Franklin Ballinger, age 71 of Chesterton, passed away on October 29, 2018.
He was born on July
25, 1947, in Hayti, MO, to Joseph and Elizabeth Ballinger, both of whom
preceded him in death.
On December 22,
1976, in Ohio, he married Ann Poutasse Ballinger, who survives in
He is also survived
by his children: Joseph Franklin Ballinger of Fort Collins, CO, David Harley
(Emily) Ballinger of Westville, IN, Patrick Thomas Ballinger of Chesterton,
IN and Mary Elizabeth (Peter Dalton) Ballinger of Martin, TN; his
grandchildren: Lillian, Linus, Stella, and Olivia; and by his brother, Craig
Ballinger of Oracle, AZ.
He is also preceded
in death by his brother, Danny Ballinger and his sister, Sherlyn Young.
served in the United States Army from 1968 until 1970. He worked at the
steel mill for many years and was also a member of the American Legion Post
Over the years, he
owned many antique cars and motorcycles, and Pop's Garage was his place for
working on cars, welcoming friends, and sharing beers. He loved his children
dearly and was very proud of each and every one of them.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Augsburg
Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 N Mineral Springs Rd, Porter, IN 46304,
from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Service will be held immediately following at the church at 11:30 a.m.
may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas
Pl., Memphis, TN, 38105.
under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
Memories may be