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Earsie Elmer Ballard
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1931
Death: Nov. 6, 2008

EARSIE E. BALLARD Portage, Indiana Earsie E. Ballard age 77, of Portage, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2008 at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. Earsie was a Northwest Indiana resident since 1953 and retired supervisor from the Budd Company in Gary. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean War. Earsie was a former Little League Coach in East Gary/Lake Station and known as a local artist who had been a member of the Chesterton Art Gallery. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by 4 children: Gwen Neal of Chelsea, MI, Teresa (Bob) Ring of Valparaiso, Michael W. Ballard of Portage, Ercell (Bill) Keil of Orland Park, IL; 10 grandchildren: Jenifer Ring, Shawn Neal, Jason Neal, Brad Ring, Dana Ballard, Eric Ballard, Megan Ballard, Sarah Keil, Samantha Keil and Brian Keil; 2 great grandchildren: Gabriel Ballard & Tyler Warner; 2 sisters: Jan (Gene) Mercer of FL and Porsia Anderson of AL; brother: Bailey (Rose) Ballard of MO. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Ballard, son, Keith Alan Ballard, brothers, Bacil & Joseph Ballard, and sisters, Marcella Hart and Violet Pickett. There was no visitation. Per his request a private graveside service and burial was held Friday, November 7, 2008 at McCool Cemetery in Portage. Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Avenue, Portage, handled the arrangements. For information please call (219) 762-3013 or:
Published in Post-Tribune on November 9, 2008 
Family links: 
  Gladden Ballard (1909 - 1962)
  Armendie Leary Davis Sherrill (1908 - 1994)
  Madie Eloise Love Ballard (1933 - 1999)*
  Keith Alan Ballard (____ - 2004)*
  Marcella Ruth Olivia Ballard Hart (1927 - 1996)*
  Basil Drennen Ballard (1928 - 2000)*
  Earsie Elmer Ballard (1931 - 2008)
  Violet Itaska Ballard Pickett (1933 - 1994)*
  Shirley Olivia Ballard Lemley (1936 - 1997)*
  Bailey Jack Ballard (1943 - 2017)*
  Joseph Garlend Ballard (1948 - 1993)*
*Calculated relationship
McCool Cemetery
Porter County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec. N, 054, 4
Created by: Kathy in NW Indiana
Record added: Dec 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17041838
Earsie Elmer Ballard
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Earsie Elmer Ballard
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Rest in Peace Uncle Earsie
- Tracie Thomas-Pouch & Mike Pouch
 Added: Mar. 8, 2015

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