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David Robert Ball

David Robert Ball, age 85, life-long resident of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020, at The Toledo Hospital.  He was born March 30, 1935 in Swanton to Robert and Vernena Cunningham Ball Maltby.  David served in the United States Army as a payroll clerk, and graduated from BGSU with a degree in mathematics.  He married his beloved wife, Lois Nielson on March 15, 1958. David was a man who had family on his mind. But his heart belonged to Jesus.

David worked for IBM as senior systems engineer, retiring in 1991. He then worked for the Champion Spark Plug Company for two years.  He was a devoted and faithful member of the Swanton Alliance Church.  He served many church roles; including an Elder for 40 years, board member and treasurer for 33 years, as well as Sunday School Teacher, Song Leader and Youth Leader.  He also served on the District Executive Committee for the Christian and Missionary Alliance.  David didn't just serve the needs of the church, but the community as a whole.  He helped with American Red Cross Blood Drives, funeral dinners, and was Past Board President and Treasurer of the Cherry Street Mission for 12 years.

David and his family enjoyed taking camping trips and outings to Amish Country.  He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 62 years, Lois; daughters, Laura (Tim) Wilson and Linda Ruemmele; son, Steve (Kathy) Ball; grandchildren, David (Shay) Wilson, Brian (Enza) Wilson, Daniel (Amanda) Wilson, Allison Gerren, Sarah Gerren, Anne Gerren, Michael Ball, Christopher Ball, Brad (Melinda) Lasater; great-grandchildren, Sienna and Cassidy, Alfonso and Lawrence, Maya and Sadie; sister, Ruth Mills; brother, Kenneth (Linda) Ball; sister-in-law, Carol (Russ) O'Dell; and many nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Peggy Yoakum and Jeanette DeBerard.

Private services will be held for the family at Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton.  Entombment, with Military Rites, will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in Waterville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Beulah Beach Camp, Vermillion, OH.

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Lois & family I was so sorry to hear of Daves passing. I always had good memories of him while attending church with both of you. May God bless you at this time. Shirley Tulk

Shirley Wilson Tulk Dec 10 2020 12:00 AM

I first new Dave as a Jr (he was a Sr) at BGSU in Math classes. Then a few years I joined IBM and there he was! We worked together with many customers. Dave was a very ethical person in all his dealings with people and customers. family always came first and I see why he was not leaving Swanton. I will pray for his soul that he be with the Lord.

Gene Hodulik Dec 7 2020 12:00 AM

Tom and I are saddened to hear of Dave's passing. We were truly grateful for having him and Lois as our wonderful neighbors. Blessings and prayers and hugs to Lois and family!

cynthia sheperak Dec 7 2020 12:00 AM

Sending my deepest sympathy to David'sfamily. (Ralph Smith's stepdaughter)

Ella Shelley Dec 5 2020 12:00 AM

SO sorry seems like iv none him all my life. I went to the same church for over 50 years.Prayers for all the family my God be with you all.

Don Evelyn Kerr Dec 5 2020 12:00 AM

Lois, so sorry to hear of Dave's passing.
May God Bless you and give you strength in the days ahead.
Prayers are with you.

Lois Pass Dec 4 2020 12:00 AM