September 16, 1974 - March 8, 2021
Douglas D. Balsano of Lowell, Indiana died unexpectedly at his home on March 8, 2021. Doug was born in Kankakee on September 16, 1974 to Gordon and Mary Linton Balsano. He graduated from Kankakee High School in 1992 and from Joliet Junior College in 2001 with a degree in Turf Management. Doug was the golf course superintendent at Oak Springs Golf Course, St. Anne, IL. Doug is survived by his parents; his wife, Amy Balsano (nee Hertz); his children, Allie, Luke, and Carleigh; his sister, Christina Balsano Wichmann; brother-in-law, Curt Wichmann; nieces and nephew, Madeleine, Genevieve, and Peter; his uncle and aunt, Bruce and Chris Balsano of Bonita Springs, Florida; his aunt, Belinda Balsano of Kankakee; his aunt and uncle, Kathleen and Raymond Fitzgerald of Gainesville, Florida; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald and Claudia Hertz of Bourbonnais, Illinois; sisters-in-law, Brooke Deatherage of Bourbonnais and Dawn Hertz Spears of Bradley, IL; nephew, Collin Hertz; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Benjamin and Monica Linton and Sylvester and Nadine Balsano. Doug married his best friend, Amy, on September 22, 2000. Their children are aged 17, 14, and 11. Doug was a devoted father and avid golfer. He loved fishing in Minnesota, boating and water sports, attending his children’s sporting events, and spending time with family. His children were the most important part of his life. A private memorial service and cremation rites will be at Jensen Funeral Home in Kankakee on March 12, 2021. His ashes will be interred at Saint Andrew Catholic Cemetery in Murphysboro, IL. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the families wishes.
Douglas D. Balsano of Lowell, Indiana died unexpectedly at his home on March 8, 2021. Doug was born in Kankakee on September 16, 1974 to Gordon and Mary Linton Balsano. He graduated from Kankakee High School in 1992 and from Joliet Junior... View Obituary & Service Information
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