Randy Jay Ball was born in Denison, Iowa, on May 23, 1964, the son of Frank and Jolene Hollander Ball, Jr. He passed away April 3, 2010, at home at the age of forty-five.
He grew up in Colorado and Nebraska and attended school at the Erie Junior Senior High School.
After completing his education he worked as an auto mechanic in Colorado. In 2003, he moved to Deloit where he continued to work as a mechanic. He had several joys in life including fishing, collecting coins, and working on cars. He also enjoyed sports memorabilia, watching "The Simpsons," and listening to country music.
He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, and three aunts: Alice, Carol, and Darlene. Survivors include his mother, Jolene Ball of Deloit; two sisters: Tammy Davis and her husband, Andy of Buckley, Washington; and Shelly Ball of Dewey, Arizona; one niece, Shelby Davis; one nephew Dylan Davis; five uncles: Don, Jeff, Ted, Arnold, and Leroy Hollander; three aunts: Karen Anderson, Elsie Ladehoff, and Lois Hicks; many other relatives and friends.
Rev. Terry Pollard wrote on May 23, 1964:
"To all the members of the Randy Ball family -
Though we have not yet had opportunity to meet, my prayers are with each of you during this time of your sorrow. Please be reminded of the comforting words of your family, friends and the Lord Jesus Christ who said, I am with you always. May you feel the strength of God's grace and eternal love sustaining you in this time of your sorrow. Cherish the good memories you have of Randy and celebrate his life among you. Peace be with you! - Rev. Pollard (Alta-Schaller United Methodist Churches - pastor of Terry and Lynette Pullen)"