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William A. "Bill" Ballenger

October 17, 1937 October 6, 2018
William  A. "Bill" Ballenger
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Obituary for 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 School in 1955. He married Sharon Tucker on February 14, 1960 and has resided in Council Bluffs, Iowa his entire life. Bill 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. Bill was commissioned a second Lieutenant and designated Distinguished Military Graduate. He left active duty and joined the ready reserve. Bill joined the 5049th USAR school and in 1984, he joined the 5043 USAR School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 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.

Survivors include daughter, Carrie (Mike) Conley of Denver City, Texas; son, Jeff (Cristy) Ballenger of Council Bluffs; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Clint) White of Lubbock, Texas, Megan Conley of Lincoln, Jonathan Ballenger of Lincoln, Alexis and Nicolas Ballenger of Council Bluffs; great-grandson, Cole Howard White of Lubbock; sister, Lucile Smith of Holdredge, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Bo Ballenger of Leander, Texas; niece, Lucy Forster-Smith (Tom) of Chicago, Illinois; nephews, Dr. Tom Smith (Shirley) of Holdredge, Nebraska, David Smith (Nancy) of Lincoln, and Dan Ballenger (Julie) of Rockwall, Texas, Bob Ballenger (Bruny) of San Antonio, Texas, and Randy Ballenger (Breann) of Leander, Texas; In-laws, Sonny (Ann) Bounds of Canyon Lake, Texas, and Steve (Darla) Cox of Abilene, Texas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Hospice with Heart and Comfort Keepers for their care and support.

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5:00 PM 10/10/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/10/2018 8:00:00 PM
Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory

545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory
545 Willow Avenue Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

Funeral Service




10:00 AM 10/11/2018 10:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church

540 1st Avenue
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

With military rites at the grave. A luncheon will follow back at the church.

First Baptist Church
540 1st Avenue Council Bluffs 51503 Iowa
United States

Cemetery Details


Cedar Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

1350 E. Pierce Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

1350 E. Pierce Street Council Bluffs 51503 Iowa
United States

Memorial Contribution

University of Sioux Falls, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas

First Baptist Church

540 1st Avenue
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

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