With deepest sorrow, we announce that Wayne Ralph Ballantine, age 54, our most beloved husband, father, brother, family member and friend passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 while in the hospital. Wayne was born August 18, 1964 in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Those who knew Wayne, even just a little, will remember him as a kind and gentle soul.He loved music and traveling and just engaging with other people. He was a dedicated and hard-working Biomedical Engineer for Fairview Hospitals for 35 years. Wayne will be missed everyday by his wife, Vanessa; son, Ian; sister, Saffira; brothers, Steve (Kim), and Tom (Jody) his loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and many great friends. We know Wayne is now with his daughter, Valen, mother, Peggy and father, Lee and is loved here on earth as well as in heaven. We LOVE and MISS you so much. Gone too soon. A celebration of Wayne's life will be held in June.