Christopher Ballantyne
Saturday
13
January

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500
As it was his wish, cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation.
Saturday
20
January

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Journey Church Ministries
7825 Forest Hills Road
Loves Park, Illinois, United States
Saturday
20
January

Inurnment

3:00 pm
Saturday, January 20, 2018
East Jordan Cemetery
Pilgram at Polo Roads
Sterling, Illinois, United States

Obituary of Christopher Ballantyne

Christopher Ballantyne

Christopher Ballantyne passed away suddenly, at the age of 57, on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.  He was born on November 16, 1960, in Clearwater, FL, the son of Barbara Ballantyne.  Christopher grew up in Dixon, IL, and resided in Prophetstown and Sterling before settling in Rockford for the past 13 years.  Every July, Christopher and his wife, Elaine, enjoyed spending time at Camp Horizon in Hudson, IL, with the several friends that they met whom referred to as their second family.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Elaine (nee Tharp) Ballantyne; father-in-law, James Tharp; sister-in-law, Diane (David) Palmer; brother-in-law, Paul (Deena) Tharp; foster siblings, Neil (Joan) Styczynski, Mark (Ann) Styczynski, Lynn (Lenny) Greenberg, Jan (Lyle) Hagan, and Kris (Brent) Hoover; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and close friend, Janice Pinkston.

Preceded by his foster dad, Russell Fullerton; foster grandparents, Earl and Isabel Detweiler; and mother-in-law, Norma Tharp.
A visitation for Christopher Ballantyne will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet, IL.  As it was his wish, cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation.  A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Journey Church Ministries, 7825 Forest Hills Rd, Loves Park, IL.  Inurnment will follow at East Jordan Cemetery in Sterling, IL.  For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com

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