JOANNE F. BALL

AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

Joanne Ball, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at home.  She was 76 years old.

A private family gathering will be held at a future date.

Memorials in memory of Joanne are preferred to Fresenius Kidney Care of Mora.

Joanne is survived by her children, Mark (Michelle ) Ball, Tina Womer, and Todd (Sandy) Ball; grandchildren, Erik, Brittany, Brandon, Bradley, Shelby, Codie, Rayland, and McKenzie; great grandchildren, Aubrie and Jace; sisters, Sindi (Wayne) Thebarge and Sherry (Pete) Gaudin; many other relatives and friends. 

 

2 guestbook entries for JOANNE F. BALL

  1. Bradley Kumlin June 9, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

    Bradley Kumlin

  2. Sherry Gaudin June 9, 2017 at 5:37 pm #

    My sister and I shared so many good times in life. So I lost a piece of my heart that can never be filled. She made the choice to go see her maker. She decided to stop Dialysis because she no longer had quality of life. We had many talks in the past few days. Crying and laughing but she never wavered from her choice, always positive and said, she was at peace with her decision, that she knew the Lord would be waiting to greet her. She told me to always remember the way she was when she visited me here in Mexico and our dance at Philo’s. She was 9 years older than me and she called me her Little Pumpkin for years when I was a child. As I grew older she treated me as an equal. She would call, ask my advice or maybe to just talk or to complain about something that happened that day. Even though I was 9 years younger, she never made feel like I was a pain or that she did not want me around. She even took me out on dates with her and her boyfriends. Doing dishes at our house after dinner was never a chore, my Dad would play the guitar and we would sing country music. I think she had a desire to be a country singer professionally but she was an RN, she loved taking care of everyone, especially her husband who had been ill for many years with lung cancer. When she was in Nursing School she would write home every week to my parents but always a separate letter just for me. She taught me how to Jitterbug and would have my parents bring me to the dances at school for just a little while, to show all her friends how good we danced together even though they probably thought she was nuts wanting a little sister around. She was a cheerleader in high school and made me an outfit just like hers, so that we could go out and practice cheering in the field behind our house. I will miss her everyday but I have come to respect her choice and I will remember our dance at Philo’s. I love you Sis and I pray you found your peace.

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