Ralph Gene Ball

Obituaries in Nevada County, IA | Nevada Journal
Obituaries in Nevada County, IA | Nevada Journal
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Ralph Gene Ball

Nevada - Ralph Gene Ball, 89 of Nevada, died Sunday, December 26, 2021, at his home in Nevada.

Ralph was born October 3, 1932, in Lowden, Iowa the son of Frank and Ida Marie (Eggert) Ball. He graduated from Tipton High School in 1951 and was united in marriage to Rosemary Ann Draves on October 12, 1952, in Dows, Iowa. Ralph was a policeman and served as Justice of the Peace in Nevada. He spent many years going to flea markets and operating Ball Mini Mart. Ralph was known for his popcorn and party mix.

Ralph was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Nevada. For many years he and Rosemary ran the concessions and boat rental at Hickory Grove Park in Colo. Ralph also served more than 28 years on the Nevada Lincoln Highway Days Committee. He enjoyed fishing in Minnesota and spending winters at the Florida Camp Inn in Orlando, Florida.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Rosemary of Nevada; his daughters: Susan (Ron) Billman of State Center, Sheryl (Dan) Fuss of Nevada and Sandra (Larry) Jacobson of Maxwell; his grandchildren: Melissa (Rex) Gaskill, Samantha (John) Ames, Leslie (Ash) Eurton, Richard Fuss, Amanda Jacobson (Greg Curler) and Josh (Anna) Jacobson; his great-grandchildren: Gabriel and Jenna Ames, Meredith and Wes Eurton, Ava and Jaden Fuss, Evan, Andrew, Stella, Liam and Aubrey Jacobson; his sister, Frances Ford of Tipton; and his brothers, Bill (Pauline) Ball of Davenport, FL and Dale (Rosie) Ball of Nevada. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Frank Ball; and his sisters, Leora Geadelmann and Nancy Knifel.

A visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Rasmusson-Ryan Funeral Home (1418 Fawcett Pkwy) in Nevada. A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Central Presbyterian Church (932 5th Street) in Nevada with Reverend John Molacek officiating. Burial will follow at the Nevada Municipal Cemetery in Nevada.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Story County Animal Shelter or to Central Presbyterian Church in Nevada.

Rasmusson-Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rasmussonfh.com

Posted online on December 28, 2021

Published in Nevada Journal

Obituaries in Nevada County, IA | Nevada Journal
Obituaries in Nevada County, IA | Nevada Journal

Ralph Gene Ball

Rasmusson-Ryan Funeral Home

Ralph Gene Ball

Nevada - Ralph Gene Ball, 89 of Nevada, died Sunday, December 26, 2021, at his home in Nevada.

Ralph was born October 3, 1932, in Lowden, Iowa the son of Frank and Ida Marie (Eggert) Ball. He graduated from Tipton High School in 1951 and was united in marriage to Rosemary Ann Draves on October 12, 1952, in Dows, Iowa. Ralph was a policeman and served as Justice of the Peace in Nevada. He spent many years going to flea markets and operating Ball Mini Mart. Ralph was known for his popcorn and party mix.

Ralph was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Nevada. For many years he and Rosemary ran the concessions and boat rental at Hickory Grove Park in Colo. Ralph also served more than 28 years on the Nevada Lincoln Highway Days Committee. He enjoyed fishing in Minnesota and spending winters at the Florida Camp Inn in Orlando, Florida.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Rosemary of Nevada; his daughters: Susan (Ron) Billman of State Center, Sheryl (Dan) Fuss of Nevada and Sandra (Larry) Jacobson of Maxwell; his grandchildren: Melissa (Rex) Gaskill, Samantha (John) Ames, Leslie (Ash) Eurton, Richard Fuss, Amanda Jacobson (Greg Curler) and Josh (Anna) Jacobson; his great-grandchildren: Gabriel and Jenna Ames, Meredith and Wes Eurton, Ava and Jaden Fuss, Evan, Andrew, Stella, Liam and Aubrey Jacobson; his sister, Frances Ford of Tipton; and his brothers, Bill (Pauline) Ball of Davenport, FL and Dale (Rosie) Ball of Nevada. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Frank Ball; and his sisters, Leora Geadelmann and Nancy Knifel.

A visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Rasmusson-Ryan Funeral Home (1418 Fawcett Pkwy) in Nevada. A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Central Presbyterian Church (932 5th Street) in Nevada with Reverend John Molacek officiating. Burial will follow at the Nevada Municipal Cemetery in Nevada.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Story County Animal Shelter or to Central Presbyterian Church in Nevada.

Rasmusson-Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rasmussonfh.com

Posted online on December 28, 2021

Published in Nevada Journal