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Richard J. Ball

August 2, 1957 ~ October 23, 2019 (age 62)

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Richard James Ball, 62, of Defiance, passed away on Wednesday evening, October 23, 2019 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center   
He was born on August 2, 1957 in Defiance, the son of Nelson B. and Marjorie R. (Myers) Ball. He married Robin Roth on August 12, 1980 and they were blessed with two sons, Adam (Britny) and Alexander (Katie Piwarski).

He had the privilege to be employed at the Ohio Gas Company and for his brother at Defiance Tractor Sales and Modern Welding. He was a member of Defiance Chapter of International Order of Odd Fellows, and Defiance County Fish and Game.

He is survived by his wife, Robin Ball of Defiance, four sisters; Connie Wink of Defiance, Linda Schlegel of Defiance, Barbara (Chris) Walker of Paulding, and Christina (James) Govang of Defiance, two brothers; Eugene (Sandra) Ball of Somerville, AL, and Dan (Dawn) Ball of Defiance. Mother and Father-in-law, Dyle and Eleanor Roth, brothers-in-law, Barry Roth of Defiance, Michael Roth of Zanesville, IN, and Tracy Stack of Sylvania, OH.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Randy Ball, brother-in-law, Daniel Wink, and sister-in-law, Karen (Roth) Stack

Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm on Monday, October 28, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, and for one hour prior to services at the church. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with Rev. David Brobston officiating. 
Memorials are suggested to CHP Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center, or DAV. Online condolences can be given at

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October 28, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

October 29, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church

Memorial Service
October 29, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church

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