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BALLANTYNE, Ethel (Braun) 1928-2017

BALLANTYNE, BRAUN, RODEMAKER, RESON, NICHOLSON, PHELPS, RICHEY, THUNE

Posted By: K. L. Kittleson
Date: 7/2/2017 at 13:48:52

Ethel Ballantyne

July 11, 1928- June 30, 2017

MASON CITY, IOWA - Ethel Ballantyne, 88, of Mason City passed away peacefully on Friday, (June 30, 2017) at Good Shepherd Health Care Center, Mason City.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, (July 7, 2017) at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 419 North Delaware Avenue, Mason City.

Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, (July 7, 2017) at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 419 North Delaware Avenue, Mason City.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Ethel was born in Grafton, Iowa, on July 11, 1928, daughter of Lawrence and Helen (Rodemaker) Braun, and was one of thirteen children. She attended the rural Grafton Schools. Ethel was married to Robert 'Dick' Ballantyne on October 17, 1948 in Mason City, and to this union three children were born.

Ethel worked as a school cook for twenty seven years for the Mason City School system.

Ethel was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed needlework, spending time in her garden and baking goodies for the family. She looked forward to having coffee with her friends; although, family and church were her number one priorities.

Ethel is survived by her three sons, Robert (Deb) Ballantyne, of Mason City, Ron (Dawn) Ballantyne ,of Plymouth, and Rick (Jody) Ballantyne, of Maple Grove; Eleven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; one sister, Melba Marker, of Northwood; three brothers, Lawrence Jr. Braun, of Lyle MN., Raymond (Marlene) Braun, of Kensett, Gary Braun, of Kensett; two sisters in-law, June Ballantyne, of Clear Lake, and Irene Ballantyne, of Clear Lake; several nieces, nephews and friends.

Ethel is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert 'Dick' Ballantyne; grandson, Eric Reson; four sisters, Ann Nicholson, Phyllis Phelps, Marci Richey and Jean Thune; four brothers, Wilford Braun, Wayne Braun, Kenny Braun and Dale Braun.

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Source: Mason City Globe Gazette, 2 JUL 2017


 

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