Thomas Henry Balentine
Thomas Henry Balentine passed away at his home on Saturday June 8, 2019.
God saw fit to bless us with Tom on September 14, 1938 in Traverse City, Michigan. He was a Medical Technologist for 43 years working in numerous clinical laboratories, but his favorite job was being a husband and father. He had wonderful children from 3 marriages. First to Betty Richard, followed by Susan Warren, and then by Paula Maahs on November 29, 1986 in Glendale, Arizona.
Tom was warm, happy, and always making someone laugh. Although he was retired for many years, the truth is he never stopped working. He spent countless hours making sure enough poker was played, the Packers were sufficiently cheered for, and his wife was properly doted on. He barely managed to find time to try new recipes or research the family genealogy!
He is preceded in death by his parents, Irene and Archie Balentine; brothers, Rex, Irvin, and Ralph; sisters, Verna Pattison and Ida Rundquist.
He is survived by his wife Paula; children, Kimberly (Tom) Lockery, Toni (Rich) Stodden, Beverly (Tracy) Nies, Aaron (Rachel) Balentine, Whitney Balentine, Jennifer (Michael) Bremer; grandchildren, Karen, Kristopher, Kali, Owen, Nathan, Bret, Kendra, Abby, Trinity, and 6 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held June 13, 2019 at 2:00pm at Hewett-Arney Funeral Home.