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Floyd D. Balliet

Posted 2009-09-07 by Sharon
The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
May 24, 2006, p. A14.

Floyd D. Balliet, age 72, formerly of Decatur, went to be with Our Lord and Savior on Friday, April 28 at St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Ariz.

He was born to Orville E. and Anna Mae (Fox) Balliet on May 2, 1933 in Scott, Ohio. He married Patricia (Kable) on May 6, 1954, and they were married 45 years, until her death. He then married Corda A. R. (Lewis). She survives him and is living in Surprise, Ariz.

Also surviving is son Jim (Lisa) Balliet of Decatur; daughters Vickie Balliet of Decatur, Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Nern Jr. of Decatur, Mrs. Troy (Laurie) Balliet-Tice of Decatur, Linda Balliet of Decatur, Mrs. Robert (Janet) Davidson of Monroeville; sons Mike (Lisa) Hanson of Arizona, Ray (Louise) Hanson of Arizona; daughters Mrs. John (Kelly) Arnold of Arizona, Mrs. Jim (Lisa) Egner of Arizona; brother Francis (Arlene) Balliet of Phoenix, Ariz.; sisters Mrs. Gordon (Edna) Rappolle of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Lloyd/Bud (Frieda) Wiseman of Van Wert, Ohio, Mrs. Phyllis Palermo of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; 25 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Patricia (Kable) Balliet, son Stephen M. Balliet, and 12 brothers and sisters.

Floyd was a decorated Army veteran of the Korean War, 45th Infantry Div. and 45th QM Co., he was a former Decatur police officer, an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police, V.F.W., American Legion and a former member of the Moose and Cannonball CB Clubs. He was also a retired teamster for Consolidated Freightways. Floyd was a former owner of Copper Kettle and Balliet's Restaurant and was also a truck driver.

Calling hours were held Sunday, May 7 at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home. A prayer service was held on Monday, May 8 at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Father David Voors officiated and burial was in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are to the Korean War Vets or donors choice.

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