Louise A. Ballbach, 85

The soul of Louise A. Ballbach (nee Bentz), 85, of Cedarburg was  
called to its eternal rest on Jan. 20, 2012.

Louise was born in River Hills on May 24, 1926, to Albert and Elsa  
Bentz.

On May 24, 1947, she was united in marriage to Peter Ballbach at St  
Paul Lutheran Church, Grafton.  Together they raised three children,  
Sandra, James and Robert in Cedarburg.

While Louise was employed at a local shoe factory for a period of  
time, she was better known as a dedicated wife and mother, a gifted  
seamstress and for her beautiful flower gardens. Louise was a  
faithful member of First Immanuel Lutheran Church of Cedarburg.  She  
also volunteered at Lasata Care Center.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Peter, in 2009, her  
parents and her only sibling, Elsa.

Louise is survived by  a daughter, Sandra (Verlyn) Joch, Neenah; a  
son, Robert, Cedarburg; four grandchildren, Christopher (Lena) Joch,  
Burlington; Jonathan (Shirley) Joch, Neenah; Ryan (Shelley) Joch,  
Medina; and, Peter (Mandy) Joch, Appleton; as well as two great- 
grandchildren, Hayden and Hudsyn Joch, Appleton.

A Christian funeral service for Louise will be held today, Jan. 24,  
at 11 a.m. at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, W67 N622 Evergreen  
Blvd., Cedarburg. Internment will take place at Zur Ruhe Cemetery in  
Cedarburg.

The visitation will be held at the church beginning at 10 a.m. until  
the time of service. In lieu of flowers, please designate memorials  
to First Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cedarburg, or Wisconsin Lutheran  
Seminary, Mequon.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family. For online  
condolences go to www.muellerfuneralhome.com.