Memorial Services for Gary A. Bellingtier, age 73, of Battle Creek, will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue. Reverend Paul Harder will officiate. Visitation with family will be one hour prior to service at the chapel. The service will be live streamed on the funeral home website. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
He passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Gary Alan was born March 2, 1948 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to George and Mildred (Carey) Bellingtier. Gary graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School where he played baseball, basketball, football and track. After graduation from high school, he attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa for 2 years on a baseball scholarship. His outgoing personality and ability to talk to anyone was perfect for his lifelong career in Sales.
On September 9, 1966, Gary married Kristine L. “Kris” Pingel at the St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Gary was an avid golfer and fisherman. He was the founder of the Northeast Nebraska Senior Golf Association (NENSGA). He attended Faith Community Church in O’Neill, Nebraska and was a member of the Lions Club where he recently was awarded Lion of the Year for 2019-2020.
He is survived by his wife, Kris, daughter Karen Acker of Park Rapids, MN, son Greg (Connie) Bellingtier of Elgin, grandchildren Alex Acker, Emily Acker, Katelyn (Lance) Vakoc, and Grady Bellingtier, one great granddaughter due in May, sister Sharon (Cliff) Perkins of Fort Dodge, IA, brother Dennis Bellingtier of Lancaster, PA, mother-in-law Georgia Pingel of Cedar Falls, IA, sisters and brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews and extended family.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Robert Pingel.
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