Lacey Tandy Ballmann
Oct. 17, 1926 — Aug. 23, 2014
Lacey Tandy Ballmann, of Waukesha, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at her home with her beloved daughters at her side at the age of 87.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on October 17, 1926, the daughter of Cyrus and Ruth (nee Lacey) Tandy. Lacey was a lover of animals and was an avid reader and supporter of the Waukesha Public Library. She was raised in Kentucky where she graduated from Transylvania University and soon after married Richard Ballmann, the man of her dreams. They started their family together and several years later moved to Waukesha. Lacey always remained a true “southern belle” with her sweet nature, generous heart and exuberant love of life.
She will be sadly missed by her three daughters who cherished her, Betsy and Peggy Ballmann of Waukesha and Missy McFarlane of Antigo; her precious granddaughter, Amanda (Matt) Gliszczinski; and her great-grandchildren, Kierra Walker and Dominick and Addelyn Gliszczinski. She is further survived by her sister-in-law Constance Chambers and family of Tulsa, Okla., along with other relatives and many dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard Ballmann; her daughter Barbara Ballmann; her sister Ruth “Betsy” Tandy; and brother Cyrus Tandy Jr.
A memorial service to celebrate Lacey’s life will be held on Thursday, September 4, at 5:00PM at First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Nicole Farley will preside. A reception and fellowship will follow the service at the church.
Lacey wished for donations in her memory be made to HAWS, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188, or to Friends of the Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit online at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.