In Memory

John Baller

Dr. John “Tim” Baller, 71, of Sioux City, passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at a local hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel, 6200 Morningside Ave., with the Revs. Sharon Burnett and David Ettinger officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Condolences will be offered online at

John Timothy Baller was born Sept. 27, 1945, in Lincoln, Neb., to Warren R. and Dorothy G. (Jensen) Baller. He was raised in Lincoln, where he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska. His medical degree and internal medicine residency were completed at UNMC. He then did a fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Iowa.  

On July 19, 1970, he married Lyneia L. “Lynne” Bentley in Albion, Neb. After Tim's Cardiology training, the couple moved to Sioux City, where he co-founded Cardiovascular Associates in 1976. He ended his medical career by teaching for five years at UNMC and VA Hospital in Omaha.   

Dr. Baller was an active member of Community of Christ where he served as a minister, pastor and district president. He enjoyed community service; his most recent was with the police department. He served on many boards most recently with the church’s Historic Sites Foundation and Outreach International.

He earned his black belt in Taekwondo, was an avid jogger, ran two marathons and was an avid Nebraska Huskers fan. But most of all, and mostly important to Tim was the time he spent with his wife, his children and his grandchildren. And of everything that he ever did, it is this that we will miss most.

Survivors include his wife, Lynne; children, Ryan (Gretchen) Baller of Sioux City, and Daren Baller (Amber Strait) of Omaha; four grandchildren, Emma, Seneca, Brecken and Daxton; sister, Beth Clarke of Independence, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill; and an infant nephew.

Memorials may be made in his name to Historic Sites Foundation, Outreach International or June E. Nylen Cancer Center.