Lori Lynn Ballard, 48, of So. Elgin died Saturday, October 6, 2007 at Provena St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Elgin on November 19, 1958, she was the daughter of Carl and Arlene (Wasilewski) Schmitz.

Lori’s battle with cancer was fought with both perseverance and courage, and she will forever be remembered for her strength and spirit.

Lori is preceded in death by her father, Carl Schmitz, and her grandmother, Valerie Schneider. 

She is survived by her husband, Robert Ballard; mother, Arlene Schmitz; sister, Leslie Schmitz; 2 brothers, Michael and Mark Schmitz; and three loving children, Aaron Shelton (27), Steven Winesburg (19), and Carly Rose Winesburg (17).

Memorial service will be held at John Duerr/Blackhawk Forest Preserver on Rt. 31, South Elgin, on Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 3:00 P.M. Private burial will follow. Memorials may be made in Lori’s memory to the family. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit our website at oconnor-leetz.com,. or call O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home at (847) 741-1400.

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