Daniel Richard Ball Age 62, died unexpectedly on New Year's Day. Dan was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, grew up in Lansing, lived in the Detroit area for many years, and in New Jersey for 10 years. He had recently returned to Lansing. He graduated from Lansing Everett High School and attended General Motors Institute after which he worked as a Service Manager in auto dealerships. He is survived by his fiancée, April Medicinebear; her children, Anthony, Alyssa, Anjelika, and Ariel; and his sister, Cindy Ball Parsons (Jeff). He is predeceased by his mother, Carol Ball, and his father, Richard Ball. Dan had a wide variety of interesting hobbies. He was a sailor, scuba diver, and hunter of upland birds. He enjoyed WWII reenactments, photography, and model railroading. Memorial contributions may be directed to Nokomis Learning Center in Okemos or the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, January 6, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at University United Methodist Church, 1120 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 with Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the church. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Jan. 5, 2014