10am to 11am. Funeral service will begin at 11am at the funeral home. Interment will be private.
For flowers, the family will be using jh Events and Flowers, 815-331-8616. Or, if desired, memorial donations may be made in Alfred's name, to Journeycare, 405 Lake Zurich Rd., Barrington, IL 60010.

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McHenry, IL 60050
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