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Harold William Ball

12/21/1926
01/01/2019

Harold William Ball, age 92 of Lowell, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mabel Ball; brother Sidney Jack Ball, who was killed in action in WWII; son-in-law Glenn Kenney; and grandson Joshua Ford. Harold is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rose; and will be lovingly remembered by his children, Cynthia Kenney-Ball, Colleen (Dar) LaLone, James (Kim) Ball, Gregory Ball, and Patrick Ball. He was also the proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren, as well as 8 great-grandchildren. Harold served in the US Navy aboard the USS Tekesta ATF-93, in the Asia-Pacific Theater during WWII.  He and Rose were both world travelers; they loved to go on cruises and would spend the winter months in Puerto Rico. Over the years, Harold and Rose owned several businesses and had a strong passion for gardening. Visitation will be held 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. Sunday, January 6, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. A rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 7, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 402 Amity St., Lowell, MI 49331. Rev. Aaron Ferris presiding. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Lowell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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18 Responses

  1. I am so sorry for your loss . May God wrap His arms around you and give you peace. You ALL are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Colleen and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Prayers of comfort for the family.

  3. Thoughts and prayers to The family.
    I hearts are with you, Ruby LaLone, Gloria LaLone, Doug and Penelope Wilson.

  4. Harold will be remembered for his businesses that he developed and fostered with his wife, Rose. May he rest in the peaceful embrace of Jesus. – Denise and Michael Lessens

  5. So very sorry for the loss of a community business leader. Rest in Peace

  6. Oh, so sorry for your loss. It’s tough losing your Dad. Prayers going up fir your whole family.

  7. Harold will be fondly remembered by Chris and me. His ready smile and love for his family, church, and the city of Lowell was evident in all he did. Rest in peace. Deepest condolences.

  8. Today, I learned that your family is mourning the loss of your beloved Harold. Please accept my condolences and be assured that almighty God is certainly aware of your painful feelings. May God comfort and sustain you to get through this day and others to come (Isa 41:13). Wishing your family all the best at this most difficult period.

  9. A great man in our community. He will be missed by many. Praying for the Ball family. Your friends at Keiser’s Kitchen

  10. His presence along Main Street will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  11. What an amazing life he led-thankful for all that he and your wonderful family brought to the world

  12. I’m so sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. That man had a great deal to do with me being a chef today. Always great to me and I will always remember working side by side to make sure the Creme flourished. Cheers to a true man. Through and through.

  13. We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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