Bill Ballenger obituary
Posted: 10/09/2018 - by Charlie Narmi
The St. Albert community is saddened to see the loss of a Council Bluffs legend, Bill Ballenger. Bill was a military man, former Council Bluffs Mayor, successful businessman and was instrumental in his later years for the SWIowa Honor Flight Mission. Bill's Grandchildren attend St. Albert and the Ballenger family has been very supportive of St. Albert Schools. Please say a prayer today for Bill and please keep the Ballenger family in your prayers in these coming difficult weeks...
Eternal rest grant unto Bill O Lord: And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May Bill rest in peace. Amen
May Bill's soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed through the mercy of God our Father rest in peace. Amen
William A. "Bill" Ballenger
William A. "Bill" Ballenger, age 80, of Council Bluffs, passed away October 6, 2018, at his residence with his family.
Bill was born October 17, 1937 and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High in 1955. He married Sharon Tucker on February 14, 1960, and has resided in Council Bluffs his entire life. Owned with his brother, Ballenger Automotive Service, a family owned business founded in 1926. He received his business administration degree from Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas. He was commissioned a second Lieutenant and designated Distinguished Military Graduate. He left active duty, and joined the ready reserve. He joined the 5049th USAR school. In 1984, he joined the 5043 USAR School in Sioux Falls, S.D. In 1978 he received his Masters of Business Administration from Creighton University.
He is preceded in death by wife, Sharon Ballenger; parents, Harold and Bertha Ballenger; brother, Harold Ballenger; sister, Lillian Walton (Leon); brother-in-law, Melvin Smith; nephew, Peter Smith and infant son.
Visitation, Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Funeral service, Thursday, 10 a.m., at First Baptist Church. Interment, Cedar Lawn Cemetery with military rites at the grave. Luncheon will follow back at church.
Memorials to, First Baptist Church, Council Bluffs, University of Sioux Falls, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas.
The family would like to thank Hospice with Heart and Comfort Keepers for their care and support.