|Birth: ||Jan. 24, 1926|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 2012|
Monday, December 10, 2012, fellow friar of the Sacred Heart Province, Br. Theo Ballmann, OFM, died at St. Mary's Home Felician Village, Manitowoc, WI, at the age of 76.
Richard was born to Joseph Ballmann and Hedwig (nee Feldman) Ballmann on January 24, 1936 in Dutzow, MO. He was received into the Franciscan community on February 11, 1955 and given the name Theophane. He entered the novitiate on June 22, 1958. Br. Theo made his solemn profession on June 22, 1961 at Our Lady of the Angels Church in Cleveland, OH.
He served the Franciscan fraternity and the Church well during his 60 years of active apostolic work. He also served the community as a cook, tailor, sacristan, porter, formation director, and in 1984 began his ministry working with those suffering from the disease of alcoholism. He continued his outreach and involvement in AA and served the community as Guardian and associate director of the postulants. God not only gifted brother Theo with hands as instruments of healing to the broken but also a heart that led others to praise and love the Lord as much as he did.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Hedwig Ballmann of Dutzow, MO, and his siblings. He also is survived by many nieces and nephews as well as his Franciscan family and is buried alongside his Franciscan brothers at St. John's Cemetery.
Joseph H Ballmann (1893 - 1973)
Hedwig I Feldmann Ballmann (1894 - 1970)
Saint Johns Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 19, 2012
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