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Israel R. Ballesteros
(02-04-1981 - 09-21-2019)

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 On Saturday, September 21, 2019, God called Israel R. Ballesteros, 38, of Elgin, IL, Home to Heaven following an accident while enjoying a favorite and skilled pastime as he was motorcycling in the state of Kentucky.
Israel was born on February 4, 1981, in Arlington Heights, IL, the eldest son of Ricardo & Maria (Lopez) Ballesteros. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture & the Arts, Specialization in Residential Development, Design, and Construction. Israel recently celebrated 15 years as a Real Estate Broker with Re/Max Horizon. He had won several awards in his field; most recently being featured in Chicago’s Best Magazine. His greatest reward, however, was his loving family, his wife Sharon of 11 years and his children, son Gabriel (8), and daughters Bianca (4) and Lucia (3). He is also survived by his parents and brother Jonathan (Brittany).
It brings great joy and comfort to know that as a teenager, Israel trusted Christ as his personal Savior while at Mt. Salem Revival Grounds teen camp in West Union, WV. He loved the Lord, he loved his family and friends, and he loved life.
Welcoming him to Heaven were Israel’s grandparents Reynaldo Lopez, Blas & Lucrecia Ballesteros, and his mother-in-law Carol Merriott.
A visitation beginning at 9:00 A.M. on Friday, September 27, 2019, at Israel’s church, Northwest Bible Baptist Church, 9N889 Nesler Rd., Elgin, will be followed by the Funeral Service at 12:00 Noon with Burial in Bluff City Cemetery.
The hearts of the Ballesteros Family have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love that they have been shown and thank you for your every kindness and much coveted prayers.


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