Born January 29, 1925, in Tuskeego, Iowa, Gene passed away January 4, 2013, at his home at Senior Suites under the loving care of the staff and Hospice of Central Iowa.
Gene was in the Navy and served his country during World War II
. He was a teacher for 40 years, influencing the lives of many children. Gene's ministry as an Elder in his church has been his lifelong commitment to God.
Preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mickey; sons, Gerry and John; and daughter, Marion.
He is survived by sons, Gene, Jr., Les and David; daughters, Diane, Sue and Lyn; numerous grandchildren; sister Rachel; and extended family.
Services for Gene are planned for a later date.
The children and grandchildren of Gene Ballantyne salute their hero.