FRANCIS E. BALLOU, 89, of Exira (Svcs. 10-15-12)


October 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

FRANCIS E. BALLOU, 89, of Exira, died Thu., Oct. 11th, at the Exira Care Center. Funeral services for FRANCIS BALLOU will be held 10:30-a.m Mon., Oct. 15th, at the Exira Lutheran Church. Kessler Funeral Home in Exira has the arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home, where the family visitation will be held from 4-to 7-pm Sun., Oct. 14th.

Burial will be in the Exira Cemetery.

FRANCIS BALLOU is survived by:

His sons – Jon (Diana) Ballou, of Audubon; Dennis (Marlene) Ballou, of Exira; and Carey (Patty) Ballou, of Exira.

His daughters – Joyette (Kevin) Henry, of Urbandale; Sharon (Ed) Rathbun, of Bridgewater; Mary (Bill) Bontrager, of Cumming; and Judith (Denny) Nelson, of Exira.

His sister – Erma (Bill) Wilcox, of Des Moines.

Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.