Richard E. Ball
Birth date: September 15, 1938
Death date: March 3, 2012
Richard E. Ball, 73, of Tiffin, died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Country View Manor in North Liberty.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10:00 am at St, Thomas More Catholic Church in Coralville. Reverend Walter Helms will officiate. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City with a parish wake service beginning at 7:30 pm. Burial will be private in St. Peterís Cemetery in Cosgrove at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Tiffin Fire Department / First Responders or Country View Manor in North Liberty.
Richard was born September 15, 1938 in Iowa City, the son of Earl M. Ball and Mary H. (Meade) Ball. He was married August 3, 1960 to Patricia Collins in Winthrop, Iowa. Together they raised four daughters and one son.
Richard loved his family dearly and loved it when everyone was able to get together. Richard lived and worked on the family farm all his life. He especially loved raising cattle and enjoyed cheering on the Hawkeyes.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Patricia; children, Pam Loan (Richard) of Iowa City, Chris Hennes (Terry) of Farmington, Missouri, Caroline Dolder (Brent) of Iowa City, Sherri Marine (Leonard) of North Liberty and Rick Ball of Tiffin; brothers, Ivan Ball of Dinondale, Michigan, Bill Ball (Bonnie) of Tiffin and Jim Ball of Hills; sisters, Virginia Bross of Iowa City and Mary Ann Waldschmidt (Ronnie) of Iowa City;
twelve grandchildren, Stephanie and Jessica Loan; Seth, Heath and Ethan Hennes; Tyler, Kelsey and Jeremy Dolder; Jenny Ball, Collins Marine, Megan and Morgan Ball and one great-grandson, Donovan Stokes.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Susanne Ball; brother, Gene Ball and a granddaughter, Hannah Hennes.