William J. Ballard

Traverse City, Michigan

Jun 30, 1929 – Aug 25, 2019


June 30, 1929
August 25, 2019
Traverse City, Michigan


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Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home Obituary

William was born on June 30, 1929 and passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019. Funeral services are pending at this time and will be announced at a later date.

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Dear Bill and family, Ruby and I are sad to hear of your fathers passing.
I recently got strep and a bad cough so we will not be able to attend the funeral.

I was hired By Bill back in 1984 At Delta College WUCM TV 19 . He was a straight shooter and had great direction . Always had something going . The Great TV auction was his Legacy . As it set a foundation for Delta Broadcasting . After 35 years At Delta . He was always remembered. My condolences to the family.
David Nuechterlein Engineering dept. Delta broadcasting .

Thanks Tom! It has been interesting going thru dad's stuff and reading about how broadcasting has changed!

I just found out about Bills passing and would like to send my sympathy and condolences to Bills family. When I started working at Delta Colleges PBS television station, WUCM TV-19. Bill was our Station Manager and this was my first real job out of the Navy and college. Lots of memories, including our great tv auction, which Bill spearheaded with all hands on board. I must agree with Constances comment below in that he provided a strong moral compass for all the staff. Bills daughter...

He was a strong "moral compass" & set a good example for the family members. He was my 'Uncle Bill" and the father of my four wonderful cousins.