Ball, Earl D., Saginaw Township, Michigan

Beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Heartland Manor. Age 81 years. Son of the late Percy and Alberta (Doran) Ball, Earl was born March 30, 1933 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Shirley A. Austin on July 20, 1957. She predeceased him January 7, 2012. Earl was employed at Graber Shade Company as a machine repairman for 27 years. Earl enjoyed bowling, golf and playing cards. Surviving are two sons, Brian Ball and his fiancée, Karen Fobear, Saginaw; Brad and Vicki Ball, Caro; four grandchildren, Andy and Nichole Shelters, Jeffrey Shelters and his fiancée, Briana Perry, Austin Ball and Arica Ball; four great-grandchildren, Zack, Jacob, Kyle and Raven; two brothers, Al and Gerry Ball, Bay City, Dennis and Diane Ball, Birch Run; several nieces and nephews .Earl was preceded in death by many brothers and sisters. Honoring Mr. Ball’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Robert Lakey will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the charity of your choice.