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Kenneth Joseph Ball

Reflector • Updated Jan 22, 2020 at 4:58 PM

ATTICA — Kenneth Joseph Ball, 77, of Attica, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.

He was born Aug. 20, 1942, in Bellevue, to Leonard and Arvilla (Kocher). He married the love of his life, Sonja Zellers, June 22, 1963, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sandusky.

Kenny graduated from Attica High School in 1960. He is a member of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, the former St. Sebastian Catholic Church. He retired from R.R. Donnelley & Sons after 42 years of service.

He enjoyed farming with his sons and grandson on their family farm. He also enjoyed watching sporting events of all kinds. He and his wife often went to their grandchildren’s sporting events. Kenny was an avid follower CNN and CSPAN; he always kept up with politics and the news.

Kenny and his wife enjoyed traveling and visited many places including Texas, Florida, Canada, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone National Park. Kenny and Sonja traveled to the Bahamas to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They took five of their grandkids on a trip to Niagara Falls. He especially loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Kenny is survived by his wife, Sonja; sons, Kim (Kimberly) Ball of Attica and Kevin Ball of Bellevue; daughter, Tracey (Kevin) Daniel of Willard; grandchildren, Katherine (Eli) Snode, Kurt (Melissa Bogner) Ball, Kelly Ball, Allison Daniel, Andrew Daniel, and Madalyn Daniel; sister, Mary Jane Mako of Grand Rapids, Mich.; brother-in-law, Norman (Lyna) Zellers; nieces, Margo (Joe) Flinkinger and Marlo (Jeremy) Kirby; and nephews, Anthony Zellers and Eric Zellers.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother-in-law, George Mako.

Donations in Kenny’s honor may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or the Kidney Foundation.

Visitation will be  2-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Hanneman Funeral Home, 295 W. Tiffin St., Attica. A Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at St. Gaspar del Buffalo, 16209 CR 46, Bellevue. Burial will follow in St. Sebastian Catholic Cemetery.

Hanneman Funeral Home is honored to serve Kenny’s family, and encourages those wishing to share a fond memory or condolence to visit hannemanfuenralhomes.com.

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