Michael Kenneth Ball died peacefully at 8:28 p.m. Monday at his home in Marion.
Michael was born March 26, 1943, in Sandusky, Ohio, to parents, Loretta (Brickner) Ball and Kenneth Ball.
After high school, he worked in retail grocery business, first for the Great Scott grocery chain in Ohio and finally running his own grocery store in Lindsey, Ohio. He retired and moved to Illinois in 1991 where he pursued his hobbies of gardening and playing euchre and bridge with his children and grandchildren.
Michael is survived by his wife, Sharon (Kleba) Ball of Marion; his children, Christopher Michael (Ximena) Ball of Michigan, Lisa Michele Shaklee of Madison, Kansas, Randall Allen (Nancy) Ball of California and Robert Matthew (Lora) Ball of Tennessee); grandchildren, Michael, Brittany, Michala, Liam, Matthew and Jason Shaklee, Aaron (BJ), Jon Robert, Gabriel and Jacob Ball; and his great-granddaughter, Emma); also his brother, David (Sally) Ball of Herrin and his sister, Linda (Chi) Cheung; and multiple nieces and nephews.
Michael was preceded in death by both his parents.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 1501 Broeking Road in Marion, with the Rev. Marlin Otte officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Walker Funeral Home and Crematory of Carbondale.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Deep Well Program with Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1501 Broeking Rd, Marion, IL 62959.