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Ronald Earl Ball

Date: Monday, December 18, 2017
Time: 4:00-7:00P.M.

Visitation Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time: 10:00A.M.

Service Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

St. Charles Memorial Gardens, St. Charles, MO

Lake St. Louis Baptist Church Bldg Fund or Gideon Bible International in care of Pitman Funeral Home P.O. Box 248 Wentzville, MO 63385

Ronald Earl Ball died on December 16, 2017, in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri. He was born near Grandin, Missouri on October 29, 1926. He was preceded in death by his parents Earl Nathaniel Ball and Gertie Lee (Brooks) Ball, his wife Laquita Joy Ball (nee Peek) son Stephen Ronald Ball, and 5 siblings: Willie, Ruth, Elvia, Marvin, and Linda Mae. He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Joy (Ball) Ekstrom and husband Gust Edward Ekstrom of St. Charles, Missouri, 2 grandchildren: Shawn Edward Ekstrom (Christina Ekstrom nee Coleman) of Foristell, Missouri, and Wendy Joy (Ekstrom) Hutton (Howard Hensan) of Chicago, Illlinois, 5 great-grandchildren Nicholas Ronald and Abigail Ekstrom, and Chloe Joy, Curran, and Camden Hutton, and his sister, Glenda Faye Wilson of St. Charles, MO. In addition he was loved and admired by many nieces and nephews. Ronald served in the Army at the end of World War II and in occupied Korea. He was the Patriot of the Month in March 2014 for the Caroline Close Stuart Chapter of the Daughter so the American Revolution. Ronald worked tirelessly throughout his life. He was a pattern maker for American Brake Shoe Company, his company, Railway Patterns, and ended his career making top secret full size mock-ups of proposed aircraft at Boeing Aircraft Company. Ronald was a member of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union. One of Ronald’s favorite activities was fishing trips in Virginia with his son, grandson and great-grandson. He was a bit of a jokester and nephew Vic Moser, and friend, Ralph Merkel, knew just how to make him laugh. Ronald loved the Lord Jesus and attended First Baptist Church of Lake St. Louis when his health permitted. He spent years working at the Powell Terrace Food Pantry and doing maintenance work at the St. Louis Baptist Association building. He walked humbly with his Lord. Funeral Services for Ronald will be held Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 10:00A.M., Pitman Funeral Home, Wentzville. Visitation to be held Monday, December 18, 2017 from 4:00-7:00P.M. at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy, Wentzville, MO 63385. Burial to be held at St. Charles Memorial Gardens, St. Charles, MO. Memorials can be made to Lake St. Louis Baptist Church Building Fund or Gideon Bible International.

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