GARY W. BALLARD, 63 MACHESNEY PARK - Gary W. Ballard, 63, of Machesney Park passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in his home surrounded by his loving family. Gary was born in Rice Lake, WI on August 7, 1949, son of Howard and Evelyn (Barnes) Ballard. Married Mary French in North Park, IL on April 13, 1985. Served in the United States Army and Army Reserves. Gary retired from the Roscoe Police Department, serving as a police officer in the community for over 20 years. Survivors include wife, Mary; daughters, Ann (Mike Rayborn) Ballard-Sterkeson and Toni (Dan) Herhold; grandchildren, Trevor Salisbury, Kayla Sterkeson, Kirstyn Becker, Mercedes Herhold and Brittany Smithey; parents, Howard and Evelyn Ballard; sisters, Debbie Ballard and DiAnn (Ron Theobold) Ballard; brother, Steven Ballard; nephew, Conner. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in the chapel of Cremation Society of Illinois, 6825 Weaver Road, Rockford, with Pastor Jason Mach officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be directed to the family to be determined at a later date. Cremation Society of Illinois assisted the family. To extend condolences go to Cremation-Society.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from July 15 to July 16, 2013