Robert (Bob) Lorne Ballantyne, age 81 of Lowell, formerly of Coopersville, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018, of Alzheimer’s Disease. Bob was born May 7, 1937 in Detroit. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Linda Ballantyne; daughter Lorna (Jim) Scheid of Lowell; son Jim (Tami) Ballantyne of Hesperia; mother-in-law Florida Gay of Lansing; sister Shirley Schovan of Colorado; brother-in-law Lonnie (Mariane) Gay of Lansing; grandchildren Josh (Leslie) Lillie, Matt (Christy) Lillie, Marie (Quentin) Perry, Andrea (Mike) Di Muzio, Jim (Maddie) Ballantyne Jr., Lisa (Bobbie) Smith; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Bob retired from GM on Alpine, and he loved his farm and fishing. The family would like to thank Hospice of Michigan and the staff of Fountain View of Lowell Memory Care for their wonderful care of Bob and his family. Funeral will be held Saturday, April 28, 1:00 p.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. The family will greet friends and relatives two hours prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m., at the funeral home chapel. Mr. Lonnie Gay officiating.