Kathleen Ann Ballweg

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MIDDLETON–Kathleen Ann Ballweg, 70, of Middleton, passed away on July 6, 2022. She was born at Madison General Hospital in Madison. on June 5, 1952, the eldest daughter of George Edwin Ballweg and his wife Margaret Gertrude (Coghlan) Ballweg.

She was raised in Middleton and graduated from Middleton High School in 1970. She was smart, adventurous, and confident, and she loved her family and friends very much.

While living in Madison, she went from cooking at Rennebohm’s while in high school to selling shoes at Manchester’s department store. Then, she fell in love with San Francisco and moved to California where she continued to work in the shoe business. She managed The Little Daisy in the Embarcadero Center then in Strawberry Village in Mill Valley, CA.

Eventually, Kathleen fulfilled a childhood dream of being a flight attendant, first with Trans World Airlines (TWA) and then with Delta Airlines. As “Carry A. Tray,” the name on her flight wings, she walked across the Atlantic Ocean, from her New York City base to many destinations worldwide.

Kathleen is survived by her beloved younger sister, Georgette M. Ballweg of Middleton; and her nephew, Martin Bechtold (Carys Abramson). She was preceded in death by her dad, George (January 16, 2005); her mom, Margaret (August 17, 2021); her younger sister, Linda Therese Ballweg (December 30, 1988); and two excellent dog companions and friends, Tisher and Laika.

At her request, Kathleen was cremated. Gunderson Funeral Home, 7435 University Avenue in Middleton, served the family.

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