Ignatius "Iggie" Frank Balistreri Jr.

Ignatius "Iggie" Frank Balistreri Jr., 47, of Hartford, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at St. Joseph’s/ Froedtert Community Health Hospital.

Iggie was born on Aug. 14, 1961, to Ignatius Sr. and Maryann (nee Cefalu) in Milwaukee. He attended James Madison High School. After high school, he began his career as a machinist for Midland Plastics, Die Electric and the Wacker Corp. He married Debra Kelber on June 15, 1985, and began his family. He loved hunting, fishing and especially his children. Iggie was also a former hunter safety instructor.

Iggie is survived by his children, Brandon, Krystina and Brianna. Further survived by his mother, Maryann Yahnke; sister, Nanette (Bruce) Sorenson; brother, Peter (Roseanna) Balistreri; best friends, Phred Grykiewicz and John Stewart; former wife, Debra Kelber; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his father, step-father, Russell Yahnke, and brother, Joseph.

A memorial service will be on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend. Interment will take place at Pinelawn Cemetery on Thursday, April 9 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 8 from 4 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Iggie’s children.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.