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Maurice Joseph Balhan

April 4, 1954 — November 13, 2023

Maurice J. Balhan

Age 69, a 48-year resident of Mokena, IL, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 13, 2023, at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL. Maurice was born in Verviers, Belgium to Malou (nee Moyano) and the late Joseph Balhan. Beloved husband of Janet (nee Crabb) Balhan; loving father of Krystle (Thomas Esch) Balhan, and Matthew (Sarah) Balhan; cherished grandfather of June Balhan-Esch; devoted son of Malou (late Woodrow) Nelson; dear brother of Michael (Linda) Balhan; loved uncle, great uncle, cousin, and friend of many.

Moe was a master mechanic and the owner of Balhan Auto Care, Inc, East Hazel Crest, IL for over 46 years. He passed his trade on to his son, Matt, and they worked together in the family business for 15 years. Moe inherited a love of horses from his late father and was an avid equestrian as a child and teenager. He was a talented musician who shared his musical gift generously with friends and family. He had a sense of adventure, which he shared as a travel companion with his mother and daughter, Krystle. Moe was gregarious and playful; he loved kids and was always ready to join in their worlds. He and his darling wife, Janet, were high school sweethearts and built a life together with laughter and devotion. On the golf course, at family gatherings, in the garage, and in so many other spaces, Moe will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Rd, New Lenox, IL on Sunday, November 19, 2023, from 1:00pm until the time of Celebration of Life at 5:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation in Maurice’s name would be appreciated.

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Sunday, November 19, 2023

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Kurtz Memorial Chapel - New Lenox

102 East Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Starts at 5:00 pm (Central time)

Kurtz Memorial Chapel - New Lenox

102 East Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451

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