I. Douglas Ball
1919 - 2018
Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service - Northwest Chapel
1740 Zollinger Road
Columbus, OH
Ball, I. Douglas
1919 - 2018
I. Douglas Ball, age 99, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018. He was born on January 29, 1919 in Stockport, Ohio to the late Ivan and Ernestine (Dulaney) Ball. Doug graduated from The Ohio State University and was an avid Buckeye fan. He served with the US State Department, both in Washington, D.C. and Amman, Jordan. For 30+ years, he worked for the State of Ohio in Human Resources. He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and taught safe boating classes. Doug volunteered at the Ohio Historical Society and Ohio Village, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Franklin Heights High School and as a tour guide for the Santa Maria. For over 20 years, he served as an usher at Ohio Stadium for OSU football games. He was an animal lover, enjoyed boating and handicrafts, and was a history enthusiast, especially the Civil War Era. In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Gardner) Ball. He will be greatly missed by his children, Brian Ball, Robin Thomas, Katha Bloomer and Kevin (Kimberly) Ball; grandchildren, Joel, Krista, Joshua, Katie, Alex and Spencer; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Meb (John) Lippincott; and other family members and friends. Celebration of Life will be held from 2-5 PM on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215. To share memories or send condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Mar. 4 to Mar. 7, 2018.
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2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
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1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus, OH
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Condolences on the passing of Douglas. I'm writing this on behalf of my mother, Donna Sue Ball Parks. She is the daughter of Kenneth Ball and Mildred Hill-Ball-Hoff. Mother turned 90 on July 2, 2018. She shares fond memories of Uncle Ivan and Aunt Ernestine and regrets that she was unable to be closer with her Ball relatives. It sounds as though Douglas lead a fulfilling life and will be dearly missed by his family.
Please know that Douglas has left a wonderful legacy in his family.
Jill Parks Huffman
July 14, 2018
Katha..I am sadden by your loss. GodSpeed to him with blessings from above.
Ted Driggs
March 13, 2018
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.
March 5, 2018
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