Robert L. Ballegeer, 53, LeClaire, Iowa, died Saturday, August 12, 1995, at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus, Davenport.
Memorial services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Nelson Funeral Home, LeClaire. Interment will be at a later date. Visitation is one hour prior to services. A memorial fund has been established.
Mr. Ballegeer was born March 15, 1942, in Moline, the son of Urbaan and Goldie Callewaert Ballegeer. He married Patricia Heald Dec. 21, 1973, in Rock Island.
He owned and operated a western accessories sales business. He was a past president of White Horse Club in Iowa, president of Midwest Horseman's Association, Iowa Horse Show Association. He was recognized for his horsemanship, which included showing American Saddlebred horses for 35 years, many of which were champions. His horses at the Iowa State Fair earned championship honors nine years consecutively.
He was also a finish upholster.
Survivors include the widow; a son, Brandon R. Ballegeer, LeClaire, stepsons, David T. Peters, Milan, and Donald J. Peters, Denver, Pa.; a granddaughter; a sister, Catherine Miller, Milan; and brothers, Edward Ballegeer, Oakdale, Calif., Francis Ballegeer, Colona, Leonard Ballegeer, Silvis, and Donald Ballegeer, Eau Claire, Wis.