Wendell Ballinger

March 14, 1969 - September 11, 2019

Visitation: Family will greet visitors one hour prior to the service.

Service: Memorial services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, at Grand Valley Lutheran Church, Canton, SD. The family request you wear red to the service in honor of Wendell’s favorite color.

Wendell Ballinger, age 50, died suddenly Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Vermillion, SD.  Memorial services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, at Grand Valley Lutheran Church, Canton, SD.  Family will greet visitors one hour prior to the service.  The family request you wear red to the service in honor of Wendell’s favorite color.

        Wendell Joseph was born on March 14, 1969 in Wakefield, NE to Lester Ballinger and Connie (Engelhart) Price.  He attended River Valley School in Rock Valley, IA.  He has lived at SESDAC in Vermillion for the past 26 years.  Wendell enjoyed his sensory rings, lawn mowers, race cars, animals, auctions, and being outdoors.  He loved Coca-Cola, the color red and music with a good beat.

        He is survived by his father, Lester (Bonnie) Ballinger, Davis, SD; mother, Connie Price, Walthill, NE; brothers, Dennis (Chelsey) Ballinger, Canton, SD and Ron (Bethanie) Ballinger, Canton, SD; sister, Jill (Kent) Fossum, Canton, SD; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.  www.andersonandsonsfh.com

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  1. Sheila Christiansen on September 12, 2019 said:

    My condolences to the family, especially to my cousin, Connie. I know Wendell will be missed so much.

  2. Becky Zimmerman on September 12, 2019 said:

    Prayers for Connie and family. I know one grandma that was there with open arms to hug her special grandson.

  3. Al and Susy Teach on September 12, 2019 said:

    Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember Wendell.

  4. Rhonda Theel on September 13, 2019 said:

    So sorry for your loss. Wendell was Jamie, my son, first roommate. So grateful that he had Wendell to help my son transition to SESDAC. We were blessed to have known Wendell. We will keep your family in our prayers as you mourn his loss.