CHARLES W. BALLANTYNE JR.

 

C. Ballantyne webphotoChuck Ballantyne, of Mora, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2013 at his home.  He was 89 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.

VISIATATION will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Charles William Ballantyne Jr., of Mora, MN passed from this life, and went over the rainbow, on Friday December 6, 2013 at his home surrounded by his wife, daughter, family and friends.  He was 89 years old.

Chuck farmed most of his life and for 14 years he also worked for Marine Johnson Machine Company. He retired from Marine Johnson in July of 1981 at the age of 55.  He never retired from farming! It was his passion and such a big part of his life and heart that he continued to work for other farmers for many years. When he wasn’t farming he was fishing and he loved catching walleyes on Mille Lacs Lake.

Chuck’s other pastime was being a BIG B.S.’er.  He always had a story or joke to tell and he loved hearing them as well.  He enjoyed going to the Sportsman Café and having coffee and sharing stories with his friends.

Chuck left his mark on this world–it is in all of you!!!

Chuck is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Sr. and Cynthia (Herme) Ballantyne; brothers, James (MIA) and Raymond; sisters, Florence and Mary.

He is survived by his wife Virginia; stepson Michael; daughter Marie; grandchildren Angella and David; step-grandchildren Quintin and Brandon; great grandchildren Nichole, Cameron, Timothy, Raiden, Harvey, Oden, plus one little girl to be born yet- Samantha lee; brother Willard; sister Bertha; many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

7 guestbook entries for CHARLES W. BALLANTYNE JR.

  1. debra maker December 7, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    i will miss him

  2. Marie Ballantyne December 8, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    Daddy,

    I made you a promise, and that was I would take care of Mom – I will never break that promise to you! I love you very much and will miss you so very much. I’ll miss your jokes and stories and laughter. I’ll miss how you teased the Grandchildren as they were growing up and how you started the Great Grandchildren in the same traditions. They loved their Grandpa “Junk” and the Napa “Junk”. Be Happy Daddy! I miss you already. Love You – Marie

  3. Kevin Payne December 9, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    Charlie I might have only known you for a heartbeat (12 Years) But you were always respectful to me, your wisdom and candid banter will be sadly missed. Tend to the garden Charlie. Be In Peace. Will remember you always. Kevin

  4. Susan (Ebert) Hedrington December 9, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    Great Uncle Chuck,

    Your quick wit, your love of life, being able to make visiting your farm as a child so very much fun…. Thank you so very much for all the memories, the laughs, for”chastising” all of us kids to help make us have stronger character. I know your resting easy now – you have definitely earned it – and like, your sister, (Grandma Florence Ebert) keep an eye on all of us down here and steer us the best direction. All our love from Eau Claire, WI !

    Great Aunt Ginny, Marie and Michael… our hearts and prayers are with you.

    Susan (Ebert) Hedrington

  5. Sally December 10, 2013 at 7:07 am #

    My condolences to you Marie and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Miss you. Love Sally

  6. Rick Balvin December 13, 2013 at 1:19 am #

    Charlie, it’s been a few years since we fished together but I cherish the memories always. I’ll miss your jokes and thanks for always laughing at mine. I hope you and Lloyd are together wetting a line and having a laugh.

    Rick Balvin

  7. Deb La Rocca December 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    Charlie, I just found out about you passing yesterday, and I cried for quite a while. I enjoyed soooo much working with you, and just as much all the grief we consantly gave each other in the store. The meat room was never the same after you left. I am so happy I got to have you in my life for those 13 years. I am no longer at the store due to health reasons, but will always smile when I think of you. You will be always missed, and you know I did grind the best 10 lbs of burger just for you! See you soon. God bless and peace to your family. Especially your sweet wife who put up with you all those years Ha Ha!
    Love to you
    both

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