Jul. 16, 1921 Woodside Queens County New York, USA
May 22, 2006 King Waupaca County Wisconsin, USA
Technician 5th Grade US Army WORLD WAR II
PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR
Adolph H. Ball, known as Buzz Ball, was born in Woodside, Long Island, New York, son of the late Joseph Ball and Rhoda (Heath) Ball.
On November 6, 1948, he married LaVerne "Betty" Johnson in Milwaukee.
Adolph Ball proudly served his country during World War II. He survived the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He received a Purple Heart for his injuries while in the South Pacific.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing and being with family and friends. Buzz was always ready for fun. He was a member of the American Legion Post 176 of Weyauwega and the Manawa DAV. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Manawa.
At age 84, Adolph, a resident of Manawa, Wisconsin, passed away on Monday May, 22, 2006 at Wisconsin Veteran's Home in King, Wisconsin.
He was survived by his wife: LaVerne "Betty" Ball; two daughters: Beverly (Tom) Kipke; Tammy (Mark) Homan; two sons: Robert (Debbie) Ball; George (Donna) Ball; 10 grandchildren: Tonia, Nia, Teresa, William, Carl, Leslie, Amber, Courtney, Kellie and Bradley; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Woodrow Ball; Al (Sue) Ball; Joe Ball; three sisters: Susanna Stachera; Betty Reuter; Tina (Rod) Vreisman. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends further survived him.
His parents, three sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
The funeral service was held on May, 26, 2006 at Zion Lutheran Church in Manawa, Wisconsin with Rev. Blaine Niskanen officiating. Burial at Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in King.