June 14, 1956 - August 1, 2021
Mr. Patrick Gerard Ball of Grand Rapids, age 65, passed away at home with his wife and family present on August 1, 2021. He was born to J. Nicholas and Mary Jane (née Host) Ball on June 14, 1956 in Grand Rapids, MI. He was a graduate of Rockford High School. Pat attended Aquinas College and worked for D&W and SpartanNash Stores as a produce merchandiser for many years. Pat accomplished many things in his life, but being a husband, father and grandfather were what he was most proud of. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Laura Ball (Chrisman); his children, Nicole Ely, Joseph (Jamie) Ball, Lindsey (Travis) Johnston, Kelly Ball, and Madeline Ball; grandchildren, Lillian and Quinn Ball, Aila, Sam, and Keira Johnston, and Cameron and Landon Ely; his siblings, Joseph (Zina) Ball and Ann Scott; several in-laws, and many nieces and nephews. His love for life, family, music, and all things outdoors, especially golfing and anything tropical, will be passed on for generations to come. A very special thank you to Pat’s medical team at Spectrum Health Downtown Campus and Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion for the exceptional care given to Pat these past six years. Also to Spectrum Health Hospice, especially for the individual care given by Toya and Cathy. Toya, our Tuesday afternoon sessions will be missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday August 5, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Alphonsus Church. Interment Courtland Township Cemetery. His family will receive visitors Wednesday August 4, 2021 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Arsulowicz Brothers East Mortuary, 937 Michigan St. NE. A Rosary will be prayed Wednesday at 8:30 pm at the funeral In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hope for Lillian Grace, a nonprofit supporting the ongoing medical expenses incurred by Lillian and Quinn Ball for their treatment of ARPKD (Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease), through www.hopeforlilliangrace.com.
Mr. Patrick Gerard Ball of Grand Rapids, age 65, passed away at home with his wife and family present on August 1, 2021. He was born to J. Nicholas and Mary Jane (née Host) Ball on June 14, 1956 in Grand Rapids, MI. He was a graduate of Rockford... View Obituary & Service Information
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