Burial took place at Garfield Cemetery in Webb.
Mr. Ball passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Spencer Hospital.
Raymond Lora Ball, the son of Lora and Luella (Peterson) Ball, was born on March 9, 1929, on a farm near Webb, Ia. He was raised in the Webb area and attended the Garfield Country School and then Garfield Webb High School, graduating in 1946.
On Oct. 7, 1950, Raymond married Maralyn Lindhart in Jackson, Minn. Following their marriage, Raymond was engaged in farming south of Dickens for many years before moving to Webb. While in Webb, he continued to farm and was a Pioneer Seed Corn Dealer for 26 years. Raymond was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Webb until they joined with Spencer. He enjoyed serving the community by being on the City Council.
Raymond took yearly fishing trips to Ontario, Canada with his family members and friends. Raymond and Maralyn traveled to many places like Hawaii, Jamaica and Glacier National Park through his work and bank trips. Raymond enjoyed being outdoors and fishing, but most of all he loved socializing with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Mary Lou Walsh.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Maralyn of Webb, Ia.; one son, Curtis and wife, Donna of Dickens, Ia.; three daughters: Debra Tryggestad and husband, Daryl of Baudette, Minn., Donna Barstad of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Linda Grange and husband, Alan of Ruthven, Ia.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, James Hans Ball and wife, Delma of Jefferson, Ia.; one brother-in-law, Vernon Walsh and wife, Verlene of Lakefield, Minn.; other relatives and many, many friends.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.