May 17, 1930 ~ March 7, 2016
Lyle Neil Ball, 85, of Bay City, our funny, kind, strong, and devoted father, grandpa, and brother went home to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Monday, March 7, 2016 at his home. Lyle was born in Burleigh Township on May 17, 1930, the son of the late Orvill and Kathryn Viola (Smith) Ball. Lyle proudly served with the U.S. Army from 1948-1954, serving overseas in Austria and during the Korean Conflict. On December 24, 1954, Lyle met the former Mary Magdaline Inman. An instant connection was formed, they realized they were soulmates, and Lyle and Mary were united in marriage two weeks later. Their fifty-seven years together was filled with countless memories. Sadly, Mary preceded Lyle in death on April 13, 2011. Known for his strong work ethic, Lyle retired from General Motors – Bay City Chevrolet in 1987 after forty years of service. Traveling, along with spending time with his family were two pastimes that brought endless joy to Lyle. He also enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, sightseeing, car rides, and was a member of the U.A.W. Local 362 and American Legion Post 225. Lyle leaves to cherish his memory his two daughters, Sherry Proderut and Dawn and husband, Kevin Mullins. He will forever be missed, but lovingly remembered by his seven grandchildren, Christy and husband, Tyson Marker, Kimberly Proderut, James Proderut, David Eberlin, Cody Eberlin, Kevin Mullins, Jr., and Kaden Mullins. Also surviving are his great-grandchildren, Claudia, Amelia, Lilly, Leonard, Hudson, Bellah Foster, and Brayden Michel, and his siblings, Robert Ball, Charles Ball, and Jean Lutren. Lyle’s family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and again on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Saturday, March 12, 2016, Lyle will be taken to Faith Lutheran Church, 3033 Wilder Rd., Bay City, where visiting will continue from 1:00 PM until the time of Lyle’s 2:00 PM Funeral Ceremony. Interment will be held in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. The entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to McLaren Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.
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Wilma Green (Sister in law) and Duane Green are sorry to hear about the loss of Lyle. We will keep the family in our prayers. God Bless you.
I am sorry for your loss. Uncle Neil, as I called him, was always fun to be around and I remember when I had a cast on my leg he took me to a high school dance. RIP Uncle Lyle Neil Ball, your niece, Kathy Ball Madden from Trenton Missouri.
Prudy Bannick lit a candle in memory of Lyle Neil Ball
So sorry for your loss, we wiil keep your families in our prayers.
Thank you Prudy
Many people will miss u. But because u gave yr heart 2 the Lord, we will see u again. Rest in peace. C u soon.
Love your neice,